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CORRESPONDENCE WITH COMMUNISTS AT HOME AND ABROAD, WITH PAPERS AND TS ON VARIED SUBJECTS

Correspondence with Communists at home and abroad, with papers and ts on varied subjects

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Correspondence with Communists at home and abroad, with papers and ts on varied subjects

CP/MONT/5. These records include correspondence upon both potential and actual publications by Montagu, Dobb, Ehrenburg and other authors of Communist Works. More political items are also included here: the debate between Montagu and Dutt on whether Britain should go to war with Germany, the Israel-Palestine question, the pre-war indictment of the German Communist Party Leader by the Nazi Government and the post war congress for peace, add to the overall picture of debates surrounding World War Two. Papers relating to Montagu's potential candidacy for the Hammersmith Constituency in 1951 and translations of 100 Chinese Peace Poems, are located alongside a book on the subject of teaching singing in one of the more eclectic mixes within this collection.

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Transcript 'Summary of indictment against Herr Thaelmann', c.1935

CP/IND/MONT/5/1. This indictment was sought under the allegation that the German Communist Party and Thaelmann as its leader planned and prepared for armed insurrection and civil war against Adolf Hitler's Government in March 1933.

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Correspondence and papers relating to the Intellectuals World Congress for Peace

CP/IND/MONT/5/2. Correspondence, papers and cuttings relating to the Intellectuals World Congress for Peace, Wroclaw; papers, 1948. Includes draft statements, letters to press correspondents incl. Olaf Stapledon; Louis Golding; George Elvin; J.G. Crowther; and Emile Burns.

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Papers regarding the Modern Quarterly including editorial board papers

CP/IND/MONT/5/3. Papers relating to the Modern Quarterly including editorial board minutes and papers; correspondence with MQ's editor John Lewis; Roy Pascal; Christopher Hill etc, 1945-1953.

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Papers regarding prospective candidature for North Hammersmith constituency, 1945-1951

CP/IND/MONT/5/4. Includes a draft statement with annotations by Harry Pollitt with letters from Pollitt; letters from D.N. Pritt; Montagu's notes on his withdrawal meeting with public statement of his intention to withdraw; with copy letter Labour's contesting the constituency in 1945 from G.R. Shepherd, Labour Party national agent, to A.J. Stewart.

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Letters from Rewi Alley 23.11.52 enclosing translations of c.100 Chinese poems

CP/IND/MONT/5/5. These are the first forty-two translatations by Rewi Alley, from a planned selection of approximately one hundred peace poems existing in the Chinese language, from the earliest times up to the present day. These poems include, but are not limited to, translations from 'The Shih Ching' (The Book of Poetry), 1766BC to 571BC; the 'Book of Odes', 12th to 6th Century BC; and translations of several T'ang Dynasty poets including: Li Hua, Tu Fu, Li Pai, Kao Shih, Wang Chang Lin, Lu Lun, Li Chi, Chang Chi and Pai Chu-I.

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Correspondence with Bancroft Clark, 1928-1932

CP/IND/MONT/5/6. This correspondence is mainly of a personal nature with several allusions to travels; there is however, some business correspondence included which discusses the reading reccommended to Clark and some resources requested fom him.

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Transcript of 'Recollections and Reflections of an Angry teacher of Singing' by Georges Cunelli

CP/IND/MONT/5/7. Transcript of 'Recollections and Reflections of an Angry teacher of Singing' by Georges Cunelli with Recollections of a Remote Past by Cunelli, a covering letter from Cunelli's secretary 14.10.60 and letters from Cunelli 1967, 1960-1967. Consisting of two parts: the former is an autobiographical account of how Cunelli became experienced in the art of singing and how he made to journey, literal as well as metaphorical, to become a tutor of singing; the latter contains personal notes on how to repair voices and how to adopt his Scientific Approach to Voice Training.

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Correspondence with Maurice Dobb, 1925-1969

CP/IND/MONT/5/8. These items cover a variety of topics including works written and in-progress by Dobb, Montagu and other authors of Communist works. Other subjects covered include film production and distribution as well as more personal business.

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Correspondence with R. Palme Dutt, 1940-1968

CP/IND/MONT/5/9. This correspondence is focussed upon the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Montagu arguing for a more secular state and Dutt arguing for a Jewish state. Dutt also argues against Montagu appearing to suggest that war against Germany is neccessary, by stating that the Communist Party of Great Britain: "approve of the Soviet Union's policy of peaceful relations with the German state, although it is a Nazi state, and would wish our Government to pursue a similar policy".

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Correspondence and papers with and relating to Ilya Ehrenburg and family

CP/IND/MONT/5/10. Correspondence and papers with and relating to Ilya Ehrenburg, his wife Lyuba and his family; other correspondents incl. Ehrenburg's publishers MacGibbon & Kee, Society for Cultural Relations: Stella Jackson, 1950-1977.

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