Records of Secker & Warburg
The firm of Secker and Warburg was founded as Martin Secker in 1910 and purchased by Fredric Warburg in 1936. Apart from its work in introducing foreign writers such as Colette, Kafka, Mann and Musil to English readers, is particularly associated with Norman Douglas and George Orwell. In the early 1980s the firm became part of the Heinemann Group, which was in turn taken over by Reed International and more recently by Random House.
The collection contains records chiefly dating from 1945 onwards and includes editorial, publicity and production correspondence, some of which relates to the above authors. Some material is included from the subsidiary firm Barley Alison.
The Random House Group Library and Archive has review files from the 1920s and some author files from 1984.
Readers will need the permission of the Random House publishers before consulting material in this collection.
- The collection has not yet been sorted, listed or catalogued
- Manuscript numbers MSS 1090, 2081