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LevelFile
Doc RefBP/1/7/1/2
Tree Ref (Click this to browse the collection catalogue)BP/1/7/1/2
Alt Ref NoBP/BT 4
Box Ref No.1975 (box 1)
Extent1 file
TitlePapers of Book Trust
Date30 Sep 1974-19 Mar 1975, nd
DescriptionIncludes:
Letters from Christopher Davies publishers and Cassell Collier Macmillan publishers requesting information and entry forms for the 1975 Booker Prize, 30 Sep 1974 - 20 Jan 1975 (fols 1-2)
Booker McConnell press release announcing their decision to renew sponsorship of the Booker Prize for another seven years, 22 Jan 1975 (fol 3).
Letter from Bachman and Turner publishers requesting further information and an entry form for the 1975 Booker Prize, 26 Jan 1975 (fol 4).
Letters to Christopher Davies and Bachman Turner stating that entry forms and further information will be sent in due course, 29 Jan 1975 (fols 5-6).
Letter from John Hyams at WH Smith to Marianna Googan regarding the impact winning or being shortlisted for the Booker Prize has on sales of a title, 4 Feb 1975 (fol 7).
Letters to Roy Fuller and Angus Wilson confirming their appointment to the Booker Prize judging panel and outlining the arrangements for judging, 3 Mar 1975 (fols 8-9).
Letter from George Allen and Unwin publishers requesting further information and an entry form for the Booker Prize, 26 Mar 1975 (fol 10).

Letters from George Allen and Unwin and Blond and Briggs publishers enclosing titles to be entered for the 1975 Booker Prize, 11-23 Apr 1975 (fols 11-12).
Letter to Marianna Googan from George Allen and Unwin regarding contact details for their person who deals with prizes, 24 Apr 1975 (fol 13).
Postcard from Virago publishers requesting further entry forms for the Booker Prize, 25 Apr 1975 (fol 14).
Three entry letters from various publishers for the 1975 Booker Prize, 28 Apr- 5 May 1975 (fols 15-17).
Sheet of details and rules for the 1974 Booker Prize used as scrap paper, nd (fol 18).
Letter from one of the judges thanking the administrator for her first batch of titles to judge and suggesting a title for calling in, 9 May 1975 (fol 19).
Letters from Macmillan and Chatto and Windus regarding the whereabouts of their entries for the 1975 Booker Prize, 14-15 May 1975 (fols 20-21).

Letters to The Guardian and The Bookseller informing them of the date of the Booker Prize presentation dinner, 16 May 1975 (fols 22-23).
List of entries as of 16 May for the 1975 Booker Prize, 16 May 1975 (fols 24-25).
Letter from Marianna Googan to Blond and Briggs stating that only one of their titles is eligible for the Booker Prize and enclosing entry form and rules, 20 May 1975 (fol 26).
Letter from George Allen and Unwin regarding the availability of one of their titles entered for the Booker Prize, 22 May 1975 (fol 27).
Entry letter and list of extra submissions for the 1975 Booker Prize from William Heinemann publishers, 22 May 1975 (fols 28-29).
Letters to three judges enclosing latest entries for the Booker Prize and that late entries will be with them in due course, 28 May 1975 (fols 30-32).

Letter to George Unwin and Allen from Marianna Googan regarding their late entry to the Booker Prize and requesting five copies of their late entry, 28 May 1975 (fol 33).
List of entries as of 30 May for the 1975 Booker Prize, 30 May 1975 (fols 34-36).
Letter from Roy Fuller to Marianna Googan with suggestions of title to be considered, 2 Jun 1975 (fol 37).
Handwritten contact details for Peter Davies publishers, nd (fol 38).
Four entry letters from various publishers for the 1975 Booker Prize, 16-25 Jun 1975 (fols 39-43).
Letter from Dennis Dobson and Martin Secker and Warburg publishers regarding the whereabouts of the judges copies of their entries for the 1975 Booker Prize, 30 Jun- Jul 3 1975 (fols 44-45).
Letters to the judges from Marianna Googan regarding the availability of the late entries to the 1975 Booker Prize and outlining the next step, 11 Jul 1975 (fols 46-49).
Handwritten notes regarding possible press coverage for the 1975 Booker Prize, nd (fol 50).

Letter from Roy Fuller to Marianna Googan offering his opinions on the criteria for calling in a title, 15 Jul 1975 (fol 51).
Delivery note from Dobson's Books for their judges' copies of their entry for the 1975 Booker Prize, 15 Jul 1975 (fol 52).
Letter from William Heinemann publishers enclosing the judges' copies of one of their entries for the 1975 Booker Prize, 24 Jul 1975 (fol 53).
Draft memo from Marianna Googan detailing the latest entry statistics for the 1975 Booker Prize, 30 Jul 1975 (fol 54).
List of entries as of 31 Jul for the 1975 Booker Prize, 31 Jul 1975 (fol 55).
Cover letter from Marianna Googan to Martin Secker and Warburg returning copies of a book sent in error with the Booker Prize entries, 5 Aug 1975 (fol 56).
Cover letter from Marianna Googan to Chatto and Windus returning copies of titles in excess of their entries for the Booker Prize, 5 Aug 1975 (fol 57).
Letters to judges from Marianna Googan enclosing their YES/NO lists and asking them to indicate their six front runners, 18 Aug -4 Sep 1975 (fols 58-62).

Letter from Marianna Googan to J.L Carr publishers enclosing further information and the rules for the 1975 Booker Prize, 4 Sep 1975 (fol 63).
Note from J.L Carr publishers requesting further information and an entry form for the 1975 Booker Prize, nd (fol 64).
Letters to Angus Wilson and Roy Fuller enclosing their YES/NO lists and asking them to indicate their six front runners, 4 Sep 1975 (fols 65-66).
Correspondence between the Stafford Hotel and Marianna Googan regarding the room reservation for the judges meeting, 5-10 Sep 1975 (fols 67-68).
Correspondence between J.L Carr and Marianna Googan regarding the entry status in the Booker Prize of one of their titles, nd (fols 69-71).
Correspondence between J. Alan Howe and Marianna Googan regarding information on literary prizes and Howe's invitation to John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize dinner, 19-25 Sep 197 (fols 72-73).

National Book League press release announcing the shortlist for the 1975 Booker Prize with synopsis and biographical information on the judges and shortlisted authors, nd (fols 74-77).
Cover letter and photocopy of the bill from the Stafford Hotel 12 Nov 1975 (fols 78-79).
Claridge's menu card for the Booker Prize presentation dinner, 19 Nov 1975 (fol 81).
Guest list for the 1975 Booker Prize presentation dinner, 19 Nov 1975 (fols 82-85).
Transcript of extracts from the speech made by Michael Caine (deputy chair of Booker McConnel) at the 1975 Booker Prize presentation dinner, nd (fols 86-87).

Transcript of the speech made by Angus Wilson at the 1975 Booker Prize presentation dinner, nd (fols 88-92).
Transcript of extracts from the speech made by Angus Wilson at the 1975 Booker Prize presentation dinner, nd (fol 93).
National Book League press release announcing the winner of the 1975 Booker Prize with a synopsis of the winning book plus biographical information on the author and judges, nd (fols 94-97).
Letter to Marianna Googan from Good Housekeeping magazine requesting a copy of Angus Wilson's speech from the Booker Prize presentation dinner, 19 Nov 1975 (fol 98).
Letter from Newman College Birmingham requesting a list of winners of the Booker Prize, 28 Nov 1975 (fol 99).
Letter from requesting a list of winners of the Booker Prize, 11 Dec 1975 (fol 100).
Draft of a letter to Graham C Greene thanking him for his kind words on an unidentified matter, 17 Dec 1975 (fol 101).

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Sheets of handwritten notes relating to the administration of the Booker Prize, nd (fols 104-106).
Correspondence between a judge and Marianna Googan regarding the payment of their hotel bill from the judges meeting, 7 -14 Jan 1976 (fols 107-109).
Postcard from Angus Wilson questioning whether Ramlal Agarwal should have a copy of his speech from the Booker Prize presentation dinner, nd (fol 110).
Letter from Ramlal Agarwal to Angus Wilson requesting a copy of his speech and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's speech made at the 1975 Booker Prize presentation dinner, 19 Mar 1976 (fol 111).
Letter from Susan Hill to Marianna Googan thanking her for the latest books to be judges and suggesting titles to be called in, nd (fol 112).

Letter from Madeline Duke to an unidentified recipient requesting them to bring her back a doggy bag from the Booker Prize presentation dinner, nd (fol 113).
Note from WH Smith's thanking an unidentified recipient for lunch, nd (fol 114).
National Book League press release announcing the panel of judges for the 1975 Booker Prize with biographical information on the judges, nd (fols 115-118).
Letter to publishers from Marianna Googan inviting them to make entries for the 1975 Booker Prize, nd (fol 119).
Details rules and entry form for the 1975 Booker Prize, nd (fols 120-121).
Three YES/NO lists for the 1975 Booker Prize, nd (fols 122-123).
List of entries for the 1975 Booker Prize, nd (fols 124-125).
Biographical information for Ruth Prawer Jhabvala , winner of the 1975 Booker Prize, nd (fol 126).
Handwritten notes forming the draft for the biographical information for Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, nd (fols 127-128).
ArrangementArranged chronologically
AppraisalDuplicates removed
Access statusOpen
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