[Msa-discuss] permissions question--Helena Swanwick

James Gifford gifford at ualberta.ca
Wed Oct 31 13:35:17 EDT 2007

This may be of interest to others, so I'm posting to the whole list.

You can find most copyright information for US & UK writers here:


Alas, Helena Swanwick is not listed there, but her brother Walter 
Sickert is listed, so you may be able to find out more about the estate 
through his executor, Henry Lessore:



Meri-Jane Rochelson wrote:
> For a forthcoming book, my publisher's guidelines require that 
> quotations of any length from unpublished letters have the permission 
> of the letter-writer's heirs.  I would like to publish a brief extract 
> from a letter written by British peace activist Helena Swanwick.  Does 
> anyone have suggestions as to how I might locate her heirs?
> With thanks,
> Meri-Jane Rochelson
> Florida International University
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