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CodeDS/UK/11249
Dates1889-present
Person NameMethuen Publishing Ltd; 1889-present; publishers
Epithetpublishers
Corporate NameMethuen Publishing Ltd
Other Forms Of NameMethuen & Co
Eyre Methuen
HistoryMethuen Publishing Ltd was founded in 1889 by Sir Algernon Methuen and began publishing in 1892. Methuen was a teacher and he began to publish his own textbooks under the heading Methuen & Co. In 1982 Methuen published Rudyard Kipling's 'Barrack-Roome Ballads', and was soon publishing books by Marie Corelli, Hilaire Belloc, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Methuen became a limited liability company in 1910 and E V Lucas and G E Webster joined Sir Algernon Methuen on the board of directors. In 1920 Methuen published an English translation of Albert Einstein's 'Relativity, the Special and the General Theory: A Popular Exposition'

The novelist Edward Verrall Lucas ran the firm from 1924 to 1928. Lucas had gained a lot of knowledge of children's literature at the publisher Grant Richards and he soon signed a number of children's authors to Methuen, including A A Milne and Kenneth Grahame, along with illustrators such as W Heath Robinson and E H Shepard. By the 1920s Methuen were publishing work by Anthony Hope, G K Chesterton, Henry James, D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, Ruth Manning-Sanders, Hergé and The Arden Shakespeare series.

In 1958 Methuen was part of the conglomerate Associated Book Publishers. For the majority of the 1970s Methuen was commonly known as Eyre Methuen following its absorption of the Eyre & Spottiswoode firm. After changing hands twice in the 80s and 90s, the company bought itself out in 1998.

The rights to Methuen's children's books belong to the Egmont Group.
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methuen_Publishing, accessed 13/11/2017]

Methuen Children's books became a fully owned part of Egmont UK Limited.
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EGM/MN/1/2/31Letter to Curtis Brown concerning price of 'It's Too Late Now'5 January 1940
EGM/MN/1/2/21Letter to A A Milne requesting permission to issue new edition of 'It's Too Late Now'19 February 1943
EGM/MN/1/2/22Letter to A A Milne providing update on sales of Winnie-the-Pooh books4 September 1942
EGM/MN/1/2/23Letter from A A Milne concerning book lent to him by publisher2 September 1942
EGM/MN/1/2/24Letter to A A Milne querying amendments to 'The Pocket A A Milne'5 June 1942
EGM/MN/1/2/25Letter to A A Milne confirming price increases for 'Winnie-the-Pooh' books12 March 1942
EGM/MN/1/2/26Letter to Curtis Brown confirming increase in price of Winnie-the-Pooh books12 March 1942
EGM/MN/1/2/27Letter to A A Milne concerning publishing business18 November 1941
EGM/MN/1/2/28Letter to A A Milne concerning review of 'Babar Story Book' 23 October 1941
EGM/MN/1/2/29Letter to A A Milne detailing sales of Winnie-the-Pooh books in 1940-19413 September 1941
EGM/MN/1/2/30Letter to A A Milne discussing price for 'The Christopher Robin Verses'4 July 1941
EGM/MN/1/2/32Letter to A A Milne concerning sales of 'It's Too Late Now'3 January 1940
EGM/MN/1/2/33Letter to A A Milne promising sales figures for 'It's Too Late Now'27 December 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/34Letter from A A Milne thanking Chamberlain for copy of new book26 December 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/35Letter to A A Milne concerning sales of first edition of 'It's Too Late Now'9 November 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/36Letter to A A Milne concerning sales and distribution of 'It's Too Late Now'17 October 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/37Letter to A A Milne requesting corrections for 'It's Too Late Now'13 October 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/38Letter to A A Milne concerning advance sales of 'It's Too Late Now'27 September 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/39Letter to Curtis Brown in gratitude for reduction in advance payment for 'It's Too Late Now'15 September 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/40Letter to A A Milne in gratitude for reduction in advance payment for 'It's Too Late Now.'15 September 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/41Letter from A A Milne concerning advance copy of 'It's Too Late Now'September 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/42Letter to A A Milne concerning revisions to 'It's Too Late Now'15 August 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/43Letter from A A Milne querying amendments to first proof of 'It's Too Late Now'13 August 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/44Letter to A A Milne confirming receipt of manuscript for 'It's Too Late Now'13 April 1939
EGM/MN/1/2/45Letter to A A Milne requesting he write a sequel to 'Peace With Honour.'2 August 1938
EGM/MN/1/2/46Memorandum of interview with A A Milne concerning 'Peace With Honour'24 September 1935
EGM/MN/1/2/47Letter from A A Milne concerning progress writing new book10 December 1933
EGM/MN/1/4Correspondence with Christopher Milne concerning published works1971-1981
EGM/MN/1/4/1Correspondence between Jan Hopcraft and Christopher Milne concerning reviews of 'The Path Through the Trees.'24 September 1981
EGM/MN/1/4/2Correspondence between Jan Hopcraft and Christopher Milne concerning Gills Lap Memorial opening.26 July - 8 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/4/4Letter to Christopher Milne concerning Thames Television interview9 August 1974
EGM/MN/1/4/5Correspondence between Jan Hopcraft and T Houston Fraser concerning dinner for Christopher Milne24-28 May 1974
EGM/MN/1/4/3Letter from Christopher Milne concerning stay in London and other promotional events9 October 1974
EGM/MN/1/4/8Press release for 'Winnie-ille-Pu'October 1969
EGM/MN/1/4/9Letter from Miles Kington concerning book of A A Milne's writings from Punch.13 November 1972
EGM/MN/1/4/10Transcript of interview of Christopher Milne by Peggy Archer during 'Woman's Hour.'22 October 1971
EGM/MN/1/4/11Page of notes related to A A Milne and E H Shepard memorial20th Century
EGM/MN/1/7/1Photographs depicting memorial1979
EGM/MN/1/7/2Contact sheet of photographs depicting unveiling of memorial and Christopher Milne making speech1979
EGM/MN/1/5/1Handwritten notes relating to arrangements for unveiling ceremony1979
EGM/MN/1/5/2Handwritten note of queries1979
EGM/MN/1/5/3Handwritten notes relating to arrangements for unveiling ceremony1979
EGM/MN/1/5/4Letter from Southern Television Limited concerning short film17 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/6Correspondence and press cuttings recording unveiling of A A Milne and E H Shepard Memorial in Ashdown Forest1979
EGM/MN/1/7Photographs and negatives depicting A A Milne and E H Shepard memorial in Ashdown Forest1979
EGM/MN/1/7/3Negatives depicting unveiling of memorial and Christopher Milne making speech1979
EGM/MN/1/5/5Letter to Southern Television requesting copy of short film9 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/5/6Letter from Weston Woods Studios Limited regarding loan of film31 July 1979
EGM/MN/1/5/7Letter from Sir Henry Chisholm concerning invitations to unveiling of memorial3 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/5/8Documents relating to production of invitation to unveiling of memorial 1979
EGM/MN/1/5/9Letter from Sir Henry Chisholm concerning distribution of invitations to unveiling of memorial9 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/1Captions for photographs of unveiling ceremony of A A Milne and E H Shepard memorial in Ashdown Forest1979
EGM/MN/1/6/2Letter from Sir Henry Chisholm enclosing details of ceremony17 September 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/3Press release on 'Secret Shrine to Winnie-the-Pooh'1979
EGM/MN/1/6/4Invitation to unveiling of A A Milne and E H Shepard Memorial in Ashdown Forest1979
EGM/MN/1/6/5Letter to R M Hollis enclosing invoices for memorial event 27 September 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/6Letter to Ann Durell enclosing details of memorial event25 September 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/7Letter from Sir Henry Chisholm concerning request for photographs24 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/8Letter from Sir Henry Chisholm confirming receipt of invitations23 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/9Letter from Victor Bonham-Carter concerning invitations to memorial event28 August 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/10Letter to Pelling and Cross Limited confirming hire of projector and screen19 September 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/11Photocopies of articles from local press on memorial event27 September 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/12Letter to Sir Henry Chisholm concerning articles in local press relating to memorial event15 October 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/13List of newspapers sent press releases for unveiling of A A Milne and E H Shepard memorial1979
EGM/MN/1/6/15Correspondence between John Mason and Christopher Milne concerning photograph of A A Milne and E H Shepard memorial22-26 October 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/16Letter to Bruce Phillips concerning photograph of A A Milne and E H Shepard memorial.26 October 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/17Letter from Ann Durell in gratitude for receipt of photographs and press cuttings of memorial event18 October 1979
EGM/MN/1/6/18Correspondence between John Mason and Sir Henry Chisholm concerning photographs of memorial event19-31 October 1979
EGM/MN/1Correspondence relating to publishing process and publicity1933-1980
EGM/MN/2Photographs relating to Winnie-the-Pooh20th century
EGM/MN/3Artwork: Proofs1929-1930
EGM/MN/4Published works1928-2001
EGM/MN/3/1Cover Proof: 'The Hums of Pooh'1929
EGM/MN/3/2Artwork proofs: 'The Christopher Robin Birthday Book'1930
EGM/MN/3/2/1Artwork proof: 'The Christopher Robin Birthday Book' Title page1930
EGM/MN/3/2/2Artwork proof: Winnie-the-Pooh dreaming of a heffalump and toy lambs coming to life1930
EGM/MN/3/2/3Artwork proof: Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and other characters1930
EGM/MN/3/2/4Artwork Proof: Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and other characters1930
EGM/MN/3/2/5Artwork proof: 'The Christopher Robin Birthday Book' front cover1930
EGM/MN/4/1The House at Pooh Corner
EGM/MN/4/2The Christopher Robin Story Book
EGM/MN/4/3Tales of Pooh
EGM/MN/4/4The Christopher Robin Birthday Book
EGM/MN/4/5The Christopher Robin Verses
EGM/MN/4/6Now We Are Six
EGM/MN/4/7Winnie-the-Pooh and The Bees - A Pop-up Picture Book
EGM/MN/4/8Winnie-the-Pooh
EGM/MN/2/1Photograph: 'Teddy Bear' poem in 'Punch' magazine 192420th century
EGM/MN/2/2Photograph: 'Binker' poem in 'Pears' Annual' 192520th century
EGM/MN/2/3Photograph: Letter from Curtis Brown Limited to E H Shepard 192620th century
EGM/MN/2/4Photograph: Ink drawing of A A Milne 195720th century
EGM/MN/2/5Photograph: Winnie-the-Pooh themed window display in Harrods shop 197620th century
EGM/MN/2/6Photograph: Christopher Milne in tree with teddy bear20th century
EGM/MN/2/7Photograph: A A Milne20th century
EGM/MN/2/8Photographs: Cotchford Farm and Poohsticks Bridge20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/1Photograph: View of Cotchford Farm, Sussex20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/2Photograph: View of Cotchford Farm, Sussex20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/3Photograph: Two people walking towards copse of trees20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/4Photograph: View under Poohsticks Bridge 20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/5Photograph: E H Shepard sketches of Winnie-the-Pooh20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/6Photograph: Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and Christopher Robin playing poohsticks20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/7Photograph: Group of men standing on bridge20th century
EGM/MN/2/8/8Photograph: A A Milne20th century
EGM/MN/1/1Correspondence with A A Milne and Curtis Brown concerning published works unrelated to 'Winnie-the-Pooh'1940-1941
EGM/MN/1/1/1Letter to A A Milne concerning libel in 'War Aims Unlimited.' 29 May 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/2Letter to E Stewart Fay concerning libel in 'War Aims Unlimited.'28 May 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/3Letter to A A Milne concerning printing of 'War Aims Unlimited'26 May 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/4Letter from A A Milne concerning publishing proofs of 'Behind the Lines'24 August 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/5Letter from A A Milne concerning synopsis of 'War Aims Unlimited'1940s
EGM/MN/1/1/6Letter to A A Milne concerning first chapters of 'War Aims Unlimited'22 April 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/7Letter from A A Milne concerning progress writing 'War Aims Unlimited.'21 April 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/8Letter to A A Milne offering to publish 'War Aims Unlimited.'16 April 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/9Letter from A A Milne introducing 'War Aims Unlimited'16 April 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/10Letter to A A Milne concerning his suggestions for an educational Babar book13 February 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/11Letter from A A Milne declining opportunity to write new Babar book8 February 1971
EGM/MN/1/1/12Letter to A A Milne requesting meeting to discuss 'The Babar Story Book.'5 February 1941
EGM/MN/1/1/13Letter to A A Milne concerning title for compilation book 'The Pocket A A Milne'17 December 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/14Letter from A A Milne suggesting title for 'The Pocket A A Milne'15 December 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/15Preface to 'The Pocket A A Milne'December 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/16Letter to A A Milne concerning sales of 'Behind the Lines'28 November 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/17Letter to A A Milne concerning distribution of 'Behind the Lines'22 October 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/18Letter from A A Milne praising advance copies of 'Behind the Lines' 18 October 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/19Letter to A A Milne concerning publication of 'Behind the Lines'11 October 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/20Letter to A A Milne concerning criticisms of proofs of 'Behind the Lines'27 August 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/21Letter to A A Milne concerning dust jacket for 'Behind the Lines'14 August 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/22Letter from A A Milne concerning dust jacket for 'Behind the Lines'8 August 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/23Letter to A A Milne enclosing proof of 'Behind the Lines'7 August 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/24Letter to Curtis Brown concerning publication of 'Behind the Lines'1 August 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/25Letter to Curtis Brown concerning manuscript for 'Behind the Lines'18 July 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/26Letter from Curtis Brown concerning publication date for 'Behind the Lines'17 July 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/27Letter to A A Milne concerning completion of 'Behind the Lines'4 July 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/28Letter from A A Milne confirming completion of 'Behind the Lines'2 July 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/29Letter to Curtis Brown concerning Milne's idea to add explanations to poems in 'Behind the Lines'29 May 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/30Letter to A A Milne concerning his suggestion to add explanations to poems in 'Behind the Lines'28 May 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/31Letter from Curtis Brown concerning idea of explanations in 'Behind the Lines'25 May 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/32Letter from A A Milne suggesting the addition of explanations to poems in 'Behind the Lines'24 May 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/33Letter to A A Milne concerning publication of 'Once On a Time'1 May 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/34Letter from A P Watt and Son concerning publication of 'Once On a Time'30 April 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/35Letter from A A Milne concerning publication of 'Once On a Time.'8 April 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/36Letter to A A Milne concerning whether 'Once On a Time' is out of print3 April 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/37Letter to Curtis Brown concerning promotion of 'It's Too Late Now'8 May 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/38Letter to Christina Foyle ceasing negotiations to publish Foyle's Book Club edition of 'It's Too Late Now'16 April 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/39Letter from Christina Foyle refusing quotation for Foyle's Book Club edition of 'It's Too Late Now'13 April 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/40Letter to Christina Foyle with final offer for Foyle's Book Club edition of 'It's Too Late Now'12 April 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/41Letter to Christina Foyle with offer to publish Foyle's Book Club edition of 'It's Too Late Now'10 April 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/42Letter to Christina Foyle concerning paper costs for 'It's Too Late Now'28 March 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/43Letter to Curtis Brown concerning production of Foyle's Book Club edition of 'It's Too Late Now'13 March 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/44Letter to Curtis Brown detailing offer from Foyle's bookshops to make 'It's Too Late Now' book of the month6 March 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/45Letter from Curtis Brown enclosing contract from A A Milne21 March 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/46Letter from Curtis Brown recording arrival of signed contract15 March 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/47Letter to Curtis Brown enclosing signed contract and regarding Canadian rights14 March 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/48Letter to Curtis Brown detailing advance and royalties for A A Milne poetry book6 March 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/49Letter to Curtis Brown returning collection of A A Milne poems9 February 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/50Letter from Curtis Brown enclosing selection of A A Milne poems6 February 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/51Letter to A A Milne concerning proposed poetry book8 February 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/52Letter to Curtis Brown requesting copy of A A Milne poems18 January 1940
EGM/MN/1/1/53Letter from Curtis Brown concerning price rise and new poems17 January 1940
EGM/MN/1/2Correspondence with A A Milne and Curtis Brown Limited concerning published works1933-1991
EGM/MN/1/3Letter from E H Shepard concerning cover design19 May 1969
EGM/MN/1/5Notes and correspondence created in preparation for unveiling ceremony of A A Milne and E H Shepard memorial in Ashdown Forest1979
EGM/MN/1/2/1Memorandum concerning loan of A A Milne correspondence25 February 1991
EGM/MN/1/2/3Letter from Spencer Curtis Brown concerning publication of A A Milne book in Australia1 May 1946
EGM/MN/1/2/4Letter to Spencer Curtis Brown concerning Australian publication of 'The Red House Mystery' 29 April 1946
EGM/MN/1/2/5Letter from Spencer Curtis Brown concerning licence for 'The Red House Mystery' in Australia 9 April 1946
EGM/MN/1/2/6Letter to Spencer Curtis Brown concerning retirement of C W Chamberlain31 January 1946
EGM/MN/1/2/7Letter from A A Milne concerning copies of 'It's Too Late Now'7 December 1944
EGM/MN/1/2/8Letter from A A Milne concerning injuries sustained by his son, Christopher Milne during World War Two19 October 1944
EGM/MN/1/2/9Letter to A A Milne concerning cartoonists14 June 1944
EGM/MN/1/2/10Letter from A A Milne suggesting publication of book of political cartoons12 June 1944
EGM/MN/1/2/11Letter to A A Milne confirming receipt of reader's report3 April 1944
EGM/MN/1/2/12Letter from A A Milne enclosing a report and joking about bomb damageApril 1944
EGM/MN/1/2/13Letter to Curtis Brown concerning quality of A A Milne books produced in Australasia 27 March 1944
EGM/MN/1/2/14Letter to A A Milne concerning new edition of 'It's Too Late Now' and recommending books to read21 September 1943
EGM/MN/1/2/15Letter from A A Milne concerning books sent to him by Methuen and Company LimitedSeptember 1943
EGM/MN/1/2/16Letter to A A Milne concerning prices of his books25 August 1943
EGM/MN/1/2/17Letter to A A Milne concerning low levels of book stocks30 April 1943
EGM/MN/1/2/18Letter to Curtis Brown concerning new edition of 'It's Too Late Now'9 March 1943
EGM/MN/1/2/19Letter to A A Milne responding to his suggestions for new edition of 'It's Too Late Now'26 February 1943
EGM/MN/1/2/20Letter from A A Milne concerning format of new edition of 'It's Too Late Now'24 February 1943
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