Pamphlets originating from the office of Sir Gilbert Parker, of the British War Propaganda Bureau, [and
Professor W. Macneile Dixon] in the campaign against American neutrality.
[MOST] of these pamphlets originate from the offices of Sir Gilbert Parker of the British War Propaganda Bureau--an entity purposed
to campaign against American neutrality. [Neutrality was our initial posture in the early days of a widening European conflict
known as World War One.]
[SOME OF THESE PAMPHLETS] are from the offices of Professor
W. Macneile Dixon (University of Glasgow). 8, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W. 1, England. Formal slips of introduction are laid
in all the pamplets originating from Dixon.
Sir Gilbert Parker targeted journalists and high profile men
of import in an extensive campaign to inform and influence. Most of these pamphlets were mailed from The Right Honorable Sir
Gilbert Parker, at 20 Carlton House Terrace, London, S.W., London to one H. H. Piatt at Commerce Building, Kansas City, Missouri.
H. H. Piatt was a star college athlete and K.C. prominent attorney, who also happened to have political connections to the
U.S. Senate through marriage. This was surely enough to place him on one of the"who's who in America" lists
that Sir Parker used to target recipients of his many many "propaganda" pamphlets. This group of 129 pamphlets
would provide a good start for an academic wanting to make reposit of the some 1600 pamphlets and pieces of informative media
that Parker's office produced in an effort to educate the world to the British viewpoint. Rudyard Kipling and H.G.
Wells were among the legion of writers Sir Gilbert Parker employed in his blitz.
[Here is a
list of abbreviated citations for the 129 pamphlets. I have divided the pamphlets into separate groups ACCORDING TO CONDITION.]
The first group of 16 pamphlets have paper which is VG to VG+:
[Please remember that ALL pamphlets in this collection have rusted staples...some more rusty than others....what
I am grading for you is the quality of the WRAPPERS and the inside PAPER condition...see the FIRST TWO PHOTOS for images of
these 16 pamphlets.]
1-Balfour, et. al., The
Fourth of July in London. London: Darling. nd (Book commemorates US 141 year of Independence, so 1917.)
2-George, Why the Allies Will Win. [An Interview w Lloyd George.
]London: Daily Chronicle, nd.
Armed Merchant Ships and Submarine Warfare. London: Stevens, 1917.
4-Namier, The Case of Bohemia. London: The Czech Nat. Alliance in Great B.,1917
Viscount, Why Britian is in the War and What She Hopes from the Future (speech)
London: Fisher, 23 oct 1917
6-(note front wrapper on this one has remnants of envelope
stuck to it) Swinton, The Tanks. New York: Doran 1918 ( a reprint dispersed
by the offices of Prof. W. Macneile Dixon, Univ. of Glasgow, from his offices at 8, Buckingham Gate, London,card laid in)
7-Le Havre, Memorandum. of The Belgian
Govt. on the Deportation and forced Labor of the Belg. civil. pop. ordered by German Govt., 1917. Again, From Dixon
8-Touhy, British Finance and Prussian
Militarism.(interv. of Wood)London: Hodder, 1917.
9-author?, The Jutland Battle by Two Who took part in it, London: Burrup, 1916
10-The Press Censorship. Interv. of Edwrd. Cook by AP. London: Burrup, 1916.
11-Mitrany, Greater Rumania, a stdy nat. ideals, London: Hodder,
1917, from Dixon's office
Message to South Wales, (delivered oct 29, 1917) NY: Doran, 1918
13-Muir, Mare Liberum, London: Hodder, 1917.
14-Crooks, The Brit. Workman Defends his Home. London: Whitwell, 1917
15-no author,The Ottoman Domination, London: Fisher, 1917, reprint from round table ( 2 of these pamphlets)
16-Britain Versus Germany. (open letter to Meyer from Robertson)
London: Fisher, 1917, 124pp.
The second group of 18 pamphlets
have paper which is VG Minus.
Following are brief citations of pamphlets from photos 3 and 4 above. Condition of these 18 pamphlets is rated VG
Minus for the paper being a bit dull, lightly soiled, and lightly faded. [Again, all have rusted staples.]
17-The Ottoman Domination (this
is 3rd copy of this same pamphlet..NO other duplicates so far in list)
18-Cook, How Britain Strove for Peace.[record of anglo-germ. negot. 1898-1914] London: Macmillan, 1914. 39pp.
19-Hope, Why Italy is with the Allies. London: Clay, 1917 16pp.
20-Microbe-Culture at Bukarest. [Discoveries at the German legation from rumanian docum.] London: Hodder, 1917.
21-Namier, The Czecho-Slovaks, an oppressed nationality. London:
22-Price, The Dawn of Armageddon,
or The Provocation of Serbia (vide German Note to Neutrals, Jan. 11, 1917) London: simpkin, 1917, 67pp.
To Neutral Peace Lovers, a plea for patience. London: Causton, 1918.
24-Archer, The Villain of the World-Tragedy [letter to Wilamowitz
Mollendorf] London:fisher, 1916,december
25-Toynbee and Bryce, The
Belgian Deportations. London: Fisher,nd, 95pp.
26-Durkheim and Denis, Who Wanted War? (the origin of war according to diplomatic documents) in English
translated from the french. 62pp. Paris: armand colin, 1915
27-George, Lloyd, When the War will End george's speech at Glasgow June 29, 1917. G.B. 16pp.
mercier, An Appeal To Truth. [letter form mercier to Germany, Bavaria, Austria-Hungary)
London, Hodder, nd
29-The War. It's
Causes and it's Message. Speeches delivered by PM aug-oct 1914. London: methuen. 5th edition.1914, 39pp.
30-Viscount Bryce, The attitude of gb in the present war, london,
31-Gen. von Bissing's testament:
a study in german ideals, london fisher, 1917, 36pp.
32-Smuts, The Brit. Commonwealth of nations (speech may 15, 1917) london: hodder, 1917
& harrison, German Atrocities from german evidence. paris: librarie arman
colin, 1915 colophons front and back 40pp.
34-Toynbee, The destruction of Poland. a study in german efficiency, lndon: fisher, 1916?, 30pp.
The third group of 18 pamphlets is shown in
photographs 5 and 6. The wrappers and inner paper condition in this group ranges from Good+ to Good for: Some soiling to fore
edges and inside sheets, small amounts of foxing inside some, and bits of black mold here and there in some. AGAIN ALL PAMPHLETS
HAVE RUSTED STAPLES.
35- Archer, Color
Blind neutrality. An open letter to Brandes, London: hodder 1917 53pp.
36-Asquith, How do we stand today? a speech delivered in house of commons on Nov. 2, 1915, London: Unwin, 1915
37- Hurd, Submarines and Zeppelins in
Warfare and Outrage, London: Causton,1916 22pp.
38-Grey, Great Britain's Measures Against German Trade. A speech delivered in house of commons, 26 jan 1916.
London: Hodder, 1916. 32pp.
39-Redmond, The Voice
of Ireland. Being an interview with Redmond and some messages from represent. Irishmen regarding the Sinn Fein rebellion.
London: Nelson, 1916 55pp.
40-Parker, Sir Gilbert, Two
Years of War, An Interview with the Associated Press of the U.S., London: Burrup, 1916 12pp.
41-Muray, The Foreign Policy of Sir Edward Grey 1906-1915 Oxford:
Clarendon, 1915 127pp.
42-Raleigh, Walter, Some
Gains of the War. An address to the royal colonial institute delivered feb 13, 1918. New York: Doran, 1918. 29pp.
43-Payelle, Frightfulness in Retreat, London: Hodder, 1917, 76pp.
Documentation by 3 photos of intended german slash and burn.
44-Cecil, Black List and Blockade. Interview with Cecil in reply to Swedish. London: Eyre, 1916 10pp.
45-Philosophus, The War. What is England Doing?
London: Truscott, 1916 20pp. 46-no author, Poland Under the Germans, London: Causton, 1916 30pp.
46-Anderson & Bruce, Flying, Submarining and Minne Sweeping,
London: Causton, 1916 36pp.
47-Donald, Trade Control
in War, Things the British Goverment has done well. interview w NYT. London: 1916, 15pp.
An Incident of War. "by order of the Kaiser" London: Causton, 1916,
49-Jonesco, The Policy of National Instinct,
a speech in Roumanian Chamber dec 16 & 17, 1915. London: Causton, 1916. 108pp.
author, What is Great Britain Doing? An American View. London: Causton, 1916.
51-no author, A War of Liberation,
New York: Doran, 1917, 45pp.
the 26 pamphlets shown in photos 7, 8, and 9. Wrappers and inside paper of pamphlets condition is Good to Good Minus. In some
cases significant soiling is present. Rust marks transfered onto paper. Black spotting. Again all have rusted staples.
52-Wise, The Freedom of the Seas. London: Darling.
53- Kahn, The Common Cause. Great Britain's
Part in the Great War. New York: Library war literature, 1918 29pp.
Law of Blockade, London: Causton, 1916 20pp.
The New German Empire. A Study of German War Aims From German Sources. London:
Hodder, 1917 32pp.
56-Hume-Williams, International law and the Blockade. London, Causton, 1916 8 pp.
57-Milner, Cotton Contraband, London: Darling, 1915, 7pp.
58- Hill, The Commemorative Medal in the Service of Germany,
London: Green, 1917 32pp.
59-no author, The Treatment of Prisoners of War in England and Germany, during the first eight months of the war, London:
Harrison, 1915 38pp.
United States and this war. speech by parker on april15, 1915 on occasion of the 50th anniv. of death of Abraham Lincoln,
London: Darling, 1915. 10 pp.
Historical Rights to Dobrudja, Bern: Haupt, 1918, 106pp.
The German Note and the Reply of the Allies, London: Fisher, 1917 12pp.
+ insert 63-Shakespeare, The Two Republics. Evangelical Information, 1918 12pp.
63-Weiss&Thomas, The Violation by Germany of the Neutrality of Belgium
and Luxembourg. Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1915 56pp.
Ireland and Poland, a Comparison. London: Fisher, 1917 22pp.
65-Blanchod et. al., Turkish Prisoners in Egypt. a
report by red cross. London:1917 64pp.
66-Smuts, The Coming Victory, a speech oct 4, 1917. London: Hodder, 1917 12pp.
67-No author, The War on
Hospital Ships, from the Narratives of Eye-Witnesses. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1917 20pp.
68-Grey, The Conflict for Human Liberty. New York:
of One and Half-a-Dozen of the other. london: fisher, 1917
The War on German Submarines. London: Fisher, 1917. 8pp.
71-Muir,The Character of the British Empire. London:
Constable, 1917 38pp.
of Munitions,London: Truscott, 1916
73-No Author, German Business and German Aggression, London: fisher, 1917 23pp
74-Headlam ,Starvation of Germany, 1917
75-Headlam, Belgium and Greece, 1917
76-Cammaerts & Raemaekers, Through The Iron Bars.
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head & New York: John Lane Comapny, 1917 72pp.
[SORRY WE HAVE NOT FISNISHED THE LIST...IT IS FORTHCOMING]
for any of you Brits interested in this lot.