To Orwell Today,
re: THE MANUSCRIPT OF 1984
I am at the finishing stages of a PhD about George Orwell's writing and Journalism. I've Cc'd my supervisor so you can check that my request is 'legit'.
Would it be possible to use the two inset manuscript illustrations from your web page?
The thesis is in two parts and a full page of facsimile between each section would look really great. Naturally, I won't use them without your permission. Subject to approval, I'll cite your web page and add a brief descriptive statement.
In the past, students and writers and even producers of plays and documentaries have written and requested permission to use my website for their projects. I have always given permission and ask only that they send me the statements or comments they make when citing my work.
Upon that understanding please go ahead and use the manuscript illustrations from my website. I agree that they will look really great between the sections of your thesis.
All the best,
...conversation continues after Dave receives his PhD on Orwell's writing and journalism
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