22 JULY 1927, Page 18

THE LATE WILLIAM HEINEMANN: A MEMOIR

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—With the approval and assistance of the present directors of W. Heinemann, Ltd., I have for some months past been preparing a memoir of the late William Heinemann for publica- tion by Mr. Jonathan Cape next year. Many of Mr. Heine- mann's most intimate friends and closest associates have already favoured me with contributions -- memories, " impressions," &c. My volume, although nominally a m biography, will perhaps be more in the nature of a contribution to the history of London publishing.

I shall be very grateful to any of your readers who can oblige me with Heinemann anecdotes or other items of interest or with the loan of characteristic letters, &c., addressed to me, c/o Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 30 Bedford Square, W.C. 1.—I am, Sir, &c.,

FREDERIC WHYTE.