Catalogue description 'Lady Chatterley's Lover': obscenity: books, obscene: prosecutions, history of;...

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Details of LO 2/148
Reference: LO 2/148
Description: 'Lady Chatterley's Lover': obscenity: books, obscene: prosecutions, history of; parliamentary questions. Correspondence between government officials and the Attorney General, Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller, following the prosecution of Penguin Books under the Obscene Publications Act for publishing an unexpurgated version of D H Lawrence´s book, 'Lady Chatterley´s Lover'. Includes copies of The Spectator (19 and 26 August 1960) and the New Statesman (10 August 1960), as well as a letters to and from the Attorney General expressing opinions on the matter.
Date: 1960-1961
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: 9/5/39
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Closed Until 2007
Record opening date: 05 May 2007

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