Letter from Douglas Birkenshaw to David Shoenberg


Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace
London, United Kingdom

Letter from Douglas Birkenshaw agreeing to write a biography of Sir Isaac Shoenberg for the Dictionary of National Biography. Douglas Birkenshaw had worked with John Logie Baird before coming to Alexandra Palace as part of the rival Baird team, against Shoenberg's Marconi-EMI team to trial two formats of television. The respect during and after the competition is described by Birkenshaw in this letter to Sir Isaac's son, David.


  • Title: Letter from Douglas Birkenshaw to David Shoenberg
  • Date Created: 1979-05-01
  • Type: Letter
  • Original Source: Courtesy of the Sir Isaac Shoenberg family

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