Good to hear from you. Here goes:
I have a true story of aman who escaped (about 1941) from the notorious penal colony ofFrench Guiana. He made his way to Suriname. There he was detained byan officer of the Dutch army who was in charge of a small contingenton the border. I subsequently met this officer (1954) and one day hepresented me with the ms.
I believe it should be inpossession of someone or some organization interested in the historyof that penal colony. Despite repeated resolutions to find a properplace for it, I never made more than a few feeble attempts -- untiljust lately, when a number of emails have been sent out to variousorganizations . So far I have not found a good home for this ms.
I am 87 years old andwhen I die no one will recognize the old, weathered notebook assomething of historical value and it will surely be thrown away withmost of the other detritus of so many long years.
Thatbrings me to my reason for writing to the forum. I need ideas on towhom I can send this ms. for safe-keeping, and on whether or not Ishould copyright it? And can I actually copyright or publish it sinceI did not write it?
All responses will betreated with interest and fully appreciated.