Seeking info on Clifford Somerville, B&M p.r. director 1950s

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Seeking info on Clifford Somerville, B&M p.r. director 1950s

Postby Morning Zephyr » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:04 pm

I recently came across correspondence from B and M public relations director Clifford Somerville, written in the 1960s. I believe he led the company's press and public relations from some point in the 1940s into 1960s. He lived in Malden, and passed away in the mid-1970s. I would like to hear from any of his descendants (my cousins) or anyone who knew him, to share family info.
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Re: Seeking info on Clifford Somerville, B&M p.r. director 1

Postby jbvb » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:13 am

The 1957 Official Guide of the Railways lists George H. Hill as Assistant to President - Public Relations. His name often shows up in photo credits in that era. No P.R. officials are listed in 1952 or 1961 Official Guides.
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Re: Seeking info on Clifford Somerville, B&M p.r. director 1

Postby arthur d. » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:44 pm

Excerpts from R.M Neal's "High Green and the Bark Peelers" (Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1950) a letter from author Neal to engine man Henry Beaulieu:
"Next time you're in Boston, please go to the public relations department and ask the top man whether the B&M would like to have a book written about it...."
... "That top man was George H. Hill."
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Re: Seeking info on Clifford Somerville, B&M p.r. director 1

Postby edbear » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:35 pm

I think Somerville was editor of the B & M Employees Magazine.
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