Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Publishing and Content Rights

My Question

I have an original manuscript of a semi-autobiographical work written by an author who has sadly long since died. The book was never published, I know this because I also have the original correspondence letters that went between the author and her intended publisher. This particular publisher is no longer in business. My question is this; who owns the Content, and Publishing Rights to this work?
Any help with this conundrum would be much appreciated.