Letters to John Murray, publishers, of William Coolidge. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.40272
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1881-1914. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 151 folios.

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters are to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Hallam Murray. They mostly concern the preparation and publication of revisions by William Coolidge of “A handbook for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont” (mainly the 1891 and 1892 editions).

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1881, 1888-1889: folios 1-5;

    1890: folios 6-19 [Note 1];

    1891: folios 20-65;

    1892: folios 66-94;

    1893: folios 95-104;

    1894: folios 105-118 [Notes 2-3];

    1895-1898: folios 119-143;

    1900, 1911, 1914: folios 144-149.

    Other.

    Notes concerning stock in hand of “Handbook for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont” held by John Murray, publishers for:

    30 January-4 September 1893: folio 150;

    2 October 1893: folio 151.

    Notes.

    [Note 1.] Folio 10. Note, 3 February 1890, of Hallam Murray to John Murray IV concerning William Coolidge.

    [Note 2.] Folio 108. Draft of letter, 11 January 1894, of John Murray IV to William Coolidge.

    [Note 3.] Folios 113-118. Letters of recommendation, July 1893, for the Hotel Métropole, Geneva:

    folios 113-114: letter, 21 July [? 1893], of [?] to “Dear Sir” [?John Murray IV];

    folios 115-116: letter, 22 July 1893, of Henry Latham to Hallam Murray;

    folios 117-118: letter, 31 July 1893, of J.J. Rossiter, Supervisor, Inland Revenue Department, Reading, to “Mr. Burkhard”, Hotel Métropole, Geneva.

    These letters had been sent to William Coolidge by John Murray IV/Hallam Murray. They were returned by Coolidge as an enclosure to his letter to John Murray IV/Hallam Murray, 25 January 1894 (111-112).

  • Other Finding Aids

    Neither J.J. Rossiter nor "Mr Burkhard" have been indexed.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    1272

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