Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Francis Warre Cornish and of his wife, Blanche. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.40278
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1886-1916. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 235 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    (i) Letters of Francis Warre Cornish to John Murray IV and Hallam Murray.

    The letters mostly concern the preparation and publication of various works written, compiled or edited by Cornish, including:

    “The Eton Horace. Notes to the odes, book 1” (1887);

    “The Eton Horace. Notes to the odes, Carmen saeculare, and Epodes” (1888);

    “A concise dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities based on Sir William Smith’s larger dictionary, and incorporating the results of modern research” (1898);

    “The public school speaker” (1900);

    The “Quarterly Review”, to which Francis Warre Cornish was a contributor, is also mentioned.

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1886-1889: folios 1-23;

    1890, 1893-1894: folios 24-36 [Note 1];

    1895: folios 37-68;

    1896-1897: folios 69-90 [Note 2];

    1898: folios 91-121;

    1899: folios 122-144 [Note 3];

    1900-1901: folios 145-172 [Note 4];

    1902-1903: folios 173-192;

    1907, 1909-1913, 1916: folios 193-218 [Note 5].

    Undated: 219-221.

    (ii) Letters of Blanche Warre Cornish to John Murray IV.

    The letters for 1907 concern Blanche Warre Cornish’s wish to publish her novel “Belle of the forge”. The novel seems to have remained unpublished.

    The letters for 1916 concern the death of Francis and Blanche’s son, Gerald, killed in action in France in September 1916, and the hope that John Murray IV might consider publishing posthumously a work by Gerald, “Beneath the surface”. The work was published, but by Grant Richards Limited, London, in [1918].

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1907: folios 222-227;

    1916: folios 228-234 [Note 6-7].

    (iii) Other.

    Notes in the hand of John Murray IV. Folio 235.

    Notes.

    [Note 1.] Folio 35. Memorandum, 7 November 1894, of Spottiswoode and Company, printers, to John Murray IV concerning “A concise dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities”.

    [Note 2.] Folio 75. Letter, 1 September 1896, of Francis Warre Cornish to ?Rowland Prothero.

    [Note 3.] Folio 144. Memorandum, 25 November 1899, of Gilbert and Rivington, printers, to ?John Murray IV concerning “The public school speaker”.

    [Note 4.] Folio 151. Postcard, 20 January 1900, of E.E. Ba?nes, Harrow, to Francis Warre Cornish. The postcard was forwarded as an enclosure to Warre Cornish’s letter to John Murray IV, 22 January 1900 (folios 149-150).

    [Note 5.] Folios 216-217. Wet-press copy of a letter, 21 July 1916, of John Murray IV to Francis Warre Cornish.

    [Note 6.] Folios 230-231. Wet-press copy of a letter, 20 October 1916, of John Murray IV to Blanche Warre Cornish.

    [Note 7.] Folio 234. Letter, 25 October 1916, of ?L. Warre Cornish to John Murray IV.

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