Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Thomas F. Dibdin and Thomas J. Dibdin. Edit


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  • 1821-1842. (Creation)


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    Dibdin, Thomas Frognall.

    Letters, 1827-1842, of Thomas Frognall Dibdin to John Murray II and John Murray III with related letters and papers. The letters concern various publications of Dibdin including an abridged edition of his “Bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour” and “Reminiscences of a literary life”. There are also proposals for future publications and much discussion of financial and literary matters. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

    1827-1829: folios 1-22; (1)

    1830-1832: folios 23-45;

    1833-1835: folios 46-69;

    1837: folios 70-75;

    1840: folios 76-77;

    ?1840: folio 78;

    1842: folios 79-80;

    uncertain date: folio 81;

    photocopy, ?2000, of letters, June 1825, of Thomas Dibdin to Philip Bliss, and including an extract from Dibdin’s “Bibliophobia” (1832), from “Two poems: with a synopsis of the symptoms of the bibliomania and a key to Dibdin’s ‘romantic names’”, ed. Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, 2001: folios 82-84.

    1. Includes letter, 16 October 1828, of Veres Ward to Thomas Dibdin: folios 18-19; also copy of letter, 5 January 1829, of John Murray III on behalf of John Murray II to Thomas Dibdin: folio 22.

    Dibdin, Thomas John.

    Letters, 1821 and 1830, of Thomas John Dibdin to John Murray II. Folios 102-109.

    1821: folios 85-88;

    1830: folios 89-90;

    Handwritten excerpt, undated, from ‘The Reminiscences of Thomas Dibdin’, first published in 1827: folios 91-92.

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