The letters are arranged chronologically under each correspondent.
Frere, B. (Bartholomew).
Letter, 28 December 1833, of Bartholomew Frere to John Murray II. Folios 1-2.
Frere, Bartle Compton Arthur.
Letters, 1884-1925, to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Hallam Murray. The letters concern gifts given and received, enquiries after health, and personal news. Folios 3-21.
Frere, B. (Benjamin).
Letters, 1825, of Benjamin Frere to John Murray II. Folios 22-29.
Letters, 1857-1895, of Catherine Frere to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Hallam Murray. They concern various matters, mostly in relation to Lady Frere’s husband, Sir (Henry) Bartle. The subjects include: the publication of several editions of Sir Bartle’s essay, “Indian missions” (1873 and 1874); the preparation and publication of John Martineau’s biography of Sir Bartle: “The life and correspondence of Sir Bartle Frere, Bart., G.C.B., F.R.S.” (1895); and family news of “Bartie”, the Frere’s son, and of their daughters.
1857: folios 30-33;
1871-1874, 1878: folios 34-65;
1884, 1889: folios 66-71;
1890, 1892-1895: folios 72-103 [Note].
Note: Catherine Frere.
Folio 93. Copy, in the hand of Catherine Frere, of letter, 11 January 1894, of John Martineau to Catherine Frere. The copy was forwarded as an enclosure to Catherine Frere’s letter to John Murray IV, 12 January 1894 (folio 92).
Frere, Catherine Frances.
Letters, 1876-1919, of Catherine Frances Frere to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Hallam Murray. They concern various matters, including: personal relations; the preparation and publication of John Martineau’s biography of Sir Bartle Frere, “The life and correspondence of Sir Bartle Frere, Bart., G.C.B., F.R.S.” (1895); and, mention of the preliminary discussions over a possible French translation of Mary Frere’s “Old Deccan days, or, Hindoo fairy legends current in Southern India”.
1876, 1881, 1886, 1888: folios 104-114;
1890, 1893-1895, 1897: folios 115-169 [Note 1];
1900-1902, 1915-1919: folios 170-193 [Notes 2-4].
Notes: Catherine Frances Frere.
[Note 1.] Folios 153-154, 157-158 and 159-161. Letters, 1894-1895, including drawings of the Frere coat of arms for John Martineau’s life of Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere.
[Note 2.] Folios 185-186. Letter, 20 April 1915, of Catherine F. Frere, on behalf of the National Council of Toy Industries, to John Murray IV, with information leaflet on the National Council of Toy Industries.
[Note 3.] Folio 190. Letter, 12 July 1916, of [?], War Office, Whitehall, to “Katie”, “Miss Frere”.
[Note 4.] Folio 191. Letter, [1914-1918], of Catherine F. Frere, on behalf of Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild, to John Murray IV.