Letters to John Murray, publishers, of George Grote and Harriet Grote. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.40490
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1845-1877. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 233 folios, including f.75a.

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    Letters, 1845-1870, of George Grote and Harriet Grote to John Murray III, with related letters and papers dating to 1877. The letters are arranged in chronological order. The letters of George Grote concern his 12 volume “A history of Greece”; the letters of Harriet Grote concern partly her husband’s work but also her own writings, including her “Memoir of the life of Ary Scheffer”. The letters are arranged in alphabetical order by name, then by date under each correspondent.

    Grote, George:

    1845-1846: folios 1-4;

    1848-1852: folios 5-20;

    1856-1862: folios 21-54; (1)

    1864-1865: folios 55-57;

    1867-1870: folios 58-71; (2)

    1877: folios 72-73; (3)

    uncertain date: folios 74-75a. (4)

    Grote, Harriet:

    1846-1849: folios 76-98;

    1850-1852: folios 99-124;

    1853-1855: folios 125-158; (5)

    1856-1859: folios 159-193;

    1860-1861: folios 194-233.

    1. Includes letter, 1 August 1860, of George Grote to Mr. Dorritt: folio 37; letter, 2 February ?1862, of George Grote to Messrs Taylor: folios 43-44.

    2. Includes letter, 21 March 1868, of Henry Lee-Warner to John Murray III: folios 64-65; letter, 9 December 1869, of John Thom to George Grote. The text of this letter includes a copy of a letter of John Thom to John Murray III: folios 68-69.

    3. Letter, 30 March 1877, of Arthur Grote to John Murray III: folios 72-73.

    4. Includes estimate, undated, for printing 1000 copies and then a 500 copy reprint of ‘A History of Greece’ by George Grote: folio 75a.

    5. Includes letter, 4 July 1854, of Harriet Grote to William Blackwood: folios 137-138.

  • Other Finding Aids

    Mr. Dorritt (printer?) not indexed.

    Messrs Taylor (printers?) not indexed.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    1490

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