Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Theophilus Hall. Edit


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  • 1890-1894. (Creation)


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    i + 172 folios.

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    The letters are to John Murray III, John Murray IV, Hallam Murray, Robert Cooke and William Smith. They concern the publication of educational books written by Theophilus Hall, either alone or in association with others, including William Smith. Among the works discussed are a proposal to publish a geography book for children, “Little Arthur’s geography”, the publication of “A first introduction to the Greek Testament” (1893) and the revision of “Principia Latina, Part I”.

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1890: folios 1-29 [Notes 1-3];

    1891: folios 30-45;

    1892: folios 46-70;

    1893: folios 71-138;

    1894: folios 139-172 [Notes 4-6].


    [Note 1.] Folios 1-2. Outline of a proposal, 15 January 1890, by John Murray IV to publish a children`s book “Little Arthur’s geography”.

    [Note 2.] Folio 11. Observations, 19 March 1890, of John Murray IV on some specimen chapters for “Little Arthur’s geography” by Hall. The observations are recorded as a draft reply to Hall’s letter to John Murray IV, 18 March 1890 (folios 10-11).

    [Note 3.] Folios 12-13. Observations, 18 March [1890] of John Murray III on the desired content of “Little Arthur’s geography”.

    [Note 4.] Folios 149-150. Letter, 9 March 1894, of T.C. Lowe, Hamstead Hill School, Birmingham, to John Murray IV concerning the editing of “Principia Latina”.

    [Note 5.] Folios 157-158. Letter, 15 March 1894, of Heaton von Stürmer to Theophilus Hall. The letter was sent as an enclosure to Hall’s letter to John Murray IV, 17 March 1894 (folios 155-156).

    [Note 6.] Folio 167. Letter, 19 September 1894, of William Clowes and Sons Ltd., to Hallam Murray concerning Theophilus Hall and the revision of “Principia Latina, Part I and Key”.

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