Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Oliver and Boyd, publishers and printers. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.40890
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1814-1907. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 58 folios.

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters [Note 1] are to John Murray II, John Murray III and John Murray IV. They concern general business matters and interests, including requests for books, shipping lists, sales, change of ownership, etc.

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1814, 1819-1822, 1826-1827: folios 1-38;

    1830-1831, 1833: folios 39-44 [Notes 2-3];

    1846, 1854, 1887, 1892-1893, 1896, 1900, 1907: folios 45-58.

    Notes.

    [Note 1.] Most of the letters are signed “Oliver and Boyd”. Of those that are signed specifically:

    folios 20-25 are signed by George Boyd; folios 32-37, 41-44 are signed by George Thornton.

    [Note 2.] Folios 39-40. Letter, 2 April 1830, of Oliver and Boyd to John Murray II. Annexed to the letter is a copy of a letter, 1 April 1830, of Charles Macintosh to Oliver and Boyd concerning the “Quarterly Review”.

    [Note 3.] Folios 43-44. Letter, 5 January 1833, of George Thornton to “Mr [Edward] Dundas”.

  • Related Materials

    Acc.5000 (incorporating Acc.7873 and Dep.312): the Oliver and Boyd archive. Included in the archive, passim, are letters of John Murray, publishers, to Oliver and Boyd, publishers and printers.

    Inventory: http://www.nls.uk/catalogues/online/cnmi/inventories/acc5000.pdf

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    1890

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