The letters are to John Murray IV and Hallam Murray. They mostly concern the publication of “China: her history, diplomacy and commerce” (1901) and “John Chinaman” (1901).
The letters are arranged chronologically.
1902-1903, 1905, 1907-1908, 1911-1912, 1915, 1925: folios 1-53 [Notes].
Undated and partially dated letters: folios 54-61.
Papers relating to the publication of “China” (1901):
(i) incomplete manuscript of the preface of “China”, folio 62;
(ii) list of the proposed page head titles for “China”, folio 63;
(iii) annotated fragment of proof of page 145 of “China”, folio 64;
(iv) note, folio 65, by Parker including a paragraph to be added as the last paragraph on page 160 of “China”. The additional text has been cut from the note and attached to a fragment of a proof of page 160, folio 66, to show method of inclusion.
Draft of a proposal for a publication “Commerce and China or Commercial China or Commercial enterprise in the Chinese Empire”. Folio 67.
Cuttings and off-prints of works by Parker:
(i) marked ?proof of the title page of “Comparative Chinese family law” (Hong Kong, 1879), by Parker, folio 68;
(ii) off-prints of three reviews by Parker for the “China Review” of publications concerning China, folios 69-73;
(iii) fragment of an ?advertisement in Chinese for a work by Parker, folio 74.
Folio 12. Postcard, 27 February 1902, of Albrecht Wirth to Parker. The postcard was forwarded as an enclosure to Parker’s letter to John Murray IV, 13 March  (folios 9-10).
Folio 15. Postcard, 7 April 1902, of Albrecht Wirth to Parker. The postcard was forwarded as an enclosure to Parker’s letter to John Murray IV, 8 April 1902 (folio 14).
Folios 29-30. Letter, 24 October 1905, of Thomas Brown, ?London agent for Kelly and Walsh, publishers, to Edward H. Parker. Parker forwarded the letter to John Murray IV on the 26 October 1905; his forwarding note on unused folio (29 recto) of Brown’s letter.