The letters are to John Murray IV and mostly concern Prothero’s editorship of the “Quarterly Review”. They are arranged chronologically.
1905-1911: folios 1-209.
[Note 1] Folios 38-39. Letter, 6 February 1907, of Francis Darwin to George Prothero in answer to a letter of Prothero suggesting that Darwin might like to consider producing annotated editions of the works of his father, Charles Darwin. The letter was sent as an enclosure to Prothero’s letter to John Murray IV of 8 February 1907 (folios 36-37).
[Note 2] Folios 83-84. Letter, 29 July 1908, of George Prothero to John Murray IV, accompanied by two enclosures: (i) folios 85-86: letter, 27 July 1908, of Ernest Iwan-Müller to John Murray IV; (ii) folio 87: wet-press copy of a letter, 28 July 1908, of John Murray IV to Ernest Iwan-Müller, in reply to Iwan-Müller’s letter of 27 July 1908 (folios 85-86).
[Note 3] Folio 102. Postcard, 12 August 1908, of Emile Bourgeois to George Prothero. The card was sent as an enclosure to Prothero’s letter to John Murray IV of 15 August 1908 (folios 100-101).
[Note 4] Folios 168-169. Wet-press copy of a letter, 17 April 1910, of John Murray IV to George Prothero.
[Note 5] Folios 172-173. Wet-press copy of a letter, 10 May 1910, of John Murray IV to George Prothero.
[Note 6] Folio 203. Newspaper cutting from “The Scotsman” of the 7 September 1911: “The Steel Company of Scotland (Limited)”. The head of the folio recto has an annotation by John Murray IV.