Letters to John Murray, publishers, of George Smith. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.41109
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1878-1894. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 141 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters appear to be to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Robert Cooke. They concern the preparation and publication of various works by George Smith, including:

    “The life of John Wilson, D.D., F.R.S.” (1878, 1879);

    “The geography of British India, political and physical” (1882);

    “The life of William Carey, D.D.” (1885 and subsequent editions);

    “Stephen Hislop pioneer missionary and naturalist in Central India from 1844-1863” (1888, 1889);

    “A modern apostle. Alexander N. Somerville, D.D. 1813-1889” (1890);

    “Bishop Heber, poet and chief missionary to the East, second Lord Bishop of Calcutta, 1783-1826” (1895).

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1878-1879: folios 1-20;

    1880-1884: folios 21-70 [Note 1];

    1885-1889: folios 71-96;

    1890-1894: folios 97-141 [Notes 2-3].

    Notes.

    [Note 1.] Folios 31-32. Printed “letter post”, 25 May 1880, of Charles Bernard to George Smith. The letter was forwarded as an enclosure to George Smith’s letter to John Murray, publishers, 5 July 1880 (folios 29-30).

    [Note 2.] Folio 103. Photographic portrait, ?1880-?1889, of Alexander Somerville. The portrait was sent as an enclosure to George Smith’s letter to John Murray ?III, 24 June 1890 (folios 101-102). The portrait was used as the frontispiece to “A modern apostle. Alexander N. Somerville, D.D. 1813-1889”

    [Note 3.] Folio 120. Letter, 20 June 1893, of Lemuel Bangs, of Charles Scribner’s Sons, to ?John Murray IV.

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