Letters to John Murray, publishers, of A.P. Watt Literary Agency, later A.P. Watt and Son, literary agents. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.41248
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1889-1914. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 102 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters are of Alexander Pollock Watt, the founder of the agency, and of his son, Alexander Strahan Watt, to John Murray IV and to Hallam Murray. Originally “A.P. Watt Literary Agency”, the business became “A.P. Watt and Son” in 1892.

    The letters are arranged by writer, and by date under the writer.

    Watt, Alexander Pollock.

    1889-1890, 1892, 1894, 1896-1898: folios 1-14;

    1900-1905, 1907: folios 15-60.

    Watt, Alexander Strahan.

    1894, 1898-1899: folios 61-65;

    1900-1904, 1907, 1914: folios 66-100 [Note].

    Miscellaneous.

    Telegram, 30 August 1901: “To Guidebook London. Letter to Watt posted to you today Murray”. Folio 101.

    Undated estimate of the possible profits on an unspecified publication: “In response to Mr. Watt’s request to know the profits on 5000 ...”. Folio 102.

    [Note.]

    Letters of Alexander Strahan Watt to L.H. Bliss: folios 68 (6 April 1900); 70-71 (4 May 1900); 73 (16 May 1900), and

    79 (18 September 1900).

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