Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Henry Wintle, with related papers. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.41296
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1884-1889, 1943. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 105 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters are to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Hallam Murray. They concern mostly the publication of “The Eton Latin grammar. Part I. Elementary” (1885) and “ Elementary Latin exercises, adapted to the Eton Latin grammar” (1885).

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1884: folios 1-3;

    1885: folios 4-73 [Notes 1-4];

    1886-1887, 1889: folios 74-88.

    Related papers.

    (1) Papers concerning legal and financial arrangements relating to the publication of “The Eton Latin Grammar” and “The Eton Latin exercise book”. Folios 89-102.

    The papers are arranged chronologically.

    Letter, 13 August [1885], of John Murray III to John Murray IV concerning two draft publication agreements drawn up by John Murray IV concerning “The Eton Latin Grammar” and “The Eton Latin exercise book” (folios 89-90).

    Letter, 25 August 1885, of J.W. Crowdy, of Crowdy, Son and Tarry, solicitors, to John Murray IV (folios 91-92).

    Letter, 28 August 1885, of J.W. Crowdy, of Crowdy, Son and Tarry, solicitors, to John Murray IV (folios 93-94), enclosing:

    (i) marked draft agreement, [?August] 1885, between the Headmaster of Eton College and John Murray, publishers (folios 95-96);

    (ii) draft assignment, [?August] 1885, between Arthur Ainger and Henry Wintle and the Headmaster of Eton College (folio 97).

    Letter, 2 September [1885], of John Murray III to John Murray IV concerning John Murray IV’s estimates for the publication costs and the size of print run for “The Eton Latin Grammar” and “The Eton Latin exercise book” (folios 98-100).

    Letter, 16 November 1885, of J.W. Crowdy, of Crowdy, Son and Tarry, solicitors, to John Murray IV enclosing a letter, 14 November 1885, of Weston and Sons, solicitors, to Crowdy, Son and Tarry, solicitors, concerning the “Eton Grammar” (folios 101-102).

    (2) Two marked proof advertisements, [1885], for “The Eton Latin grammar. Part I. – Elementary” and “A first Latin exercise book”. Folios 103-104.

    (3) Receipt, 23 July 1943, for £20 paid by John Murray, publishers, concerning the royalties and profits on the “Eton Latin gradus”, to the beneficiaries under the intestacy of Henry Wintle, the joint author of the publication. Folio 105.

    Notes.

    [Note 1.] Folio 4. Letter, 10 February 1885, of William Knight Clowes to John Murray IV.

    [Note 2.] Folios 46-47. Letter, 10 August [1885], of Henry Wintle to ?William Knight Clowes.

    [Note 3.] Folios 48-50 and 53. Four memoranda, 11-15 August 1885, of William Clowes and Sons, Ltd. to John Murray IV.

    [Note 4.] Folios 56-57. Letter, 21 August 1885, of Arthur Ainger to John Murray IV.

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