Letters, undated and of uncertain date, of William Blackwood (1776-1834) to John Murray II, with related letters and papers. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.40119
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • ? 1816-? 1835. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 36 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters and papers concern the business relations between Blackwood and Murray and their associates.

    The letters are arranged by suggested date.

    1816.

    Folio 1: note by ?William Blackwood on a fragment of a letter postmarked ”29 June 1816”. The note is a list of various publications.

    Folio 2: letter, [? September ? 1816], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    Folio 3: letter, [? 1816], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    Folio 4: letter, [? 1816], of John Murray II to William Blackwood.

    Folios 5- 8: account sheets, [? 1816], of William Blackwood in relation to his business with John Murray II.

    Folios 9- 14: draft legal document, [? 1816], concerning William Blackwood and John Murray II on the one part, and James Ballantyne

    on the other, and the difficulties over the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s “Tales of my landlord”.

    Folio 15: letter, [? 1816-? 1817], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    1817.

    Folio 16: letter, [? January ? 1817], of William Blackwood to ? John Murray II.

    Folios 17-18: letter, [? 15 ? February ? 1817], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    Folio 19: letter, [? 4 ? March ? 1817], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    Folio 20: letter, [? April ? 1817], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    Folio 21: letter, [? June ? 1817], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    1818.

    Folio 22: letter, [? 1818], of William Blackwood to John Murray II concerning “Beppo” by Lord Byron.

    Folios 23-24: letter, [? 1818], of William Blackwood to John Murray II concerning the sales of “Beppo” by Lord Byron, and mentioning the

    fourth canto of ? Childe Harold.

    Folio 25: letter, [? 1818], of William Blackwood to John Murray II concerning the “fourth canto” of ? Childe Harold, by Lord Byron.

    1819.

    Folio 26: letter, 7 May [? 1819], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    Folios 27-28: letter, [? 1819], of William Blackwood to John Murray II.

    Folios 29-30: accounts, [? 1819], listing expenses in connection with the printing of the “Life of Andrew Melville”, by Thomas McCrie,

    and “Jacobite relics”, by James Hogg.

    ? 1835, or after.

    Folios 31-32: manuscript copy, ? 1835 (watermark), of a letter, [? 1816], of John Murray II to William Blackwood.

    Unknown dates.

    Folio 33: letter of James Ballantyne to ? William Blackwood concerning the health of Sir Walter Scott.

    Folios 34-35: letter of unknown authorship to William Blackwood asking him to determine the whereabouts of “Lowry the engraver”, and

    to call in “at J. Murray’s”.

    Folio 36: letter of unknown authorship concerning William Blackwood.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    1119

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