Papers concerning the copyright in works written in part or in whole or edited by William Smith (1813-1893) and published by John Murray, publishers. Edit


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  • 1876-? 1878, 1943. (Creation)


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    i + 34 folios.

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    “Dr Smith’s List of Copyrights” as of the 2 August 1876. The copyrights are recorded in an exercise book annotated by William Smith (folio 1 recto): “My copy Wm. Smith, LL.D. August 3 1876”. Folios 1-28.

    Note, [WM 1878], of the titles of several works with which William Smith was associated. The note was loosely inserted into Smith’s list of copyrights. Folios 29-30.

    Formal documents, December 1943, relating to the transfer of the rights and the entitlements in the works of the late William Smith from the signatories to the documents to John Murray, publishers. Folios 31-34:

    Declaration, 15 December 1943, made by Harold Clifford Smith and witnessed by Norman Kent. Folio 31. The declaration was made in relation to two documents:

    (i) deed, 12 December 1943, transferring rights from the signatories to John Murray, publishers (folio 32);

    (ii) receipt, 12 December 1943, in respect of royalties paid by John Murray, publishers, to the signatories (folio 33).

    Another declaration, 16 December 1943, made by Harold Clifford Smith concerning the deed and receipt (folios 32-33). Folio 34.