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Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Octavian Blewitt., 1838-1884.

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Identifier: MS.40123

Scope and Contents

Letters, 1838-1884 and uncertain dates, of Octavian Blewitt to John Murray III, with some to Robert Cooke and related letters. They concern works of his published by Murray, “Handbook for travellers in Central Italy” and “Handbook for travellers in Southern Italy”. The letters also concern his role as secretary of the Royal Literary Fund. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

1838-1839: folios 1-10;

1840-1841: folios 11-33;(1)

1842-1843: folios 34-60; (2)

1844-1845: folios 61-73; (3)

1846-1847: folios 74-83;

1848-1849: folios 84-91;

1850-1851: folios 92-114;

1852-1853: folios 115-129; (4)

1856-1857: folios 130-137;

1860: folios 138-139;

1864: folios 140-141;

1870: folios 142-144;

1884: folios 144a-b;

uncertain dates: folios 145-150. (5)

1. Includes notice, 13 June 1840, of the Literary Fund Society Sub-Committee to John Murray III: folios 23-24.

2. Includes copy of letter, 31 January 1843, of Octavian Blewitt to William Brockedon, with reply, 1 February 1843: folios 47-50.

3. Includes note, 16 August [1844], of John Auldjo to Octavian Blewitt: folio 67.

4. Includes letter, 4 August 1852, of Octavian Blewitt to Joseph Pentland: folio 118.

5. Includes copy of letter, uncertain date, of John Murray III to Octavian Blewitt: folios 147-150.

Dates

  • Creation: 1838-1884.

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Extent

0.00 Linear metres (i + 150 folios.)

Other Finding Aids

"Mr. Heath", recipient of note, 17 August 1842, of Octavian Blewitt, has not been indexed: folios 41-42.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

1123

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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