Letters to John Murray, publishers, of David Brewster. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.40146
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1813-1868. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 Linear metres (Whole)
    i + 126 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    Letters, 1813-1864, of David Brewster to John Murray II and John Murray III, with a few letters to Robert Cooke, with related letters and papers dating to 1868. They concern several of Brewster’s publications, including “The life of Sir Isaac Newton”, “Letters on natural magic”, his work on “The Edinburgh encyclopaedia”, and his proposals for journals of philosophy and science. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

    1813-1814: folios 1-18;

    1816: folios 19-24; (1)

    1818: folios 25-30;

    1821-1822: folios 31-38;

    1829: folios 39-40;

    1831-1832: folios 41-62; (2)

    1834: folios 63-68;

    1837-1842: folios 69-87; (3)

    1845-1847: folios 88-99; (4)

    1850: folios 100-101;

    1853-1856: folios 102-115;

    1859: folios 116-123;

    1864: folio 124;

    1868: folios 125-126. (5)

    1. Includes letter, ?1816, of David Brewster to William Blackwood: folios 21-22.

    2. Includes letters, 19 January and 16 November 1831, of David Brewster to John Lockhart: folios 45-46 and 56-57.

    3. Includes unfinished letter, 19 November 1838, of John Murray II to David Brewster: folios 75-76.

    4. Includes letter, 9 February 1846, of Robert Blackwood to John Murray III: folios 89-90;

    letter, 6 April 1846, of G. Richardson to John Murray III: folios 93-94.

    5. Letters, 20 and 29 August 1868, of Curle and Erskine to John Murray III: folios 125-126.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    1146

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