Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames Cecil, E. to Cecil, R. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1860-1926. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 272 folios.

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  • Scope and Contents

    This manuscript includes letters, 1902-1922, of Edgar Cecil, Viscount Cecil of Cherwood, known as Lord Robert Cecil, to John Murray IV.

    Also includes letters, 1860-1903, of Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury to John Murray III and John Murray IV.

    Both sets of letters refer to works for publication with some consideration of politics.

    Included with the letters of Robert Cecil is the correspondence between John Murray IV and Curtis Brown concerning rights to Cecil’s biography.

    The letters, 1920-1922, of Gwendolen Cecil to John Murray IV, concern her work “Life of Robert, Marquis of Salisbury”. Some of the letters include replies.

    All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.

    Cecil, Edgar, 1902-1922: folios 1-53;

    Cecil, Eleanor, 1901-1916: folios 54-104;

    Cecil, Eustace, 1896-1919: folios 105-131; (1)

    Cecil, Evelyn, 1894-1926: folios 132-181;

    Cecil, Georgina, 1861-1898: folios 182-194;

    Cecil, Gwendolen, 1920-1922: folios 195-211;

    Cecil, James, 1900-1908: folios 212-215;

    Cecil, Robert, 1860-1903 (with letters and copies of letters, 1920, concerning his biography): folios 216-272. (2)

    1. Includes letter, 21 January 1896, of M. Hugh Stanbrough probably to John Murray IV: folio 107;

    letter, 4 April 1898, of Percy Feilding to Eustace Cecil: folios 115-116.

    2. Includes letter, 26 January 1860, of Robert Cecil to Whitwell Elwin: folios 216-217;

    letters, 12 April and 22 September 1872 and 15 April 1893, of Robert Cecil to William Smith: folios 229, 230-231 and 240-241;

    letter and note, 1 and 7 July 1920, of Curtis Brown to William Farquharson: folios 257-259 and 260;

    correspondence, July-October 1920, of John Murray IV and A. Curtis Brown: folios 261-272.

  • Other Finding Aids

    R.J. Gunton not traced and not indexed: letter of his on behalf of James Cecil to John Murray IV, January 1908, folios 214-215.

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