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Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Peter Cunningham., 1840-1862.

Identifier: MS.40302

Scope and Contents

Letters, 1840-1862, of Peter Cunningham to John Murray III, with a few to John Murray II and Robert Cooke, with related letters and papers. They mostly concern works of Cunningham published by Murray, including his “Handbook of London”, his work on the Eastern counties section of the England handbook, and his assistance with “The works of Alexander Pope”. He also reviewed manuscripts, letters and papers for Murray. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

1840-1844: folios 1- 29;

1845-1849: folios 30-76; (1)

?1840s: folios 77-78;

1850-1851: folios 79-114;

1852-1853: folios 115-152;

1854-1855: folios 153-186;

1856-1858: folios 187-216;

1860: folios 217-220;

1862: folio 221;

uncertain dates: 222-224.

1. Includes letter, 23 October 1849, of William Thoms to Peter Cunningham: folios 73-74.


  • Creation: 1840-1862.


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0.00 Linear metres (i + 224 folios.)

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Repository Details

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