Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Hertz to Hervey, F. Edit


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  • 1816-1925. (Creation)


  • 125 Leaves (Whole)

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    This manuscript includes letters, 1847-1884, of Arthur Hervey to John Murray III. The letters concern arrangements for the publication of his father Frederick Hervey’s memoirs, as well as works of his own, including “A letter to the Rev. Christopher Wordsworth” and “Increase of the episcopate, a letter to the Bishop of Ely”. There is mention of “The genealogies of our Lord…” published by Macmillan. Also included are letters, 1882-1925, of Francis Hervey mostly to John Murray IV. The letters concern the publication of “Suffolk in the XVIIth century” by Robert Reyce with notes by Hervey, and his involvement in “The lone shieling, or Boatsong of highland exiles”. All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name. Additional letters have been added to the end of the sequence.

    Hertz, Henrietta, 1891-1893: folios 1-7

    Herveé, Charles, 1883-1894 and uncertain date: folios 8-13, an additional letter can be located at folio 121 of this folder; (1)

    Hervey, Albert, 1845: folios 14-19;

    Hervey, Anne, 1892: folios 20-23;

    Hervey, Arthur, 1847-1884: folios 24-63, an additional letter can be located at folios 123-124 of this folder;

    Hervey, Charles, 1891: folios 64-69;

    Hervey, Francis, 1882-1925: folios 70-120; (2)

    Herve, Charles, 1871: folio 121, further correspondence can be located at folios 8-13 of this folder;

    Herve, Peter, 1816: folio 122;

    Hervey, Arthur, 1856: folios 123-124, further correspondence can be located at folios 24-63 of this folder.

    1. Includes letter, 17 May 1894, of George Bentley to Charles Hervé: folio 10.

    2. Includes letter, 17 September 1902, of Edwin Barrett to Francis Hervey: folios 98-99.

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    John Hennell, writing on behalf of Francis Hervey, 16 Nov. 1896, not traced and not indexed: folios 74-75.

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