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Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Charles Longman., 1880-1929.

Identifier: MS.40710

Scope and Contents

Letters of Charles Longman to John Murray IV, with a few letters to John Murray III and with related letters and papers.The letters concern the business relations between Longman and the Murrays and their associates. The letters are arranged chronologically:

1880-1885: folios 1-15;

1886-1889: folios 16-45*;

1890-1895: folios 46-63;

1896-1899: folios 64-88**;

1900-1904: folios 89-98;

1906-1909: folios 99-112***;

1910-1913: folios 113-127;

1916-1917: folios 128-135;

1921-1929: folios 136-140.

* Includes invitation, 1886, of George Larner, Assistant-Secretary of the Booksellers’ Provident Institution, to John Murray IV: folios 20-21; and the Suggested Rules for the Booksellers’ Provident Institution, ?1886: folios 22-31.

** Includes correspondence, 1889, concerning underselling:

letters of John Murray IV to Charles Longman: folios 35-36, folios 43-44;

letter of Frederick Macmillan to John Murray IV: folios 37-38;

letter of Charles Longman to John Murray IV: folios 39-40;

letters of Joseph Lupton to John Murray IV: folios 41-42, folio 45.

*** Includes letter, 1907, of Charles Longman to John Murray IV. The text of this letter includes copy of a letter, ?1907, of Arthur Conan Doyle to Charles Longman, and part of a letter, ?1907, of Henry Rider Haggard to Charles Longman.


  • Creation: 1880-1929.


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0.00 Linear metres (i + 140 folios.)