Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Thomas N. Longman (1849-1930), William Longman, and Longman and Co., publishers. Edit


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  • 1807-1927. (Creation)


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    ii + 256 folios.

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    Letters of Thomas N. Longman (1849-1930) to John Murray IV, John Murray V and Hallam Murray; with letters of William Longman to John Murray III and Robert Cooke. Also included are letters of Longman and Co., publishers, to John Murray, publishers; with related business and family letters. The letters concern the business relations between the Longmans and the Murrays and their associates, with a few personal letters and with related business papers. Some of the letters include responses.

    The letters are arranged in 3 sections:

    - letters of Thomas N. Longman (1849-1930) and letters of William Longman (each by date);

    - letters of Longman and Co., by date;

    - letters of Longman family members and business associates, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then by date.

    Thomas N. Longman (1849-1930):

    1879-1888: folios 1-31;

    1890-1898: folios 32-68*;

    1900-1908: folios 69-86;

    1910-1919: folios 87-95;

    1920-1927: folios 96-101.

    * Includes copy of a letter, ?1898, of Mary Layard to Max Muller: folio 63.

    William Longman:

    1838-1839: folios 102-113;

    1840-1849: folios 114-155**;

    1850-1858: folios 156-190***;

    1860-1869: folios 191-200;

    1870-1876: folios 201-211.

    ** Includes letter, 1849, of Edward Sabine to John Murray III: folios 139-142.

    extract of a letter, 1849, of Friedrich Humboldt to Henry Bohn, with extract of a letter, ?1849, of Friedrich Humboldt to Edward Sabine: folio 143.

    copy of a letter, 1849, of William Longman to Johann Cotta: folios 146-147.

    *** Includes copy of a letter, 1850, of Longman, Brown and Co., to Johann Cotta: folio 163.

    Longman and Co.

    Letters, 1807-1918, to John Murray, publishers, with related papers. Some of the letters are signed by employees on behalf of the firm: folios 212-242.

    William Green

    Letter, 24 April 1908, to John Murray IV: folio 243.

    Florence Longman

    Letter, 24 ?August 1907, to John Murray IV and Hallam Murray: folios 244-245.

    Georgiana Longman

    Letter, 26 December, 1876, to John Murray III: folios 246-247.

    Hubert Longman

    Copy of a letter, 16 April 1910, probably of John Murray IV, to Hubert Longman: folio 248.

    Letter, 19 April 1910, of Hubert Longman to John Murray IV: folios 249-250.

    Robert Guy Longman

    Letter, 29 May 1908, of Robert Longman to John Murray IV: folios 251-252.

    Letter, 4 November 1920, of Robert Longman to John Murray IV: folio 253.

    Wet-press copy of a letter, 5 November, ?1920, of John Murray IV to Hubert Longman: folios 254-255.

    William Scoones

    Letter, 3 January 1885, of William Scoones on behalf of the Incorporated Society of Authors, with copy of a reply, 22 January 1885 [correspondent unidentified]: folio 256.

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