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.
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.
Letter, 24 April 1908, to John Murray IV: folio 243.
Letter, 24 ?August 1907, to John Murray IV and Hallam Murray: folios 244-245.
Letter, 26 December, 1876, to John Murray III: folios 246-247.
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.
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.