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Fragments of letters, mostly undated, to John Murray, publishers, of Henry Pullen; with miscellaneous letters and papers concerning Pullen and the editorship of “Murray’s Handbooks for Travellers”., ? 1883-? 1903.

Identifier: MS.40988

Scope and Contents

Letters of, to and concerning Henry Pullen. Folios 1-20.

Incomplete letters, and dissociated parts of letters, mostly postscripts, of Henry Pullen to John Murray, publishers: folios 1-13.

Contemporary copies of two letters, 1896 and 1897, of Hallam Murray to Henry Pullen: folios 14-17.

Memorandum, 6 April 1891, of William Clowes and Sons, Limited, to John Murray IV, concerning the printing of Murray’s “Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy”. The memorandum includes an attachment consisting of notes on Italy by Henry Pullen: folios 18-20.

Papers of Henry Pullen concerning the preparation of titles for the “Murray’s Handbooks for Travellers” series. Folios 21-37.

“A humble suggestion by the humblest of grateful travellers.” A proposal to change the format of the handbooks: folios 21-22.

“Concluding paragraphs of Preface”, to an unspecified handbook:folios 23-24.

Notes and press cuttings concerning the “The handbook for Travellers to France”. Also included are two proof pages and type specimens: folios 25-33.

Manuscript note and a marked proof slip concerning the “The handbook for Travellers to ?Italy”: folios 34-35.

Manuscript notes concerning the “The handbook for Travellers to ?Spain”: folios 36-37.

Miscellaneous notes by and concerning Henry Pullen. Folios 38-40.


  • Creation: ? 1883-? 1903.


Language of Materials



0.00 Linear metres (i + 40 folios.)

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