Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Heinrich Schliemann. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.41068
Level of Description
File
Language
German

Dates

  • 1884-1890. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 189 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    EnglishGerman

  • Scope and Contents

    Letters, 1884-1890, of Heinrich Schliemann to John Murray III and John Murray IV, with related letters and papers. The letters concern mostly the publication of “Tiryns”, including details of the involvement of other publishers in Europe and America. Some of the letters reveal the controversy surrounding Schliemann’s work and his efforts to respond to criticisms, and also details of his continuing excavations. Several letters of Charles Reinwald to John Murray, publishers, are included. The letters are arranged chronologically:

    1884: folios 1-67a;(1)

    1885: folios 68-131;(2)

    1886: folios 132-171;(3)

    1887: folios 172-181;(4)

    1888: folios 182-183;

    1889: folios 184-185;

    1890: folios 186-189.

    1. Includes copy of letter, 1 July 1884, of Heinrich Schliemann to James Fergusson: folio 9;

    letter, 17 August 1884, of Heinrich Schliemann to James Fergusson: folios 20-21;

    letter, 17 September 1884, of Wilhelm Dörpfeld probably to John Murray III, with photograph: folios 34-35;

    letter, 1 October 1884, on behalf of Hachette and Company, publishers, to John Murray IV: folios 38-39;

    estimate, 15 October 1884, of William Griggs to John Murray IV: folio 43;

    letter, 30 November 1884, of Heinrich Schliemann to Hallam Murray: folios 56-57;

    letter, 13 December ?1884, of John Mahaffy probably to John Murray III: folios 66-67;

    photograph [for inclusion in “Tiryns”?]: folio 67a.

    2. Includes letter, 5 January ?1886, of John Mahaffy probably to John Murray III: folios 68-69;

    letter, 17 February 1885, of Heinrich Schliemann to James Fergusson, including translation of letter, 17 February 1885, of Wilhelm Dörpfeld to James Fergusson: folios 77-78;

    postcard, 18 February 1885, of Friedrich Brockhaus to John Murray IV: folio 79;

    note, 23 February ?1885, probably of John Murray III concerning Wilhelm Dörpfeld: folio 82;

    letter, 28 February 1885, of William Griggs to Hallam Murray: folio 84;

    letter, 4 March 1885, of William Griggs to John Murray IV: folio 86;

    postcard, 5 March 1885, of Friedrich Brockhaus to John Murray III: folio 87

    letters, 11 and 25 March 1885 of William Griggs to John Murray III: folios 89 and 94;

    letter, 25 August 1885, of Wilhelm Dörpfeld probably to John Murray III: folio 104;

    letter, 16 August 1885, of Friedrich Brockhaus to John Murray III: folios 105-106;

    postcard, 5 September 1885, of Friedrich Brockhaus to John Murray III: folio 112;

    letter, September 1885, of W. Baugs to John Murray IV: folios 123-124.

    3. Press-cutting, 15 February 1886, from “The Times”, article on “Tiryns”: folio 132;

    letter, 8 July 1886, of Wilhelm Dörpfeld, in response to “The Times” article: folios 152-153;

    press-cutting, 6 July 1886, from “Allgemeine Zeitung”: folios 154-155;

    translation of letter, 8 July 1886, of Wilhelm Dörpfeld by Heinrich Schliemann: folios 156-157;

    translation of letter, 8 July 1886, of Wilhelm Dörpfeld by Heinrich Schliemann and with his amendments: folios 158-159.

    4. Letter, 5 [month uncertain] 1887, of Karl Blind to unidentified recipient: folios 180-181.

  • Other Finding Aids

    Agent for Hachette and Company not identified: folios 38-39

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