Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Philip Stanhope (1805-1875). Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.41145
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1850-1854. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 191 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    Letters, 1850-1854, and uncertain dates, of Philip Stanhope to John Murray III, with related papers. They concern works of his published by Murray, including “The forty-five”, the remaining three volumes of his “History of England”, “Letter to Jared Sparks, Esq.” and “Joan of Arc”, reprinted from his “Historical essays”. He advises on Murray travel handbooks, and there is also discussion of politics, and of his reading, with comments on manuscripts sent to him for criticism. The letters are signed “Mahon”, his title until March 1855. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

    1850: folios 1-12;

    1851: folios 13-44;

    1852: folios 45-88;

    1853: folios 89-131;

    1854: folios 132-172; (1)

    uncertain dates, pre-March 1855: folios 173-191.

    1. Includes letter, 27 March 1854, of George Spottiswoode to Philip Stanhope: folios 141-142.

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