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Letters to John Murray, publishers, of John Wilkinson., 1847-1874.

Identifier: MS.41278

Scope and Contents

Letters, 1847-1874, of John Wilkinson to John Murray III. They concern various works of Wilkinson’s, including “Modern Egypt and Thebes”, his contribution to a new English version of Herodotus, further editions of his “Handbook for travellers in Egypt”, “The ancient Egyptians”, and “On colour and on the necessity for a general diffusion of taste among all classes”. The letters are arranged in chronological order.

1847: folios 1-58;

1848-1850: folios 59-79;

1851-1853: folios 80-105;

1854-1856: folios 106-120;

1857-1859: folios 121-155;

1860-1861: folios 156-159;

1864-1867: folios 160-172;

1874: folios 173-177;

uncertain dates: folios 178-201.


  • Creation: 1847-1874.


Language of Materials

English; French


0.00 Linear metres (i + 201 folios.)

Repository Details

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