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Papers of and concerning William Knapp., 1881-1916.

Identifier: MSS.42321-42325

Scope and Contents

Professor William Ireland Knapp (1835-1908) wrote 'Life, writings and correspondence of George Burrow', which was published by John Murray in 1899. The papers here relate to that publication. There is correspondence of Knapp to John Murray [IV] and other members of the publishing house. In addition, there are letters of other correspondents to Murray about the works of Borrow under the editorship of Knapp and letters of the American publisher G P Putnam's Sons regarding the American edition of the work. Finally, there are some papers concerning the works of Borrow, including notes by Knapp.


  • Creation: 1881-1916.

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5 Folders

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The correspondence has been ordered at the start of the sequence, with papers relating to the works of Borrow at the end.

Related Materials

Papers of and concerning George Borrow in the John Murray Archive can be located at MSS.42041-42043.


Knapp, William Ireland, 'Life, writings and correspondence of George Borrow: derived from official and other authentic sources', 2 vols., (London, 1899). National Library of Scotland shelfmark S.144.d.14.

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