The letters are to John Murray IV and Hallam Murray. They concern the publication of various works by, and connected with, Smith, and also his editorship of the “Quarterly Review” (1867-1893). The letters are arranged chronologically.
1893: folios 1-112 [Notes 1-8].
Assorted, undated papers of William Smith.
Manuscript draft, [? 1855-? 1860], in the hand of ?William Smith, of a ?prospectus for a “New series of school books”. Folio 113.
Note, [? 1875-? 1880], in the hand of William Smith, concerning the “Dictionary of Christian Antiquities”. Folio 114.
Draft of a letter, [? 1886-? 1887], in the hand of William Smith, written as though composed by John Murray III. The recipient is not named. The letter concerns the advances that had been paid concerning the preparation of a new edition of a Latin dictionary. Folios 115-117.
Incomplete letter, [before 2 April 1892], of William Smith to John Murray III. Folios 118-119.
Incomplete draft of a letter, [after 2 December 1892], in the hand of William Smith, written as though composed by John Murray IV. The recipient is not named. The letter concerns an unspecified publishing proposal concerning lexicography. Folios 120-121.
Note, 2 October 18[?]3, by William Smith concerning the “Classical Dictionary”. Folio 122.
Disassociated postscript in the hand of William Smith. Folio 123.
Copy, [? 1882], in the hand of John Murray IV, of a letter, 17 May 1882, of William Smith to William Wayte. Folios 124-125.
Copy, [? March-? April 1891], of an extract from a letter, March 1891, of Harper and Brother, publishers, to John Murray, publishers, concerning a new edition of William Smith’s “Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities”. Folios 126-127.
Letter, 2 April 1891, of James Osgood, the London agent for Harper and Brothers, publishers, to John Murray IV concerning a new edition of William Smith’s “Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities”. Folio 128.
Cutting from “The Athenæum”, No. 3342, 14 November 1891. Folio 129.
Letter, 18 August 1894, of Maria Smith to John Murray IV. Folio 130.
Letter, 14 October 1895, of Maria Smith to Hallam Murray. Folios 131-132.
[Note 1] Folio 8. Typescript letter, 10 January 1893, of William Knight Clowes to John Murray IV. The letter was sent as an enclosure to William Smith’s letter to John Murray IV, 11 January 1893 (folios 4-7).
[Note 2] Folios 23-24. Draft of a letter, February 1893, of John Murray IV, with amendments by William Smith, to “Mr. Cornish”. The draft was enclosed with Smith’s letter to John Murray IV, 8 February 1893 (folios 21-22).
[Note 3] Folios 63-64. Letter, 30 July , of Edward Dicey to William Smith. The letter was forwarded as an enclosure to Smith’s letter to John Murray IV, 1 August 1893 (folios 61-62).
[Note 4] Folio 80. Letter, 24 August 1893, of C.G. Furley Smith to William Smith. The letter was forwarded as an enclosure to William Smith’s letter to John Murray IV, 27 August 1893 (folios 78-79).
[Note 5] Folio 83. Memorandum, 30 August 1893, of William Clowes and Sons, Limited to William Smith.
[Note 6] Folios 89-90. Letter, 4 September 1893, of John Round to William Smith.
[Note 7] Folios 108-110. Letter, 6 October  of Maria Smith to John Murray IV.
[Note 8] Folios 111-112. Letter, 7 October 1893, of Maria Smith to Hallam Murray.