Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Sharon Turner. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.41209
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1807-1821. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 151 folios, includes f.110a and f.111a.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters are mostly to John Murray II. They concern Sharon Turner’s legal work for Murray. They also concern Turner’s own literary and scholarly interests, including his articles for the “Quarterly Review”. Also included are letters of Alfred Turner [Note 12], Sharon’s son and associate.

    The letters are arranged chronologically.

    1807: folios 1-7 [Notes 1-3];

    1808-1810: folios 8-29 [Note 4];

    1812-1814, 1816-1817: folios 30-72 [Notes 5-8];

    1818: folios 73-86 [Note 9];

    1819: folios 87-117 [Note 10];

    1820-1821: folios 118-149 [Note 11].

    Notes.

    [Note 1.] Folio 3. Bill of exchange, 21 July 1807, by John Murray II in favour of Sharon Turner.

    [Note 2.] Folios 4-5. Letter, [?1807], of Sharon Turner to Isaac D’Israeli. The year has been suggested from the content of the letter: a criticism of “Struggles through life” by John Harriott, first published in 1807.

    [Note 3.] Folios 6-7. Letter, [?1807], of Sharon Turner to John Murray II. The year has been suggested by comments in the letter on the merits of the “Exodiad” and reference to a conversation, in the same context, with “Sir James”. The “Exodiad” of Richard Cumberland and Sir James Lamb was published in 1807.

    [Note 4.] Folios 26-27. Letter, [?July 1810], of Sharon Turner to John Murray II. The date has been suggested by the content of the letter: Turner mentions being glad that his “Ramayuna” article was liked. Turner’s article on the “Ramayuna of Valmeeki” was included in the “Quarterly Review” of May 1810, published in July of that year.

    [Note 5.] Folios 45-46. Letter, 28 June 1814, of Joseph Haslewood to Sharon Turner, including a copy of a letter, 27 June 1814, of Joseph Harding to Haslewood. The letter was forwarded as an enclosure to Turner’s letter to John Murray II [July 1814] (folio 44).

    [Note 6.] Folios 49-50. Legal opinion, 23 December 1814, of John Bell, Lincoln’s Inn, on a copyright held by Lord Byron. The opinion was forwarded as an enclosure to Sharon Turner’s letter to John Murray II [23 December 1814] (folios 47-48).

    [Note 7.] Folios 61-62. Letter, 25 June 1816, of E. O’Callaghan, Dublin, to Sharon Turner. The letter was forwarded as an enclosure to Turner’s letter to John Murray II, 28 June 1816 (folio 60).

    [Note 8.] Folios 63-64. Letter, 5 August 1816, of E. O’Callaghan, Dublin, to Sharon Turner.

    [Note 9.] Folios 79-82. Letters, 19 September (folios 79-80) and 28 September 1818 (folios 81-82), of E. O’Callaghan, Dublin, to Sharon Turner. The letters were forwarded as enclosures to Turner’s letter to John Murray II, 2 October 1818 (folios 77-78).

    [Note 10.] Folios 100-101. Letter, 3 November 1819, of Sharon Turner to John Murray II including a legal opinion, 2 November 1819, of John Bell, Lincoln’s Inn, on Lord Byron’s poem “Don Juan”.

    [Note 11.] Folio 138. Copy, ?10 September 1821, of a letter, 3 September 1821, of Thomas Phillips to Sharon Turner, in the hand of Alfred Turner, and sent by him to John Murray II on 15 September 1821.

    [Note 12.] Letters of Alfred Turner to John Murray II. Folios: 54 (16 April 1816); 73-74 (25 March 1818); 120-121 ([February 1820]); 133 (9 July 1821); 139 (15 September 1821); and, 148-149 (31 December 1821).

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