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Letters of, to and concerning William Knapp., 1888-1900.

Identifier: MSS.42321-42324

Scope and Contents

William Ireland Knapp corresponded regularly with his publisher, John Murray, while producing his work ' Life, writings and correspondence of George Borrow'. His letters to Murray detail the publishing process of the work and the relationship between author and publisher.

In addition to the letters of Knapp to Murray, there are also other letters concerning the work. Various correspondents wrote to John Murray [IV] and Robert Francis Cooke in relation to the work on Borrow, including discussing potential editors, publication dates and the printing of the work. There are also letters of G. P. Putman's Sons, the American publishers of the work.


  • Creation: 1888-1900.


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The letters of Knapp to Murray have been placed first, with those of unidentified date after those with dates. The letters of other correspondents to Murray have then been placed, before the letters of G.P. Putman's Sons finish the sequence.


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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Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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