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Letters of Austen Henry Layard to John Murray III, John Murray IV and Hallam Murray., 1848-1894.

Identifier: MS.42342

Scope and Contents

The letters have been arranged in chronological order. Possible dates for the undated letters and notes have been given in square brackets and used to organise those letters at the end of the sequence.

Letters of Austen Henry Layard to John Murray [III], John Murray [IV] and Alexander Henry Hallam Murray of:

1884: folios 1-2;

1885: folios 3-4;

1886: folios 5-8;

1887: folios 9-12;

1889: folios 13-17;

1891: folios 18-40;

1892: folios 41-102;

1893: folios 103-119;

1894: folios 120-121;

Undated letters:

Letter [1852 or after]: folios 122-123;

Letter [1859 or after]: folios 124-125;

Letter [May 1860]: folios 126-127;

Letter [?1853-?1860]: folios 128-129

Part of a letter [1867 or after]: folio 130;

Note [no date]: folios 131-132;

Press cuttings relating to Austen Henry Layard, 1848 and 1894: folios 133-135.


  • Creation: 1848-1894.


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136 Leaves

Language of Materials



i + 135 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

MS.40680: Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Austen Henry Layard, 1880-1891.

Repository Details

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