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Letters and notes concerning the publication by John Murray of 'Works of Lord Byron'., 1896-1915.

Identifier: MS.43499

Scope and Contents

These letters, notes and proofs all concern 'The Works of Lord Byron', which was edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge and Rowland Edmund Prothero, and published in 13 volumes by Murray between 1898 and 1904.

The letters have been arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent surname.

Letters of Ernest Hartley Coleridge to John Murray IV, 1896-1915: folios 1-113;

Letters of Charles Plumptre Johnson to John Murray IV, 1899-1900: folios 114-119;

Letter of Ralph Gordon Noel King Milbanke, 2nd Earl of Lovelace to Alexander Henry Hallam Murray, 1899: folios 120-123;

Letter of Alexander Henry Hallam Murray to John Murray IV, 1897: folios 124-125;

Draft of a letter of John Murray IV to Charlotte Carleton, Lady Dorchester, 1900: folios 126-127;

Letters of John Murray IV to Rowland Edmund Prothero, 1899-1900: folios 128-142;

Note in an unidentified hand to John Murray IV regarding a visit of Francis Edward James Smith of Lee and Pembertons, 1899: folio 143;

Letter of Edward Henry Pember to John Murray IV, 1906: folios 144-148;

Letters of Rowland Edmund Prothero to Alexander Henry Hallam Murray, 1899: folios 149-154;

Letters of Rowland Edmund Prothero to John Murray IV, 1899-1906: folios 155-217, including:

copy of a letter of Rowland Edmund Prothero to John Murray IV, 1900: folio 190,

letter of James Anson Farrer to John Murray IV and a copy of the reply of Murray, 1905: folios 212-215;

Letter of Rowland Edmund Prothero to Mr Smith, 1900: folios 218-219;

Notes of John Murray IV relating to a dispute over this publication with Ralph Gordon Noel King Milbanke, 2nd Earl Lovelace, c 1900: folios 220-227;

Proofs of the suppressed preface to ‘The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals Volume IV’ edited by Rowland Edmund Prothero, and an annotated proof of a statement of the Earl of Lovelace, 1900: folios 228-242;

Annotated proofs of the title page, preface contents page, list of illustrations and Introduction for ‘The Works of Lord Byron: Poetry Volume III’ edited by Ernest Henry Coleridge, 1900: folios 243-255.


  • Creation: 1896-1915.


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257 Leaves

Language of Materials



ii + 255 folios.

Other Finding Aids

Correspondent Mr Smith: unidentified and unindexed: folios 218-219.

Related Materials

Proofs for volume I of this work can be found in Ms.43400 and Ms.43402.

Repository Details

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

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