Twenty-six letters of William Blackwood, publisher (died 1834). Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.3551

Dates

  • 1824-1825, 1828, 1833. (Creation)

Extents

  • 61 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    61 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    Twenty-two of the letters are addressed to William Maginn and relate mainly to the affairs of ‘Blackwood's Magazine’, including the dispute between Blackwood and Richard Martin as a result of references to the latter in the 'Noctes Ambrosianae'. Throughout there are references to Sir Walter Scott, John Gibson Lockhart, John Galt, and other literary figures. At the end (folio 50) is an apparently unpublished review by William Maginn of William Thomas Brande's ‘Manual of Pharmacy’.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1941.

  • Custodial History

    The letters were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Bibliography

    Brande, William Thomas. ‘Manual of pharmacy’ (London, 1825).

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