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John Murray letter to Mrs. Tindal


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John Murray (1808-1892) was a publisher in the British firm of John Murray.

Murray attended Charterhouse School and later Edinburgh University, receiving an MA in 1827. He was a part of the publishing firm when Sir Walter Scott acknowledged the authorship of the Waverley novels. After traveling throughout Europe, John Murray wrote guide books on Holland, France, South Germany, and Switzerland.

The Mrs. Tindal, to whom the letter was addressed, may have been Mrs. Acton Tindal (Henrietta Euphemia Harrison), a noted British poet.

"John Murray (1808-1892)," Dictionary of National Biography. 2nd edition (London: Smith, Eder, & Co., 1906) (accessed November 2011).

In this single letter, dated August 8, 1862, British publisher John Murray wrote to Mrs. Tindal regarding the work on the new

Biographica Britannica.

Murray noted that any new information that Mrs. Tindal's husband (Acton Tindal) might contribute would be welcomed by Dr. Smith, and assured her that no one had applied to "for a paper on Bucks." Murray closed his letter by mentioning their mutual friends, the Eastlakes.

Box 62, F0910: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, October 2007.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2011. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2011 November 21
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John Murray autograph letter signed to Mrs. Tindal, 1862 August 8.
Box 62 Folder F0910

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