Original and copy letters, with loose papers:
12 original letters on the development and publishing of the Lexicon. The correspondents include Lord Prudhoe, writing mostly from Cairo (1842-1846); H.A. Wilson; M. Elphinstone; W.H. Sykes; William Cureton; Samuel Lee; Richard J. Lane; Friedrich Dieterici; W.M. Watts; and Spalding&Lodge and Williams&Norgate (1861-1864).
52 copy letters on the progress of the Lexicon and related financial matters. The correspondents include Lord Prudhoe (1842-1864); Eleanor, Duchess of Northumberland (1865-1872); Samuel Lee; the German scholars Lepsius, Dieterici and Bunsen; William Cureton; and Williams&Norgate, printers. The letters include 12 from Theo[philus] Lane to Richard J. Lane on personal and religious matters (c. 1842-1844).
Loose papers, especially copy letters from S. Lane Poole.
The volume is inscribed by the Duke of Northumberland 'Mr. Lane's papers', and by Richard J. Lane 'Letters and other papers from Novr. 1841 to Oct. 1864, relating to the Duke of Northumberland's patronage of my brother's project of 'The Arabic Lexicon'...committed to my keeping, at every stage, by the Duke, as His Grace's Agent in the matters referred to'.