Miscellaneous Letters

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous letters from the collection of Fairfax Murray, exchanged between a variety of correspondents. They have been arranged in alphabetical order of writers. Amongst those who occur are: 

  • Frederic W. Burton (numbers 11-16);
  • George Cruikshank (numbers 22-23);
  • Charles Lock Eastlake (numbers 30-32);
  • John Forster (numbers 37-40);
  • Myles Birket Foster (numbers 42-48);
  • John Gilbert (numbers 52-63);
  • Holman Hunt (numbers 79, to D.G. Rossetti in 1853, and 80, to Thomas Combe in 1857);
  • J.W. Inchbold (numbers 81-82);
  • Charles S. Keene (numbers 87-89);
  • Lord Leighton (numbers 91-100);
  • Joseph Severn (numbers 131-133);
  • Frederick Walker (numbers 141-143).
 Nos 154-158 are mounted, as follows:
  • number 154, Thomas Uwins to Mr Baker, 1821;
  • number 155, W.B. Cooke to Mr Upcott, 1821;
  • number 156, Samuel Cousins to D. Colnaghi, 1827;
  • number 157, C.L. Eastlake to John Murray, 1840;
  • number 158, end portion of a petition (n.d.) to the Royal Academy, with signatures.
With these are 34 photographs, all save numbers 1-12 of interiors, houses, etc. (number 1, Edgar Allan Poe; number 2, D.G. Rossetti; and number 3, Fanny Cornforth), and a presentation copy to Mrs William Morris of Emily Pfeiffer's article The Posthumous Critics of a Dead Poet, and Deathless Poetry.