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Memoir of John Murray
John Murray to Walter Scott, 6 June 1818

Vol. 1 Contents
Chapter I.
Chapter II.
Chapter III.
Chapter IV.
Chapter V.
Chapter VI.
Chapter VII.
Chapter VIII.
Chapter IX.
Chapter X.
Chapter XI.
Chapter XII.
Chapter XIII.
Chapter XIV.
Chapter XV.
Chapter XVI.
Chapter XVII.
Chapter XVIII.
Chapter XIX.
Vol. 2 Contents
Chap. XX.
Chap. XXI.
Chap. XXII.
Chap. XXIII.
Chap. XXIV.
Chap. XXV.
Chap. XXVI.
Chap. XXVII.
Chap. XXIX.
Chap. XXX.
Chap. XXXI.
Chap. XXXII.
Chap. XXXIV.
Chap. XXXV.
Chap. XXXVI.
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June 6th, 1818.
Dearest Sir,

I have the pleasure of sending you a copy of the new number of my Review, to which your unabated kindness has contributed so much value. As we cannot afford to put all our plums into one pudding, Mr. Gifford has reserved the amusing paper on ‘Lord Orford’s Letters’ for our next number. I have therefore enclosed it to you revised, and shall be happy if it receive any enlargement of interesting extracts which may have occurred to you. . . I am sorry to say, Southey had nearly completed an article on Evelyn’s delightful memoirs before I had been favoured with your inquiry. But I would like to send for your consideration Miss Aikin’s very entertaining ‘Court of Queen Elizabeth,’ and Coxe’sMemoirs of the Duke of
Marlborough.’ Perhaps you will favour me with putting your memoranda together on
D’Israeli’s work. George Chalmers persists in his determination to publish the private life of Queen Mary, on the printing of which he has already made great progress. This will afford an opportunity for giving a most interesting account of this unfortunate woman, and of the characters and times of her reign. I have myself ten or twelve original letters,—from which something might be extracted—written during her confinement in Sheffield Castle. Now, if you would do me the favour to make your memoranda for such a subject,—and much preparation you must already have formed in spite of yourself,—and favour me by writing the life, which you could accomplish easily in three or four sheets of the Review, I shall have the pleasure of being your debtor in the sum of 100 guineas and a hundredweight of obligation. I have just parted with Mr. and Mrs. Somerville, who set out for Edinburgh on Wednesday. I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you before the autumn closes.

I remain, dear Sir, &c., &c.,
J. Murray.