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Correspondence and Memorandum of Agreement relating to John Middleton Murry

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-480
Identifier: Coll-2100

Content Description

This fonds consists of three letters by John Middleton Murry, and a Memorandum of Agreement between him and Jonathan Cape, publishers. These documents are seemingly unrelated but were part of one single donation by the same person.

  1. Two signed autograph letters from John Middleton Murry in his capacity as editor of The Adelphi. In the first, dated 13 June 1923, Murry writes to an unnamed correspondent accepting an article for publication. In the second, dated 5 December 1923, he writes to a disgruntled subscriber suggesting that he stop his subscription.
  2. Memorandum of Agreement between John Middleton Murry and Jonathan Cape, Publishers, for the publication of Murry's volume Heaven and Earth, 17 March 1939, signed by Herbert Jonathan Cape.
  3. Signed autograph letter from John Middleton Murry to Lady Cynthia Asquith (1887-1960) suggesting a lunch or dinner date with his wife, Ada Elizabeth Cockbaine, and himself on 7 or 8 November 1950.


  • Creation: 13 June and 5 December 1923
  • Creation: 17 March 1939
  • Creation: 5 October 1950


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1 pamphlet

3 letters

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in April 2023. Accessions no. SC-Acc-2023-0088; SC-Acc-2023-0089; and SC-Acc-2023-0090.

Processing Information

Catalogued in September 2023 by Aline Brodin and Paul Barnaby.

Correspondence and memorandum of agreement relating to John Middleton Murry, 1923-1950
Aline Brodin
September 2023
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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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