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Letter from Hogg to Murray, 17 Feb 1832

Author(s): Hogg, James

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11 Waterloo place

Febr 17th
1832
My dear Sir

I have received a
letter from Blackwood to day.
Here is 1000 copies of “The Shepherds
Queer Book” and the cost £92:16
(the price 7/) on receiving of which
he will ship them to you. I think
you need not hesitate about taking
this work.


The Edition of the Songs with
notes consists likewise of 1000 but
the expense of them is £145= and
the price 7/ retail price. I do not
know how they should be so much
more but if I were you I would
offer him £100= I have so
many literary friends in London
that I could get them a hitch in
every paper and review and it
would be best that all my poetry
at least should come out under




the auspices of one gentleman
as I really am sick of Blackwood's
insulting and vulgar insinuations.


If you like to take Blackwood's
offer I will transfer the editions to you
“The queer Book” for £75= at bills of
six nine or twelve months and the
songs for £30= as they cost so much
more. I would take them myself
and give you them to sell for me
on commission but then I have
not the cash. There is a copy of
“The Queer Book” on the way
for you to see After you have
deliberated on this send me an
answer and believe me ever
Your's most truly
James Hogg


1832 Feb: 17
Hogg James Esq

Mr John Murray
15 Albemarl Street

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Letter from Hogg to Murray, 17 Feb 1832

Document Information

Document ID 223
Title Letter from Hogg to Murray, 17 Feb 1832
Year group 1800-1850
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1832
Place of publication Edinburgh
Wordcount 260

Author information: Hogg, James

Author ID 234
Forenames James
Surname Hogg
AKA The Ettrick Shepherd
Gender Male
Year of birth 1770
Place of birth Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland
Occupation Author, farmer, journalist
Father's occupation Farmer
Education Little formal schooling
Locations where resident Ettrick, Edinburgh