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Letter from Campbell to Murray, 12 Jan 1816

Author(s): Campbell, Thomas

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To John Murray Esqr — Albemarle Street

London Jany. 12 . 1816 —

My dear Sir —


My Lectures on Ancient & Modern Poetry will occupy two respect
=able Quarto Volumes or three Octavos such as Blair's
Lectures on the Belles Lettres — The work will engage me
probably about five years — if not executed in seven years
it will be in your option to relinquish the engagement —
I consider Three thousand guineas a very liberal price
if paid in bills at three & six months from the
date of delivering the entire Manuscript entirely ready.
for printing — Should the whole Copy Money not be
paid within 8 months from the date of delivery the ms —
I shall consider the Copy right as reverting to myself — I consider
the date of the time allowed to finish the work as commencing
when our present specimens of English Poetry are publis hed

I remain yours respectfully T. Campbell

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Letter from Campbell to Murray, 12 Jan 1816

Document Information

Document ID 231
Title Letter from Campbell to Murray, 12 Jan 1816
Year group 1800-1850
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1816
Wordcount 151

Author information: Campbell, Thomas

Author ID 54
Forenames Thomas
Surname Campbell
Gender Male
Year of birth 1777
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Author
Father's occupation Tobacco importer
Education University
Locations where resident Glasgow, Edinburgh