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Reade, Rev. T. Compton, 1871 October 15

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Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed ("Compton Reade"), Magdalen College, Oxford, 15 October [presumably 1871]. To the publisher William Tinsley, proposing his publication of a work previously undertaken by Richard Bentley (who died on 10 September 1871): "The late Mr Bentley was in treaty with me for the Copyright of my story now running through 'The Dark Blue' and entitled 'Take care whom you trust'. His death has I suppose ended the negotiation. . . . Would it suit you to purchase it? The first No. appeared in March last. . . . The story is in 31 Chapters with a conclusion, & if you like it, a preface. It has met with some favour from Reviewers, and with some indignation, as the villain of the story is a Clergyman. . . ."


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Collection History


AM 2013-37


No appraisal action was taken in 2013.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2001. Finding aid written in 2001.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Reade, Rev. T. Compton; William Tinsley Publishing Correspondence, C0808, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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