Burton-Smithers Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Gayle M. Richardson, February 26, 2013.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Burton-Smithers Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1884-1892
Collection Number: mssHM 27955, mssHM 78887-79014
Creator: Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890
Extent: 129 pieces in 2 boxes and 1 volume.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
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Phone: (626) 405-2129
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Abstract: This collection consists mainly of letters from Isabel Burton (1831-1896) and her husband, British explorer and writer Richard Burton (1821-1890), to their friend London publisher Leonard Charles Smithers (1861-1907) from 1885 to 1892; the collection also contains a printed prospectus for The Arabian Nights, a poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne, a photograph of Isabel Burton, and a lithograph of Richard Burton.
Language: English.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Burton-Smithers Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased from William K. Bixby, 1918.

Processing/Project Information

1. The material in this purchase originally consisted of two bound volumes: one volume of autograph letters from the Burtons to Leonard Smithers, and, the other, an autograph manuscript by Richard F. Burton, Four Lectures: The Visitation to El Medinah…. The volume of lectures was cataloged in the 1950s, and given the call number HM 27955; and, at the same time, the volume of letters was disbound but not cataloged. It was decided to now catalog the letters in an effort to catalog all of the Burton material currently in the manuscript collections.
2. Because almost the entire collection is about the publication of Burton’s works at the end of his life, it was decided not to subject index these works individually unless substantive.

Biographical Note

Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), was a British explorer, linguist, writer, diplomat and translator. He explored Africa, the Middle East, South America and Iceland, and translated, among many other titles, The Arabian Nights. Burton married Isabel Arundell (1831-1896), in 1861, and she, thereafter, accompanied Burton on many of his travels, and became his amanuensis and editor, as well as publishing her own travel volumes and an autobiography. Burton died of a heart attack on October 19, 1890, and Isabel Burton died from complications of ovarian cancer on March 22, 1896.
Leonard Charles Smithers (1861-1907), was a British solicitor, antiquarian bookseller and publisher of works of erotica and supporter of avant-garde authors and their works.

Scope and Content

This collection consists mainly of letters from Isabel Burton (1831-1896) and her husband, British explorer and writer Richard Burton (1821-1890), to their friend London publisher Leonard Charles Smithers (1861-1907) from 1885 to 1892
1. Correspondence & Manuscripts (Box 1) are arranged alphabetically by author. This box includes letters from Isabel Burton and Richard Burton to Leonard Smithers. This box also includes a draft manuscript by Isabel Burton offering a “pious memento” in return for prayers for Richard Burton’s release from purgatory and a printed prospectus for Burton’s Arabian Nights.
2. Correspondence, Manuscripts, Photograph & Ephemera (Box 2) are arranged alphabetically by author and subject. This box includes letters from Richard Burton to Leonard Smithers; the final letter is dated less than a month before Burton’s death on Oct. 19, 1890. Also included in this box is a poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne, a signed photograph of Isabel Burton, a lithograph of Richard Burton and ephemera.

Arrangement

Organized in the following manner:
  • Bound volume of Four Lectures by Richard F. Burton (HM 27955)
  • Correspondence and Manuscript (Box 1)
  • Correspondence, Manuscripts, Photograph and Ephemera (Box 2)
Items arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Related Materials

  • Burke E. Casari Papers (1748-2004)   (Call number: mssHM 78795-78885, 80305-80324). Also, Richard F. Burton and African explorers related rare books, pamphlets and reports from the library of Burke E. Casari cataloged individually in the Huntington Library Online Catalog.
  • Sir Richard Francis Burton Papers, 1846-2003 (bulk 1846-1939)   (Call number: mssRFB 1-1368). This collection was given to the Huntington as a gift by Edwards H. Metcalf, October 1992.
  • Richard and Isabel Burton material listed in the Guide to Literary Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (p. 77); for detailed information about this material, please consult the Manuscripts Card Catalogue.
  • Richard and Isabel Burton manuscript material, part of the Burton Library formerly held by the Royal Anthropological Institute; for detailed information about this material, please see: Catalogue of the Library of Sir Richard Burton, held by the Royal Anthropological Institute, B. J. Kirkpatrick (ed.).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896.
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890.
Authors, English, -- 19th century.

Forms/Genres

Ephemera -- 19th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- 19th century.
Photographs -- 19th century.
Poems -- 19th century.

Additional Contributors

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896.
Smithers, Leonard C. (Leonard Charles), 1861-1907, recipient.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909.

Indexing: Subjects

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. In photograph, (1888, July 21). HM 79012.
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890 [death]. In Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1890, Oct. 31). HM 78895.
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890 [funeral]. In Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, card to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, ([1891, June]). HM 78904.
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. In lithograph, ([before 1900]?). HM 79013. Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. The Scented Garden. In Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, letters to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1891). HM 78907, 78910.
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. Supplemental Nights to the Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. In Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1888, Mar. 21). HM 78888.
Hitchman, Francis, 1839-1890. In Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1888, Feb. 18). HM 78887.
Pollock, Walter Herries, 1850-1926. In Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1888, Feb. 18). HM 78887.

Indexing: Added Entries

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. Handwriting on note from Sir Richard Francis Burton, 1821- 1890, to [-----], ([1884]). HM 78923.
Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. Handwriting on letter from Sir Richard Francis Burton, 1821- 1890, to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1885, Feb. 24). HM 78924.
Maylor, Victoria L. Handwriting on letter from Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1888, Apr. 26). HM 78889.

Collection Contents

Volume

Four Lectures by Richard F. Burton: The Visitation to El Medinah; The Pilgrimage to Meccah; What Led to the Discovery of the Sources of the Nile; A Mission to Dahome [bound volume of 121 leaves]. HM 27955

Box 1

Correspondence and Manuscript: Isabel Burton-Richard Burton to Leonard Smithers (1889 April) (HM 78887-78952)

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907], A.L.S. (8 p.), (1888, Feb. 18), Südbahn (Austria). HM 78887

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1888, Mar. 21), Trieste (Austria). HM 78888

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, L.S. (2 p.), (1888, Apr. 26), Trieste (Austria). HM 78889

Note: letter written by Victoria L. Maylor and only signed by Burton.
 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1888, May 23), Varese (Italy). HM 78890

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1889, Oct. 1), Trieste (Austria). HM 78891

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, May 16), Trieste (Austria). HM 78892

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, May 27), Trieste (Austria). HM 78893

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 card to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (2 p.), ([1890, June]). HM 78894

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (6 p.), ([1890], Oct. 31), Trieste (Austria). HM 78895

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Dec. 26), Trieste (Austria). HM 78896

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1891, Feb. 12), Liverpool (Eng.). HM 78897

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to [Alice Edith Oldham Smithers], A.L.S. (2 p.), (1891, Feb. 25), London (Eng.). HM 78898

Cataloger’s Note: addressed to “Mrs. Smithers” for her husband, Leonard Smithers, who is ill.
 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1891, Mar. 22), London (Eng.). HM 78899

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.), (1891, Apr. 9), London (Eng.). HM 78900

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, L.S. (typewritten: 1 p.), (1891, Apr. 24), London (Eng.). HM 78901

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (1 p.), (1891, May 12), London (Eng.). HM 78902

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 card to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (2 p.), ([1891], May 31), London (Eng.). HM 78903

 

[Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896]. 1 card to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N. (1 p.), ([1891, June]). HM 78904

Note: A.N., addressed to “Mr & Mrs Smithers” on verso of card with printed invitation to Sir Richard F. Burton’s funeral.
 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1891, July 14), London (Eng.). HM 78905

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1891, July 15), London (Eng.). HM 78906

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1891, July 18), London (Eng.). HM 78907

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1891, July 20), London (Eng.). HM 78908

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1891, July 21), London (Eng.). HM 78909

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1891, Aug. 8), Mortlake (Surrey, Eng.). HM 78910

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1891, Aug. 16), London (Eng.). HM 78911

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (1 p.), (1891, Aug. 26), London (Eng.). HM 78912

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1891, Sep. 7), London (Eng.). HM 78913

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1891, Sep. 15), London (Eng.). HM 78914

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 telegram to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, (1 p.), (1891, Sep. 17), London (Eng.). HM 78915

 

[Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896]. “In return for this small pious memento…:” [draft copy of a letter requesting prayers for Richard Burton], MS. S. (1 p.), (1891, Sep.). HM 78916

Note: not in Isabel Burton’s hand.
 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1891, Oct. 1), London (Eng.). HM 78917

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 telegram to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, (1 p.), (1891, Oct. 21), London (Eng.). HM 78918

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 telegram to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907, (1 p.), (1891, Oct. 23), London (Eng.). HM 78919

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 note to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861- 1907], A.N.S. (1 p.), ([ca. 1891]?), [London (Eng.)]. HM 78920

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (1 p.), (1892, June 29), London (Eng.). HM 78921

 

Burton, Isabel, Lady, 1831-1896. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1892, July 17), London (Eng.). HM 78922

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 note to [-----], A.N.S. (1 p.), ([1884]). HM 78923

Note: in the hand of Isabel Burton; written on the verso of a printed cutting from the Daily Tribune, New York, U.S.A., July 7, 1884.
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L.S. (2 p.), (1885, Nov. 14), London (Eng.). HM 78925

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. “Captain Burton, having neither agent nor publisher for his forthcoming Arabian Nights…:” [printed prospectus], (1 p.), ([1885]?). HM 78926

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1886, Jan. 24), Montreux (Switzerland). HM 78927

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L.S. (2 p.), (1887, Jan. 12), Folkestone (Eng.). HM 78928

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L.S. (2 p.), (1887, May 27), Trieste (Austria). HM 78929

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1888, Feb. 5), Montreux (Switzerland). HM 78930

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 telegram to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, (1 p.), (1888, Feb. 20). HM 78931

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1888, July 22), London (Eng.). HM 78932

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (1 p.), (1888, July 27), London (Eng.). HM 78933

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L.S. (4 p.), (1888, Aug. 8), Ramsgate (Eng.). HM 78934

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1888, Aug. 22), London (Eng.). HM 78935

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1888, Sep. 30), [London (Eng.)]. HM 78936

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), ([1888], Oct. 20), London (Eng.). HM 78937

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), ([1888], Oct. 22), Folkestone (Eng.). HM 78938

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1888, Nov. 4), Geneva (Switzerland). HM 78939

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1888, Nov. 14), Geneva (Switzerland). HM 78940

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1888, Nov. 28), Geneva (Switzerland). HM 78941

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1888, Dec. 2), Geneva (Switzerland). HM 78942

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), ([1888], Dec. 20), Tunis (No. Africa). HM 78943

Also enclosed: calling card of John Addington Symonds.
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1888, Dec. 24), [Tunis (No. Africa)]. HM 78944

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), ([1889], Jan. 8), Tunis (No. Africa). HM 78945

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Jan. 16), Tunis (No. Africa). HM 78946

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Jan. 31), Montreux (Switzerland). HM 78947

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Feb. 17), Lausanne (Switzerland). HM 78948

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1889, [Mar.] 5), Milan (Italy). HM 78949

Also enclosed: autograph notes of corrections, pages 69-93 (2 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1889, Mar. 20), Trieste (Austria). HM 78950

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Apr. 3), Trieste (Austria). HM 78951

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Apr. 17), Trieste (Austria). HM 78952

Box 2

Correspondence, Manuscripts, Photograph, Ephemera: Richard Burton to Leonard Smithers (1889 May)-Swinburne (HM 78953-79014)

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, May 1), Trieste (Austria). HM 78953

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), ([1889], May 13), Trieste (Austria). HM 78954

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, May 22), Trieste (Austria). HM 78955

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), ([1889], May 24), [Trieste (Austria)]. HM 78956

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, June 2), Trieste (Austria). HM 78957

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1889, June 23), Trieste (Austria). HM 78958

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, June 26), Trieste (Austria). HM 78959

Also enclosed: autograph notes “To the Reader” (4 p.).
 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L. (6 p.), ([1889], June 29-30). HM 78960

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1889, July 11), Graz (Styria, Austria). HM 78961

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L. (4 p.), (1889, Aug. 1). HM 78962

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Aug. 29), Vienna (Austria). HM 78963

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1889, Sep. 6), Trieste (Austria). HM 78964

Note: repaired.
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1889, Sep. 12), Trieste (Austria). HM 78965

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L. (4 p.), (1889, Sep. 13), Trieste (Austria). HM 78966

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), ([1889], Oct. 4), Trieste (Austria). HM 78967

Also enclosed: autograph draft of Prospectus (2 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Oct. 19), Trieste (Austria). HM 78968

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1889, Oct. 20), Trieste (Austria). HM 78969

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1889, Oct. 25), Trieste (Austria). HM 78970

Note: repaired.
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1889, Oct. 31), Trieste (Austria). HM 78971

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1889, Nov. 4), Trieste (Austria). HM 78972

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Nov. 11), Trieste (Austria). HM 78973

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1889, Nov. 14), Trieste (Austria). HM 78974

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Nov. 17), Brindisi (Italy). HM 78975

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1889, Nov. 20), Brindisi (Italy). HM 78976

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1889, Nov. 27), (Malta). HM 78977

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1889, Dec. 11), (Malta). HM 78978

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Jan. 3). HM 78979

Also enclosed: page of notes (1 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1890, Jan. 28), Algiers (Algeria). HM 78980

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Jan. 29), Algiers (Algeria). HM 78981

Also enclosed: autograph draft of title page for Priapeia (1 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (6 p.), (1890, Feb. 7), Algiers (Algeria). HM 78982

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Feb. 20), [(No. Africa)]. HM 78983

Also enclosed: autograph draft of lines marked “C 1;” window-mounted (2 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (6 p.), (1890, Mar. 5), Algiers (Algeria). HM 78984

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1890, Mar. 20), Trieste (Austria). HM 78985

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1890, Mar. 29), Trieste (Austria). HM 78986

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1890, Apr. 6), Trieste (Austria). HM 78987

Also enclosed: autograph note “Errata” pages 78-87 (1 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (2 p.), (1890, Apr. 8), Trieste (Austria). HM 78988

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1890, Apr. 9), Trieste (Austria). HM 78989

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Apr. 16), Trieste (Austria). HM 78990

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Apr. 26), Trieste (Austria). HM 78991

Also enclosed: autograph note, “Errata” pages 126-127 (1 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Apr. 29), Trieste (Austria). HM 78992

Also enclosed: autograph note, “Sheet 17 Errata” pages 130-135 (1 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers,1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, May 4), Trieste (Austria). HM 78993

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, May 7), Trieste (Austria). HM 78994

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1890, May 10), Trieste (Austria). HM 78995

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L. (2 p.), (1890, May 11), Trieste (Austria). HM 78996

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, May 12), Trieste (Austria). HM 78997

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L. (2 p.), ([1890], May 15), [Trieste (Austria)]. HM 78998

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L. (4 p.), (1890, May 19), [Trieste (Austria)]. HM 78999

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L. (4 p.), (1890, May 20), [Trieste (Austria)]. HM 79000

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (5 p.), (1890, May 28-31), Trieste (Austria). HM 79001

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (3 p.), (1890, June 18), Trieste (Austria). HM 79002

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (5 p.), (1890, June 21), Trieste (Austria). HM 79003

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L.S. (3 p.), (1890, June 26), Trieste (Austria). HM 79004

In pencil.
 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L. (4 p.), (1890, July 15), Zurich (Switzerland). HM 79005

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to [Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907], A.L.S. (1 p.), ([1890], Aug. 6), Zurich (Switzerland). HM 79006

Also enclosed: postal receipt.
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (4 p.), (1890, Sep. 8), Trieste (Austria). HM 79007

 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 letter to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.L.S. (5 p.), (1890, Sep. 24), Trieste (Austria). HM 79008

Also enclosed: list of names and addresses of where to send copies of book (2 p.).
 

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. 1 postcard to Leonard C. (Leonard Charles) Smithers, 1861-1907, A.N.S. (1 p.), (1890, Sep. 26), Trieste (Austria). HM 79009

 

[Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890]. 1 note to [-----], A.N. (1 p.), ([before 1890 Oct.]). HM 79010

Note: Burton’s note is written on a draft of a prospectus announcing the withdrawal of one of his translations; prospectus not in Burton’s hand.
 

[Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909]. “To Richard F Burton on his Translation of the ‘Arabian Nights’:” [poem], MS. S. (1 p.), (1886, Feb. 6), [London (Eng.)]. HM 79011

Note: in an unknown hand; “From the Athenæum No 3041…”
 

J. B. Rottmayer. Lady Isabel Burton, 1831-1896, 1 cabinet photograph: sepia, (1888, July 21), Trieste (Austria). HM 79012

Signed and dated.
 

-----. “Captain Burton.” 1 lithograph: color, ([before 1900]?). HM 79013

 

Ephemera. William K. Bixby bookplate, autograph description of contents of collection from original volume, autograph notes, ([before 1918]), 3 pieces. HM 79014