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Accounts of Mary and William Somerville and related papers, and correspondence regarding business matters affecting the Somerville and Greig families, 1808-1876 and n.d.

Dep. c. 373
Held at the Weston Library

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Folder MSBUS-1: statements of account with John Murray, Publishers, and related papers regarding Mary's publications, 1829-1851

Folder MSBUS-2: statements of account with John Murray, Publishers, and related papers regarding Mary's publications, 1852-1873

Folder MSBUS-3: letters received by Mary, William, Martha and Mary [C] Somerville and Woronzow and Agnes Greig from John Murray, Senior, and John Murray, Junior, and related papers, mainly regarding Mary's publications, 1830-1875 and n.d.

Folder MSBUS-4a: letters received by Mary from J.B. Pentland regarding work on editions of Physical Geography, 1850-1869

Folder MSBUS-4b: letter from J.F.W. Herschel to Martha Somerville regarding John Murray's decision to stop work on On Microscopic and Molecular Science, 23 Jan 1868, incorporating a copy of a letter of 6 Jan 1868 from John Murray to Herschel on the subject

Folder MSBUS-5: letters received by Mary Greig (later Somerville) from Charles Greig, 9 Jul 1808, and Charles Bell, 2 Feb 1809, regarding dividends and interest paid on investments

Folder MSBUS-6: letters received by Woronzow Greig from John and Jean Paterson, 1834-1839, regarding the sale and purchase of property and Greig's interests in Russia

Folder MSBUS-7: letters received by Woronzow Greig and Martha and Mary [C] Somerville from George and Thomas S[omerville] Rutherford and James Graham, 1849-1866, regarding their interest in the will of Rev (Thomas) Somerville, and other financial matters

Folder MSBUS-8: Somerville and Greig family accounts and other financial papers, 1841-1868, including:

  1. letters and papers concerning William Somerville's grant of power of attorney to Woronzow Greig, 1840-1841
  2. copy of a letter from Woronzow Greig to his mother and William Somerville summarising their financial situation, 10 Nov 1847
  3. estimates of expenditure by the Somervilles and scheme for saving prepared by Woronzow Greig, n.d. [1847]
  4. statements of William Somerville's debts, 1847-1850
  5. statement of Woronzow Greig's account with Martha Somerville 1848-1851, 1851
  6. lists of bills, expenses and household accounts, 1848-1850
  7. note from Mary to Woronzow Greig instructing him to sell their Canadian property, 29 Nov 1862

Folder MSBUS-9: letters from James Tait, trustee of the estate of Mrs Janet [Somerville] Elliot, to Mary and [Martha] Somerville, and related papers, mainly regarding income from the estate, 1865-1873

Folder MSBUS-10: list of securities held by Woronzow Greig on behalf of his mother, Apr 1862; letter from Samuel Danks, [solicitor], to Mary concerning the appointment of an executor of her will in place of Woronzow Greig, and other actions required as a result of his death, 13 Nov 1865; copies of correspondence between James Graham, John Cook, Samuel Danks, and Martha Somerville, and related papers concerning the possession and tenancy of a property sold by Sir William Fairfax, 1866 and n.d. [1866 and 1869?]

Folder MSBUS-11: letters received by Martha Somerville from Robert Glehn, 1866, 1876 and n.d., regarding investments and other matters following the death of Woronzow Greig


  • Creation: 1808-1876 and n.d.


1 box (12 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


Dep. c. 373

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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