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Typed letter from James Loeb to Sir James Frazer

"Hochried", Murnau/Staffelsee - Clarifies his position concerning the preface, had suggested they ask Macmillan to give the facts in the announcement of the 'Fasti' but doesn't really want to 'ask any favour of Mr. Macmillan'; is delighted to hear of a French translation of the 'Apollodorus', there will be no charge for this.

Letter from George A. Macmillan to J. G. Frazer

27 Queen's Gate Gardens, S.W.7. - Is not able to attend the luncheon when Frazer is given the Freedom of the City of Glasgow; congratulates him; is recovering from an accident; is happy to hear good news about Frazer's eyesight.

Letter from George A. Macmillan to Lady Frazer

Macmillan & Co., Ltd. - Did not follow her suggestion and will have illustrations in the 'Fasti', but they will select them; has advised J.G.F. to confine the commentary to one volume; will come hear Professor Moret at the French Institute if he is in town on 26 May.

Letter from George A. Macmillan to Lady Frazer

Macmillan & Co., Ltd. - Is pleased they are postponing their trip for a pleasant reason, wonder what the new honour is; will be announcing the 'Fasti' in a new Catalogue of Classical Books; has an order for 70 copies of 'The Worship of Nature' from an Edinburgh bookseller.

Letter from George A. Macmillan to Lady Frazer

Macmillan & Co., Ltd. - Disagrees with Sir Rennell Rodd about the Hotel Flora in Rome; some Germans stay there, but they are 'not specially conspicuous'; finds it a good hotel; thanks Sir James for the poems, agrees with her they are too intimate to be published.

Letter from George A. Macmillan to Lady Frazer

The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies - Is pleased J.G.F. will be able to give a speech at the Jubilee banquet 24 June; will pass on her recommendation that he represent the Society at the 400th Anniversary of the Collège de France in 1930; thanks her for the copy of his speech at the Sorbonne; encloses a letter from an admirer [not present].

Letter from George A. Macmillan to Lady Frazer

Macmillan & Co., Ltd. - Is happy to hear of progress on the 'Fasti'; part of the index to the commentary, title page and dedication are at the printers; will be away in Yorkshire, and then will head to Rome after Easter.

Letter from George A. Macmillan to Lady Frazer

27 Queen's Gate Gardens, S.W.7. - Thanks her for the copy of the address to the Glasgow Corporation; shares information learned earlier that day that in Dec. 1873 he and James both sat for the Trinity scholarship; he did not go to King's due to an incident during the Christmas holidays, after which he started work at Macmillan's; at the High Table at Trinity Henry Jackson told him to remember Frazer, who was later second in the first class of the Tripos to his old friend A. H. Cooke; a letter from J. H. Middleton commended 'The Golden Bough', resulting at last in 'the personal association which has ever since been to me a matter of so much pride and pleasure'; delighted to hear his eyesight has improved; happy to hear of the facilities offered by the British Museum; glad he is writing about 'The Fear of the Dead', which George had often discussed with him; is still confined to bed for what seemed a trivial accident.

Letter from James Loeb to Lilly Frazer

Villa Waldfried, Murnau A/ Staffelsee - Encloses the reply from Professor Bernard (now housed as FRAZ/29/7); Jenkins is a respectable publishing firm that could promote the sale of her books; she has heard of George Macmillan's 'final & flat refusal' to let the Loeb Classical Library have the Pausanias on any terms, he thinks it's 'disgusting of him' but chiefly regrets James' loss of revenue, will have to have a new translation made for the L.C.L.; asks if she has heard that Harvard has conferred an honorary Litt.D. on Professor Schechter.

Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to John Roscoe

1 Brick Court, Temple, London, E.C.4. Dated 8th March 1921 - Advises him to diregard 'rubbish' printed in the press; has seen Mr Driburgh [recte Driberg?] and gave him an introduction to [George] Macmillan; the photos in the 'Illustrated London News' are very striking.

Copy letter from George A. Macmillan to J. G. Frazer

Macmillan & Co. Ltd., St. Martin's Street, London, W.C.2. Dated Oct. 7, 1902 - Confirms that they would publish his book on the early records of American Indian customs and superstitions only accessible in rare books by mainly French and Spanish writers; asks him to give Mrs Frazer the enclosed cheque for her report on the collection Jean Bedel.

Copy letter from George A. Macmillan to J. G. Frazer

Macmillan & Co. Ltd., St. Martin's Street, London, W.C.2. Dated 3rd November 1911 - Gives consent to Frazer's 'Polish friend' to translate without fee his 'Lectures on the Early History of the Kingship'; proposes to print another thousand copies of Pausanias; are printing two thousand copies of 'Selections from Cowper' and will take moulds from which plates could be made if necessary; have sold nearly 900 copies of 'The Dying God' which is 'quite satisfactory'; is sorry Frazer will not be attending the School at Athens dinner and sends him a copy of his History of the School.

Copy letter from George A. Macmillan to J. G. Frazer

Macmillan & Co., 29 & 30 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, W.C. Dated July 7, 1884 - Hears from James Gow that Frazer would like to translate Pausanias, says he had thought of doing it himself, suggests it would not be a huge commercial success, but are willing to take on the cost of print and paper and divide the profits equally, suggests a one volume edition with limited notes.

Copy letter from George A. Macmillan to J. G. Frazer

Macmillan & Co., 29 & 30 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, W.C. Dated August 8, 1884 - Is not willing to take on an edition of Pausanias in addition to the translation, would like to publish the translation first, and see how it does before publishing the commentary.

Copy letter from George A. Macmillan to J. G. Frazer

Macmillan & Co., 29 & 30 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, W.C. Dated Oct. 22, 1884 - Does not like Frazer's idea of publishing Pausanias in parts, suggests a two volume edition with each volume containing commentary at the end.

Copy letter from George A. Macmillan to J. G. Frazer

Macmillan & Co. Ltd, St. Martin's Street, London, W.C.2. Dated 12th March 1923 - Is glad to hear he will prepare an abridged version of 'Folk-Lore in the Old Testament' and encloses a memorandum of agreement, think it should not exceed 600 pages; a Dutch publisher has asked for permission to publish a Dutch translation of the abridged GB, suggests a royalty of 10% on the sales.

Letter from M. A. Kugener to [George A. Macmillan?]

Woluwe St Pierre, 52 avenue Parmentier - As he has just written to James George Frazer, due to the negligence of the Université de Bruxelles, he has only received 2 of the 5 volumes of the 'Fasti'; he will announce the edition at the November meeting of the Société pour le progress d'études historiques et philologiques, and will review it in 'Revue belge de philologie et d'histoire'; he will instruct la Bibliothèque royale de Bruxelles and the Bibliothèque de l'Université de Bruxelles to buy copies.

Copy letter from B. Malinowski to Sir James Frazer

El Boquin, Icod de los Vinos, Jenerife [Tenerife], Canary Isles. Dated 8.5.21 - Thanks him for his letter and the enclosed letter from George Macmillan, and for supporting his work, wants the work to sell; found that [Charles] Seligman had approached him and had even asked Frazer to write the preface, and apologises that he was approached twice about talking to Macmillan; shares his preference to avoid writing prefaces to books by other people; is now working out the full material and hopes to be done in 18 months.

Letter from T. Maulbes to Lilly Frazer

Paris, 7 rue Michelet - Responds to her request for advice on the translation of the 'Golden Bough', asks that his opinion be kept for the Frazers' eyes only, as [Adolf] Dirr and [Charles] van Gennep were his students, and Dirr was his secretary for a time; is not satisfied with [their] translation of 'Totemism'; thinks their English is proficient for translation but that they are not good writers; he is busy himself or would offer to help; thinks it will be difficult to publish as most of the book's readers would be subject specialists, and most of those can read English; mentions [George] Macmillan's demanding nature; wonders if she would like him to ask editors he knows if they would like to publish a translation of the 'Golden Bough'; the English edition is sold out, so a French edition would be profitable; also mentions the misunderstanding between Mlle de Bury and Lilly, and doesn't think anything should be done to try to explain as she will get angrier; says it was a pleasure to introduce Mlle Grove to his friends; is disappointed Frazer did not mention him in his book but adds 'Qu'avais-je à lui apprendre qu'il ne sut?', admires Frazer and wishes he might be mentioned if a French edition is published.

Letter from G. A. Macmillan to Lady Frazer

Hotel Flora, Roma - Apologises that [William] Maxwell bothered them, there has been no problem with the book [the 'Fasti'], the commentary is passed for the press and they are waiting for the paper, is delighted Frazer doesn't want to review the proofs of the index, asks if he needs to see the pages of the text and translation which he has twice reworked; is getting some illustrations from the Director of the British School at Rome, Mr Arthur Smith, and the Assistant Director of the German Institute.

Letter from Mary Boyd Dawkins to Lady Frazer

Richmond Lodge, Bowdon, Cheshire - Is very happy with the proposed gift to the Boyd Dawkins Library; last year she asked George Macmillan to keep an eye on Professor Sayce; reacts to Professor Conway's childishness, says he is a man of moods and prejudices, but his whims are a small price to pay for contact with his mind.

Copy letter from Edward B. Tylor to J. G. Frazer

Linden, Wellington, Somerset. Dated September 6, 1898 - Has received his letter and says that he needs to look at his books before he can say more about George Wilken's paper on Animal and Plant Souls as compared to Frazer's 'Golden Bough'; has been writing to Macmillan about compressing [Baldwin] Spencer's book.

Copy letter from Edward B. Tylor to J. G. Frazer

The Museum House, Oxford. Dated September 15, 1898 - Regrets raising the Baldwin Spencer question [of compressing part of Spencer and Gillen's book, 'The Native Tribes of Central Australia'] as it is so late in the process.

Copy letter from W. Warde Fowler to J. G. Frazer

Kingham. Dated July 23, 1914 - Tells a story about failing memory, consulting an article and finding his own initials at the end of it; if [George Macmillan] told him he was complaining, he was only curious, after reading Zachariae's article in the 'Zeitschrift für Volkskunde'; has shared the cost of Lord Morley's portrait with [George Macmillan]; thought Morley looked old and sad at the last dinner. With a typescript note identifying G. M.

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