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A PUBLISHER'S WILL.

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A PUBLISHER'S WILL. The will bears date August 29, 1898, with codicils of September 9, 1898, and April 23, 1900, of Mr. George Murray Smith, of 40, Park-lane, and for- merly in partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr. Henry Samuel King, in the firm of Smith, Elder, and Co., of Cornhill, East India agents and publishers, and afterwards, until 1894, head of the firm of Smith, Elder, and Co., of 15, Waterloo-place, publishers. The estate has been valued at E839,522 2s. 5d. gross, including £ 761,965 Is. 9d. in net personalty. The executors of the late Mr. Smith's will are his son, Mr. George Murray Smith, and his son-in-law, Mr. Reginald John Smith, K.C., power being reserved to grant probate also to the testator's widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, to whom he bequeathed The Dictionary of National Biography and the copyright and stock thereof, his wish being that Mrs. Smith should cause the work to be duly com- pleted, but this expression of his wish is not to im- pose any legal obligation on Mrs. Smith. He be- queathed to her also his household effects, plate, pictures, and jewels, his horses and carriages, the use and enjoyment of his house, and a life annuity of 210,000. Mr. Smith bequeathed to his daughter Elizabeth Alexandrina Murray Thompson £ 10,000; to his daughter Ethel Sarah Murray Smith £ 30,000; to his nephew and godson, Robert Smith Mushet, £ 2500; to John Aitchison, for many years the manager of the business of Smith, Elder, and Co., £ 1000; to his friend and solicitor, Mr. Edward Francis Turner, £ 1000; to his friend Mr. Sidney Lee, editor of "The Dictionary of National Biography," £ 500; to his friend Mr. Leslie Stephen, for the purchase of a mourning ring or any other trifle in remembrance of their long friendship, £ 50; to his valet, Peter Savage, £ 25t>; to all persons, other than Mr. John Aitchison, who had been in the service of Smith, Elder and Co. for five years at least on December 31, 1894, when Mr. Smith retired from the firm, one year's wages or salary; and upon trusts for his sister, Mrs. Isabella Forsyth Anderson, and her husband, Mr. John Frederick Anderson, £ 10,000. During the life-time of Mrs. Smith the remainder of the income of the testator's residuary estate is to be paid to his children, and after her death the capital is to be distributed among them, but his elder son, Mr. George Murray Smith, is to take a larger share than each of the others.

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