'Private notices' of Thomas Murray, author of 'The literary history of Galloway'. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1840, 1849. (Creation)


  • 86 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 84 folios (folios 28-58 are blank).

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) ‘Reminiscences of a Journey’ to London, 19 May 1840. Murray went from Edinburgh via Glasgow to Liverpool by coach and thence by rail to London, where he visited J R McCulloch, the economist. Pages 35-51 (the end) contain a long account of his friend.

    (ii) ‘Personal Narrative, with a collateral account of some eminent and interesting men’ (including Thomas Carlyle), 1849 (other end of the volume, with an alternative version of the beginning at folio 22).

  • Bibliography

    Both documents are printed in Thomas Murray, ‘Autobiographical notes; also, Reminiscences of a journey to London in 1840’, edited by John A Fairley, (Dumfries, 1911).

    Murray, Thomas. 'Literary history of Galloway' (Edinburgh, 1832).

  • Separated Materials

    See also MS.188.