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Correspondence between John Murray II and Archibald Constable and Co., publishers, with related papers., May-August 1808.

Identifier: MS.40245

Scope and Contents

The correspondence concerns the business relations between John Murray II and Archibald Constable and his partners, and includes receipts, invoices and other business papers. The papers are arranged chronologically.


May: folios 1-18;

June: folios 19-33;

July: folios 34-47;

August: folios 48-74.


Folios 59-60. Letter, 19 August 1808, to “Dr Alexr Mackay”. Given the nature of the letter, an account for “46 sliding rule”, and that it was sent to George Street, London, it is probable that “Alexr” is a mistake, and that the addressee was Dr Andrew Mackay (1758-1809), of George Street, London, teacher of navigation.


  • Creation: May-August 1808.


Language of Materials



0.00 Linear metres (i + 74 folios.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition



MS.23233. Proof copy of an apparently unpublished book, "Correspondence [1803-1825] between John Murray, London, and Archibald

Constable and A. Constable and Co., Edinburgh". The publication is entirely of transcriptions of the correspondence, with no

critical apparatus.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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