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Correspondence between John Murray II and Archibald Constable and Co., publishers, with related papers., 1813-1814, 1820-1826, and undated.

Identifier: MS.40252

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.


January: folios 1-4;

February: folios 5-10;

March: folios 11-16;

April: folios 17-23;

May: folios 24-27;

May-July 1813, invoices sealed together: folios 28-31.

1814: folios 32-33.

1820-1826: folios 34-41.

Undated letters, ?1803-?1826: folios 42-59.

Copies of extracts from letters, 1805, of Alexander Hunter to John Murray II: folios 60-61.


  • Creation: 1813-1814, 1820-1826, and undated.


Language of Materials



0.00 Linear metres (i + 61 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 Proof copy of an apparently unpublished book, "Correspondence [1803-1825] between John Murray, London, and Archibald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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