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Letters of and to Austen Henry Layard., 1836-1968.

Identifier: MSS.42336-42344

Scope and Contents

The letters here are mainly of Austen Henry Layard to Elizabeth Eastlake and John Murray [III]. The letters to Eastlake contain news of mutual acquaintances, details of his work, accounts of his travels and discussions of art and literature. The letters to Murray often focus on the publication of works by Layard, particularly relating to his excavations. These letters make clear that Layard took an active role in the production of his works.


  • Creation: 1836-1968.


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9 Folders

Language of Materials



The letters of Layard to Elizabeth Eastlake have been placed at the start of the sequence, followed by letters to various members of the publishing house of John Murray. Finally, there is a folder containing letters to Layard of various other correspondents.

Related Materials

MSS.40677-40681 : Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Austen Henry Layard.

MSS.42168-42173 : Letters of Elizabeth Eastlake to Austen Henry Layard.

Repository Details

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

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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