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Manuscripts and proofs of various works by Austen Henry Layard., 1845-?1903.

Identifier: MSS.42346-42407

Scope and Contents

Austen Henry Layard wrote books and articles about his travels, excavations, later career and painting. Many of the publications were published by John Murray during a period of over 50 years.

The papers here contain the manuscripts and proofs for many of these works, including articles Layard wrote for the 'Quarterly Review'. There are also typescripts in this series, mostly relating to memoirs of Layard from his time as British Minister to Spain and Turkey.


  • Creation: 1845-?1903.


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61 Folders

Language of Materials



The manuscripts and proofs have been arranged according to the date of their creation. This arrangement reflects, therefore, the literary history of Layrard - the order in which he wrote the accounts of his life and travels - and not the chronological order of the events themselves.

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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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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