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Letters of Austen Henry Layard to John Murray III, to John Murray IV and to Hallam Murray., 1838-1893.

Identifier: MSS.42341-42342

Scope and Contents

The letters here evidence the relationship between the archaeologist Austen Henry Layard and the publishing house of John Murray that lasted for over half a century. During that time, John Murray published works written by Layard about his excavations and other work.

The letters demonstrate the close nature of this relationship and give insight into his involvement with the publication process. Topics covered in the correspondence include news of the excavations undertaken by Layard, comments and concerns about the proofs and engravings for his works, and other details about his travels and life.


  • Creation: 1838-1893.


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2 Folders

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The letters have been arranged in chronological order.

Related Materials

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

Henry Layard.

Repository Details

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

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