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Further papers of John Murray, publishers.

Identifier: Acc.13328

Scope and Contents

This collection of records, supplementing earlier sections of the John Murray Archive, contains press files, sales catalogues and advertising material, educational publishing papers, business records, and author papers administered by John Murray publishers in the ordinary course of their commercial trade.

Also included are papers and correspondence documenting company history and staff experiences; the operation of the company's historical archive; alongside a small collection of Murray family papers; and print material retained by the company, primarily literary journals and professional circulars.


  • Creation: 1815-2015



65.00 Linear metres

Language of Materials



This collection has been arranged into eight series:

1) Press files; 2) Catalogues and advertising material; 3) Editorial files and papers of John Murray, publishers, regarding its educational works; 4) Papers concerning the Gryphon Books Limited imprint; 5) Business papers; 6) Papers concerning company history and the work of the John Murray Archive, with brief Murray Family papers; 7) Papers, typescripts, and correspondence of, or concerning, John Murray authors; and 8) Print journals and serials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 2012, John R Murray, London.

Related Materials

MSS.40001-43564, MSS.43565-49999, Acc.12927, Acc.13236, and Acc.14349.

Separated Materials

A series of book files, comprising 2237 individual files, has been removed from this accession and reunited with an earlier counterpart held in Acc.12927, to form a complete resource collection, MSS.43565-49999. These book files are currently being catalogued but may be consulted upon request.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
13 05 2014
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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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