Scottish Genealogy

Friday, 10 June 2011

John Murray Archive now in 'memory of the world'

The John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland [NLS] has recently been confirmed as having been made part of the UK Memory of the World Register.

The archive contains manuscripts, private letters and business papers from a variety of famous authors and the Murray family of publishers and is a fantastic resource for historians and anyone interested in the history of the written word and the lives of those who have shaped it.

Within the archive can be found letters from Jane Austen, Lord Byron, Charles Darwin and many others.

According the the NLS website, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established the register in 2010 to highlight some of the UK's lesser-known items of historical interest.

More details can be found at the NLS Memory of the World Update page and more information about the John Murray Archive can be found at the NLS website.

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