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John Murray


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John Murray : [advertisements for Byron, Lara, and Samuel Rogers, Jacqueline (joint publication)]

Byron to John Murray, 3 August 1814: 'I see advertisements of Lara & Jacqueline -- pray why? when I requested you to postpone publication till my return to town.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      Print: AdvertisementManuscript: Letter


John Middleton Murray : Keats and Shakespeare

'Finished reading Murray's "Keats and Shakespeare" again. This work to me was, and still is, a critical masterpiece: I can think of no other study - of this nature - carried through so consistently and with so keen an awareness: it is a classic of imaginative sensitivity.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: William Soutar      Print: Book


John Murray : Letter

'Yesterday I had a letter from Murray in answer to one I had written in something of a determined stile for I had no idea of permitting him to start from the course after my son giving up his situation and profession merely because a contributor or two chose to suppose gratuitously that Lockhart was too imprudent for the situation. My physic has wrought well for it brought a letter from Murray saying all was right (Footnote: Scott enclosed Murray's letter in one written to Lockhart the previous day. Murray writes that 'There is nothing to apprehend'), that D'Israeli was sent to me not to Lockhart, and that I was only invited to write two confidential letters, and other incoherencies which intimate his fright has got into another quarter. It is interlined and franked by Barrow (Footnote: That interlineation reads 'No one has any ill will against Mr Lockhart!!!') which shows that all is well and that John's induction in to his office will be easy and pleasant.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Walter Scott      Manuscript: Letter


John Murray (ed.) : A Handbook for travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon: including the provinces of Bengal, Bombay, and Madras; the Punjab, North-West provinces, Rajputana, Central Provinces, Mysore, etc.; the native states, Assam and Cashmere

'Read Mrs Gascoyne's [sic] book on Burmah, Kipling and Murray and wrote letters. Very steamy day. Read Mrs Cotes' "Delightful Americans" after dinner and thought it only tolerably good.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gertrude Bell      Print: Book


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