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Dear Mr Murray: Letters to a Gentleman Publisher
The publishing house of John Murray was founded in Fleet Street in 1768 and remained a family firm over seven generations. Published to coincide with this 'remarkable achievement' and in the anniversary year, Dear Mr Murray is a collection of some of the best letters from the hundreds of thousands held in the John Murray Archive. They reveal not only the story of some of t ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by John Murray
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Subtitled, “Letters to a Gentleman Publisher,” this is a delightful collection of letters to sent to the publishing house of John Murray, first founded in Fleet Street in 1768. Overall, there are seven John Murray’s (including one ‘Jock’), beginning with John Murray the First 91737-1793) who, born in Edinburgh, changed his name from ‘McMurray’ before opening his publishing house in London. These continue through John Murray the Second (1778-1843), John Murray the Third (1809-1892), John Murray t ...more