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News release: Conan Doyle papers in the Murray archive — 30 April 2012


John Murray Archive exhibition

A visitor in the John Murray exhibition

The world of John Murray publishers and their extraordinary authors is brought to life in a free interactive exhibition at the National Library of Scotland.

Through touch-screen displays you can read or listen to transcripts of original documents, find out more about Murray authors or even try your hand at publishing.

Visit us in Edinburgh to see exhibits relating to these 11 Murray authors:

Talks on the archive

A wide range of public and private talks on the John Murray Archive, by NLS staff and others, is available within and outwith the Library.

To arrange a talk for your organisation, contact JMA Curator David McClay: email

John Murray Archive exhibition opening times

Monday-Friday: 9.30am-8.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am-5.00pm
Sunday: 2.00pm-5.00pm

Admission free.

Read what people have to say about JMA talks and events:

'The insight into the John Murray Archive and the many Scottish characters included was lighthearted and fascinating, it is not easy to keep audiences' attention for any length of time — yet you certainly achieved it.'
— Ian Sinclair, Secretary, Friends of Rothesay Castle.

Curators' blog

Get an inside view of the archive from our curators and cataloguers.

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