The history of the Murray publishing house is more than the history of authors and books. It is the history of a remarkable family as well. Each of the seven generations of Murrays brought their own distinct force of character and passions to the publishing house; helping it not only to survive innumerable wars, slumps and upheavals, but to thrive, flourish and maintain a reputation for publishing excellence.
John Murray published a number of periodicals; newspapers, magazines, journals, reviews and annual reports. Some were incredibly successful, the best of their kind; critically acclaimed and profitable. Others were less so, ending in acrimony and failure. The John Murray Archive has a wealth of correspondence and business papers detailing this important part of Murray's publishing.
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