National Library of Scotland films

Watch short films produced by the staff film group at the National Library of Scotland:

John Murray VII

Tales of Albemarle Street

John Murray VII invites you to join him on a tour of his home at 50 Albemarle Street, London. John Murray Archive material now held at the National Library of Scotland used to be housed here.


Photo of Isabella Bird Bishop

Travels with Isabella Bird

Curator David McClay introduces Isabella Bird, a Victorian traveller and author who is featured in the John Murray Archive.


Video still showing woman's hand writing with a quill

Introducing Lady Caroline Lamb

Assistant curator Rachel Beattie introduces us to Lady Caroline Lamb, one of her favourite authors from the John Murray Archive.


Detail from cover of 'Il Gattopardo'

'Il Gattopardo' at fifty

A short documentary made at the time of a symposium on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel 'Il Gattopardo' ('The Leopard').


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