Murray app

John Murray Archive app

The John Murray Archive app takes you on a journey through an amazing publishing dynasty.

You will discover some of the hundreds of thousands of items in a unique collection at the National Library of Scotland.

Famous authors

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The tour covers seven generations of John Murrays and their writers in five themes:

  • Literature
  • Travel and exploration
  • Science
  • Politics and society
  • Publishing

Among the famous authors represented are Jane Austen, David Livingstone, Charles Darwin, Lord Byron and Walter Scott.

Interactive features

iTouch showing a 19th-century Korean travel document

The themes highlight items in the John Murray Archive collection at NLS. In each theme you will find:

  • Audio-visual introductions narrated by Scottish broadcaster and writer Kirsty Wark
  • Zoomable images and audio descriptions to give you an in-depth insight into items from the archive collection
  • Collection galleries which give a wider taste of what is in the collection.

The app was developed for NLS by ScreenMedia.

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