Sir Sean Connery in private tour of NLS

Sean Connery at NLS
Sir Sean Connery with curator David McClay
Photos © Eammon McGoldrick

Scottish screen legend Sir Sean Connery has made his first visit to the National Library of Scotland.

Sir Sean was given a tour of our George IV Bridge Building on Wednesday 23 August. His visit was prompted by the chance to see some of the items in the John Murray Archive, which we acquired recently. He was impressed by plans to make this unique literary collection widely available to the public.

Sean Connery at NLS

'Having viewed the John Murray Archive, I very much hope that others will be given the same opportunity as I've had today,' he said.

Among other NLS material the actor saw was Vocabula, a Latin textbook which proves that Scotland invented modern football.

'History wasn't this interesting at school!' he commented during his tour.

Sir Sean was surprised to find another 'treasure' borrowed from a former employer - a Co-op payslip of his from 1948!

You can read more on this story in our press release.

23 August 2006

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