Sir Sean endorses Murray Archive campaign

Sir Sean laughs with curator David McClay
Sean Connery at NLS
© Eamonn McGoldrick.

Sir Sean Connery today endorsed the public fundraising campaign for the John Murray Archive.

Scotland's famous Oscar-winning actor has announced his support of the campaign following his visit last summer to the National Library of Scotland. He describes as as 'groundbreaking' the Library's plans for public access to the publisher's archive.

'The chance to see unique literary treasures first hand in Scotland was a great privilege and I very much hope that others will enjoy the archive as much as I did,' he said.

Sir Sean's endorsement coincides with the public launch of the NLS campaign to raise the remaining £6.5 million towards the archive's cost.

Ian Rankin
Ian Rankin
© Rankin.

At an event in London this evening, actress Joanna David will read the letters by 19th-century traveller Isabella Bird Bishop. Tomorrow in Edinburgh, bestselling crime-writer Ian Rankin will talk to an invited audience about the importance of securing the archive.

You can read more about this development in our campaign press release. The full text of Sir Sean's endorsement is also online. The story of Sir Sean's visit to NLS is in our news archive.

23 April 2007

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