© 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.
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.
23 April 2007