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Nineteenth Century Literary Society

  • Periode: 01/10/2020-29/10/2020
  • Nineteenth Century Literary Society makes available more than 1,400 items from the archive of the historic John Murray publishing company.
    Held by the National Library of Scotland since 2006 and added to the UNESCO Register of World Memory in 2011, the Murray collection comprises one of the world’s most important literary archives. Primary source materials span the entirety of the long nineteenth century and document the golden era of the House of Murray from its inception in 1768. Records digitised in this resource predominantly focus on the tenure of John Murray II and his son, John Murray III, as they rose to prominence in the publishing trade, launching long-running series including the political periodical Quarterly Review, and publishing genre-defining titles such as Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Austen’s Emma and Livingstone’s Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.

The Map Archive

  • periode: 12/10/2020 – 13/11/2020
  • (login: + password: lwbibgent2020)
  • The Map Archive can trace its roots back to the 1970s, when the founder, Malcolm Swanston, began to develop a range of innovative thematic maps that told complex historical stories graphically. Over the next 50 years he worked for countless book publishers, conceptualizing and providing maps for a range of titles that covered subjects as diverse as Ancient Rome, the Crusades, the Vietnam War, World War II and World Religions. In time he was joined by his cartographer son, Alex Swanston, and together they created a huge archive of historical maps. With the coming of the digital age, they realized that their maps would be an excellent online resource, ideal for researchers, teachers, students and armchair historians, and the Map Archive was born.