Sunday 25 September, 4.00pm talk followed by drinks and canapés
David McClay, John Murray Archive curator
As our Emma at 200 exhibition draws to a close, we will be waving goodbye to the letters from the John Murray archive at the National Library of Scotland that have been on loan to us since March. Whilst Jane Austen is the perhaps the most famous of John Murray’s early nineteenth-century authors, the world of publishing was one of the few places in which early nineteenth-century women could truly flourish. Murray was at the forefront of publishing a whole range of women’s works, including scientists, travellers, cookery book writers, children’s authors, poets and novelists. David McClay, John Murray Archive curator, explores some of these fascinating stories behind some famous, and some forgotten, authors.
Tickets: £11; Students/Friends £8.50 (includes drinks and canapés)