John Murray

Standard Name: Murray, John,, 1778 - 1843
Used Form: John Samuel Murray
Used Form: John Murray, the second


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Employer Maria Callcott
After her stint as royal governess in Brazil, which lasted about a year, Maria Graham (later MC ) continued to work, whether or not she actually needed the money. She became a reader of...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
In order to get hold of a portrait of Byron which was held in the office of his publisher John Murray , LCL forged a note with his signature—at a time when forgery was a...
Friends, Associates Maria Callcott
During the early years of her first marriage, between her time in India and in Italy, Maria Graham (later MC ) met Jane Marcet and the publisher John Murray .
Gotch, Rosamund Brunel. Maria, Lady Callcott, The Creator of ’Little Arthur’. J. Murray, 1937.
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Then or later...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
She was welcomed into Edinburgh society, where she attended dinners, masked balls, and concerts. Through her London editors, John Murray and John Gibson Lockhart , she made literary connections. She knew Professor John Wilson and...
Friends, Associates Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
From 1832, when she began writing and editing in earnest, she entertained such figures as Benjamin Robert Haydon , Isaac D'Israeli , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , and Byron's former mistress the Countess Guiccioli (who visited England...
Friends, Associates Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL was for most of her adult life a good friend of Sydney Morgan , to whom she confided many stories of her childhood and youth, which Morgan preserved in her diaries. She later helped...
Friends, Associates Anna Eliza Bray
This brief marriage brought Anna Eliza a number of literary friendships: with Sir Walter Scott , Amelia Opie , Letitia Elizabeth Landon , John Murray , Robert Southey , and later with Southey's second wife,...
Friends, Associates Anna Eliza Bray
Owing to her nervousness and delicate health AEB did not socialize much; her literary friends were few though deeply valued, including L. E. L. , John Murray , Owen Rees , and Anna Maria Hall
Literary responses Felicia Hemans
Byron , in a letter to Murray by 30 September 1816, praised The Restoration of the Works of Art to Italy as a good poem—very, and he echoed it in Canto 4 of Childe...
Literary responses Jane Austen
Emma received eight reviews in English: more than any other Austen novel. Murray sounded apologetic as he invited Walter Scott to review it (It wants incident and romance does it not?).
Tomalin, Claire. Jane Austen: A Life. Penguin Viking, 1997.
Literary responses Felicia Hemans
Nevertheless, the Romantic Circles Electronic Edition of this poem edited by Nanora Sweet and Barbara Taylor represents it as a much more open and indeed sceptical text than FH 's own comment suggests, and subtitles...
Literary responses Sarah Austin
Her translations of Ranke 's works were praised by Henry Hart Milman , Dean of St Paul's, and historian Thomas Babington Macaulay .
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Macaulay's response to History of the Popes was: Of this translation we...
Occupation George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron
In Venice he discovered surviving letters from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Francesco Algarotti , and wrote to his publisher, John Murray , about getting them into print. Murray, however, did not respond.
Winch, Alison. “Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Byronic Hero”. Pride and Prejudices: Women’s Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century.
Publishing Harriet Martineau
She had started it on her previous birthday, 12 June 1838. John Murray had solicited a novel from her—which would have been the first his firm had published since Scott —only to reject it when...
Publishing Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Byron (an admirer of Montagu's writing) came on some of her letters to Algarotti in Venice in the early nineteenth century, but his efforts to get John Murray to publish them came to nothing. A...


February 1809
The Quarterly Review was founded.