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 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 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
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
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.
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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...
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.
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.
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 Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL planned to enlist John Murray 's help in producing a single, unique printed copy of Childe Harold illustrated with her sketches of scenes from the poem in which the Childe (which means knight)...
Publishing Mary Shelley
MS had thought about biographical writing in 1830, and suggested by letter to John Murray on 9 August that she should write something (biographical, historical, or literary) for his Family Library.
Clemit, Patricia. “Mary Shelley and William Godwin: a literary-political partnership, 1823-1836”. Women’s Writing, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 285-95.
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The Quarterly Review was founded.


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