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JOHN MURRAY

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 41 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN MURRAY, the name for several generations of a great firm of London publishers, founded by John McMurray (1745-'793), a native of Edinburgh and a retired lieutenant of marines, who in 1768 bought the book business of William Sandby in Fleet Street, and, dropping the Scottish prefix, called himself John Murray. He was one of the twenty original proprietors of the Morning Chronicle, and started the monthly English Review (1783-1796). Among his publications were Mitford's Greece, Langhorne's Plutarch's Lives, and the first part of Isaac D'Israeli's Curiosities of Literature. He died on the 6th of November 1793•
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