Collection MS 334 - Canongate

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Reference code

MS 334




  • c 1990- c 2010 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

14 boxes

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Canongate was founded by Stephanie and Angus Wolfe Murray in 1973. After a period of turbulent trade, the Company was purchased by Publisher and Managing Director, Jamie Byng in 1994. Under Byng's leadership, the independent publishing company re-emerged as one of the UK's most dynamic and successful publishing companies. Canongate has a strong international outlook and continues to publish and support new literary talent sourced from across the globe. Canongate's offices are based in Edinburgh and London. The company also have business partners in New York and Melbourne.

Archival history

The records were created, received and managed by Canongate Publishers as part of day-to-day business activity. A considerable amount of the company's material was destroyed during various moves and changes of personnel.

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Scope and content

Publications, draft manuscripts, artwork, marketing materials and correspondence.



System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Paper and electronic

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The records are original.

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Notes area


Further information about Canongate Publishers can be found online at, Further information about Canongate' s purchase of audiobook specialist CSA word can be found at,

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Description identifier

MS 334

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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