- c 1990- c 2010 (Creation)
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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.
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.
Content and structure area
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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Paper and electronic
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Existence and location of originals
The records are original.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Further information about Canongate Publishers can be found online at, http://www.canongate.tv/about-canongate. Further information about Canongate' s purchase of audiobook specialist CSA word can be found at, http://www.thebookseller.com/news/canongate-buys-audiobook-specialist-csa-word.html.
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Rules and/or conventions used
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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