Murray's Handbooks for Travellers

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Cover of Handbook for Travellers in Turkey, 1871
Portrait of publisher John Murray III, 19th century

Murray's Handbooks for Travellers were travel guide books published in London by John Murray beginning in 1836.[1] The series covered tourist destinations in Europe and parts of Asia and northern Africa. According to scholar James Buzard, the Murray style "exemplified the exhaustive rational planning that was as much an ideal of the emerging tourist industry as it was of British commercial and industrial organization generally."[2] The guidebooks became popular enough to appear in works of fiction such as Charles Lever's Dodd Family Abroad.[3] After 1915 the series continued as the Blue Guides.

List of Murray's Handbooks by date of publication[edit]

1830s[edit]

1840s[edit]

1850s[edit]

1860s[edit]

1870s[edit]

1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1900s[edit]

1910s[edit]

List of Murray's Handbooks by geographic coverage[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Egypt[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

England[edit]

East Midlands region[edit]
East of England region[edit]
London region[edit]
North West England region[edit]
South East England region[edit]
South West England region[edit]
West Midlands region[edit]
Yorkshire and the Humber region[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Greece[edit]

India[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Russia[edit]

Scandinavia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

  • Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine, London: J. Murray, 1858, OCLC 2300777 . Pt. 1; Pt. 2 (p. 291-652); index
  • Handbook for Travellers in Syria and Palestine, London: J. Murray, 1868 . Pt. 1 (p. 1-274)

Turkey[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rudy Koshar (July 1998). "'What Ought to Be Seen': Tourists' Guidebooks and National Identities in Modern Germany and Europe". Journal of Contemporary History 33. 
  2. ^ James Buzard (Autumn 1991). "The Uses of Romanticism: Byron and the Victorian Continental Tour". Victorian Studies 35. 
  3. ^ James Buzard (January 1993). "A Continent of Pictures: Reflections on the "Europe" of Nineteenth-Century Tourists". PMLA 108. 
  4. ^ Stevan K. Pavlowitch (June 1962). "Early Nineteenth-Century Serbia in the Eyes of British Travelers". Slavic Review 21. 
  5. ^ E. W. Gilbert (1945). "Richard Ford and His 'Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain'". Geographical Journal 106. 
  6. ^ J.R. Hale (2005), England and the Italian Renaissance (4th ed.), Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., ISBN 9780631233640, "Francis Palgrave ... author of the first edition of Murray's Handbook for Travellers in North Italy" 
  7. ^ Peter H. Hansen (1995). "Albert Smith, the Alpine Club, and the Invention of Mountaineering in Mid-Victorian Britain". Journal of British Studies 34. JSTOR 175982. 

Further reading[edit]

  • S. Smiles (1891). "Murray's Handbooks". Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray. 
  • W.B.C. Lister, ed. (1993). A Bibliography of Murray's Handbooks for Travellers. Dereham Books.