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The BBC reports The National Library of Scotland is to be given Â£17.7m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to acquire the "unique" John Murray publishing archive.
Lottery cash of Â£16m was also awarded to fund the development of a new Riverside Museum in Glasgow.
However, the acquisition of the archive is seen as the major coup in the grant announcements.
It was started by the first John Murray, who was a Scot and founded his publishing house in London in 1768.