John Murray's birth was covered in an earlier post, along with some of the contributions he made to the publishing house his father started. His death occurred on June 27, 1843. His life roughly covers that of Walter Scott's. Murray first published Scott's work in 1807; Marmion. He also became part owner of the Edinburgh Review that year.
Among Murray's other major contributions to the literary world were his publication of Lord Byron's "Childe Harold", and Thomas Moore's "The Life of Lord Byron".