The Home and Colonial Library was a series of works published in London from 1843 to 1849, comprising 49 titles, by John Murray III. He founded it, as a series of cheap reprints, original works and translations, slanted towards travel literature in the broad sense, in the year of death of his father, John Murray II.
This listing of 44 titles of the Library, two of those coming in 2 vols., was published in 1876.
|Charles Acland||Manners and Customs in India|
|Joseph Abbott||Missionary Life in Canada|
|John Barrow||Life of Sir Francis Drake|
|George Borrow||The Bible in Spain|
|George Borrow||Gypsies in Spain|
|Thomas Campbell||The British Poets|
|Charles Darwin||Voyage of a Naturalist|
|John Drinkwater||Siege of Gibraltar|
|John Hay Drummond-Hay||Morocco and the Moors|
|William Henry Edwards||The River Amazon|
|Richard Ford||Gatherings from Spain|
|Lord Ellesmere||The Sieges of Vienna|
|George Robert Gleig||Sale's Brigade in Afghanistan|
|George Robert Gleig||Campaigns at Washington|
|George Robert Gleig||The Battle of Waterloo|
|George Robert Gleig||Life of Lord Clive|
|George Robert Gleig||Life of Munro|
|Alexander Duff Gordon||Sketches of German Life|
|Lucie, Lady Duff-Gordon||The Amber Witch|
|Lucie, Lady Duff-Gordon||The French in Algiers|
|Alexis Guignard, comte de Saint-Priest||History of the Fall of the Jesuits|
|Henry William Haygarth||Bush Life in Australia|
|Sir Francis Bond Head, 1st Baronet||Stokers and Pokers|
|Sir Francis Bond Head, 1st Baronet||Pampas Journeys|
|Reginald Heber||Journal in India|
|Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon||Portugal and Galicia|
|Charles Leonard Irby and James Mangles||Travels in the Holy Land|
|Matthew Gregory Lewis||Journal of a Residence Among the Negroes in the West Indies|
|Lord Mahon||Life of Condé|
|Lord Mahon||Historical Essays|
|Julia Charlotte Maitland||Letters from Madras: During the Years 1836-1839|
|John Malcolm||Sketches of Persia|
|Herman Melville||Typee and Omoo|
|Louisa Anne Meredith||Notes and Sketches of New South Wales|
|Edward Augustus Milman||The Wayside Cross; or, the Raid of Gomez, a tale of the Carlist War|
|Elizabeth Rigby,||Livonian Tales|
|"A Lady" (Elizabeth Rigby)||Letters from the Shores of the Baltic|
|Matteo Ripa||The Court of China|
|George Frederick Ruxton||Adventures in Mexico|
|Bayle St John||The Libyan Desert|
|Charles George William St John||Highland Sports|
|Robert Southey||Cromwell and Bunyan|
|"A Lady" (missionary who used the pseudonym Mary Church)||Letters from Sierra Leone|
Originally there were some extra titles, or works later substituted. Two books were often printed in one volume, and 49 works in all were in 37 volumes. Washington Irving's Bracebridge Hall, Traveller's Tales and Oliver Goldsmith were included. There were also the Memoirs of Sir Fowell Buxton. Melville's works Typee and Omoo were at first issued separately. Murray required that Typee appear as Four Months among the Natives of the Marquesas.
- Innes M. Keighren; Charles W. J. Withers; Bill Bell (6 May 2015). Travels Into Print: Exploration, Writing, and Publishing with John Murray, 1773-1859. University of Chicago Press. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-226-42953-3.
- Robert L. Gale (1995). A Herman Melville Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 312. ISBN 978-0-313-29011-4.
- s:Page:Memoir and correspondence of Caroline Herschel (1876).djvu/398
- "A Popular Account of the Manners and Customs of India : Charles Acland : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Internet Archive. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
- H. Manners Sutton (1851). The Lexington Papers. John Murray. pp. 375–6.
- Julia Charlotte Maitland (1846). Letters from Madras: During the Years 1836-1839. J. Murray. p. 82.
- Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake; Julie Sheldon (2009). The Letters of Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake. Liverpool University Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-84631-194-9.
- Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake (1842). Letters from the Shores of the Baltic. J. Murray.
- Caroline Shaw (2015). Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief. Oxford University Press. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-19-020098-5.
- Sir John Barrow (1846). Voyages of Discovery and Research Within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the Several Naval Officers Employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole. Abridged and Arranged from the Official Narratives, with Occasional Remarks. Harper & Brothers. p. 15.
- Aileen Fyfe (17 July 2004). Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain. University of Chicago Press. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-226-27648-9.
- Royal A. Gettmann (10 June 2010). A Victorian Publisher: A Study of the Bentley Papers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 164–. ISBN 978-0-521-15320-1.
- Home and Colonial Library (John Murray) - Book Series List - includes series description