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Murison Papers

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Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 15-26
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Murison Papers
Date(s): Created c1897-1923
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 100 volumes
Name of creator(s): Murison | Alexander Falconer | 1847-1934 | Professor of Roman Law and Jurisprudence


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Murison was born in Aberdeenshire on 3 March 1847, and was educated at grammar school and the University of Aberdeen where he achieved an MA and a LLD. From 1869 to 1877 he was a master in English at an Aberdeen grammar school. Then in 1881 he became a barrister. He held the position of Professor of Roman Law, 1883-1925 (Emeritus from 1925), and of Jurisprudence, 1901-1925, at University College London. He was also Deputy Professor of Roman-Dutch Law, 1914-1924, and Dean of the Faculty of Laws, 1912-1924, at University College London; and Dean of the Faculty of Laws, 1914-1918, at the University of London. He was Deputy Regius Professor of Civil Law and Deputy Reader in Roman Law at Oxford University from 1915 to 1919. From 1916 to 1917 he was President of the Society of Public Teachers of Law. He was Senator of the University of London from 1921 to 1924. Murison spent some years on the political and literary staff of the 'Daily Chronicle' of India. In 1896 he stood in an election for the Lord Rectorship of Aberdeen University but marginally lost. He was editor of the 'Educational Times', 1902-1912. He was also an examiner for several universities. Murison published many books during his life, mostly on Roman law but also some on Scottish history. He married Elizabeth Logan in 1870 and had two sons. He died on 8 June 1934.


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The collection consists of manuscript papers, translations, working papers and notes of Alexander Falconer Murison.

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