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Murray Lecture Notes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 387
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Murray Lecture Notes
Date(s): 1911-1938
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 folders
Name of creator(s): Murray | Margaret Alice | 1863-1963 | Egyptologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Margaret Murray was born in 1863, the youngest daughter of J C Murray, a businessman of Calcutta, and niece of the Reverend John Murray of Lambourn. She first entered University College London as a student in 1894, and in 1899 became a junior lecturer on Egyptology there. She was Assistant Professor of Egyptology at University College London from 1924 to 1935. She was a member of the Folk Lore Society from 1927 and President from 1953 to 1955. During her life she carried out many excavations in different parts of the world and published many books, mainly about Egypt. She died on 13 November 1963.


Scope and content/abstract:

Egyptology lecture notes and syllabuses.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open subject to usual conditions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

A draft list is available. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Geoffrey Martin in the Egyptology Department in December 1991.

Allied Materials

Related material:

University College London Special Collections also holds an illuminated address presented to Margaret Murray for her hundredth birthday, 1963 (Ref: MS ADD 67); correspondence of Margaret Murray, 1857-1926 (Ref: MS ADD 155); miscellaneous items given to University College London by her (Ref: MS ADD 372); papers of Margaret Murray among the records of the Institute of Archaeology (Ref: UCLCA/IA); two items of correspondence with D M S Watson, 1948 (Ref: MS ADD 112); a letter to Mr Wray, 1958 (Ref: MS MISC 5M).

The British Library of Political and Economic Science holds letters from Margaret Murray to C G Seligman, c1912-1935 (Ref: Seligman Papers/4/2/2-4). The Folklore Society holds her correspondence and papers relating to folklore, c1909-1954.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Source: National Register of Archives.

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
1999, revised Aug 2001

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