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The Murray Family papers contain correspondence relating to different periods of family history including Terence Aubrey Murray's letters concerning his pastoral holdings around Canberra; the letters of Lady Murray (second wife of Sir Terence Murray) to her son, Professor Gilbert Murray, at Oxford and Glasgow; Hubert Murray's letters to his brother Gilbert, covering the period of his administration in Papua; and letters exchanged with family and friends concerning personal affairs. There are also notebooks, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs and collections of press clippings principally concerning members of the family, their activities and interests. There is a volume of Professor Murray's manuscript and typescript notes on classical texts and international affairs.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn723306).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of the Murray Family, National Library of Australia, MS 565, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
The collection was donated to the Library by the executors of Gilbert Murray in 1958 and by Margaret Pinney, the daughter of Sir Hubert Murray, in 1968. Small additions were received in 1972 and 1987 and a substantial addition of publications (Series 7) in 1976.
Papers of Gwendoline Wilson, the biographer of Terence Murray, are held by the National Library at MS 9512.
A boxing trophy, c.1867 (A40009777) and photographs (Series 3) are held in the Pictures Collection.
The correspondence falls into three main periods: Sir Terence Aubrey Murray's correspondence with his family and with Stewart Mowle concerning his Yarrowlumla property and other personal affairs (1829-1872, items numbers 1-131); Lady Agnes Murray's letters to her son Gilbert and his wife, Lady Mary Murray (1885-1891, item numbers 137-277); Hubert Murray's letters to Gilbert Murray and his wife concerning chiefly Hubert Murray's work as Lieutenant-Governor of Papua (1893-1939, item numbers 279-491). There is also a quantity of correspondence to Gilbert Murray at the time of Sir Hubert Murray's death (1940, items numbers 494-564).
Manuscript correspondence is also to be found in series 2/4 and 4/2. These items are indicated in the chronological arrangement of Series 1 by an interleaved sheet of paper showing the location, by item and page numbers, of the original.
The correspondence has been arranged in chronological order. This series comprises Items 1-623.
This series also includes correspondence, which, in the chronological arrangement of Series 1, is indicated by an interleaved sheet of paper showing the location, by item and page numbers, of the original.
This series contains about 65 photographs including family photographs of Terence Aubrey Murray, his wife Agnes, and his children; photographs of Professor Gilbert Murray; and photographs of the burial ceremony of Sir Hubert Murray in Port Moresby, 1940.
Note: the items from this series are held in the Pictures Collection.
This series also includes correspondence which, in the chronological arrangement of Series 1, is indicated by an interleaved sheet of paper showing the location, by item and pages numbers, of the original.
The papers include manuscript and typescript notes, translation notes, lectures, articles, proof copies of work on Greek and Latin texts, roneoed copies of classical texts prepared by Professor Murray for dramatic presentation by the BBC and broadcasts by Professor Murray on various subjects in the field of international affairs. This series comprises 9 files and 9 pieces.
This series comprises publications collected by the Murray Family and arranged in alphabetical order by author (added 1976).