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Papers of the poet and South African civil servant, Charles Murray (1864-1941).

Identifier: MSS.27256-27285

Scope and Contents

Born in Aberdeenshire, Charles Murray went to South Africa in 1888, where he rose to be Deputy-Inspector of Mines for the Transvaal (1901) and Secretary for Public Works in the Union of South Africa (1910). He never lost touch with Scotland, and many of his poems are in the dialect of the north east.


  • Creation: 1866-1969, undated.

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30 Volumes

Language of Materials



The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.27256-27264. Writings MSS.27265-27270. Correspondence MSS.27271-27276. Career papers MSS.27277-27283. Photographs MSS.27284-27285. Miscellaneous papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1971, 1974, by K M Walker, Writer to the Signet, and W D Murray.

Separated Materials

For some formal documents, see Ch.17411-17423.

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