Fonds MG3036 - Daniel Alexander Murray Fonds

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Daniel Alexander Murray Fonds

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  • 1883-1934 (Creation)
    Murray, Daniel A. (Daniel Alexander), 1862-1934

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Microfilm prepared by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia of originals in possession of Mr. Angus Murray, Montréal ; 7 reels

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Daniel Murray was born in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia and educated at Dalhousie University (B.A., 1884). After earning his Ph.D. in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University in 1893, he held teaching posts at New York University (1890-1894), Cornell University (1894-1901) and Dalhousie (1901-1907). In 1908 he was appointed Professor of mathematics in the Faculty of Applied Science and in 1924 became first Chairman of the united Department of Mathematics. He retired as Emeritus Professor in 1930. Murray was the first President of McGill's Faculty Club, a Freemason and an elder in the Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul.

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Murray's pocket diaries for 1883-1934 provide a brief record of his activities, social engagements, letters, visits and the weather. The earliest volumes, covering his last years as an undergraduate at Dalhousie and the final ones written after his retirement are the most detailed.

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Microfilm prepared by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia of originals in possession of Mr. Angus Murray, Montréal ; 7 reels

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