Fonds MG 4185 - John Ralph Murray Fonds

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John Ralph Murray Fonds

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CA MUA MG 4185

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  • 1875-1886 (Creation)
    Murray, John Ralph

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John Ralph Murray received a B.A. in 1883 and a B.C.L. in 1886, both from McGill University. He served as President of the McGill Undergraduate Literary Society, 1881/82, President of the Lawn Tennis Club, 1882/83, was a member of the editorial committee for the first edition of the University Gazette,1882, belonged to the Imperial Federation League in 1885 and served as Secretary to the McGill Graduates' Society in 1886. During his academic life he was an outstanding student.

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The scrapbook was presented to D. Lorne Gales and deposited to McGill University Archives by Mrs. Lorne Gales in 1994.

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The collection has been attributed to John Ralph Murray, based on the clippings that were saved. It is not known if he also compiled them. An assumption has been made that the few earlier clippings from 1875 concerning Charles H. Murray (M.D. -1876) meant that he was a relative of J.Ralph Murray. All the rest of the clippings are from the years 1881-1886. They cover a variety of subjects including examination results, articles concerning the admission of women to the University, the transit of Venus in 1882, reports of societies at McGill or in Montreal and articles from the student newspapers of other universities .

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Deposited by Mrs. Lorne Gales, 25 July 1994


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