Murray, Joseph James
- Existence: 1890-1973
Murray was pastor of the Lexington Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Virginia from 1924-1957 and was a well-known ornithologist. Prior to his pastorate, he was a superintendent of home missions in the Wilmington, N. C. presbytery
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Scope and Contents The diaries give a precise record of Joseph James Murray's four years as superintendent of home missions in Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as of his life as pastor, family man, traveller, lover of the arts and ornithologist while in Lexington, Virginia (1924-1968). Reminiscences include information about his family, including his wife, Jane Dickson Vardell Murray, and children, J. J. (Jimmy) Murray, Jr. and Jane Murray, and close friends, including Matthew Paxton, Nell Paxton, James G....
Dates: Inclusive 1920-1968