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Joseph James Murray Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0302

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. Leyburn, and Mary Monroe Penick. The diaries also contain information about Frank Price, a missionary to China for fifty years who was sponsored by the Lexington Presbyterian Church. The collection also includes a notebook of birding notes by Southgate Y. Hoyt from 1934-1938.

Dates

  • Inclusive 1920-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington & Lee University's Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source.

Extent

1 Linear Feet