Papers of Margaret Muriel Gray, 1879-1957, lecturer of English language and literature, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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Literary work: essays, lectures and draft articles c1911-1948.

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Margaret Muriel Gray was born in Helensburgh, Scotland on 2nd April 1879  , the daughter of George William Gray, a shipbroker. She studied at the University of Glasgow from 1903  and graduated with a first class MA Honours degree in 1907  . She attended classes in Mathematics and Logic in 1903-1904, History, English Literature & Language in 1904-1905, Latin and Honours English in 1905-1906, and Honours English and British History in 1906-1907. She was appointed an assistant to the English class at Queen Margaret College [QMC] in 1909  . In 1910-1911 she was a 4th assistant at the QMC to the professor of English language and literature. She continued as an assistant until 1921  when she was appointed lecturer to the Department of English Language and Literature. She retired in 1947  . Her research interests were mainly in the medieval period and she contributed articles to The Times Literary Supplement. She edited Scottish Poetry from Barbour to James V1 and also edited Lancelot of the Laik for the Scottish Text Society. She died in 1957  .


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

The collection was previously catalogued in the GB 0248 GUA Inventory series, numbers 35916-35926, 35893 and 35803 as work by Janice Gray.

Collection catalogued and converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 20 May 2004. Edited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 3 July 2012.

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