Papers of Gilbert Murray

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Murray's papers include:

  • Correspondence
  • Papers relating to international affairs
  • General political papers
  • Academic and literary papers
  • Family correspondence
  • Personal papers
  • Papers of Lady Mary Murray
  • Papers of Murray's executors

Administrative / Biographical History

Gilbert Murray (1866-1957) was a classicist and internationlist, and Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1958.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 48476-49060.

A full catalogue is available in the Library.


The papers were extensively used in Sir Duncan Wilson, Gilbert Murray, O.M. (Oxford, 1988).

Corporate Names