Margaret Murray Collection

Scope and Content


Five guinea note issued by Fakenham Bank, 1792 (Norfolk). Very fragile.

Notes introducing Belgians to English households (cloth) [1914]

First World War Ration cards and National registration card for Madame Nadine Ivanitsky; French ration card for Margaret Murray; card for St Pancras Cemetery grave no. 165, 1918-1919.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Murray was born in 1863, the youngest daughter of J C Murray, a businessman of Calcutta, and niece of the Reverend John Murray of Lambourn. She first entered University College London as a student in 1894, and in 1899 became a junior lecturer in Egyptology there. She was Assistant Professor of Egyptology at University College London from 1924 to 1935. She was a member of the Folk Lore Society from 1927 and President from 1953 to 1955. During her life she carried out many excavations in different parts of the world and published many books, mainly about Egypt. She died on 13 November 1963.

Access Information


Open subject to usual conditions.

Acquisition Information

Given in c1933 by Margaret Murray.

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