Albert Murray papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

File 1: Official papers relating to the Tribunal (28 Feb.-1 May 1916); 12 manuscript letters from numerous correspondents, with typescript extracts (11 Mar.-6 May 1916); Manuscript Tribunal statement (n.d.); Discharge certificate, with attached press cutting (29 May 1917); Notice papers (25 Feb. 1916, 20 Mar. 1916, 10 Apr. 1916); National registration certificate (29 May 1917); Press cuttings (10 Mar.-12 May 1916, n.d.); Certificate of exemption from military service (3 Mar. 1916). File 2: Typescript letter from Herbert Warren (18 Dec. 1914); Manuscript letter from "Winifred" to her mother (7 July 1917); Typescript letter from David Cairns (12 Oct. 1914); Manuscript letter from A. Maude Royden (17 Dec. 1914); Manuscript and typescript letters from the Bishop of Oxford (26 Feb. 1916, 4 Mar. 1916); Manuscript letter to the Commandant of Newbury Concentration Camp (2 Nov. 1914); 2 manuscript letters from H. G. Fiedler and C. B. Gull, editor of Varsity (9 Mar. 1915, 10 Mar. 1915); Manuscript High Court ruling (May 1916). File 3: 4 issues of The Oxford Magazine, Vol. XXXIV, Nos. 10, 13 and 16, and Vol. XXXV, No. 16 (4 Feb. 1916, 25 Feb. 1916, 17 Mar. 1916, 16 Mar. 1917); Typescript letter requesting volunteers for YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) work in Mesopotamia (27 Mar. 1916); 4 published letters written as Secretary to the Oxford Student Christian Union (4 Sep. 1916, 1 Jan. 1917, 28 Apr. 1917, 18 May 1917). File 4: 4 photographs (1911, 1915, n.d.); Obituary published in The Guardian (13 June 1967); 2 traveller's ration books (11 June 1918, 24 Oct. 1918); Typescript letter from the Reverend H. B. Workman (23 July 1940). File 5: Manuscript letter from A. I. Adam, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment (3 Sep. 1915); Manuscript letter from "JS", convalescing near Rouen (26 Sep. 1915); 2 manuscript letters from 2nd Lieutenant Kenneth James Campbell (b. 1891), 9th Battalion, Argyll&Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action 10 May 1915, with manuscript obituary notice, two photographs of memorial plaque, order of commemorative service and typescript recollections "In No Strange Land" by A. V. Murray (21 Dec. 1914, 23 Mar. 1915, 9 June 1915, n.d.); 6 manuscript letters and a Christmas card from Raymond Charlesworth, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (19 Mar. 1915, 1 Apr. 1915, 29 June 1915, 24 Mar. 1917, Dec. 1917, 8 Jan. 1918, 7 Oct. 1918); Manuscript letter from Paul F. D. de Labilliere in Rouen with the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) (24 Aug. 1915); Manuscript letter from Spencer Leeson, 8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, serving in Gibraltar (1914); Manuscript letter from Lance Corporal John MacMurray, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) Base, Rouen (4 Jan. 1915); 3 manuscript letters from Kenneth Murray, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, and one manuscript letter from Helen A. Murray written whilst Kenneth is missing (17 Dec. 1914, 14 Feb. 1915, 28 Mar. 1915, 2 May 1915, 29 Aug. 1915, 3 Oct. 1916); Manuscript letter from Rex Philpott, RFC (Royal Flying Corps) (14 Aug. 1915); manuscript letters from G. Harold Wooley, 9th Battalion, London Regiment, Queen Victoria's Rifles (14 Jan. 1914, 12 Nov. 1914, 10 May. 1915); Incomplete letter from George MacLeod (20 Mar. 1915); Souvenir of Charleroi, 1914-1919 (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Victor Murray (d. 1967) was born at Choppington, Northumberland, educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and became Secretary to the Student Christian Movement. A conscientious objector during the First World War, he was exempted from military service on health grounds. He later became a professor.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by James Murray (son). See Research Correspondence File.

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed

Related Material

See 1939-1945 Section: Domestic Front 019: Murray, AV.

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