Fonds MG 153 - David R. and Robert A. Murray fonds

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David R. and Robert A. Murray fonds

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MG 153

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  • [1883?]-1992 (Creation)

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76 cm of textual records
23 audio cassettes

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Robert Murray was born on 1 June 1910 at Rosthern, Saskatchewan and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1934 with both an arts and a divinity degree. A veteran of the Second World War, he was employed by Morgan and Company in Montreal and Toronto prior to joining the public service as a purchasing agent. Robert Murray died in Ottawa on 9 April 1997.

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David Murray graduated from Bishop's University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge. He has served as Dean of Arts and Professor of History at the University of Guelph. In addition to serving as Resident Historian in the Department of External Affairs in the early 1970s, he has lectured on Canadian-Latin American relations at the Canadian National Defence College. David Murray is the author of several books and numerous articles.

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This fonds consists primarily of the research material for and chapter drafts of "The Prairie Builder."

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The fonds is arranged into two series:
I. The Prairie Builder
II. Miscellaneous

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