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Ross Family Autograph Album

  • MG 598
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 187-?] – 1981 (inclusive); [187-?]-1915 (predominant).

This album contains over 360 autographs from prominent individuals of the time, including six Prime Ministers (all those who served between 1878-1911); eight Governors-General; 25 cabinet ministers; and over 100 members of parliament, predominantly those who served in the first 10 parliaments [first sitting date to dissolution] between 1867 and 1905. Other individuals of achievement and/or fame in various fields are also represented: scientists; public officials from other countries; diplomats; religious leaders; those in the performing arts. Uniquely, the album also contains several signatures from members of the Royal Family: extremely rare in an album of this kind.

Ross, Arthur Wellington

Photographs

This series contains photographs of Leith and her family, and those used for research. Includes two photo albums.

Walter C. Murray - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Walter C. Murray, professor of Philosophy and lecturer in Education at Dalhousie University.

Bio/Historical Note: Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, was born in Kings County, New Brunswick, in 1866 and received his BA with honours in 1886 from the University of New Brunswick. Having won the Gilchrist Scholarship for Canada, for continued studies overseas, he attended the University of Berlin and the University of Edinburgh, where he received his MA with first class honours in 1891. Later that year he joined the faculty at the University of New Brunswick as Professor of Philosophy and Economics. In 1892 he was appointed Professor of Philosophy and lecturer in Education at Dalhousie, where he remained until joining the University of Saskatchewan as president in 1908. Murray served as president for 29 years, retiring in 1937. Murray was successful in building a progressive university with a beautiful campus. His own work was in education and education history, but he was also a supporter of art and music. Murray served on numerous councils and commissions, including the National Research Council from 1916-1932. Murray married Christina Cameron (1866-1947), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1895. They had three daughters: Christina Cameron Murray, Lucy Hunter Murray and Jean Elizabeth Murray. Murray died in Saskatoon in 1945. The city of Saskatoon honours him with "Murray Place" in the Dundonald area; Walter Murray Collegiate Institute, opened in 1965 and located near Market Mall; the Murray Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus; and President Murray Park, located in the Varsity View neighbourhood.

Melfort General Photo collection

  • MGP
  • Collection
  • [189-?]-2003

This collection contain about 2000 photographs, negatives and slides of Melfort and District.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy and Jean Murray dressed in their winter clothes playing in snowbanks; buildings and open space in background.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Murray Daughters

The three Murray daughters, Christina, Lucy, and Jean with two unidentified friends standing together. Houses and trees line a street in background.

Bio/Historical Note: The three daughters of Walter C. Murray, first University President, and Christina Cameron Murray were Christina Cameron Murray (1896-1948), Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967).

Mrs. Christina Murray and Daughters

Oval image of Mrs. Christina Murray with daughters Christina, Lucy, and Jean.

Bio/Historical Note: The three daughters of Walter C. Murray, first University President, and Christina Cameron Murray were Christina Cameron Murray (1896-1948), Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967).

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy and Jean Murray dressed in their winter clothes standing at the steps of their home on 3rd Avenue in Saskatoon.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy and Jean Murray sitting on top step of a porch; unidentified man crouched behind them.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

Jean E. Murray and Lucy Murray

Lucy Murray and Jean E. Murray dressed in their winter clothes standing at the steps of their home on 3rd Avenue.

Bio/Historical Note: Jean E. Murray (1901-1981) and Lucy Murray (1902-1967) were the second and third daughters of Walter Charles Murray, first president of the University of Saskatchewan, and Christina (Cameron) Murray.

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