Iris Murdoch, preface to Wendy Campbell-Purdie, Women Against the Desert (London, 1967)

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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6859, fols. 12-13
Title: Iris Murdoch, preface to Wendy Campbell-Purdie, Women Against the Desert (London, 1967)
Dates of Creation: n.d. [c. 1967]
Extent: 2 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English


Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher who studied at Somerville College, Oxford. Wendy Campbell-Purdie (fl. 1967) was a pioneer planter, planting trees in the Sahara.

Scope and Content

Undated holograph manuscript preface written by Iris Murdoch for Wendy Campbell-Purdie's Women Against the Desert (London, 1967).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Mrs Sarah Williams, 2003.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 6859, fol. 12

Access Point(s)

Campbell-Purdie | Wendy | fl.1960s | planter

Murdoch | Iris | Dame | 1919-1999 | author and philosopher


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