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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.
Undated holograph manuscript preface written by Iris Murdoch for Wendy Campbell-Purdie's Women Against the Desert (London, 1967).
Purchased from Mrs Sarah Williams, 2003.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 6859, fol. 12
Campbell-Purdie | Wendy | fl.1960s | planter
Murdoch | Iris | Dame | 1919-1999 | author and philosopher