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Collection Level Description: H.J.R. Murray Papers

Reference: MSS. H.J. Murray 1-168
Title: H.J.R. Murray Papers
Dates of Creation: 19th-20th cent.
Extent: 168 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English, Latin, and Italian

Administrative/Biographical History

Harold James Ruthven Murray (1868-1955) was a chess player and historian of chess and board games. He was the author of A history of chess (Oxford, 1913) and A history of board games (Oxford, 1952).

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence of H.J.R. Murray, relating to chess and board games, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library with a collection of printed books and Oriental manuscripts in 1955.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 49061-229.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of H.J.R. Murray.

Access Points

Board games



Murray | Harold James Ruthven | 1868-1955 | Chess Player and Historian

White | John G

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