Collection Murray MSS - Margaret Alice Murray Collection

Identity area

Reference code

Murray MSS


Margaret Alice Murray Collection


  • c.1958 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 folder

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

British Egyptologist. Born, Calcutta 1863. Died, Welwyn 1963. Entered University College London, 1894. First professional female Egyptologist. Assisted Petrie in his excavations in 1902. She also excavated at many other sites, including Malta and Petra. President of the Folk-Lore Society, 1953-5. Published widely in the fields of Egyptology and folklore.

Archival history

In Olga Tufnell's possession in 1963. Deposited by Joan Payne in the notes, via the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Department of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in February 2003.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Notes collected on Hierakonpolis (<i>The Hierakonpolis finds</i>). Consists of handwritten notes made by M. A. Murray, typescript, and additional notes in a different hand.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Kept as received.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

Finding aids


Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies


Related units of description

Publication note

Not published.

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0516B