Fonds MUR - Personal Papers of Colin Andrew Murray

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GB 2014 WS-05-MUR


Personal Papers of Colin Andrew Murray


  • 1932-2007 (Creation)

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4 archive boxes

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Biographical history

Murray, Colin Andrew, son of Colin Hay Murray FRIBA, of Eastbourne, Sussex, and Joan Pamela, d. of Stanley Tooth, engineer, of Buxted, Sussex; b. 7 Jan. 1926; adm. Sept. 1939 (R); left July 1944; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1944, BA 1947, MA 1951; Roy. Greenwich Observatory 1950-85, SPSO 1965-85; Roy. Astronomical Soc., Fellow 1952, Council 1965-8 and 1974-7, Vice-Pres. 1975-7; gave 1988 Halley lecture on "The Distances to the Stars"; m. 27 Feb. 1954 Frances Mary, d. of Rev. George Stephen Nason, Vicar of Greenwich and Dean of Gibraltar; d. 8 Nov. 2012.

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The personal papers of Colin Andrew Murray, a pupil at Westminster School between 1939 and 1944. The papers include documents from his time at the school, such as; reports, school work, notes and correspondence from the school. The papers also include documents acquired as an Old Westminster, relating to; university examinations, The Elizabethan Club, The Westminster School Society, the School's Quatercentenary (400th anniversary), Commemoration and continued correspondence with the school.

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Conditions governing access

Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School's Policy on Archive and Heritage Collections, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of items in the custody of Westminster School must be sought from its Governing Body.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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GB 2014

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  • English


  • Latin


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