Murray Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The Murray Family Papers reflect the personal and business activities of three generations of the Murray family. The papers include a personal diary of Mrs. Isaac G. Murray; sermon notes, a hymnal and homiletics notebook of Reverend Isaac Murray; survey appointments, land grants, and lists of state money in relation to Ephraim Murray's work as a surveyor; and correspondence, and photo album, inventories of estates, deeds and receipts relating to family lands, property and education.
The papers date from 1795 to 1937. The bulk of the collection dates from 1830 to 1900 and relates to Dr. Ephraim Murray's work as a surveyor or Reverend Isaac Murray's education and work in the ministry.
- Majority of material found in 1830-1900
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
2.50 linear feet (including 1 oversize folder, 77 photographic prints (in one flat box))
Language of Materials
The papers are divided into three series: Series 1, Ephraim Murray Papers; Series 2, Isaac G. Murray Papers; and Series 3, Miscellaneous Murray Family Papers.
The papers were donated to the B. Carroll Reece museum by Mrs. I. G. Murray.
Method of Acquisition
The papers of the Murray family were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia on August 25, 1983 by Helen Roseberry on behalf of the B. Carroll Reece Museum.
Two leather wallets were removed and placed in the Appalachian Artifacts Collection. A pamphlet on the First Annual Report of the Chief Engineer to the President and Directors of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company was removed and placed in the vertical files.
Karen House, Ed Speer, and Norma Myers completed processing and the papers were opened for research in September 1987.
- Ashburn, Paul
- McFarland, J.L.
- Murray, C.S.
- Murray, Ephraim, d. 1891
- Murray, Ida Lawrence--Diaries
- Murray, Isaac Gartrell, b. 1865
- Personal papers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sermons Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Surveying--Tennessee Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Washington County (Tenn.)--Surveys Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
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- Script of description