item RET/8/10/1/3 - Papers relating to Lindley Murray (1745 - 1826)

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Papers relating to Lindley Murray (1745 - 1826)


  • 1795 - 1967 (Creation)

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Most of these are papers by Murray, with some 20th century correspondence about him. The papers comprise the following:

1. Letter from Murray sent to Joseph Tatham, schoolmaster Leeds, written to ‘Samuel’, re. his recommendation of a patient being unsuccessful, house is now full, only those with best claim admitted

2. Fragment of proof of introduction and preface to The English Reader, by Murray

3. Draft of a bond of Retreat Trustees to fulfil Trust, 1795 (has later been used by Retreat for other 19th century notes)

4. Draft re. appointment of 40 managers of The Retreat in 1800, and other rules and regulations

5. Letter from Murray to Committee of The Retreat, 25 February 1799, re. investing money in The Retreat in return for Retreat’s granting of annuities to Joseph Brown and John King of Lothersdale. The money is part of that gained from his lately selling the copyright of his Grammar and Exercises, which he wants to appropriate to others’ use

6. Letter from Murray to person unknown, 8 September 1799, re. the intention of publishing De La Reve’s piece on The Retreat: it should be corrected where necessary and other observations on The Retreat and its treatment added which did not occur to La Reve

7. Letter from Murray to Henry Tuke, August 1802, supporting the appointment of Dr Belcombe as physician to The Retreat in the absence of Dr Cappe, and re. his judgement and practice. Notes that the supposition of his being a man of hazardous practice is destitute of foundation’.

8. Letter from Murray to George Jepson, 3 December 1805, re. Jepson’s attachment to Catherine Allen, encouraging him

9. Note, from Murray to William and Henry Tuke, re. his investment for The Retreat, undated, early 19th century

10. File of correspondence and papers between The Retreat and Professor Michael Belok, Arizona State University, re. his research into Murray, including articles and notes on Murray, 1967


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A digitised copy of this reference is available via the Wellcome Collection and can be accessed here:

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