Finding-Aid for the Iris Murdoch Letter (VMF125)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Papers 1965-1967

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Murdoch, Iris ,1919-1999 ,British author
Title: Iris Murdoch Letters
Identification: VMF125

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Biographical Note

Iris Murdoch, novelist and philosopher, was born on 15 July 1919 in Dublin. and brought up in London. Murdoch attended Badminton College and Somerville College. After four years at the Treasury she taught philosophy at St Annes from 1948 until 1963, when she retired to devote her time to writing. She played a major role in English life and letters for nearly half a century. Her philosophy includes a study of Sartre, The Sovereignty of Good and Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals. Among her 26 published novels, Under the Net, The Bell, A Severed Head, The Black Prince, and the Booker-prize winning The Sea The Sea (1978). She died from Alzheimer’s disease on 8 February 1999.

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Scope and Contents Note

All items in this collection are correspondence, mostly to Charles Osborne, Australian author.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Unknown.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Box/folder
5/Murdoch

Papers, 1965-1967 (13 items)

All items in this collection are correspondence, mostly to Charles Osborne, Australian author.
This collection has been boxed with other collections in ten boxes stored at locations B-7-6 and B-7-7. Within the boxes, the collections are arranged sequentially by collection number, and then by folder.

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