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Papers of Professor Sir Kenneth Murray

Identifier: Coll-1527

Content Description

This archive comprises the personal and working papers of Kenneth Murray, including: awards and honours; biographical materials including photographs and films; material relating to Kenneth's education and early career, including school certificates; personal and professional correspondence; papers relating to Kenneth's's work at the University of Edinburgh, including departmental papers, teaching materials and staff and student files; papers relating to Biogen, including a large number of legal files; papers relating to the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh, chiefly financial information; research notes and data, including laboratory notebooks and material created by technicians, collaborators and students; papers relating to grants and funding bodies; files relating to Kenneth's membership of and involvement with various committees, organisations and societies; material relating to events, conferences, workshops and symposia; notes and drafts of lectures and talks; material relating to publications, including draft and published copies of Kenneth Murray's scientific publications; and a small number of files which postdate Kenneth's death.


  • Creation: 1940-2015


Conditions Governing Access

The material is available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material. Some files are closed and cannot be accessed. Some files are restricted and require a Data Protection or restricted access form to be completed in order to access them. Some files are in formats which are not currently accessible. Files which are restricted or closed or otherwise unavailable have this information recorded on the front of the file and at the appropriate level on the catalogue. Navigate down the hierarchy for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Head of Special Collections.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.


235 boxes (221 'A' boxes; 13 'D' boxes; 1 large lidded box; a few items loose on shelves)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

E.2014.15 and SC-Acc-2017-0198.

Related Materials

Related material will be found among the papers of Lady Noreen Murray (Coll-1528), Kenneth's wife and scientific collaborator.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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