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Collection Overview

Creator:
Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
James Edward Murdoch Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/pg15bd94z
Dates:
1840-1905
Size:
2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists primarily of letters by theater people to James Edward Murdoch, known for his dramatic readings to soldiers during the Civil War.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of letters by theater people to Murdoch, known for his dramatic readings to soldiers during the Civil War; two notebooks recording biographical material about his life by Edmund H. Russell with the help of Murdoch's daughter, Ida; and the autograph manuscripts of two plays by George Henry Miles, Richelieu and Hernando de Soto.

Collection Creator Biography:

Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893

James Edward Murdoch, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, originally trained as a bookbinder with his father before making his first appearance as an actor in 1829. Murdoch worked as an actor, stage-manager, and lecturer before the outbreak of the Civil War. During the Civil War, Murdoch volunteered as a nurse in Union hospitals in addition to giving dramatic readings to soldiers.


Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893

James Edward Murdoch, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, originally trained as a bookbinder with his father before making his first appearance as an actor in 1829. Murdoch worked as an actor, stage-manager, and lecturer before the outbreak of the Civil War. During the Civil War, Murdoch volunteered as a nurse in Union hospitals in addition to giving dramatic readings to soldiers.


Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893

James Edward Murdoch, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, originally trained as a bookbinder with his father before making his first appearance as an actor in 1829. Murdoch worked as an actor, stage-manager, and lecturer before the outbreak of the Civil War. During the Civil War, Murdoch volunteered as a nurse in Union hospitals in addition to giving dramatic readings to soldiers.

Collection History

Acquisition:

No acquisition information is currently available for this collection.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '14 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

James Edward Murdoch Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/pg15bd94z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2