Christmas Books from the Murray Collection

Published: Friday 19 December 2014

To get into the Christmas spirit we have been looking through the archives to find festive items. Unsurprisingly we found many wonderful items, but thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase one of our lesser known collections, the Murray Collection.

The Murray Collection was named after Elsie Riach Murray, a student and teacher at one of Brunel University London’s predecessor institutions, Maria Grey College. It contains about 500 books devoted to the interests of children, including children’s stories from Murray’s own collection.

Within this collection we found many Christmas themed books, some of which we have arranged in a photo gallery below. We have also written another Christmas theme article dedicated to the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore, The Night before Christmas, which can be found here.

I hope you enjoy the photo gallery and please get in touch if you want any more information on this or our other collections.

Please note, we will be closed from Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

Finally, from everyone here in Brunel University London Archives, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Page last updated: Friday 19 December 2014