Collection K/PP141 - MURRELL, Eric Sidney (d 1983)

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MURRELL, Eric Sidney (d 1983)


  • 1930 (Creation)

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1 volume

Scope and content

Bound typescript thesis by E S Murrell, 1930, entitled 'The Tristan Legend in Medieval French Literature. A Historico-Bibliographical Survey', with manuscript annotations. The labelling of the thesis as a doctoral thesis is apparently in error.

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Biographical history

Studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, 1922-1930; submitted thesis for the degree of B Litt, Oxford University, 1930; died, 1983. Connection with King's College London not known. Publications: "Girart de Roussillon" and the "Tristan" Poems (Bales & Wilde, Chesterfield, 1926); as editor, The Death of Tristan, from Deuce MS 189 ([New York, 1928]); For your tomorrow: a cipher-sergeant's diary, 1941-1945, by 2075687, known in civilian life as Eric S Murrell (Dorchester Plush, c1999), concerning Burma campaign, World War Two.

Custodial history

Presented by the author. Apparently received by King's College in 1978.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English
  • French

Script of material

Finding aids

Collection level description available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Existence and location of copies

The thesis predates the requirement that Oxford B Litt theses be deposited in the Bodleian Library, which consequently does not hold a copy. Lincoln College does not hold a copy.

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: brief description in King's College London Manuscripts and Private Papers: A Select Guide (1982); British Library OPAC; information from Rob Wilkes, Bodleian Library, Oxford, and Fiona Piddock, Librarian, Lincoln College, Oxford.

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