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Edgar Gardner Murphy Papers

(Microfilm Edition)

Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Library

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Edgar Gardner Murphy (1869-1913) was an American Episcopal clergyman, author, and amateur astronomer. He was born at Fort Smith, Arkansas, graduated from the University of the South in 1889, and served as a priest of the Episcopal Church for twelve years. After 1903, he worked exclusively in educational and social work. Murphy served as executive secretary of the Southern Education Board, vice president of the Conference for Education in the South, organizer and secretary of the Southern Society for Consideration of Race Problems and Conditions in the South, and organizer and first secretary of the National Child Labor Committee. His papers (1891–1913) include correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook, and an unfinished book draft.

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Edgar Gardner Murphy


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