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Finding-Aid for the Iris Murdoch Papers (WTU00290)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Iris Murdoch Papers
Creator: Murdoch, Iris ,1919-1999 ,British author
Call number: WTU00290
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.


Biography

Iris Murdoch, novelist and philosopher, was born on 15 July 1919 in Dublin. and brought up in London. Murdoch attended Badminton College and Somerville College. After four years at the Treasury she taught philosophy at St Annes from 1948 until 1963, when she retired to devote her time to writing. She played a major role in English life and letters for nearly half a century. Her philosophy includes a study of Sartre, The Sovereignty of Good and Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals . Among her 26 published novels, Under the Net , The Bell , A Severed Head , The Black Prince , and the Booker-prize winning The Sea The Sea (1978). She died from Alzheimer’s disease on 8 February 1999.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

All items in this collection are correspondence, mostly to Charles Osborne, Australian author.

Contents List
      Title
box-folder   5/Murdoch  
Papers 1965-1967 (13 items)

This collection has been boxed with other collections in ten boxes stored at locations B-7-6 and B-7-7. Within the boxes, the collections are arranged sequentially by collection number, and then by folder.

  
Scope: All items in this collection are correspondence, mostly to Charles Osborne, Australian author.