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The Iliad of Homer, translated from the Greek into blank verse, by Mr. Ozell, Mr. Broom, and Mr. Oldisworth. To which are added, A preface, The life of Homer, and notes by Madam Dacier. Illustrated with twenty-six cuts, ... design'd by Coypel. In five volumes by Homer

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The wisdom of God manifested in the works of the creation In two parts. ... With answers to some objections by John Ray

Some thoughts concerning education by John Locke

A summary, historical and political, of the first planting, progressive improvements, and present state of the British settlements in North-America. Containing I. Province of New-Hampshire. II. Colony of Rhode-Island. III. Colony of Connecticut. IV. Province of New-York. V. Province of New-Jersey. VI. Province of Pennsylvania and its territories. VII. Province of Maryland. VIII. The Colony and Dominions of Virginia by William Douglass

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TagsDivinity (26), Medical & Chymical (22), Classics (17), Miscellany (13), Poetry & Plays (9), Law (7), History (7), Philosophy (6), Mathematics & Architecture (6), Periodical Works (5) — see all tags

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About meJames Murray (1713-1781), merchant. Born in London, he emigrated to North Carolina in 1735; Murray moved to Boston in 1765 and, as a loyalist, was evacuated to Nova Scotia with the British troops in March, 1776.

His wife Mary was a merchant in her own right, as head of Mary Murray and Co.

James Murray's letterbooks (1732-1769) and account books (1732-1748; 1766-1781), along with an invoice book from Mary Murray and Co. (1771-1775) comprise the James Murray Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

About my libraryJames and Mary Murray's library is documented in a mansuscript catalog in the James Murray Papers titled "Catalogue of Books JM & MM," dated 25 January 1766. Mary's books are noted with an "m" to the left of each entry.

Only short-title entries are given, so the entries included here do not include publication or date information (except in cases where only one edition of a title was published).

Tags are included as given in the "Catalogue": Divinity; Philosophy; History, Belles Lettres & Memoirs; Periodical Works; Voyages & Miscellany; Commerce & Trade; Cookery; Medical & Chymical; Poetry & Plays; Romance; Classics; Dictionaries, Grammar & Maps; Mathematics & Architecture; Law.

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Real nameJames and Mary Murray

LocationBoston, MA

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Member sinceOct 27, 2008

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