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People/Characters: James Murray

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1776 by David McCullough
Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary by K. M. Elisabeth Murray
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural by Robin Brockmana barrister-at-law, 'The Phantom Coach'
Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English, from Shakespeare to South Park by Jack Lynch
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.) by Simon WinchesterSir
Quebec, 1759: The Siege and the Battle by C. P. Stacey
Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod by Beau Riffenburgh
To Quebec and the Stars by H. P. Lovecraft
Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey CarpenterSir
Wolfe and Montcalm: Their Lives, Their Times, and the Fate of a Continent by Joy Carroll
Wolfe of Quebec (Cassell Military Paperbacks) by Robin Reilly

Character description

1.) Dr James Murray FRSE (21 July 1865, Glasgow – February 1914) was a biologist and explorer. He assisted the oceanographer, Sir John Murray, with a bathymetric survey of Scottish freshwater lochs. He served under Shackleton on the Nimrod Expedition where he was in charge of the base camp. He joined with the explorer Percy Fawcett, Henry Costin and Henry Manley to explore and chart the jungle in the region of the Peru-Bolivian border. Murray, unused to the rigors of the tropical regions, fared poorly. He joined a Canadian scientific expedition to the Arctic aboard the ill-fated Karluk as oceanographer. The ship became trapped in the Arctic ice in August 1913. Murray departed across the ice with three others. None of the four was ever seen or heard from again.

James Murray (Biologist) in Wikipedia

2.) Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, FBA (/ˈmʌri/; 7 February 1837 – 26 July 1915) was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist. He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) from 1879 until his death.

James Murray (lexicographer) in Wikipedia

3.) General James Murray (21 January 1721, Ballencrieff, East Lothian, Scotland – 18 June 1794, Battle, East Sussex) FRS was a British soldier, whose lengthy career included service as colonial administrator and governor of the Province of Quebec and later as Governor of Minorca from 1778 to 1782. His term in Quebec was notably successful, and marked with excellent relationships with the conquered French-Canadians, who were reassured of their traditional rights and customs. Not to be confused with the contemporaneous Scottish Lieutenant-General James Murray (1734-1794)

James Murray (British Army officer, born 1721) in Wikipedia

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