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date: 26 February 2021

Murray, Johnlocked

  • R. B. Prosser
  • , revised by John Shorter


Murray, John (1785/6–1851), writer on science and public lecturer, was born in Stranraer, Scotland, the son of James Murray (1748/9–1788), sea captain, and his wife, Grace (1749/50–1827). Early in his life he seems to have developed scientific interests and in 1815 he published ...

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