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date: 11 July 2020

Murry, John Middletonlocked

(1889–1957)
  • Kate Fullbrook

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Murry, John Middleton (1889–1957), writer and journal editor, was born on 6 August 1889 in Peckham, London, the elder of the two sons of John Murry (1860/61–1947), a clerk in the Inland Revenue, and his wife, Emily (1869/70–1951), née Wheeler. John Murry was a determined man from an impoverished and illiterate background who taught himself to write. Poor but ambitious, he saw education as the sole means to fulfil his aspirations for his son. Subjected to intense pressure to learn from the time he could speak, ...

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