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Murray, Alexander

T. W. Bayne

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Murray, Alexander (1775–1813), linguist, was born on 22 October 1775 at the farm of Dunkitterick, Kirkcudbrightshire, son of Robert Murray (1706–1797), a shepherd, and his second wife, Mary Cochrane (b. 1739). In the autumn of 1781 Robert, somewhat reluctantly, taught his precocious son the alphabet, and later ...

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Subjects: Education ; Linguistics

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