Murdoch, Iris

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Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher.

From the guide to the Iris Murdoch typescript, no date, (Ohio University)

Author and phiolosopher.

From the description of Papers of Iris Murdoch, [1953-1994?]. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233111762

Irish philosopher, teacher, and novelist, Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was acquainted with and influenced by philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre and by bohemian artists and writers of Fitzrovia. Religion, too, influenced Murdoch's work. Although her family was primarily Presbyterian (with Quaker and Brethren connections), she became, for a brief period during the late 1940's and early 1950's, Anglo-Catholic, taking retreats at an Anglican Benedictine convent. She later began to doubt her faith. Her novel, The Bell (1958), considered by some her best work, explores spirituality in the absence of religion.

From the guide to the Iris Murdoch's "The Existentialist Hero" (MS 142), 1950, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

Epithet: DBE; afterwards Bayley; author and philosopher

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000351.0x0000db

Anglo-Irish novelist, philosopher, and dramatist.

From the description of Isabel in a long perspective. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 13049298

English author.

From the description of Salvation by words : autograph manuscript signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875070

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referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. III, 1950-2000 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn GELLNER, Professor Ernest Andr, 1925-1995, philosopher and social anthropologist, [1946]-1996 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf Iris Murdoch collection. -- McMaster University
referencedIn Medlin, Brian. Brian Medlin Collection. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Iris Murdoch's "The Existentialist Hero" (MS 142), 1950 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Van Dyke, Henry. Henry Van Dyke papers, 1954- University of Michigan
creatorOf EDWARD SACKVILLE-WEST PAPERS. Vol. XV (ff. 37). Correspondence relating to the projected biography; 1987-1988. Arranged alphabetically. The correspondents include: Rosamond Lehmann, Iris Murdoch, Frances Partridge, Victor Pritchett.includes:f. 1 Si..., 1987-1988 British Library
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Rose, W. K. William Kent Rose papers, [ca. 1940]-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Fielden, Gordon. Letters, 1979-1980. Indiana University
referencedIn Baldanza, Frank. The manuscript of Iris Murdoch's "A Severed Head" / Frank Baldanza. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Van Dyke, Henry. Papers, 1954- University of Michigan
referencedIn Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1950-1986 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. IV (ff. 73). Correspondence and papers; 1967-1972. 1. ff. 1-30. 'Britons and American Draft Resisters'; 1967. 2. ff. 31-54. Czechoslovakia; 1968. 3. ff. 55-73. 'Appeal to the American People'; 1972.includes:f. 2 Peter..., 1967-1972 British Library
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Last House [Glen Ellen, California], to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1977 Nov. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Library of Living Philosophers records, 1938-1981. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 163). Correspondence and papers; 1962-1965. 1. ff. 1-17. Nuclear disarmament; 1962-1964. 2. ff. 18-82v. British writers' protest on Vietnam; 1965. 3. ff. 83-163. West European artists' protest on Vietnam; 1965.in..., 1962-1965 British Library
creatorOf Brownjohn, Alan, 1931-. Writers in education questionnaire annotated responses, and photographs, 1979-1996. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Murdoch, Iris. Albert and Naomi Lebowitz Papers, 1962-1996 Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Books from the personal library of John Rawls, 1915-2002. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn The Review of Contemporary Fiction/Dalkey Archive Press : records, 1980-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Murdoch, Iris. Isabel in a long perspective. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Murdoch, Iris. Iris Murdoch meets C.S. Lewis : a Socratic Club archive. Northern Illinois University
referencedIn Rose, W. K. William Kent Rose papers, [ca. 1940]-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Murdoch, Iris. Iris Murdoch interview with John Haffenden : typescript, ca. 1983. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Murdoch, Iris. Letters, 1978 Nov. 9-1981 Dec. 4, Oxford, to Robin Waterfield, Oxford. George Washington University
referencedIn Correspondence of Norah Smallwood, with some related material, 1932-1984 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Review of Contemporary Fiction / Dalkey Archive Press : records, 1980-1988. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Papers of Robert Henriques, 1853-1970 Reading University : Special Collections Services
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Iris Murdoch typescript, no date Ohio University
creatorOf Ollard, Richard Lawrence. Papers, 1979-1993. Indiana University
creatorOf Anti-Apartheid Movement. Correspondence and papers of Freda Troup (Mrs Leon Levson) writer and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1911, d. 2004), relating to an Anti-Apartheid Movement campaign to encourage writers and playwrights to withdraw rights to hav..., 1958-1963 British Library
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 The Bancroft Library.
creatorOf Abse, Dannie. Nimbus magazine archive, 1945-1962. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Eyre, Richard, 1943-. Iris : screenplay, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Mitgang, Herbert. Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1967-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Howard, Elizabeth Jane. Papers of Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1933-2009. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Murdoch, Iris. Papers of Iris Murdoch, [1953-1994?]. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn British Council letters and reports, 1960-2001 Reading University : Special Collections Services
referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. II, 1949-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Lebowitz, Martin, 1921-1993. Martin Lebowitz papers, 1929-1996. Library of Congress
referencedIn Tureck, Rosalyn. Rosalyn Tureck collection, [192-]-1976. Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Horton, Louise, 1916-. Horton, Louise, papers, 1932-1995 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Murdoch, Iris, 1919-. Salvation by words : autograph manuscript signed, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, post 1965 The Bancroft Library.
creatorOf Orbach, Harold L. Papers, 1948-1965, bulk 1962-1965. University of Michigan
referencedIn Letters to Robert B. Martin, 1847-[1850?], 1962-85, n.d. University of Oxford, Bodleian Library
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 204). Correspondence and papers; 1966. 1. ff. 1-106. Labour voters' protest on Vietnam; April 1966. 2. ff. 107-204. Protest meeting at Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre; July 1966.includes:ff. 2, 198 Sir Alfred Jules ..., 1966 British Library
referencedIn Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908-. Abraham Burack collection, 1922-1997. Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Russell, Arthur Wolseley. Arthur Russell fonds. [1968-1969]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971. Papers, 1929-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Tambimuttu Archive, 1936-1989 Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
creatorOf Orbach, Harold L. Harold L. Orbach papers, 1948-1965, bulk 1962-1965. University of Michigan
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Birth 1919-07-15

Death 1999-02-08

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

English

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