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Albert Alexander Murphree Papers

Identifier: Ms Coll. 051

Scope and Content

Included in the collection are lecture materials for courses on "World Drama," "European Drama," and "Dryden and Pope" (dated 1938, 1952, and 1972), letters pertaining to graduate-level curriculum revision (dated 1954), and several chapters from Murphree's unfinished manuscript about the author/playwright John Dryden and his dramatic technique.


  • Creation: 1934-1974



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Biographical/Historical Note

Albert Alexander Murphree, known to friends and colleagues as "Waddy", was the son of University of Florida President A. A. Murphree. He served on the faculty of the Department of English for over four decades. Murphree graduated from Florida in 1929 with an A. B. As a Rhodes scholar, he continued his studies at Oxford University where, in 1933, he received the degree of M.A. Oxon. The following year Murphree returned to Florida as a member of the English faculty with the rank of Instructor. He was responsible for lower-division courses in rhetoric and composition. Soon afterwards, he enrolled at John Hopkins to pursue additional graduate work. He returned, again, to the University of Florida in 1941, this time as an associate professor. He taught upper-division classes that focused on the themes and theatrical devices common to European drama.


0.4 Linear feet (1 box)

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Lecture materials on world and European drama, letters pertaining to graduate-level curriculum revision, and chapters from Murphree's unfinished manuscript about John Dryden.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

A Guide to the Albert Alexander Murphree Papers
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
March 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America