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eng
Summary
  • Scrapbook, n.d., of Joseph McMurran (1829-1902) of Jefferson County, West Virginia, and Alabama and Virginia, consisting of clippings of essays, lectures, poems, quotes, maxims, stories, and other news items. Many of the essays and lectures relate to education. Clippings also contain news of Hampden-Sydney College, and information concerning the Montgomery (Alabama) Academy
  • Internal evidence indicates this scrapbook was probably compiled by Joseph McMurran of Jefferson County, West Virginia. A broadside for the Montgomery Academy of which McMurran was principal for three years, a clipping acknowledging the receipt of a catalog from that school and mentioning McMurran as principal and graduate of Hampden-Sydney College; and pages 23-26 of the January 1861 issue of the CRAFT, a newspaper concerned with printing, with the name Joseph McMurran written on top of page 24, lead to this assumption
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Joseph McMurran was born 24 May 1829 in Shepherdstown (West) Virginia to Joseph (ca. 1794-1853) and Elizabeth Snodgrass McMurran. Educated at Delaware College and Union Collge, New York, McMurran received his degree from Hampden-Syndey in 1852. He then taught at schools in Alabama and Virginia. When the Civil War began, Joseph McMurran enlisted in Company G, Fourth Regiment of Virginia Infantry, 17 April 1861. He was captured 23 March 1862 at Kernstown and echanged 5 August 1862. McMurran was appointed sergeant-major 30 September 1862. He was wounded at Gettysburg 3 July 1863 and at Winchester 17 August 1864. As a result of his Winchester wound, McMurran received his discharge 30 January 30 1865, but was recalled to duty 3 February 1865 with the Invalid Corps. After the Civil War ended, McMurran returned to Jefferson County, West Virginia, and ran an academy until 1869, then taught a year in South Carolina. In 1871, the citizens of Shepherdstown founded a "classical and scientific school" which became Shepherd College. Appointed its first principal, he served from the school's founding until he resigned in 1882. McMurran remained on the board of trustees. From 1882 until his death, he ran a drug store in Shepherdstown. McMurran died 14 February 1902 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown.
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Scrapbook
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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001532533
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