Margaret Muriel Gray

Biography of Margaret Muriel Gray

Margaret Muriel Gray was born on the 2nd of April 1879, at Rhu, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. Her father, George William Gray, was a shipbroker, married to Norah Neilson.

Margaret began studying at the University of Glasgow in 1903, aged 24. She graduated with a first class M.A. Honours degree in English in 1907.

She then went on to Cherwell Hall, Oxford, a training college for women secondary teachers, writing a 'A geographical description of a part of Dunbartonshire' and obtaining the Certificate in Regional Geography in February 1909.

Later that year she was appointed as an assistant in English at Queen Margaret College, University of Glasgow. She edited ‘Scottish Poetry from Barbour to James VI’ in 1935 and ‘Lancelot of the Laik’ for the Scottish Text Society in 1912. In 1921 she was promoted to the position of lecturer in the University of Glasgow Department for English Language and Literature. Her research interests were mainly in the medieval period and she contributed articles to The Times Literary Supplement. Margaret wrote on a wide range of subjects, and University of Glasgow Archives & Special Collections holds her papers. Margaret Muriel Gray retired from the University in 1947. She died at Haymarket in Edinburgh in 1957, aged 78.


Margaret Muriel Gray
Born 2 April 1879.
Died 1957.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1907;
Occupation categories: lecturers
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 22nd Jul 2022

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