Selected letters of Lindley Murray to the Tuke family.
Murray insisted “very strongly” that “after his decease, none of his letters should on any occasion, or in any manner, be published.” Yet some of the 262 known Murray letters have now been published. The 37 letters collected here, ranging from 1787 to 1825, haven’t been. They were collected by Ann Tuke’s half-sister Elizabeth, a Quaker minister. In April 1795, while completing his Grammar, Murray wrote: “The time is short in which this temporal scene will afford either joys or sorrows.”