Stephen Murray-Smith: his legacy

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McLaren, John (2008) Stephen Murray-Smith: his legacy. La Trobe Journal (82). pp. 19-26. ISSN 1441-3760


It is difficult with a man of as many parts as Stephen Murray-Smith to identify his most important legacy. For his friends and students, it is probably the memory of the man himself, with his magisterial authority, polymathic knowledge, unswerving principle, compassion, generosity and conviviality. These qualities changed the world by changing uncounted lives, but, after the deaths of those who knew him, his tangible legacy will be found in the word-hoard he has left in his published works, in the papers of those who received his letters, and in his own papers now in the State Library.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > SEO Classification > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Historical > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Keywords ResPubID16014, Stephen Murray-Smith, published works, letters, papers, education, essays, Dictionary, archive, being an academic in Melbourne in the later part of the twentieth century
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