Lydia Murray Moss Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA LMM 027
Name(s) of Creator(s): Lydia Murray Huneke Moss (1905-1996)
Title: Lydia Murray Moss Papers
Date [bulk]: 1922-1923
Date [inclusive]:
Language(s): English
Summary: Fifty typescript pages comprising extracts from the personal diary young Lydia Murray kept in Greece in 1922-1923, where her father Augustus T. Murray spent the academic year as Visiting Professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Quantity: 0.03 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of William F. Wyatt, 1990.
Information about Access: The collection is available for in-house consultation.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Lydia Murray Moss Papers

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Lydia Murray was born in 1905. She was the fifth and last child of Augustus Taber Murray and Nella Holand Gifford. Her father was a Quaker, a classical scholar, and an educator, scholled at Haverford College and Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. Augustus Murray taught at Earlham College and was subsequenty invited by Leland Stanford to head the Classics Department at Stanford University upon the founding of that school. He spent the academic year 1922-1923 in Athens as a visiting professor at the ASCSA, the year from which her diary dates.

Lydia was educated at Stanford (Class 1927), and at the Parson's School of Design. She married Albert Huneke, a 1924 Stanford graduate and businessman, in 1929. Following Albert's death in 1968, Lydia was married to Thomas Moss (Stanford Class 1929) in 1974. Lydia was talented at drawing and was an accomplished pianist and piano teacher. She died in 1996.