MURRAY, MARGARET ALICE (1863-1963), English Egyptologist and Coptologist. She was born in Calcutta. At first, she intended to have a nursing career, but she abandoned this goal when she did not qualify in England. She was the first woman to become a full-time Egyptologist. She entered University College, London, in 1894 and studied under J. H. Walker, F. L. Griffith, and Flinders Petrie, becoming a junior lecturer in 1898. She published mainly in the field of Egyptology, but also issued a limited number of works in the field of Coptic studies. She died at Welwyn, Hertfordshire.
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