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Hugh Murray (1779–1846)

Murray, Hugh. A Scottish geographer; born at North Berwick, 1779; died in London, March 4, 1846. He was a clerk in the excise office at Edinburgh, and edited the Scots’ Magazine. He wrote: ‘Histories of Discoveries and Travels,’ consisting of ‘Africa’ (2 vols., 1817), ‘Asia’ (3 vols., 1820), and ‘North America’ (2 vols., 1829); ‘Descriptive Geography of British India’ (3 vols.); ‘China’ (3 vols.); ‘United States’ (3 vols.); ‘Marco Polo’s Travels’ (1 vol., 1839); and ‘Encyclopædia of Geography’ (1834), his chief work.