National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1747
Subject/Title:
Murfree, Dr. James Brickell
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1890s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:42 x 36
Image Dimensions:29 1/2 x 24 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:October 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Dr. Murfree wears a black suit with white shirt and black bow tie. The background is also black.
History of Work:
Notes:Dr. Murfree was born in 1835 and died in 1912, both in Murfreesboro. He was a grandson of Col. Hardy Murfree for whom Murfreesboro was named. He married Ada Juliette Talley (granddaughter of Col. Charles Ready of Readyville). Dr. Murfree was a surgeon during the Civil War. After the war he opened a medical practice in Murfreesboro. He also went by train to The University of the South at Sewanee where he taught. (This latter fact was confirmed by Dr. Murfree's grandaughter, Libb Murfree Huggins Barham, who accompanied him on occasion when she was a little girl.)

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