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Morton, T. Ralph (Thomas Ralph), 1900-1977


Thomas Ralph Morton (1900-1977) was born August 18, 1900 in Greenock, Renfrewshire in Scotland. Thomas attended the University of Glasgow from 1917-1921 and was awarded a certificate of distinction for his examination in Latin in 1918, a first class ccertificate in English in 1919, and graduated with an MA in June 1920. He returned the following year to take classes in English, Scots History, and Literature. Thomas was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University of Glasgow in 1963.
From 1922-1925 he studied theology at the Glasgow College of the United Free Church of Scotland, Glascow. From 1925-1937 he acted as a Presbyterian Church of Ireland missionary in Manchuria, China. Upon returning, he worked as a Presbyterian minister in Cambridge briefly before becoming warden of the Iona Community House in Glasgow (1943-1950) and then deputy leader of the community (1950-1967).
"Papers of Thomas Ralph Morton, 1900-1977, arts graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland." University of Glasgow, accessed September 2, 2015,,%20thomas%20ralph,%201900-,%20arts%20student,university%20of%20glasgow,%20scotland.

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David Lewis Beebe correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-005
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence (1972-1978) between Beebe and T. Ralph Morton, Scottish theologian, author, and sometimes Deputy Leader of the Iona Community. There is also correspondence (late 1970′s) between Beebe and Elizabeth Goudge, English author of Green Dolphin Country plus other novels, anthologies, and devotional materials.