Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

(Thomas) Murrell Edmunds


Murrell Edmunds was born on March 23, 1898 at Halifax, Virginia. He received an LL.B. degree in 1921 from the University of Virginia. In 1922 he became deputy clerk in corporation and circuit courts in Lynchburg, Virginia. He then entered private practice and became assistant Commonwealth's attorney for Campbell County, Virginia from 1923-1926. In 1926 he was a lecturer in business law at the Extension Service, University of Virginia. Edmunds abandoned his legal practice and his work as a prosectuor to become an author of short stories, novellas, novels, plays, and poetry.


Murrell Edmunds, Poems ([Richmond, Virginia]: R.B. DeVine, 1923)

_____________, Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail (South Brunswick, [New Jersey]: A.S. Barnes, 1972)(1971)


Murrell Edmunds, The Music-Makers: A Novel (New York: Harold Vinal, Ltd., 1927)

_____________, Earthenware: A Group of Stories (Lynchburg, Virginia: The Little Bookshop, 1930)

_____________, Sojourn among Shadows (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton, Printers, 1936)

_____________, Between the Devil, a Novel (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939)

_____________, Red, White and Black: Twelve Stories of the South (New York: B. Ackerman, Inc., 1945)

_____________, Time's Laughter in Their Ears (New York: Beechhurst Press, Bernard Ackerman, Inc., 1946)

_____________, Behold, Thy Brother (New York: Beechhurst Press, 1950)

_____________, Moon of My Delight (New York: Yoseloff, 1960)

_____________, Passionate Journey to Winter (New York: Yoseloff, 1962)

_____________, Laurel for the Undefeated (New York: Yoseloff, 1964)

_____________, Beautiful upon the Mountains (South Brunswick, [New Jersey]: Yoseloff, 1966)

_____________, Shadow of a Great Rock (South Brunswick, [New Jersey]: A.S. Barnes, 1969)

_____________, Reservoir (South Brunswick, [New Jersey]: A.S. Barnes, 1969)

Research Resources

Murrell Edmunds Papers
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia