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Call No.: MS Am 2258
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916.
Title: Josiah Royce correspondence with the Mason family,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence between Josiah Royce and members of the Mason family concerning family problems, including divorce. Also includes notes and letters about this material.
Josiah Royce (1855-1916) was an American idealist philosopher and a professor of history of philosophy at Harvard from 1892 to 1914. Royce was a friend of the Hocking and the Mason families. Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953) was a professor of music at Columbia University and his brother, Edward Palmer Mason, was a president and owner of the Mason-Hamlin Music Company of Boston. Both were the sons of Henry Mason (1831-1890) a founder of Mason-Hamlin Piano Company. Mary Mason was the wife of Edward Palmer Mason, then later married Daniel Gregory Mason. William Ernest Hocking was a professor of philosophy at Harvard and his son was Richard Hocking.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Letters concern Royce's attempt to mitigate a Mason family problem (divorce) through the use of his theory of philosophy, especially concerning loyalty and the natural moral order. Correspondence concerns Daniel Gregory Mason, Edward Palmer Mason, and Mary Mason. Also includes some notes and letters from others concerning family issues.