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MS Am 1182-1182.4

Morgan, Arthur Ernest, 1878-1975. Arthur Ernest Morgan papers concerning Edward Bellamy, 1912-1944: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1182-1182.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Morgan, Arthur Ernest, 1878-1975.
Title: Arthur Ernest Morgan papers concerning Edward Bellamy
Date(s): 1912-1944
Quantity: 3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers, mainly correspondence, about American civil engineer, educator, and author Arthur Ernest Morgan's research on the life and thought of Edward Bellamy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

48M-303, 48M-305, 48M-306, 48M-307, 48M-308. Gift of Arthur E. Morgan; Yellow Springs, Ohio; received: 1947 November.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Arthur Ernest Morgan Papers Concerning Edward Bellamy, 1912-1944 (MS Am 1182-1182.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Morgan was a civil engineer, educator, and author; president of Antioch College (1920-1936); chairman of Tennessee Valley Authority (1933-1938); author of Edward Bellamy (1944) and The Philosophy of Edward Bellamy (1945).


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Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence concerning Morgan's research on the life and thought of Edward Bellamy, American author and reformer. Includes letters from various members of the Bellamy family, especially Bellamy's wife Emma Augusta Sanderson Bellamy, his son Paul Bellamy, and daughter Marion Bellamy Earnshaw; letters from Cyrus Field Willard, who was associated with Bellamy in the Nationalist Movement, and a carbon typescript of part of Willard's autobiography; and correspondence with reformers commenting on how Bellamy influenced them. Also includes typescript printer's copy of Morgan's biography, a variant typescript, and a typescript of questions and answers adapted from Bellamy's books Looking backward and Equality.
Note: this correspondence concerns Morgan's biography of Edward Bellamy. All letters are addressed to Arthur E. Morgan unless otherwise stated. With these letters are numerous carbon copies of letters from Morgan to correspondents.

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