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Call No.: MS Am 876
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rand, Benjamin, 1856-1934, compiler.
Title: Benjamin Rand and Houghton Mifflin, Company correspondence concerning The classical moralists and The classical psychologists,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence between American philosophy and psychology faculty with Benjamin Rand and the Houghton Mifflin, Company, concerning publishing 2 books by Rand.
See also: unprocessed Benjamin Rand Papers at Houghton Library under bMS Am 1082. There are also additional Rand papers at the Harvard University Archives.
Benjamin Rand (1856-1934) received a BA in 1875, an MA in 1879, and an LL.D. in 1925 from Acadia University. He graduated from Harvard University with an AB in 1879, an AM in 1880, and a PhD in 1885. He taught philosophy as an instructor at Harvard from 1897-1902 and served as the first dedicated librarian of the Robbins Philosophical Library at Harvard from 1906 to 1934. Rand wrote and edited a number of works of philosophy, including the Locke/Clarke correspondence and the works of Shaftesbury. He was also involved with the creation of the B Class (Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion) of the Library of Congress Classification system, which is still in use today.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Correspondence concerning The classical moralists
- II. Letters concerning The classical psychologists
Letters from philosophy and psychology professors at several American universities to Houghton Mifflin, Company and to Benjamin Rand, concerning Rand's proposal for his The classical moralists (Boston, 1909) and The classical psychologists (Boston, 1912), both published by Houghton Mifflin, Company. The letters concerning The classical moralists have replies from Houghton Mifflin. Collection includes a letter from John Dewey, among others.