Biography and History

Paul Elmer More, American essayist and critic, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 12, 1864. More taught Sanskrit at Harvard (1894-1895) and Bryn Mawr (1895-1897). He was literary editor for The Independent for three years and associated with the New York Evening Post for six years. During 1919 he lectured on Plato at Princeton University. More was associated with Irving Babbitt (founder and champion of humanism) of the modern humanistic movement. He authored many critical essays which were published in more than eleven volumes. Some of his works include Shelburne Essays, Platonism, On Being Human, The Greek Tradition, etc. More lived in Princeton, New Jersey. He died March 9, 1937, at the age of 73.

A. H. Dakin collected copies of More's letters, and arranged these copies in several chronological and alphabetical series, his background for his biography of More. His collections include reminiscences about More by those who knew him.

Source: From the finding aid for C0054

Biography and History

Paul Elmer More, American essayist and critic, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 12, 1864. More taught Sanskrit at Harvard (1894-1895) and Bryn Mawr (1895-1897). He was literary editor for The Independent for three years and associated with the New York Evening Post for six years. During 1919 he lectured on Plato at Princeton University. More was associated with Irving Babbitt (founder and champion of humanism) of the modern humanistic movement. He authored many critical essays which were published in more than eleven volumes.

Source: From the finding aid for C0132

Occupations

  • Classicists -- United States -- 20th century..