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Correspondence between More and Irving Babbitt, 1899-1915
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection reflects More's life and career as author, editor of The Nation (1909-1914), and lecturer at Princeton University (1918-1933) in philosophy and classics. Included are diaries of his trips to England; research notes on a variety of religious, classical, and philosophical subjects and philosophers; outlines and lectures for courses; manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys for articles, essays, and reviews; and partial translations of the Bhagavad Gita and Oedipus Tyrannus. In addition, there are 15 boxes of correspondence, contracts with publishers, and photographs, including several of Irving Babbitt. Correspondents include T. S. Eliot, George Roy Elliott, Ferris Greenslet, Corra Harris, Henry Holt, Percy H. Houston, Frank Jewett Mather, and James Brooks More.
A sizeable portion of the collection is A. H. Dakin's own collection of correspondence, interviews, recollections of More's contempories, research notes, and related material of his biography of More, most of it in photostat form.
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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original.
Permission to publish must be obtained from A. H. Dakin.
Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no additional information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Correspondence between More and Irving Babbitt; Paul Elmer More Papers, C0054, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 23