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Creator:
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957
Title:
F. Wallis Armstrong Collection of Christopher Morley
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ng451h50r
Dates:
1914-1945
Size:
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

The F. Wallis Armstrong Collection of Christopher Morley consists of writings and assorted miscellanea of the American poet, essayist, and novelist Christopher Morley (1890-1957) collected by the American engineer Francis Wallis Armstrong (1907-1956).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of Morley manuscripts, letters, galley proofs, and miscellany. Most of the collection is comprised of both autograph and typed manuscripts, the majority of which are signed by the author. Manuscripts of essays include "A Brief Case," "Off the Deep End," and "The Century." There are also two autograph manuscripts of verse, "Of a Child That Had a Fever" and "A Basement Love Song." Among the galley proofs are The Case of Bouck White and Internal Revenue; the latter has been corrected by the author. In addition, there is Armstrong correspondence concerning his acquisition of the Morley material, and page proofs of Alfred P. Lee's A Bibliography of Christopher Morley.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, AMsS = autograph manuscript signed, and TMsS = typed manuscript signed.

Collection Creator Biography:

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

Christopher Morley was an American editor and author, and a Rhodes scholar. He was one of the founders of the Saturday Review of Literature, which he edited from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include Panassus on Wheels (1917), The Haunted Bookshop (1919), Thunder on the Left (1925), and Kitty Foyle (1939; filmed in1940). He also revised and enlarged Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1937, 1948).


Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

Christopher Morley was an American editor and author, and a Rhodes scholar. He was one of the founders of the Saturday Review of Literature, which he edited from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include Panassus on Wheels (1917), The Haunted Bookshop (1919), Thunder on the Left (1925), and Kitty Foyle (1939; filmed in1940). He also revised and enlarged Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1937, 1948).


Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

Christopher Morley was an American editor and author, and a Rhodes scholar. He was one of the founders of the Saturday Review of Literature, which he edited from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include Panassus on Wheels (1917), The Haunted Bookshop (1919), Thunder on the Left (1925), and Kitty Foyle (1939; filmed in1940). He also revised and enlarged Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1937, 1948).


Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

Christopher Morley was an American editor and author, and a Rhodes scholar. He was one of the founders of the Saturday Review of Literature, which he edited from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include Panassus on Wheels (1917), The Haunted Bookshop (1919), Thunder on the Left (1925), and Kitty Foyle (1939; filmed in1940). He also revised and enlarged Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (1937, 1948).

Collection History

Acquisition:

These materials were collected by F. Wallis Armstrong, Jr.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ran Tao in 2004. Finding aid written by Ran Tao in 2004 .

Biography written by Alyxandra Cullen, '09.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

F. Wallis Armstrong Collection of Christopher Morley; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ng451h50r
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1

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