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Collection Overview

Creator:
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Christopher Morley Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/wh246s143
Dates:
1923-1942
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of selected manuscripts and correspondence of Christopher Morley, noted American author and editor of the Saturday Review of Literature.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of selected manuscripts and correspondence of Christopher Morley. There are six autograph manuscripts and one typescript (with holograph corrections and annotations) of articles to be published in the Saturday Review of Literature: "The Bowling Green," "Cavu," "City of Cities," "Creative Writing," "Small Wares," "A Sonnet," and "Summer Reading." Also included are a Christmas card signed by Morley of a verse from Shakespeare's Hamlet, a letter to J. Castree Williams thanking him for a copy of the New England Weekly Journal, a letter to William S. Dix, a letter to Professor Carlton F. Wells about "Chinamen," and a letter from Charles Edward Montague, the British author, about journalism.

Arrangement:

Folders are arranged by accession number.

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).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Letter to William S. Dix was a gift of William S. Dix on Dec. 8, 1970 .

Letter to Castree Williams was a gift of Percy H. Williams, Princeton Class of 1897, in Oct. 1948 .

Letter to Professor Wells was a gift of William H. Morris, Princeton Class of 1935, on Dec. 2, 1985 .

Letter from C. E. Montague was a gift of Bruce C. Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986 in March 1990 .

Manuscripts were a gift of Daniel Maggin on Nov. 5, 1956 .

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on August 7, 2006. Finding aid written by Dina Britain in 2006. Folder inventory added by James Clark '14 in 2012.

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. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Christopher Morley Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/wh246s143
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184