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Papers, 1900-1964.

Author: Morley family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, mss. of writings, notebooks, postcards, drawings, music, clippings, printed material, and other papers, of Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957), author, covering his youth in Baltimore, Md., his years at Haverford College and University of Oxford, and his literary life in Philadelphia, Pa., and New York, N.Y.; together with memoirs of his mother, Lilian Janet (Bird) Morley (ca. 1866-1939),
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Genre/Form: Musical scores
Fiction
Prompt books
Postcards
Diaries
Memoirs
Drawings
Photocopies
Correspondence
Named Person: Joseph Wharton Lippincott; Herman Abramson; Stephen Vincent Benét; William Rose Benét; Earl Derr Biggers; David W Bone
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Morley family.
OCLC Number: 28412662
Notes: The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Haverford College Library, Quaker Collection (Pa.).
In part, photocopies of letters and postcards (1934-1953) by Christopher Morley to Henry Tatnall Brown.
This entry replaces MS 69-743, MS 80-63, and MS 82-1128.
Description: 28 ft. and ca. 530 items.

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Correspondence, mss. of writings, notebooks, postcards, drawings, music, clippings, printed material, and other papers, of Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957), author, covering his youth in Baltimore, Md., his years at Haverford College and University of Oxford, and his literary life in Philadelphia, Pa., and New York, N.Y.; together with memoirs of his mother, Lilian Janet (Bird) Morley (ca. 1866-1939), journal of his brother, Felix Muskett Morley (1894-1982), journalist and educator, and two works by another brother, Frank Vigor Morley (1899-1980), publisher and author. Includes correspondence with publisher Joseph Lippincott chiefly relating to sales, promotion, and ideas for Christopher Morley's novel Kitty Foyle; mss. of Human Being (1932), The Ironing Board (1949), The Man Who Made Friends With Himself (1949), and Thorofare (1942); drawings by Muirhead Bone; ms. music of Ernest S. Colling and Jerome Kern, composers, with words by Christopher Morley; annotated typescripts of The Blue and the Gray and the prompt book for Trojan Horse; and holograph ms. by Ogden Nash.

Correspondents include Herman Abramson, Stephen Vincent Benét, William Rose Benét, Earl Derr Biggers, David William Bone, Muirhead Bone, Heywood Campbell Broun, H. Tatnall Brown, Maxwell Struthers Burt, James Branch Cabell, Ernest S. Colling, Homer Crory, Walter De la Mare, Frank Nelson Doubleday, Edna Ferber, Glenn Frank, Buckminster Fuller, Stephen Graham, William Bayard Hale, Bart Haley, Alan Patrick Herbert, Jerome Kern, Arthur Koestler, Stephen B. Leacock, Leonard Lyons, William McFee, H.L. Mencken, Arthur E. Morgan, Thomas Bird Mosher, Ogden Nash, A. Edward Newton, Frederick John Niven, John Crowe Ransom, Abraham Wolf Rosenbach, Carl Sandburg, Ralph Sargent, Ernest Bramah Smith, Logan Pearsall Smith, Vincent Starrett, Julian Leonard Street, Sara Teasdale, Henry Major Tomlinson, and William Allen White.

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