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Finding aid for the Willard Morse collection on William Dean Howells

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2013 November

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Morse, Willard S. (Willard Samuel), 1856-1935
Title
Willard Morse collection on William Dean Howells
Collection no.
0137
Date [inclusive]
1860-1933
Extent
7.0 Linear feet, 7 boxes
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
3
Textual materials [Box]
4
Textual materials [Box]
1
Textual materials [Box]
2
Textual materials [Box]
7
Textual materials [Box]
5
Textual materials [Box]
6
Abstract
Book reviews and periodical appearances (originals or photostats), and an extensive typewritten catalog of Morse's holdings on William Dean Howells, author, editor, and critic, who was widely acknowledged during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the "Dean of American Letters." Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) was a mining executive in the West and Mexico. He was later made a director and member of the executive committee of the American Smelter Securities Company, Chilean Exploration Company, and Braden Copper Company. After retiring, Morse devoted much of this time to the collection of Americana.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Willard Morse collection on William Dean Howells, Collection no. 0137, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

William Dean Howells was an author, editor, and critic, who was widely acknowledged during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the "Dean of American Letters."

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Biographical note

Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) was a mining executive in the West and Mexico. He was later made a director and member of the executive committee of the American Smelter Securities Company, Chilean Exploration Company, and Braden Copper Company. After retiring, Morse devoted much of this time to the collection of Americana. He died on October 4, 1935 in Santa Monica, California.

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Scope and Content

Book reviews, journal and newspaper (originals and photostats) articles by and about William Dean Howells, magazine illustrations and published portraits of Howells. Also includes a mutli- volume typed catalog of Morse's holdings of Howells materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2013 November
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also:

Willard Morse collection on Ambrose Bierce, Collection no. 0136 Willard Morse collection on Sinclair Lewis, Collection no. 0138 Willard Morse collection on Edgar Lee Masters, Collection no. 0139 Willard Morse collection on Thomas Nelson Page, Collection no. 0140 Willard Morse collection on Vincent Starrett, Collection no. 0141 Willard Morse collection on Henry Van Dyke, Collection no. 0142

Willard S. Morse Collection of Material About Bret Harte (Collection 1019). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Bibliographies
  • Clippings
  • Typescripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Archives
  • Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Bibliography
  • Morse, Willard S. (Willard Samuel), 1856-1935 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • American literature--19th century--Archival resources
  • American literature--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--19th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources

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