COLLECTION GUIDES

1857-1935

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of editor and author John T. Morse, including correspondence from prominent scholars, writers, historians, and politicians about literary matters and scholarship, in particular the writing of biographies for the American Statesmen series, edited by Morse.

Biographical Sketch

John Torrey Morse (1840-1937) was a lawyer, editor, and author. He served as co-editor of the International Review and editor of the American Statesmen series.

Collection Description

This collection consists of the papers of John T. Morse, including correspondence from prominent scholars, writers, historians, and politicians about literary matters and scholarship, in particular the writing of biographies for the American Statesmen series. Correspondence with life-long friends and colleagues, including Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) and Thomas S. Perry, contains references to politics, World War I, and personal matters. The collection also includes scrapbooks of Morse's magazine articles, reviews, and essays published in the Boston Daily Advertiser (1868-1877) and other publications. Additional correspondents include James F. Rhodes, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles F. Adams (1835-1915), Henry Adams, Carl Schurz, Moorfield Storey, Albert J. Beveridge, William R. Thayer, and Lord Charnwood (1864-1945), with single letters from Booker T. Washington, A. B. Hart, and Samuel E. Morison. (For a list of the major correspondents, see the index.)

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charlotte Morse (Dec. 1950, Jan. 1951) and Augustus Loring (Apr. 1968).

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Correspondence, 1859-1935

NOTE: See the Select Index of Major Correspondents for dates of letters by specific individuals.

Box 1Folder 1
Undated
Box 1Folder 2-19
1859-1917
Box 2Folder 1-14
1918-1935

II. Writings, 1857-1930

Box 2Folder 15-16
Loose articles and reviews, 1882-1930
Box 3
Bound articles and reviews, 1857-1898
Box 4Vol. 1
Scrapbook of articles, reviews, and essays by Morse published in the Boston Daily Advertiser and other publications, 1868-1871
Box 4Vol. 2
Scrapbook of articles, reviews, and essays by Morse published in the Boston Daily Advertiser and other publications, as well as reviews of his work, 1872-1887

Select Index to Major Correspondents

Listed below are the major correspondents represented in Series I of this collection, followed by the dates (and some subjects) of their correspondence. The column on the left indicates the box in which each particular item is located.

Adams, Charles Francis (1835-1915)

Box 1
Letter (Kansas City) about making changes on Adams' manuscript, Wed. 15 [no month or year]
Box 1
Letter (Lincoln, Mass.) about proof sheets and mutual friends, Sat. 4 Feb. [no year]
Box 1
Letter (Boston) declining to write a biography of Daniel Webster, 6 May 1881
Box 1
Letter (Boston) about writing an appendix on Adams' grandfather, 11 May 1881
Box 1
Letter (Boston) sending galleys, 20 Oct. 1899
Box 1
Letter (Boston) requesting a meeting, 30 Oct. 1899
Box 1
Letter (Boston) about corrections and the publishers, 1 Dec. 1899
Box 1
Letter (Boston) about responses to Adams' book on his father Charles Francis Adams, 8 May 1900
Box 1
Letter (South Lincoln, Mass.) complimenting Morse on his ability to write biographical memoirs, in particular his recent one of Henry Lee, Sun. 9 [no month] 1906
Box 1
Letter (Boston) about their portraits published in a recent catalog, 18 Oct. 1912

Adams, Henry (1838-1918)

Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) agreeing to write a biography for the American Statesmen series, 9 Apr. 1881
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) with recommendations for writers of biographies for American Statesmen, 27 Apr. 1881
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about a writer for a biography of Daniel Webster and a "Congress of rejected members," 2 Mar. 1882
Box 1
Letter (Beverly Farms, Mass.) asking to be released from his offer to write a biography of Aaron Burr, 6 Oct. 1882
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about getting a biographer for Patrick Henry and about Adams' book on John Randolph, 19 Nov. 1882
Box 1
Letter (Beverly Farms, Mass.) about Adams' book on Aaron Burr, 26 Sep. 1883
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Frederic Bancroft and John Hay as possible authors of a biography of William Seward, 5 July 1890

Agassiz, Alexander (1835-1910)

Box 1
25 Apr. 1905

Arnold, Isaac Newton (1815-1884)

Box 1
3 Dec. 1883
Box 1
10 Dec. 1883

Bancroft, Frederic (1860-1945)

Box 1
30 Nov. 1889
Box 1
23 Jan. 1890
Box 1
31 Jan. 1890
Box 1
20 Apr. 1912

Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah (1862-1927)

Box 2
1 June 1922
Box 2
21 Aug. 1924
Box 2
14 Sep. 1924
Box 2
21 Oct. 1924
Box 2
11 Nov. 1924
Box 2
30 Mar. 1925
Box 2
23 June 1925
Box 2
24 July 1925
Box 2
20 Aug. 1925
Box 2
30 Sep. 1925
Box 2
5 Oct. 1925
Box 2
13 Oct. 1925
Box 2
21 Oct. 1925
Box 2
15 Jan. 1926
Box 2
2 Feb. 1926
Box 2
26 May 1926
Box 2
16 June 1926
Box 2
14 July 1926
Box 2
10 Aug. 1926
Box 2
31 Aug. 1926
Box 2
24 Sep. 1926
Box 2
18 Oct. 1926
Box 2
12 Nov. 1926
Box 2
4 Jan. 1927
Box 2
27 Jan. 1927
Box 2
10 Feb. 1927
Box 2
22 Mar. 1927

Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron (1864-1945)

Box 2
26 Feb. 1918
Box 2
28 Feb. 1918
Box 2
3 Mar. 1918
Box 2
9 June 1918
Box 2
24 June 1918

Eliot, Charles William (1834-1926)

Box 2
23 Mar. 1925

Emerson, Edward Waldo (1844-1930)

Box 1
12 Aug. 1907
Box 2
10 Jan. 1918

Fiske, John (1842-1901)

Box 1
29 Sep. 1883
Box 1
19 Nov. 1883
Box 1
1 July 1884
Box 1
23 Dec. 1884

Gilman, Daniel Coit (1831-1908)

Box 1
6 Apr. 1881
Box 1
13 Sep. 1893
Box 1
19 Jan. 1898

Godkin, Edwin Lawrence (1831-1902)

Box 1
undated

Grant, Robert (1852-1940)

Box 2
9 Nov. 1930

Hackett, Frank Warren (1841-1926)

Box 1
1 Nov. 1910

Hart, Albert Bushnell (1854-1943)

Box 1
31 Jan. 1895

Hay, John (1838-1905)

Box 1
10 June 1890

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (1823-1911)

Box 1
13 Nov. 1895
Box 1
2 May 1896
Box 1
12 May 1896
Box 1
20 June 1899

Hosmer, James Kendall (1834-1927)

Box 1
27 Sep. 1885
Box 1
18 Oct. 1885
Box 1
22 Jan. 1887
Box 1
13 May 1891

Jay, John (1817-1894)

Box 1
25 Feb. 1889

Julian, George Washington (1817-1899)

Box 1
12 Nov. 1889

Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924)

Box 1
Letter (Nahant) regretting that Lodge has been unable to work on the Daniel Webster volume due to the beginning of a new campaign, 29 June [no year]
Box 1
Letter (Boston) about Lodge's book on Alexander Hamilton being ready for press, 16 Jan. 1882
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Lodge's biography of George Washington, 20 Feb. 1889
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about revisions of Lodge's biography of George Washington, 25 Feb. 1889
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about a letter from Houghton Mifflin regarding Lodge's book on George Washington and about personal news, 26 Feb. 1889
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about revisions of Lodge's book on George Washington, 6 May 1889
Box 1
Postcard (Washington, D.C.) about proof corrections, 10 May 1889
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Morse's book on Abraham Lincoln, 29 Apr. 1893
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Morse's book on Abraham Lincoln, 3 May 1893
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) suggesting Thomas Brackett Reed to write a biography of William R. H. Fessenden, 9 Sep. 1893
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) wondering if Morse received a previous letter, 20 Sep. 1893
Box 1
Letter complimenting Morse on his biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 21 May 1896
Box 1
Letter (Nahant) about Lodge's comments regarding Morse's book on Oliver Wendell Holmes, 4 July 1896
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the proposal to establish a lectureship in government at Harvard in honor of E. L. Godkin, 24 Feb. 1903
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the proposal to establish a lectureship in government at Harvard in honor of E. L. Godkin and about recent presidential appointments, 28 Feb. 1903
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) thanking Morse for his kind words in a previous letter, 8 July 1904
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) thanking Morse for photographs and regarding the progress of the campaign, 24 Aug. 1904
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) thanking Morse for his letter and a quote, 15 Sep. 1905
Box 1
Letter (Nahant) asking for a donation for the state committee for the current campaign, 20 Oct. 1906
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) thanking Morse for his compliments on a recent interview and regarding states' rights, 12 Feb. 1907
Box 1
Letter (Boston) thanking Morse for trying to visit twice and for Morse's sympathy on the death of Lodge's sister Lillie Lodge James, 15 May 1908
Box 1
Letter (Boston) thanking Morse for his care and thought after the death of Lodge's sister Lillie, 3 June 1908
Box 1
Letter (Boston) thanking Morse for his sympathy at the death of Lodge's son George Cabot Lodge, 31 Aug. 1909
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) thanking Morse for his support and regarding his recent re-election, 23 Jan. 1911
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about a personal favor done for Morse and about Lodge's article on the Burr/Hamilton feud, 6 Sep. 1911
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Roosevelt's proposed constitutional changes, the strike in Lawrence, and Lodge's recent speech in the Senate, 1 Mar. 1912
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Roosevelt, Wilson, and Taft as candidates and asking for a donation to maintain the Republican legislature in Massachusetts, 11 Oct. 1912
Box 1
Letter (Nahant) about Massachusetts politics, 14 Oct. 1914
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about William H. Taft, other political news, and Charles F. Adams' recent book, 2 Mar. 1914
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the Mexican situation and John Lothrop Motley, 17 Mar. 1914
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Lodge's recent proposal for a bill to protect American ships from German capture, 28 Jan. 1915
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) thanking Morse for his support in Lodge's work against Woodrow Wilson, 4 Jan. 1916
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis for the Supreme Court and nominations for president, 16 Feb. 1916
Box 1
Letter (Nahant) asking for a subscription to the national committee in a bid to defeat Woodrow Wilson for president, 31 Aug. 1916
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about current political news and the upcoming election, 5 Sep. 1916
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about President Wilson and his handling of the war and politics, 9 Jan. 1917
Box 1
Letter (Nahant) about personal reminiscences and sorrow over the loss of family members, 23 Oct. 1917
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about U.S. and world politics, 7 Feb. 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about politics, the president, and the Fuel Administration, 19 Feb. 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about land ownership in Nahant, 8 May 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the present military situation, 16 May 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the situation in Europe, 3 June 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about German propaganda, 15 June 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the religious aspects of the war and the domestic economy, 26 June 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about demands for a treaty with Germany and the domestic economy, 11 Sep. 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about an unconditional surrender vs. compromise peace to end the war, 14 Oct. 1918
Box 2
Letter (Nahant) thanking Morse for his help and regarding politics, 31 Oct. 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the situation abroad and the League of Nations, 25 Dec. 1918
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the situation abroad and the League of Nations, 20 Feb. 1919
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the League of Nations and Italy, 2 May 1919
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the League of Nations, 7 June 1919
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Wilson and the League of Nations, 18 Aug. 1919
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about nominations for president and the League of Nations, 2 Dec. 1919
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the defeat of Woodrow Wilson's plan for the League of Nations, Lodge's health, and personal matters, 23 Mar. 1920
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the proper pronunciation and spelling of a word in Shakespeare's Hamlet, 5 Apr. 1920
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about the proper pronunciation and spelling of a word in Shakespeare's Hamlet and political news, 24 Apr. 1920
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about President Harding's appointments, Lodge taking himself out of the running for secretary of state, politics, and Charles Dickens, 26 Jan. 1921
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about George B. McClellan Harvey as ambassador to Great Britain and about President Harding, 7 Apr. 1921
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Joe Grew and his position in Denmark, 11 Apr. 1921
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Joe Grew, George B. McClellan Harvey, and England, 20 Apr. 1921
Box 2
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about a position for Van Ingen, Germany, and England's indebtedness, 5 May 1921
Box 2
Letter about Lodge's hopes for the conference and Boston politics, 5 Dec. 1921

Lowell, Abbott Lawrence (1856-1943)

Box 2
26 Dec. 1932

Lowell, Edward Jackson (1845-1894)

Box 1
19 July 1893

Lowell, John (1824-1897)

Box 1
13 May 1896

McCall, Samuel Walker (1851-1923)

Box 1
5 Oct. 1898
Box 1
3 Dec. 1898
Box 1
7 Jan. 1899
Box 1
15 Jan. 1899
Box 1
19 Jan. 1899
Box 1
7 Dec. 1901

Mitchell, Silas Weir (1829-1914)

Box 1
2 May 1896

Morison, Samuel Eliot (1887-1976)

Box 2
8 Feb. 1935

Morse, John Torrey (1840-1937)

NOTE: Listed here are Morse's letters to Thomas Sergeant Perry only.

Box 1
11 June 1914
Box 1
22 June 1914
Box 1
5 July 1914
Box 1
8 July 1914
Box 1
13 July 1914
Box 1
16 July 1914
Box 1
1 Aug. 1914
Box 1
3 Aug. 1914
Box 1
19 Aug. 1914
Box 1
23 Aug. 1914
Box 1
24 Aug. 1914
Box 1
29 Aug. 1914
Box 1
7 Sep. 1914
Box 1
8 Sep. 1914
Box 1
4 Oct. 1914
Box 1
6 Oct. 1914
Box 1
19 Oct. 1914
Box 1
20 June 1915
Box 1
15 July 1915
Box 1
18 July 1915
Box 1
21 July 1915
Box 1
28 July 1915
Box 1
30 July 1915
Box 1
5 Aug. 1915
Box 1
9 Aug. 1915
Box 1
15 Aug. 1915
Box 1
29 Aug. 1915
Box 1
6 Sep. 1915
Box 1
11 Sep. 1915
Box 1
23 Sep. 1915
Box 1
2 Oct. 1915
Box 1
13 June 1916
Box 1
2 July 1916
Box 1
9 July 1916
Box 1
17 July 1916
Box 1
30 July 1916
Box 1
6 Aug. 1916
Box 1
13 Aug. 1916
Box 1
15 Aug. 1916
Box 1
27 Aug. 1916
Box 1
2 Sep. 1916
Box 1
5 Sep. 1916
Box 1
14 Sep. 1916
Box 1
18 Sep. 1916
Box 1
24 Sep. 1916
Box 1
3 Oct. 1916
Box 1
9 Oct. 1916
Box 1
14 Oct. 1916
Box 1
16 Oct. 1916
Box 1
20 Oct. 1916
Box 1
18 June 1917
Box 1
25 June 1917
Box 1
8 July 1917 [2 letters]
Box 1
12 July 1917
Box 1
9 Aug. 1917
Box 1
12 Aug. 1917
Box 1
16 Aug. 1917
Box 1
19 Aug. 1917
Box 1
25 Aug. 1917
Box 1
2 Sep. 1917
Box 1
7 Sep. 1917
Box 1
17 Sep. 1917
Box 1
21 Sep. 1917
Box 2
30 June 1918
Box 2
21 July 1918
Box 2
23 Aug. 1918
Box 2
31 Aug. 1918
Box 2
8 Sep. 1918
Box 2
13 Sep. 1918
Box 2
18 Sep. 1918
Box 2
22 Sep. 1918
Box 2
25 Sep. 1918
Box 2
26 Sep. 1918
Box 2
6 Oct. 1918
Box 2
14 Oct. 1918
Box 2
23 Nov. 1918
Box 2
29 Dec. 1922
Box 2
7 Jan. 1923
Box 2
15 Jan. 1923
Box 2
20 Jan. 1923
Box 2
23 Jan. 1923
Box 2
9 Feb. 1923
Box 2
11 Feb. 1923
Box 2
16 Feb. 1923
Box 2
23 Feb. 1923
Box 2
3 Mar. 1923
Box 2
5 Mar. 1923
Box 2
9 Mar. 1923
Box 2
16 Aug. 1927

Page, Walter Hines (1855-1918)

Box 1
23 Feb. 1898

Perry, Bliss (1860-1954)

Box 2
13 Mar. 1930

Perry, Thomas Sergeant (1845-1928)

NOTE: Listed here are John Torrey Morse's letters to Perry only.

Box 1
11 June 1914
Box 1
22 June 1914
Box 1
5 July 1914
Box 1
8 July 1914
Box 1
13 July 1914
Box 1
16 July 1914
Box 1
1 Aug. 1914
Box 1
3 Aug. 1914
Box 1
19 Aug. 1914
Box 1
23 Aug. 1914
Box 1
24 Aug. 1914
Box 1
29 Aug. 1914
Box 1
7 Sep. 1914
Box 1
8 Sep. 1914
Box 1
4 Oct. 1914
Box 1
6 Oct. 1914
Box 1
19 Oct. 1914
Box 1
20 June 1915
Box 1
15 July 1915
Box 1
18 July 1915
Box 1
21 July 1915
Box 1
28 July 1915
Box 1
30 July 1915
Box 1
5 Aug. 1915
Box 1
9 Aug. 1915
Box 1
15 Aug. 1915
Box 1
29 Aug. 1915
Box 1
6 Sep. 1915
Box 1
11 Sep. 1915
Box 1
23 Sep. 1915
Box 1
2 Oct. 1915
Box 1
13 June 1916
Box 1
2 July 1916
Box 1
9 July 1916
Box 1
17 July 1916
Box 1
30 July 1916
Box 1
6 Aug. 1916
Box 1
13 Aug. 1916
Box 1
15 Aug. 1916
Box 1
27 Aug. 1916
Box 1
2 Sep. 1916
Box 1
5 Sep. 1916
Box 1
14 Sep. 1916
Box 1
18 Sep. 1916
Box 1
24 Sep. 1916
Box 1
3 Oct. 1916
Box 1
9 Oct. 1916
Box 1
14 Oct. 1916
Box 1
16 Oct. 1916
Box 1
20 Oct. 1916
Box 1
18 June 1917
Box 1
25 June 1917
Box 1
8 July 1917 [2 letters]
Box 1
12 July 1917
Box 1
9 Aug. 1917
Box 1
12 Aug. 1917
Box 1
16 Aug. 1917
Box 1
19 Aug. 1917
Box 1
25 Aug. 1917
Box 1
2 Sep. 1917
Box 1
7 Sep. 1917
Box 1
17 Sep. 1917
Box 1
21 Sep. 1917
Box 2
30 June 1918
Box 2
21 July 1918
Box 2
23 Aug. 1918
Box 2
31 Aug. 1918
Box 2
8 Sep. 1918
Box 2
13 Sep. 1918
Box 2
18 Sep. 1918
Box 2
22 Sep. 1918
Box 2
25 Sep. 1918
Box 2
26 Sep. 1918
Box 2
6 Oct. 1918
Box 2
14 Oct. 1918
Box 2
23 Nov. 1918
Box 2
29 Dec. 1922
Box 2
7 Jan. 1923
Box 2
15 Jan. 1923
Box 2
20 Jan. 1923
Box 2
23 Jan. 1923
Box 2
9 Feb. 1923
Box 2
11 Feb. 1923
Box 2
16 Feb. 1923
Box 2
23 Feb. 1923
Box 2
3 Mar. 1923
Box 2
5 Mar. 1923
Box 2
9 Mar. 1923
Box 2
16 Aug. 1927

Pierce, Edward Lillie (1829-1897)

Box 1
1 Nov. 1892
Box 1
3 Nov. 1892

Rhodes, James Ford (1848-1927)

Box 1
undated
Box 1
6 May 1893
Box 1
21 May 1893
Box 1
30 May 1893
Box 1
17 Mar. 1903
Box 1
16 Nov. 1904
Box 1
5 Jan. 1907
Box 1
21 June 1908
Box 1
5 May 1909
Box 1
10 May 1909
Box 1
7 Nov. 1911
Box 1
6 Jan. 1912
Box 1
22 May 1912
Box 1
20 Dec. 1914
Box 1
26 May 1915
Box 1
12 Feb. 1916
Box 1
19 Feb. 1916
Box 1
22 Mar. 1916
Box 1
16 Apr. 1916
Box 1
11 June 1916
Box 1
12 Aug. 1916
Box 1
21 Aug. 1916
Box 1
14 Jan. 1917
Box 2
1 Jan. 1918
Box 2
25 Jan. 1918
Box 2
31 Jan. 1918
Box 2
2 Mar. 1918
Box 2
29 Aug. 1918
Box 2
30 Oct. 1918
Box 2
2 Nov. 1918
Box 2
5 Jan. 1919
Box 2
5 Apr. 1919
Box 2
10 Feb. 1920
Box 2
25 June 1920
Box 2
15 July 1920
Box 2
21 July 1920
Box 2
13 Nov. 1920
Box 2
25 Nov. 1921
Box 2
26 Dec. 1921
Box 2
19 May 1922
Box 2
15 July 1922
Box 2
15 Mar. 1923
Box 2
11 Aug. 1923
Box 2
28 Oct. 1923
Box 2
26 Nov. 1924

Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

Box 1
Letter (Elkhorn Ranch, Medora, Dakota) about Roosevelt's work on the biography of Thomas Hart Benton, 7 July 1886
Box 1
Letter (Elkhorn Ranch, Medora, Dakota) about Roosevelt's biography of Thomas Hart Benton being sent to the publisher, 9 Aug. 1886
Box 1
Letter (Sagamore Hill) about criticisms of Roosevelt's previous works and his work on Gouverneur Morris, 29 May 1887
Box 1
Letter (Sagamore Hill) asking if there will be biographies of John Jay and Benjamin Franklin in Morse's American Statesmen series, 7 June 1887
Box 1
Letter (Sagamore Hill) about Roosevelt's work on Morris and with suggestions for biographies of American statesmen, including John Jay, 22 June 1887
Box 1
Letter (Sagamore Hill) asking if there will be a biography of John Jay and, if not, offering to include a sketch in the biography of Gouverneur Morris, 28 June 1887
Box 1
Letter (Sagamore Hill) explaining how John Jay will be treated in Roosevelt's biography of Gouverneur Morris, 10 July 1887
Box 1
Letter (Sagamore Hill) about Roosevelt's completed biography of Gouverneur Morris, 11 Sep. 1887
Box 1
Letter (Sagamore Hill) about Morse's corrections and revisions of Roosevelt's biography of Gouverneur Morris, 3 Nov. 1887
Box 1
Letter (Medora, Dakota) about Morse's corrections and revisions of Roosevelt's biography of Gouverneur Morris, 28 Nov. 1887
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Roosevelt's visit to Henry Cabot Lodge and the preface for his book on Gouverneur Morris, 28 Jan. 1888
Box 1
Letter (New York) about the galleys of Roosevelt's book on Gouverneur Morris, its preface, and the series as a whole, 2 Feb. 1888
Box 1
Letter (New York) declining the opportunity to write a biography of Benjamin Franklin, 18 Mar. 1888
Box 1
Letter (New York) encouraging Morse to include a biography of Benjamin Franklin in his series, 22 Mar. 1888
Box 1
Letter (Washington, D.C.) about Whipple as a candidate for the Navy Department and about a preface for his biographies of Gouverneur Morris and Thomas Hart Benton, Jan. 1898

Schouler, James (1839-1920)

Box 1
1 Nov. 1916

Schurz, Carl (1829-1906)

Box 1
18 Mar. 1881
Box 1
23 Aug. 1881
Box 1
9 Jan. 1883
Box 1
7 Jan. 1885
Box 1
30 Apr. 1885
Box 1
21 May 1885
Box 1
28 Sep. 1885
Box 1
11 Oct. 1885
Box 1
17 Oct. 1885
Box 1
29 Jan. 1886
Box 1
29 June 1886
Box 1
12 Aug. 1886
Box 1
29 Aug. 1886
Box 1
6 Oct. 1886
Box 1
18 Oct. 1886
Box 1
23 Oct. 1886
Box 1
9 Nov. 1886
Box 1
13 Nov. 1886
Box 1
14 Nov. 1886
Box 1
19 Nov. 1886
Box 1
27 Dec. 1886
Box 1
3 Jan. 1887
Box 1
4 Jan. 1887
Box 1
10 Jan. 1887
Box 1
13 Jan. 1887
Box 1
14 Jan. 1887
Box 1
16 Jan. 1887
Box 1
17 Jan. 1887
Box 1
31 Jan. 1887
Box 1
10 Feb. 1887
Box 1
12 Feb. 1887
Box 1
18 Feb. 1887
Box 1
21 Feb. 1887
Box 1
22 Feb. 1887
Box 1
14 Mar. 1887
Box 1
19 Apr. 1887
Box 1
25 Apr. 1887
Box 1
27 Apr. 1887
Box 1
1 May 1887
Box 1
12 May 1887
Box 1
14 June 1888
Box 1
3 July 1888
Box 1
30 Sep. 1889

Sedgwick, Ellery (1872-1960)

Box 1
26 Mar. 1913
Box 1
31 Mar. 1913
Box 1
1916
Box 2
15 Nov. 1920

Seward, Frederick William (1830-1915)

Box 1
29 Dec. 1883

Shepard, Edward Morse (1850-1911)

Box 1
2 Apr. 1887
Box 1
5 Apr. 1887
Box 1
18 July 1887
Box 1
3 Oct. 1887
Box 1
12 Nov. 1887
Box 1
6 Dec. 1887
Box 1
19 Dec. 1887
Box 1
23 Jan. 1888
Box 1
24 Jan. 1888
Box 1
2 Apr. 1888
Box 1
17 June 1888

Stanwood, Edward (1841-1923)

Box 1
4 May 1893

Storey, Moorfield (1845-1929)

Box 1
undated
Box 1
11 May 1899
Box 1
27 Nov. 1899
Box 1
9 Dec. 1899
Box 1
12 Dec. 1899
Box 1
8 Aug. 1900
Box 1
11 Aug. 1900
Box 1
18 Aug. 1900
Box 1
11 Aug. 1905

Sumner, William Graham (1840-1910)

Box 1
2 Aug. 1881
Box 1
14 Mar. 1882
Box 1
21 Mar. 1882

Tarbell, Ida Minerva (1857-1944)

Box 1
13 Sep. 1896

Thayer, William Roscoe (1859-1923)

Box 1
18 June 1905
Box 1
16 July 1905
Box 1
23 Aug. 1905
Box 1
30 June 1911
Box 1
8 July 1911
Box 1
9 Oct. 1911
Box 1
8 Jan. 1912
Box 1
19 Aug. 1913
Box 1
24 Sep. 1914
Box 1
13 Apr. 1915
Box 1
17 Dec. 1917
Box 2
8 Nov. 1918
Box 2
11 Nov. 1919

Tyler, Moses Coit (1835-1900)

Box 1
22 Jan. 1886
Box 1
23 Mar. 1887

Van Holst, Hermann (1841-1904)

Box 1
8 Dec. 1881

Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915)

Box 1
7 Dec. 1907

White, Richard Grant (1821-1885)

Box 1
7 Dec. 1882
Box 1
20 Sep. 1883
Box 1
21 Oct. 1883

Preferred Citation

John Torrey Morse papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

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This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915.
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862-1927.
Charnwood, Godfrey Rathbone Benson, Baron, 1864-1945.
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-1976.
Perry, Thomas Sergeant, 1845-1928.
Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906.
Storey, Moorfield, 1845-1929.
Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.

Subjects:

Authors, American.
Biographers.
Historians.
Politicians--United States--Biography.
Scrapbooks--1868-1877.
United States--Politics and government--1865-1933.
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