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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1182-1182.4

Arthur Ernest Morgan papers concerning Edward Bellamy

Papers, mainly correspondence, about American civil engineer, educator, and author Arthur Ernest Morgan's research on the life and thought of Edward Bellamy.


  • 1912-1944

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


3 linear feet (6 boxes)

Chiefly correspondence concerning Morgan's research on the life and thought of Edward Bellamy, American author and reformer. Includes letters from various members of the Bellamy family, especially Bellamy's wife Emma Augusta Sanderson Bellamy, his son Paul Bellamy, and daughter Marion Bellamy Earnshaw; letters from Cyrus Field Willard, who was associated with Bellamy in the Nationalist Movement, and a carbon typescript of part of Willard's autobiography; and correspondence with reformers commenting on how Bellamy influenced them. Also includes typescript printer's copy of Morgan's biography, a variant typescript, and a typescript of questions and answers adapted from Bellamy's books Looking backward and Equality.

Note: this correspondence concerns Morgan's biography of Edward Bellamy. All letters are addressed to Arthur E. Morgan unless otherwise stated. With these letters are numerous carbon copies of letters from Morgan to correspondents.

Biographical / Historical

Morgan was a civil engineer, educator, and author; president of Antioch College (1920-1936); chairman of Tennessee Valley Authority (1933-1938); author of Edward Bellamy (1944) and The Philosophy of Edward Bellamy (1945).


Organized in call number order.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

48M-303, 48M-305, 48M-306, 48M-307, 48M-308. Gift of Arthur E. Morgan; Yellow Springs, Ohio; received: 1947 November.
Morgan, Arthur Ernest, 1878-1975. Arthur Ernest Morgan papers concerning Edward Bellamy, 1912-1944: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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