Papers of Morris Carter, 1920-1963
Correspondence of Morris Carter, director of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
- Carter, Morris, 1877-1965 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Morris Carter as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent.21 linear feet (1/2 box)
The present collection consists of letters Morris Carterreceived while at the Gardner Museum, some dealing with social events at the Museum, and others of a personal nature.
Morris Carter obtained his AB from Harvard in 1898 and his AM in 1899; he taught at Robert College in Constantinople, 1899-1902; and in 1903-1904 was an assistant at the Princeton University Library. From 1904 to 1910 he worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, first as librarian and later as assistant director. In 1919 he became assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum under Mrs. Gardner. Upon her death in 1924 he became director, a post he retained until 1954. He was the author of Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court, 1925.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession numbers: 536, 556, 562, 608, 678
The Morris Carter papers were given to the Schlesinger Library in January, February, and June 1963, and January 1964 by Morris Carter.
Processed: January 1974
By: Emily J. Rosenthal
- Carter, Morris, 1877-1965. Papers of Morris Carter, 1920-1963: A Finding Aid
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