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Christopher Morley:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957
Title: Christopher Morley Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1904-1950
Extent: 2,025 items (8.75 linear feet)
Abstract: The Christopher Morley file consists of approximately 2,025 items, the majority of which are images of Morley and various other people. In addition to portraits, there are views of places associated with Morley, including Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he was born, and his residence in Roslyn, Long Island, as well as scenes from his travels around the world.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02689
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.



Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: HRC Staff
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The Christopher Morley file consists of approximately 2,025 items, the majority of which are images of Morley and various other people. Morley’s wife Helen Booth Fairchild, his brothers Frank and Felix, his parents, his children, and members of his extended family are represented in the file, as well as friends, associates, and other authors, including William Rose Benét, James Branch Cabell, Joseph Conrad, Frank Doubleday, R. Buckminster Fuller, Blanche Knopf, Vachel Lindsay, William McFee, Thomas Mann, Don Marquis, Ezra Pound, H. M. Tomlinson, and Walt Whitman. In addition to portraits, there are views of places associated with Morley, including Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he was born, and his residence in Roslyn, Long Island, as well as scenes from his travels around the world. The file also includes images of ships, animals, and other subjects. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.
This collection forms part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

The Harry Ransom Center holds other Morley material in the Christopher Morley Papers (MS-02921), the Christopher Morley Art Collection (AR-00188), and the Christopher Morley Personal Effects Collection (DA-00086).

People

Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950.
Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924.
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983.
Knopf, Blanche W., 1894-1966.
Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931.
McFee, William, 1881-1966.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
Marquis, Don, 1878-1937.
Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957.
Morley, Felix M. (Felix Muskett), 1894-1982.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Tomlinson, H. M. (Henry Major), 1873-1958.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.

Subjects

Haverford College.
University of Oxford.

Places

Haverford (Pa.: Township).
Roslyn (N.Y.).

Document Types

Cartes de visite.
Film negatives.
Nitrate negatives.
Photographic postcards.
Photographic prints.
Silhouettes.
Tintypes.