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Christopher Morley letter

Identifier: HC.MC-950-234

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Christopher Morley on behalf of the C.O.S. Vacation Committee soliciting donations from Richard Muller to send inner city children to the countryside for a summer vacation.


  • 1935


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet. Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the son of Frank Morley, a mathematics professor at Haverford College, and Lillian Janet Bird, a violinist. Morley attended Haverford College and graduated as valedictorian in 1910. Morley was a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford following his graduation, and he completed his studies there in 1913, before moving to New York City. In 1914, Morley married Helen Booth Fairchild, and the couple had four children.

Morley began writing while in college, when he edited the Haverfordian. A book of his poetry, "The Eighth Sin," was published while he was at Oxford (1912). He was the editor of the Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), a reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, and he wrote a column, "The Bowling Green," for the New York Evening Post. Morley published more than 100 novels, collections of essays, and volumes of poetry, and his best known novel, Kitty Foyle (1939) was adapted to film. Morley was the founder and a contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature, and, due to his enthusiasm for Sherlock Holmes, he helped found the Baker Street Irregulars.

Morley died in 1957.


0.005 Linear Feet (1 folder)




This collection contains a letter written by Christopher Morley to Richard Muller.


This collection is arranged in a single folder.



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  • Christopher D. Morley scrapbook HC.MC.975.04.011
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Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed April, 2019.

Christopher Morley letter, 1935
Alexandra Stern
April, 2019
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