Christopher D. Morley scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of twelve volumes of the scrapbooks of Christopher D. Morley's column, "The Bowling Green," which was published in the New York Evening Post. Morley's column includes poetry, short essays, literary reviewsm and analysis written by himself, as well as letters written to him from readers and poetry written by a variety of poets.
- Morley, Christopher (Person)
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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 from Haverford, and he completed his studies there in 1913, before moving to New York City. In 1914, Morley married Helen Booth Fairchild; 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. 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.
Christopher Darlington Morley died in 1957.
0.75 Linear Feet (12 volumes)
Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet. These are the scrapbooks of Morley's column, "The Bowling Green," which was published in the New York Evening Post. Morley's column included poetry, short essays, literary reviews, and analysis written by himself, as well as letters written to him from readers and poetry written by a variety of poets.
General Physical Description
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.
- Christopher D. Morley scrapbooks, 1920-1923
- Kara Flynn
- September, 2015
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