More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937Alternative names
Paul Elmer More, American essayist and critic, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 12, 1864. More taught Sanskrit at Harvard (1894-1895) and Bryn Mawr (1895-1897). He was literary editor for The Independent for three years and associated with the New York Evening Post for six years. During 1919 he lectured on Plato at Princeton University. More was associated with Irving Babbitt (founder and champion of humanism) of the modern humanistic movement. He authored many critical essays which were published in more than eleven volumes. Some of his works include Shelburne Essays, Platonism, On Being Human, The Greek Tradition, etc. More lived in Princeton, New Jersey. He died March 9, 1937, at the age of 73.
A. H. Dakin collected copies of More's letters, and arranged these copies in several chronological and alphabetical series, his background for his biography of More. His collections include reminiscences about More by those who knew him.
From the guide to the Paul Elmer More Papers, 1888-1949, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)
- Philosophy Study and teaching 20th century
- Classics--Study and teaching--20th century
- Humanism, Religious
- Classical literature
- Classics--Study and teaching--New Jersey--Princeton--20th century
- Philosophy--Study and teaching--New Jersey--Princeton--20th century
- Philosophy, Ancient
- Classicists--20th century.--United States
- Classicists--United States--20th century
- New Jersey--Princeton (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)