More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937

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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)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Editorial correspondence, 1904-1930 Houghton Library
referencedIn Claude Halstead Van Tyne papers, 1885-1930 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930. Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
referencedIn Peaslee, Arthur Newton. Arthur N. and Robert Peaslee papers, 1893-1941, n.d. Bates College Library, George and Helen Ladd Library
referencedIn Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Papers of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1915-1930. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. Correspondence, 1864-1906 Houghton Library
referencedIn Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Papers, ca.1845-1908 Houghton Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
creatorOf More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937. Autograph letter signed Paul E. More to: Mr. Palmer. November 16, 1905. Wellesley College
referencedIn Poydras, Benjamin. Benjamin Poydras de la Lande papers, 1820-1844. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive), 1927-1937 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
referencedIn Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. Papers, ca.1800-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Firkins, Oscar W., 1864-1932. Oscar W. Firkins and family papers, 1876-1934. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. Seward Collins papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive) 1927-1937 (bulk). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Livingston, Luther Samuel, 1864-1914. Correspondence, ca. 1897-1935 (inclusive), 1900-1914 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Paul Elmer More Papers, 1888-1949 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters to Warren Barton Blake from various correspondents, 1905-1917. Houghton Library
creatorOf More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937. Paul Elmer More papers, 1888-1949. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. Papers of Sara Teasdale [manuscript], 1888-1934 (bulk 1905-1933). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library
referencedIn Gould, George M. (George Milbry), 1848-1922. George M. Gould collection of Hearniana, 1877-1931. Library of Congress
creatorOf More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937. Correspondence to Mr. Colby, 1906. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
referencedIn Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. Additional papers, 1841-1940 Houghton Library
creatorOf More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937. Letter, 1911 Feb. 23, New York, to Harold Goddard Rugg, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Norton family. Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920 Houghton Library
creatorOf More, Paul Elmer, 1864-1937. Letter to Agnes Repplier, 1917. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gleason, Arthur, 1878-1923. Arthur Gleason papers, 1863-1931 (bulk 1900-1923). Library of Congress
referencedIn Edward Kennard Rand correspondence and other papers, 1900-1945. Houghton Library
referencedIn Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, 1907-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Arthur Gleason Papers, 1863-1931, (bulk 1900-1923) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers of Irving Babbitt, 1855, 1881-1965, bulk dates, 1908-1935. Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918, recipient. Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937 Houghton Library
referencedIn George M. Gould Collection of Hearniana, 1877-1931 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Babbitt, Irving, 1865-1933 person
associatedWith Blake, Warren Barton, 1883-1918 person
associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Colby, Frank Moore, 1865-1925, person
associatedWith Collins, Seward, 1899-1952. person
associatedWith Dakin, A. Hazard (Arthur Hazard) person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Firkins, Oscar W., 1864-1932. person
associatedWith Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. person
correspondedWith Gleason, Arthur, 1878-1923. person
correspondedWith Gould, George M. (George Milbry), 1848-1922. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Livingston, Luther Samuel, 1864-1914. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933. person
associatedWith Peaslee, Arthur Newton. person
associatedWith Plato. person
associatedWith Plato. person
associatedWith Poydras, Benjamin. person
associatedWith Princeton University corporateBody
correspondedWith Rand, Edward Kennard, 1871-1945 person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902 person
associatedWith Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. person
associatedWith Van Tyne, Claude Halstead, 1869-1930 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey--Princeton
United States
Subject
Philosophy
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
Teleology
Philosophy--Study and teaching--New Jersey--Princeton--20th century
Philosophy, Ancient
Occupation
Classicists--20th century.--United States
Classicists--United States--20th century
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Birth 1864-12-12

Death 1937-03-09

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