Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957

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Psychiatrist and poet.

From the description of Papers of Merrill Moore, 1904-1979 (bulk 1928-1957). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131204

Poet and psychiatrist.

From the description of Letters of Merrill Moore [manuscript], 1938-1948. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813332

Biographical Note

  • 1903, Sept. 11: Born, Columbia, Tenn.
  • 1924: B.A., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1928: M.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1928 - 1929 : Intern, St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1930: Married Ann Leslie Nichol
  • 1930 - 1931 : Teaching fellow in neurology, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass. Neurological house officer and resident neurological physician, Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • 1931 - 1932 : Assistant in neuropathology, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1932 - 1935 : Assistant physician, Boston Psychopathic Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • 1933 - 1934 : Graduate assistant, Psychiatric Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • 1935: Began private practice in Boston, Mass.
  • 1936 - 1942 : Research fellow in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1942 - 1946 : Military service, mainly in Southwest Pacific and China
  • 1947: Resumed private practice
  • 1957, Sept. 20: Died, Quincy, Mass.

From the guide to the Merrill Moore Papers, 1904-1979, (bulk 1928-1957), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn E. E. Cummings additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Papers, 1938-1939. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967. Letters, 1938-1939, New York, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Papers of Merrill Moore, 1904-1979 (bulk 1928-1957). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wills, Ridley. The golden mean and other poems : typescript, 1923 / by Ridley Wills and Allen Tate. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Howe, Mark Antony DeWolfe, 1864-. Letter, 1941, Feb. 2, Boston, to Dr. Merrill Moore, Boston. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974. Letter, 1935, May 8, Nashville, Tenn., to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Walsh, David I. (David Ignatius), 1872-1947. Letter, 1941, April 24, Washington, D. C., to Dr. Merrill Moore, Squantum, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hendrick, Ives, 1898-1972. Dawn honey : words by Merrill Moore : music by Ives Hendrick : manuscript, [ca. 1930] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1940-1944. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Merrill Moore. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Letters, 1936-1940, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Trigant Burrow papers, 1875-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Merrill Moore Papers, 1904-1979, (bulk 1928-1957) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Knickerbocker, William Skinkle, 1892-. William Skinkle Knickerbocker letters, 1922-1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1945- (Series 1.1.1 I-N) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963. Letter, 1940, Nov. 17 : Westport, Conn., to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Stuart, Jesse, 1906-1984. Letter, 1935, July 8 : Kentucky, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Elliott, Maud Howe, 1854-1948. Letters, 1939, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968. Papers, 1921-1966. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Minot, George Richards, 1885-1950. Letter, 1940, Feb. 28, Boston, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Robinson, Henry Morton, 1898-1961. Papers, 1915-1965. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Messersmith, George S., 1883-. Letter, 1939, Nov. 14, Washington, D. C., to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Envelope, [193-], Dec. 23, Gainesville, Fla., addressed to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968. Envelope, 1938, Feb. 9 : Nashville, Tenn. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. [Austin H. Merrill ephemera collection]. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
creatorOf MacDowell, Marion Nevins, 1860-. Letter, 1938, Aug. 26, Peterborough, N.H., to Dr. Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell Papers TXRC94-A10., ca. 1845-1988, (bulk 1970-1977) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Moore, Richard, 1927-. Richard Moore letters to Louis Untermeyer, 1965. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943. Letters, 1935-1938, Maine, to Merrill Moore, Boston, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Burrow, Trigant, 1875-1950. Trigant Burrow papers, 1875-1984 (inclusive), 1903-1950 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Papers, 1942. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. Letter, 1940, March 7, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Letters, 1938, March 11 and May 27, London, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf League of American Writers, Inc. Letter, 1939, Nov. 1, New York, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977. Postcard, [1935?], Verona, Italy, to Dr. Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Jean Burden Papers, 1931-1992 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Letters of Merrill Moore [manuscript], 1938-1948. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Prouty, Olive Higgins. Letter, 1940, Oct. 7, Brookline, Mass., to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. Letter, 1941, April 1 : Baltimore, to Dr. Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Alan Swallow Papers, 1934-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. Letter, 1940, Aug.10, Washington, D. C., to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Heath, Clark Wright, 1900-. Papers of Clark Wright Heath, 1928-1955 (inclusive). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
creatorOf Dennis, Phyllis Bottome, 1884-. Letter, 1938, Aug. 9, London, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963. Letter, 1940, Aug. 18 : Boothbay Harbor, Me., to Dr. Merrill Moore, Squantum, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982. Letter, 1935, Nov. 14, Cranleigh, England, to Dr. Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Letter, 1940, February 26, Boston, Mass., to Mr. H. B. Van Hoesen, Providence, R.I. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wills, Jesse. Papers, 1915-1977. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
creatorOf Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. Letter, 1938-1940, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979. Charles Angoff collection, 1927-1978. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. Correspondence, 1950-1962. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Neiburg, Jack. Correspondence Neiburg of Williams Book Store, Boston, with Kenneth Lewis Roberts and Merrill Moore [manuscript] 1941-55. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Papers, 1845-1988 (bulk 1970-1977). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951,. Letters to Alfred Kreymborg [manuscript], 1921-1956. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961. Correspondence, 1938-1939, with Merrill Moore, M. D., Boston. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Economic History of Indiana in the Twentieth Century, 1976-1980 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. [Minor poems]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974. Letter to Mrs. F.E. Lund [manuscript], 1968 February 12. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McDivitt, Emma L. Phillips, 1876-[ca.1955]. Emma L. Phillips McDivitt photograph albums, [ca.1900-1926]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Pinckney, Josephine. Letter, [n.y.], May 23, [Charleston, S.C.], to Dr. Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Merrill, Austin Heaton, 1859-1900. Family papers, 1825-1966. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972. Letter, 1941, April 6, New York, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Gesell, Arnold Lucius, 1880-. Letter, 1936, June 1, New Haven, Conn., to Dr. Merrill Moore, Boston, Mass. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. Papers of William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite [manuscript] 1904-1935 (1958). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Correspondence of various contributors to the editors of this Washington and Lee University Literary magazine [manuscript] 1950-60. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981. Caroline Gordon - Allen Tate correspondence, 1938-1970. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Letters, 1937-1941, Ausable Forks, N.Y., to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Wells, Henry W. (Henry Willis), 1895-1978. Merrill Moore M.D. : psychiatrist and poet : a critical portrait with an appraisal of two hundred of his poems and a selection of his photographs / by Henry W. Wells. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
creatorOf Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Letter, 1955, December 1, Boston, Mass., to Mr. David A. Jonah, Providence, R.I. Brown University, John Hay Library
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correspondedWith Adler, Alexandra, 1901- person
associatedWith Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973. person
correspondedWith Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Armstrong, George E. person
correspondedWith Bock, Arlie V. (Arlie Vernon), 1888- person
associatedWith Boston City Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. person
associatedWith Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963. person
associatedWith Burden, Jean. person
associatedWith Burrow, Trigant, 1875-1950. person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947. person
correspondedWith Cobb, Stanley, 1887-1968 person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968. person
associatedWith Dennis, Phyllis Bottome, 1884- person
associatedWith Duell, Sloan & Pearce. corporateBody
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Elliott, Maud Howe, 1854-1948. person
associatedWith Fitts, Dudley, 1903-1968. person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Gesell, Arnold Lucius, 1880- person
associatedWith Giroux, Robert. person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Gordon, Caroline, 1895-1981. person
associatedWith Harcourt Brace & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Harvard Psychological Clinic. corporateBody
associatedWith H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961. person
associatedWith Heath, Clark Wright, 1900- person
associatedWith Hendrick, Ives, 1898-1972. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Howe, Mark Antony DeWolfe, 1864- person
associatedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Jonah, David Alonzo, 1909-1981, person
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Knickerbocker, William Skinkle, 1892- person
associatedWith League of American Writers, Inc. corporateBody
correspondedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. person
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 person
associatedWith MacDowell, Marion Nevins, 1860- person
associatedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982. person
associatedWith McDivitt, Emma L. Phillips, 1876-[ca.1955]. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Merrill, Austin Heaton, 1859-1900. person
associatedWith Messersmith, George S., 1883- person
associatedWith Minot, George Richards, 1885-1950. person
associatedWith Moore, Adam G. N. person
associatedWith Moore family. family
associatedWith Moore, Richard, 1927- person
associatedWith Murray, Henry Alexander, 1893-1988. person
associatedWith Neiburg, Jack. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Overholser, Winfred, 1892-1964. person
associatedWith Pearce, Charles A., 1906-1970. person
associatedWith Pinckney, Josephine. person
associatedWith Prouty, Olive Higgins. person
associatedWith Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974. person
associatedWith Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943. person
associatedWith Robinson, Henry Morton, 1898-1961. person
associatedWith Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923- person
correspondedWith Sachs, Hanns, 1881-1947 person
associatedWith Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968. person
associatedWith Simonson, Lee, 1888-1967. person
correspondedWith Solomon, Harry C. (Harry Caesar), 1889-1982 person
associatedWith Stuart, Jesse, 1906-1984. person
associatedWith Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966 person
associatedWith Swinnerton, Frank, 1884-1982. person
associatedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Thompson, Ralph, 1904- person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977. person
associatedWith Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972. person
associatedWith Van Hoesen, Henry Bartlett, 1885-1965, person
associatedWith Walsh, David I. (David Ignatius), 1872-1947 person
associatedWith Washingtonian Hospital (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wedemeyer, Albert C. (Albert Coady), 1896-1989. person
correspondedWith Wells, Frederic Lyman, 1884- person
associatedWith Wells, Henry W. (Henry Willis), 1895-1978. person
associatedWith Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940 person
associatedWith Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. person
associatedWith Wills, Jesse. person
associatedWith Wills, Ridley. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Psychology
World War, 1939-1945 New Zealand
Medicine--Practice--Massachusetts--Boston
Poetry
War--Psychological aspects
World War, 1939-1945--Medical care
Sonnets, American
Military psychiatry
Authors and publishers
American literature
Americans--China
Suicide
American poetry
Literature
Psychiatrists--Biography
Syphilis
Jews--Germany
Bromides
Drug abuse
World War, 1939-1945--Germany
Alcoholism
World War, 1939-1945--Oceania
Psychiatry
Neurology
Occupation
Poets
Psychiatrists
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Birth 1903-09-11

Death 1957-09-20

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