Morse, William Inglis, 1874-

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William Inglis Morse (1874-1952) was an author, historian, minister, collector of Canadiana, and philanthropist.

From the description of William Inglis Morse papers, 1938-1949 (bulk), 1780-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612808431

Morse was a Nova Scotian and historian of the Maritime Provinces. He was a collector of Canadiana.

From the description of William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts concerning Canada, 18---1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731276

From the guide to the William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts concerning Canada, 18---1937., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William Inglis Morse was born in Paradise, Nova Scotia on June 4, 1874. He graduated from Acadia College in 1897 and the Episcopal Theological School in 1900. Morse preached in Connecticut and Massachusetts until 1929 and then devoted himself to historical research. He collected maps, books, and manuscripts relating to Nova Scotia and Canada. Morse died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 4, 1952.

From the description of William Inglis Morse collection, 1710-1947 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166852

Wolfe was a British general who was killed battling the French for Quebec in the French and Indian War.

From the description of Engravings on the death of General Wolfe, 1760. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82251115

From the guide to the Engravings on the death of General Wolfe, 1760., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William Inglis Morse was born in Paradise, Nova Scotia on June 4, 1874. He graduated from Acadia College in 1897 and the Episcopal Theological School in 1900. Morse preached in Connecticut and Massachusetts until 1929 and then devoted himself to historical research. He collected maps, books, and manuscripts relating to Nova Scotia and Canada. Morse died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 4, 1952.

From the guide to the William Inglis Morse collection, 1710-1947, (Manuscripts and Archives)

William Inglis Morse (1874-1952) was an author, historian, minister, collector of Canadiana, and philanthropist. In 1943, Morse was appointed Honorary Curator of Canadian Literature and History at Harvard University where he donated a major collection of Canadiana.

From the description of William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts, 1768-1841. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612809037

From the guide to the William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts, 1768-1841., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William Inglis Morse (1874-1952) was an author, historian, minister, collector of Canadiana, and philanthropist. He taught in a rural school near his home in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia for one year, then at the age of 18, spent a year at Horton Academy and then entered Acadia University in Wolfville. He completed his BA in 1897, and then enrolled in the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating three years later with a Bachelor of Divinity. Within a few years he was appointed rector at the Church of the Incarnation in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he served for the next twenty-five years.

Morse also pursued literary and scholarly interests and in 1908 published his first book, Acadian Lays and Other Verse. As his interest in Acadia expanded, Morse began to research the early decades of Acadian settlement in Nova Scotia. His research took him to England and France and soon he began collecting in his areas of interest. He published a number of travelogues chronicling his travel adventures and also edited and published the contents of the significant Acadian documents he had acquired: Gravestones of Acadie (1929), The land of the new adventure (1932), Acadiensia Nova (2 volumes, 1935), and Pierre du Gua, Sieur de Monts (1939).

Morse and his wife, Susan Alice Ensign Morse, were active collectors and philanthropists, and their daughter, Susan Morse Hilles, was later known as an avid art collector and philanthropist as well. Between 1926 and 1942, Morse collected and donated major groups of Canadiana to Acadia University and to Dalhousie University. In 1943, Morse was appointed Honorary Curator of Canadian Literature and History at Harvard University where he donated a major collection of Canadiana; he also donated significant collections to Yale University and the University of King's College (Halifax).

Source: Web page of the Dalhousie University Archives & Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

From the guide to the William Inglis Morse papers, 1938-1949 (bulk), 1780-1949 (inclusive)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts concerning Canada, 18---1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian papers, 1646-1935. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Lafrentz, Ferdinand William, 1859-. Poems : manuscript, 1949. Houghton Library
creatorOf Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874. William Inglis Morse papers, 1938-1949 (bulk), 1780-1949 (inclusive). Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. William Inglis Morse collection, 1710-1947 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian documents, 1583-1828. Houghton Library
creatorOf Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. Photographic documentation, [19--] Houghton Library
creatorOf Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts, 1768-1841. Houghton Library
referencedIn Samuel Taylor Coleridge miscellaneous compositions, 1794-1833. Houghton Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, 1871-1919. Houghton Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous compositions, 1892-1923. Houghton Library
creatorOf William Inglis Morse papers, 1938-1949 (bulk), 1780-1949 (inclusive). Houghton Library
referencedIn Hilles, Susan Morse, 1905-. Transcript of oral history, 1986. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library
creatorOf Doughty, C.M.,. Place names of Nova Scotia ; Place names of Cape Breton : typescript, undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, E, 1564-1961. Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian documents, 1583-1828. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1839-2002 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Saccardy, Vincent, 1691. [Plan of Port Royal, Nova Scotia / based on the work of Vincent Saccardy]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian papers, 1646-1935. Houghton Library
creatorOf Rasles, Sébastien, 1657-1724. Letters, [ca. 1725] Houghton Library
creatorOf Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. Speculum humanae salvationis : manuscript, [1350-1400]. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hilles, Susan Morse, 1905-. Papers, 1839-1995 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Gregory I, Pope, ca. 540-604. Moralia beati Gregorii pape per contemplationem sumpta : manuscript, [between 1175 and 1200]. Houghton Library
creatorOf Engravings on the death of General Wolfe, 1760. Houghton Library
creatorOf Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts concerning Canada, 18---1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library
creatorOf William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts, 1768-1841. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Catholic Church. Book of hours : use of Paris : manuscript, [ca. 1420] Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874,. Engravings on the death of General Wolfe, 1760. Houghton Library
referencedIn Bliss Carman miscellaneous correspondence, 1888-1928. Houghton Library
creatorOf Catholic Church. Missal : manuscript, [ca. 1500]. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
creatorOf William Inglis Morse collection, 1710-1947 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, oversize, ca. 1829-1985 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Harvard University. Autograph File, G. 1641-2009. Houghton Library
creatorOf Kettner, Leonhard. A dialogue on the game of checkers, played on a board with a dart-pattern : manuscript, ca. 1940-1945. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library
creatorOf Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley : with an introductory essay / by Robert Browning : manuscript, 1863. Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library
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Canada
Canada
Quebec (Province)
Nova Scotia
United States
Nova Scotia
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Acadians
Canadian literature
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Compilers
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Birth 1874

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