Charles A. Strong Papers, 1877-1961 (bulk 1906-1939).

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Charles A. Strong Papers, 1877-1961 (bulk 1906-1939).

The papers document the thought of philosopher and psychologist Charles Strong and his friendships with George Santayana, William James, and a circle of academic philosophers known as the critical realists. Strong's correspondents include his father, Augustus H. Strong, John D. Rockefeller, Senior, John D. Rockefeller, Junior, and numerous philosophers and writers, including Bernard Berenson, Henri Bergson, Alfred Binet, John Dewey, G. Lowes Dickinson, John Galsworthy, William James, Arthur O. Lovejoy, John Masefield, G. E. Moore, Charles S. Peirce, Ralph Barton Perry, Walter Rauschenbusch, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, F. C. S. Schiller, and Paul Shorey. His most faithful critics were Durant Drake, Dickinson S. Miller, James Bissett Pratt, A. K. Rogers, and Roy Wood Sellars. There are two letters to Strong from American novelist, Edith Wharton and a small group of letters from English writer, Vernon Lee (Violet Paget).

4 linear feet (11 boxes).

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