Title: George S. Morris Papers Creator: Morris, George Sylvester, 1840-1889 Dates: 1852-1889, 1910-1915 Extent: 2 linear feet, 1 oversize folder Abstract:
Professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and University of Michigan. Correspondence; notes and lectures on philosophical topics, notably ethics, political philosophy, logic and aesthetics; diary and journal, including account of European trip, 1866-1867; photographs; and later materials collected by Robert M. Wenley preparatory to writing a biography of George S. Morris, 1910-1915.
Call number: 852011 Aa 2 UAm Language: The materials are in English. Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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The collection was transferred over from the Graduate Library (donor no. 1278) in 1953 which had received it from the Morris family.
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George Sylvester Morris, educator and philosopher, was born November 15, 1840 in Norwich, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1861, then from 1862 to 1863, Morris served in the Union Army. In the fall of 1863, he joined the staff of Dartmouth as a tutor in Greek and Mathematics, a post he held for one year. In 1864, Morris entered the Union Theological Seminary, then in the period 1866-1868, he traveled to Europe to study at the University of Halle and the University of Berlin. In 1870 Morris became professor of modern languages at the University of Michigan; later, in 1885, he headed the university's philosophy department. Morris wrote on both Kant and Hegel and was a champion of the idealistic movement initiated by Kant. Morris died in Ann Arbor on March 23, 1889.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of biographical information; correspondence; lectures, notes, and writings; miscellaneous materials from his student days at Dartmouth, Royalton Academy and Kimball Union Academy; diary and travel journals; and photographs.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
Europe -- Description and travel.
Voyages and travels.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
Living rooms -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
Johns Hopkins University.
Morris, George Sylvester, 1840-1889.
University of Michigan. Dept. of Philosophy.
University of Michigan. Department of Romance Languages.
University of Michigan -- Faculty.
Morris, George Sylvester, 1840-1889.
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Frieze, Henry S. (Henry Simmons), 1817-1889.
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
Muirhead, John Henry, 1855-1940.
Schaff, Philip, 1819-1893.
Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900.
Ueberweg, Friedrich, 1826-1871.
Ulrici, Hermann, 1806-1884.
Wenley, R. M. (Robert Mark), 1861-1929.
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Container / Location
Biographical memorials 1889
(also includes letters of condolence)
Report of faculty activities 1875/76
The Correspondence series includes letters from Charles K. Adams, James B. Angell, Joshua L. Chamberlain, John Dewey, Henry S. Frieze, Daniel C. Gilman, John H. Muirhead, Philip Schaff, Moses C. Tyler, Friedrich Ueberweg, and Hermann Ulrici.
Letters from Friedrich Ueberweg 1869-1871
Letters written to family members while traveling in Europe 1866-1868
Correspondence and other materials of Robert M. Wenley concerning proposed biography of Morris 1910-1915