Title: Charles L. Stevenson papers Creator: Stevenson, Charles L. (Charles Leslie), 1908-1979 Dates: 1841-1846, 1925-1979 Extent: 5 linear feet Abstract:
Papers, 1925-1979, of Charles L. Stevenson, professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, and his wife, Louise Destler Stevenson. Correspondence with philosophers George E. Moore and Ludwig Wittgenstein; Stevenson-Destler courtship letters; student letters from Yale in the 1920's; also manuscripts and lecture notes on philosophy; diaries of Louise Stevenson; draft of her novel; and sermon books 1841, 1845-1846 of his great grandfather, the Rev. Isaac D. Williamson, New York state clergyman.
Call number: 85433 Aa 2 Language: The material is in English Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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The collection was donated by Mrs. Nora Stevenson (donor no. 6436) in 1980. Periodic additions have been received.
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Charles Leslie Stevenson was born June 27, 1908 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received in BA from Yale University, 1930 with a major in English literature and a minor in music; he next studied criticism and philosophy at Cambridge University 1930-1933, then returned to the United States for his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1935.
He was an instructor at Harvard, 1937-1939 and assistant professor at Yale, 1939-1946. In 1946, he came to the University of Michigan, first as assistant professor, 1946-1949, and from 1949 until his death in as full professor.
Professor Stevenson was the author of Ethics and Language (1944) and Facts and Values (1963)
In 1930, Stevenson married Louise Ellen Destler. She died in 1963. In 1966, he married Nora Carroll Cary.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Charles L. Stevenson papers consist of his student notebooks from Yale, Cambridge and Harvard Universities; course materials and notes for his lectures in philosophy courses at the University of Michigan and professional correspondence, including letters with Ludwig Wittgenstein and George E. Moore; professional writings; and personal and family papers. The collection is divided into the following series: Personal/biographical; Correspondence; Education: Yale, Cambridge, Harvard; Course materials and lecture notes: Yale, University of Michigan; Writings and Research Notes; Miscellaneous; Louise Destler Stevenson Papers; and Other Family Members.
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