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Finding aid for the Willard Morse collection on Edgar Lee Masters 0139
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Book reviews, journal and newspaper (originals and photostats) by and about Edgar Lee Masters, and an extensive type- and handwritten bibliography of Morse's holdings on on Masters, author of the Spoon River Anthology. Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) was a mining executive in the West and Mexico. He was later made a director and member of the executive committee of the American Smelter Securities Company, Chilean Exploration Company, and Braden Copper Company. After retiring, Morse devoted much of this time to the collection of Americana.
Background
Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) was a mining executive in the West and Mexico. He was later made a director and member of the executive committee of the American Smelter Securities Company, Chilean Exploration Company, and Braden Copper Company. After retiring, Morse devoted much of this time to the collection of Americana. He died on October 4, 1935 in Santa Monica, California.Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868–March 5, 1950) was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He was the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain: A Portrait, Lincoln: The Man, and Illinois Poems. Masters published twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.
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1.0 Linear feet 1 box
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