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Finding aid for the Willard Morse collection on Ambrose Bierce 0136
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical note
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Willard Morse collection on Ambrose Bierce
    Collection number: 0136
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 4
    Storage Unit: 3
    Storage Unit: 1
    Storage Unit: 2
    Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet 4 boxes
    Date: 1870s-1930s
    Abstract: Book reviews, journal and newspaper articles (originals and photostats) by and about Ambrose Bierce, journalist and author of The Devil's Dictionary and Tales of Soldiers & Civilians (1891). 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.
    creator: Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
    creator: Morse, Willard S. (Willard Samuel), 1856-1935

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Willard Morse collection on Ambrose Bierce, Collection no. 0136, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Biographical note

    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.

    Related Archival Materials

    See also:
    Willard Morse collection on William Dean Howells, Collection no. 0137 Willard Morse collection on Sinclair Lewis, Collection no. 0138 Willard Morse collection on Edgar Lee Masters, Collection no. 0139 Willard Morse collection on Thomas Nelson Page, Collection no. 0140 Willard Morse collection on Vincent Starrett, Collection no. 0141 Willard Morse collection on Henry Van Dyke, Collection no. 0142
    Willard S. Morse Collection of Material About Bret Harte (Collection 1019). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biographical note

    Ambrose Bierce was an editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist, and the author of The Devil's Dictionary and Tales of Soldiers & Civilians (1891).

    Scope and Content

    Book reviews, journal and newspaper (originals and photostats) articles by and about Ambrose Bierce.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? -- Archives
    Morse, Willard S. (Willard Samuel), 1856-1935 -- Archives
    American literature--19th century--Archival resources
    American literature--20th century--Archival resources
    Authors, American--19th century--Archival resources
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
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