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Letter from Christopher Morley to Hugh O'Neil


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Saturday Review of Literature was a New York-based weekly magazine from 1924 to 1986. Their focus was literary criticism (Saturday Review of Literature mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.) Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957), was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, to Frank Morley and Lilian Janet Bird Morley. Morley had a versatile career as poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and editor, supporter of theatrical ventures, book-club judge, and friend of neglected old writers and emerging new ones. In 1914 he married Helen Booth Fairchild; they had four children. Morley's career began with an editorial position at Doubleday, Page and Co., publishers, on Long Island, New York. He also edited the Ladies' Home Journal, and cofounded and edited the Saturday Review of Literature. Morley wrote for many papers, including the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger and the New York Evening Post. Though he thought of himself as a poet first, Morley was a prolific author of novels and poetry.

This collection contains a letter written by Christopher Morley on behalf of the The Saturday Review of Literature to Hugh O'Neil. Morley's letter is a response to O'Neil's request to establish a publishing connection in New York City, New York. O'Neil's letter is not included in this collection.

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Gift of David Wertheimer, February 2024

Processed by Erick Iraheta, completed March 2024

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Erick Iraheta
Finding Aid Date
March, 2024
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The collection is open for research use

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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

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Box 6

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