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Christopher Morley letter


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

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Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet. Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the son of Frank Morley, a mathematics professor at Haverford College, and Lillian Janet Bird, a violinist. Morley attended Haverford College and graduated as valedictorian in 1910. Morley was a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford following his graduation, and he completed his studies there in 1913, before moving to New York City. In 1914, Morley married Helen Booth Fairchild, and the couple had four children.

Morley began writing while in college, when he edited the Haverfordian. A book of his poetry, "The Eighth Sin," was published while he was at Oxford (1912). He was the editor of the Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), a reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, and he wrote a column, "The Bowling Green," for the New York Evening Post. Morley published more than 100 novels, collections of essays, and volumes of poetry, and his best known novel, Kitty Foyle (1939) was adapted to film. Morley was the founder and a contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature, and, due to his enthusiasm for Sherlock Holmes, he helped found the Baker Street Irregulars.

Morley died in 1957.

This collection contains a letter written by Christopher Morley on behalf of the C.O.S. Vacation Committee soliciting donations from Richard Muller to send inner city children to the countryside for a summer vacation.

This collection is arranged in a single folder.


Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed April, 2019.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexandra Stern
Finding Aid Date
April, 2019
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The collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Christopher Morley, 1935.
Box 58

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