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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 from Haverford, and he completed his studies there in 1913, before moving to New York City. In 1914, Morley married Helen Booth Fairchild; 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. 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.
Christopher Darlington Morley died in 1957.
This collection is comprised of twelve volumes of the scrapbooks of Christopher D. Morley's column, "The Bowling Green," which was published in the New York Evening Post. Morley's column includes poetry, short essays, literary reviewsm and analysis written by himself, as well as letters written to him from readers and poetry written by a variety of poets.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- September, 2015
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
Clippings related to Moving, high finance, street cleaning, lost opportunities, the domestic muse, poetry and literary analysis, Idella Clarence Hoobler, Thomas Mosher and the Rubaiyat, Brooklyn Bridge, and house-hunting.
Poetry in this volume written by: Dorothy Homans, John Crowe Ranson, L.M. Weston, William Rose Benet, and Inez Temple.
Clippings related to: Long Island, preferences, bowling season, going to bed, on being in a hurry, and occasional poetry analysis.
Clippings related to: feminine mathematics, Titania and the Recent novels, West Broadway, the permamnece of poetry, and going to the dentist.
clippings includes poetry and letters to Morley from his readers.
Clippings about commuters, G.K. Chesterton's new book, Philadelphia, and poetry.
Clippings related to: Philadelphia by train, travel in India, Evelyn Scott's novel "The Narrow House," and a curricular engineer.
Poetry written by: Anne W. Young, John Farrar, David Morton, Garnett Laidlaw Eskew, Kenneth Slade Alling, Dove Dulcet, Mildred W. Stillman, Ruth Pine Furniss, Beatrice Seymour, Helen Ferris, Paul Brabazon, and Orrick Johns.
Clippings include topics such as Charles Lamb's commonplace book, boxing matches, and booksellers.
Poetry written by: David Morton, J.L. Sinclair, Harold Seton, Kenneth Slade Alling, Dorothy Homans, Will Seedy, Jack de la Paix, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Roger Withington, Guy Gayler Clark, Louisa Brooke, B.A. Botkin, and Anne W. Young.
Column clippings include topics such as: James L. Ford's reminiscences, culinary arts, bowling, and Woodrow Wilson.
Poetry is written by: Garnett Laidlaw Eskew, Benny Fischel, Elinor Wylie, Anne W. Young, Stanley Kidder Wilson, John Macy, Robert J. Harris, Daniel Henderson, Marcel Steinbrugge, Ruth K. Beebe, Donald Lindsay, and Foster Wave.
Column topics include New Yorkers in Philadelphia, building of Delaware River Bridge, politics, literature, country clubs, and journalism.
Poetry is written by: Marian Storm, Stanley Kidder Wilson, B.K. Van Slyke, and B. Hill.
Column topics include Shakespeare, poetry, literature, newspapers, London Theatre, Walt Whitman, and the ship Tusitala. Columns also include letters to Morley written by his readers.
Poetry is written by: Francis Carlin, George Meason Whicher, Wood Kahler, Donald F. Rose, Mary Carmack McDougal, Marcel Steinbrugge, Clarence Joyce, Henry B. Fuller, Rheinhart Kleiner, Morris Bishop, and Quintus Pratt.
Column topics include: the complexity of life, warfare in Ireland, short essays, and letters from readers.
Poetry is written by: Elizabeth Mangam, Dorothy Homans, Jennifer Stewart, Edna Valentine Trapnell, Vachel Lindsay, Hugh Western, David Morton, Stanley Kidder Wilson, Jusith Smith, and Marjorie C. Weirich.
Poetry written by Mary Tucker, Jennifer Stewart, George S. Hellman, Ernst F. hubbard, William McFee, Marjorie C. Weirich, Hugh Western, John B. Jones, Basil l. Gildersleeve, Francis Carlin, Cutty Sark, Helen Francis, Morris Bishop, Blanche Sawyer, Garnet Laidlaw Eskew, David Morton.