James Morgan Hart Papers,1856-1916

Collection Number: 14-18-65

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
James Morgan Hart papers, 1856-1916.
Collection Number:
14-18-65
Creator:
J. M. (James Morgan) Hart, 1839-1916.
Quantity:
6.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, notes, photograph albums, and a scrapbook.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes letters from scholars relating to the study of languages and literature, particularly Old English, Celtic, and German, and to scholarly language journals and associations; from educators relating to university patterns and policies at Cornell; from editors concerning Hart's publications; from Mrs. Bayard Taylor regarding her husband's papers; autographed letters from Louisa May Alcott, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Hamilton Fish, Henry James, Henry W. Longfellow, Lord Russell, and others addressed to Hart's father, John Seeley Hart; notes on German and English literature; photograph albums of family and friends; scrapbook of Hart's letters to newspapers; typescript copies of letters of Will Doherty relating to entomological collecting trips in Asia, Africa, and Europe; letters from Hart to his parents commenting on his student days at Princeton and Göttingen, his life as a law clerk in New York City, and his experiences as an instructor at Cornell and in subsequent teaching posts; and letters from T.F. Crane commenting on affairs at Cornell University.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes letters from scholars relating to the study of languages and literature, particularly Old English, Celtic, and German, and to scholarly language journals and associations: F.D. Allen, C.A. Buchheim, Albert S. Cook, Lane Cooper, Hiram Corson, T.F. Crane, E.A. Eggers, A.B. Faust, Charles E. Hart, B.L. Gildersleeve, Gustaf E. Karsten, E.S. Sheldon, Albert H. Smyth, F.H. Stoddard, E.B. Titchener, Frederick Tupper, Albert S. Wheeler; from educators relating to university patterns and policies at Cornell: Charles K. Adams, F.A.P. Barnard, Charles W. Eliot; from editors concerning Hart's publications; from Mrs. Bayard Taylor regarding her husband's papers; autographed letters from Louisa May Alcott, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Hamilton Fish, Henry James, Henry W. Longfellow, Lord Russell, and others addressed to Hart's father, John Seeley Hart; notes on German and English literature; photograph albums of family and friends; scrapbook of Hart's letters to newspapers; typescript copies of letters of Will Doherty relating to entomological collecting trips in Asia, Africa, and Europe; letters from Hart to his parents (1856-1887) commenting on his student days at Princeton and Göttingen, his life as a law clerk in New York City, and his experiences as an instructor at Cornell (1868-1872) and in subsequent teaching posts; and letters from T.F. Crane (1872-1890) commenting on affairs at Cornell University.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Hart, J. M. (James Morgan), 1839-1916.
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Allen, F. D. (Frederick De Forest), 1844-1897.
Barnard, Frederick A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889.
Buchheim, C. A. (Carl Adolf), 1828-1900.
Cook, Albert S. (Albert Stanburrough), 1853-1927.
Cooper, Lane, 1875-1959.
Corson, Hiram, 1828-1911.
Crane, T. F.
Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882.
Doherty, Will.
Eggers, E. A.
Eliot, Charles W.
Faust, Albert Bernhardt, 1870-1951.
Fish, Hamilton, 1888-
Gildersleeve, Basil L.(Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924.
Hart, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1838-1916.
Hart, John S. (John Seeley), 1810-1877.
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Karsten, Gustaf E., 1859-1908.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.
Russell, John Russell, 1792-1878.
Sheldon, E. S. (Edward Stevens), 1851-1925.
Smyth, Albert Henry, 1863-1907.
Stoddard, F. H.
Taylor, Bayard, Mrs.
Titchener, Edward Bradford, 1867-1927.
Tupper, Frederick, 1871-1950.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Wheeler, Albert S.
Cornell University--Faculty.

Subjects:
Languages--Study and teaching.
Literature--Study and teaching.
English literature.
German literature.
Philology.
Entomology.
Philologists.
College teachers.

Places:
Asia.
Africa.
Europe.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
James Morgan Hart papers, #14-18-65. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1-5
Notebooks, journals, account books, photograph albums
Box 6
A-Co Correspondence
Box 7
Cu-Gar Correspondence
Gas-Hart Correspondence
Box 8 Folder 1-4
Gas-Gum
Box 8 Folder 5
Haertel-Hart, C.E. (C.E. Hart, a cousin of J.M.H.? Includes a letter from C[harles] E. Hart to J.M.H., introducing Lane Cooper, New Brunswick, N.J., Apr. 21, 1902)
Box 8 Folder 6
Correspondence with wife and daughter (?), 1893-1911
Box 8 Folder 7-14
J.M. Hart to parents (John S. Hart), May 12, 1857-Aug. 14, 1887
Box 8 Folder 15-21
John S. Hart to J.M. Hart, Aug. 18, 1857-Sept. 17, 1876
Box 9
Hartt-P Correspondence
Box 10
R-Z Correspondence
Box 11
JMH's judicial thesis and volumes of notes in German while studying in Germany, 1863-1864
Box 11
Alpha Delta Phi material, printed items and rolled resolution from the University of Cincinnati faculty expressing regret at JMH's resignation to accept a chair at Cornell University, May 1890
Box 12-13
Notebooks
Box 14
Essays and articles1868-1876
Box 14
Miscellaneous pamphlets1874-1897
Box 14
Hart - Review of Zahn's Cyprian von Autochien December 1882
Box 14
Hart - Articles in Modern Language Notes 1886-1887
Box 14
Hart - Articles in Modern Language Notes 1887
Box 14
The AcademyApril 1892
Box 14
Review of Johnson's English Words 1892
Box 14
Reviews of J. M. Hart, Rhetoric; Baldwin-Lewis 1895-1986
Box 14
Regents Examination Bulletin June, 1897
Box 14
Grimald - Christus Redivivus
Box 14
Miscellaneous pamphlets 1898
Box 15
Five loose volumes: Typescripts of W. Doherty's correspondence, 1880-1890
Box 15
One loose scrapbook: Clippings of JMH's letters to newspapers
Mapcase S6
Oversize items, diplomas