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Morse, Stearns, 1893-1976

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1893 - 1976

Stearns Morse was born in 1893 in Bath, New Hampshire. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in 1915 and a MA in 1916. After graduating, he worked for Little Brown and Company, a publishing house, and The New Republic. During World War I, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. In 1923, he joined the faculty in the English Department at Dartmouth College where he became a professor in 1936 and dean of freshman in 1946. He retired from that position in 1956. Throughout his life, Morse held an interest in the White Mountains. While teaching at Dartmouth, he co-edited two books on the mountain range "The History of the White Mountains" and "The Book of the White Mountains." Morse also served as a contributing editor to "College on the Hill," a history of Dartmouth prepared for the school's bicentennial in 1969. He died in 1976.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Stearns Morse correspondence

MS-497
 Collection
Identifier: MS-497
Overview Stearns Morse (1893-1976), professor of English and administrator at Dartmouth College. The collection contains correspondence between Morse and Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) regarding literary matters, mutual friends and family, work, national and international matters.

Stearns Morse typescripts

MS-860
 Collection
Identifier: MS-860
Overview Stearns Morse (1893-1976), professor of English and administrator at Dartmouth College. The collection contains typescripts of his two chapters in "College on the Hill" (1964) with notes on sources and his biography "Flight of the Swallows" (1976) with letters to John L. Parkhurst.