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Morse, Samuel French, 1916-1985

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1916 - 1985

Samuel French Morse, Dartmouth College class of 1936 was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1916. At Dartmouth he was a Senior Fellow, elected to Phi Beta Kappa and honored as 1936 Class Poet. After graduation from Dartmouth he went on to earn an MA at Harvard University in 1938 and a PhD at Boston University in 1952. He taught English at Trinity College in Hartford CT, Mt. Holyoke, and Northeastern University. In 1966 he was apponted Fulbright Lecturer at Christchurch College in New Zealand and later as Fulbright Professor at the University of Kobe in Japan. Morse published five poetry collections during his lifetime and his poetry was published widely in literay magazines such as "New Yorker" and "Atlantic Monthly". Morse taught for twenty-three years at Northeastern University until his death in 1985.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Samuel French Morse papers

MS-253
 Collection
Identifier: MS-253
Overview Samuel French Morse (1916-1985), poet. The collection contains correspondence, printed copies of his poetry and of poetry reviews as well as one typescript entitles "Time of Year."