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Bernice B. Mercer collection of Christopher Morley material

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 6210

Content Description

16 items relating to the author Christopher Morley (1890-1957) collected by Bernice B. Mercer (identified in the collection as Mrs. Theodore Mercer). Items in the collection include Alfred P. Lee's Christmas folder [circa 1930] containing Andrew McGill's Idea of Happiness by Christopher Morley; an announcement of an exhibition of first editions of the works of Christopher Morley at Sessler's Bookshop, Philadephia, 1931; a program of Author's Night, sponsored by the 31st annual convention of the American Bookseller's Association, Philadelphia, 1931, with Christopher Morley bookplate laid in; a publisher's brochure, with first chapter of Kitty Foyle, 1939; two letters, 1936-1937, autographed, from Alfred P. Lee, the Morley bibliographer; and ten letters from Philip C. Duschnes, bookseller, relating to the sale of Christopher Morley items.

Dates

  • 1931 - 1939

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 document preservation binder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

16 items relating to the author Christopher Morley (1890-1957) collected by Bernice B. Mercer (identified in the collection as Mrs. Theodore Mercer). Items in the collection include Alfred P. Lee's Christmas folder [circa 1930] containing Andrew McGill's Idea of Happiness by Christopher Morley; an announcement of an exhibition of first editions of the works of Christopher Morley at Sessler's Bookshop, Philadephia, 1931; a program of Author's Night, sponsored by the 31st annual convention of the American Bookseller's Association, Philadelphia, 1931, with Christopher Morley bookplate laid in; a publisher's brochure, with first chapter of Kitty Foyle, 1939; two letters, 1936-1937, autographed, from Alfred P. Lee, the Morley bibliographer; and ten letters from Philip C. Duschnes, bookseller, relating to the sale of Christopher Morley items.

Processing Information

This material was previously described in the USC Libraries catalog as a rare book under the call number: 810.M864 mM.

Title
Finding aid for the Bernice B. Mercer collection of Christopher Morley material
Status
Completed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2020 January
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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