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   George Santayana Papers [ca. 1880]-1946

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George Santayana Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079298 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Santayana, George, 1863-1952.
Title:George Santayana Papers [ca. 1880]-1946
Physical description:10 linear feet (22 boxes)
Language(s): English and Spanish.
Access: Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects. Reader must use microfilm.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Alphabetical by recipient.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Santayana, including letters of a philosophical nature from Santayana to Henry Ward Abbot, 1886-1933, written from various cities in Europe and relating incidents of Santayana's daily life; letters from Santayana to Mr and Mrs Wendell T. Bush, 1911-1946, written from various cities in Europe and discussing various philosophical subjects and the publication of some of Santayana's works; a letter from Henry W. Longfellow to C.F. Bradford; and 109 letters from Santayana's father, Agustin Ruiz de Santayana (in Spanish). Also, manuscripts, chiefly holograph, of many of Santayana's works; and several books from Santayana's library. Correspondents include his father, Agustin Ruiz de Santayana, G. Buchler, Wendell T. Bush, Daniel Cory, Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, Lieutenant Garcia, Hannibal Ingalls Kimball, Andrew J. Onderdonk, Mr. Sachs, and Benjamin P. Schwartz.

2016 addition: Sixty letters from Santayana to his friend, Baron Albert von Westenholz of Hamburg, 1903-1937, as well as some additional letter, manuscripts, photographs and drawings.

Series I: Cataloged Materials

Boxes 1-15

Series II: Printed Materials and Memorabilia (Boxes 16-21)

(Boxes 16-21)

Series II: 2016 Addition

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.

Reader must use microfilm.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscript.

Preferred Citation

George Santayana Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

2 a.l.s. to G.Bullett Cataloged 08/10/1993 HR

2 a.l.s. To G. Seldes & essay "Carnival". Cataloged 08/04/1995 HR

GS letter to E.W. Bok Cataloged 05/23/1996 HR

GS letter to E.W. Bok Cataloged 10/21/1996 HR

25 Santayana letters to Mr & Mrs W.T. Bush Cataloged 03/05/1998 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Autobiographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lectures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sketches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Translations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Abbot, Henry Ward.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bradford, C. F.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buchler, G.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bullett, Gerald William, 1894-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bush, Wendell T., 1866-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cory, Daniel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dickinson, G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes), 1862-1932.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Europe--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Garcia,--Lt.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kimball, H. I. (Hannibal Ingalls), 1832-1895.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Onderdonk, Andrew J.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philosophy--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sachs,--Lt.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Santayana, Agustin Ruiz de.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schwartz, Benjamin P.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Westenholz, Albert vonPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Philosopher, author, professor of philosophy, Harvard University, 1889-1912. Santayana was born in Spain and reared in Boston. He graduated from Harvard, 1886, and after study in Germany and England, received his Ph.D. from Harvard, 1889. After 1914 he made his home in Europe, first in France and England, and thereafter in Italy. He is known as both a philosopher and a man of letters.

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