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Daniel J. Wilson transcriptions of Arthur O. Lovejoy letters

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151034446595]
Identifier: MS-0873
Transcriptions, mostly typewritten but some handwritten, of letters of Arthur O. Lovejoy, 1872-1962.


  • 1872 - 1962


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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


1.25 Cubic Feet (About 500 items)

Biographical / Historical

Daniel J. Wilson received his PhD in History from Johns Hopkins University in 1976. He joined the faculty at Muhlenberg College, where he taught until retiring in 2019. Among Wilson's books, he wrote "Arthur O. Lovejoy and the Quest for Intelligibility" (1980), adapted from his dissertation.

Arthur O. Lovejoy was an American philosopher and intellectual historian known for founding the field of the history of ideas. He was a professor at Johns Hopkins University. For more biographical information about Lovejoy, please consult the Arthur O. Lovejoy papers finding aid (MS.0038).

Content Description

Transcriptions, mostly typewritten but some handwritten, of letters of Arthur O. Lovejoy, 1872-1962. As the donor writes about the collection, "When I was doing the research for my dissertation (which became my first book) I typed all of the letters I thought might be significant for my research. I have five binders of typed correspondence arranged chronologically from 1872 to 1962. Most of this is Lovejoy’s professional correspondence from 1894 to 1962. There is also family correspondence from 1872 to 1921. The vast majority of letters are from the Lovejoy collection at Hopkins, but the binders also include letters I typed from Washington University, Harvard, Stanford and a few others where Lovejoy had professional colleagues."

The author has cautioned that the transcripts may contain minor errors and should be corroborated with the source material.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Daniel J. Wilson, November 2019.

Related Materials

Most of the original letters from which Wilson created these transcripts are in the Arthur O. Lovejoy papers, MS.0038.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, November 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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