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At a Glance
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Scope and Contents
Letters from Agustin Ruiz de Santayana have typescript carbon English translations. The translations are not on microfilm.
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.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Santayana papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Alternate Form Available
Most correspondence and certain manuscripts available on: microfilm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Lamont, Corliss. Method of acquisition--Gift; Accession number--M-59.
2 a.l.s. to G.Bullett: Source of acquisition--2293B(Rare Books). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--07/26/1993. Accession number--M-93-07-26.
2 a.l.s. To G. Seldes & essay "Carnival": Source of acquisition--2293B. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--07/19/1995. Accession number--M-95-07-19.
GS letter to E.W. Bok: Source of acquisition--2293B. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--03/27/1996. Accession number--M-96-03-27.
GS letter to E.W. Bok: Source of acquisition--2293B. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--03/23/1995. Accession number--M-95-03-23.
25 Santayana letters to Mr & Mrs W.T. Bush: Source of acquisition--2293B--(David O'Neal). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--12/17/1996. Accession number--M-96-12-17.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
2 a.l.s. to G.Bullett Cataloged HR 08/10/1993.
2 a.l.s. To G. Seldes & essay "Carnival" Cataloged HR 08/04/1995.
GS letter to E.W. Bok Cataloged HR 05/23/1996.
GS letter to E.W. Bok Cataloged HR 10/21/1996.
25 Santayana letters to Mr & Mrs W.T. Bush Cataloged HR 03/05/1998.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
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.