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George Santayana papers, 1880-1946

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Call No.: MS#1108
Bib ID 4079298 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Santayana, George, 1863-1952
Title George Santayana papers, 1880-1946
Physical Description 10 linear feet (22 boxes)
Language(s) English , Spanish; Castilian .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Alphabetical by recipient.

Description

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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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Santayana papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Most correspondence and certain manuscripts available on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Subject

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Abbot, Henry Ward Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bradford, C. F Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buchler, G Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bullett, Gerald, 1893-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bush, Wendell T., 1866-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cory, Daniel, 1904- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dickinson, G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes), 1862-1932 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garcia, Lt Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kimball, H. I (Hannibal Ingalls), 1832-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Onderdonk, Andrew J Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophy -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sachs, Lt Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Santayana, Agustin Ruiz de Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schwartz, Benjamin P Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Westenholtz, Albert von Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Series I: Cataloged Materials

Boxes 1-15



Box 1 Agustin Ruiz de Santayana to George Sanatayana 109 letters


George Santayana letters, arranged alphabetically by recipient, to the following:

Included in this box but not (On microfilm) are typescript carbon English translations of these letters and one folder of related material

Microfilm reel cataloged under Letters from various collections and to Daniel Cory through April 23, 1932



Box 2 Abbott, Henry Ward


Box 2 Buchler, G.


Box 2 Bush, Mr. & Mrs. Wendell T. and Mary L.


Box 2 Bush, Wendell T.


Box 2 Cory, Daniel (1923-1931)



Box 3 Cory, Daniel (1932-1935)



Box 4 Cory, Daniel (1936-1940) (On microfilm)



Box 5 Cory, Daniel (1941-1952)


Box 5 Goldsworthy, Lowes Dickinson


Box 5 Garcia, Lieutenant


Box 5 Kimball, Hannibal Ingalls


Box 5 Onderdonk, Andrew J.


Box 5 Sachs, Louis



General Mss Box 78 Folder 4 George Santayana to Georeg H. Rouk, 21 Oct. 1951

2010.2011.M132



Box 5 Schwartz, Benjamin P.


Cataloged correspondence:



Box 6 Clement, John


Box 6 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth


Box 6 Santayana, George, arranged alphabetically by recipient, to the following:


Box 6 Bullett, Gerald


Box 6 Cardiff, Ira D.


Box 6 Davis, Charles P.


Box 6 Drew, Fraser


Box 6 Fairchild, Elizabeth Nelson (Mrs. Charles)


Box 6 Friede, [Sydney Allan]


Box 6 Holmes, Miss


Box 6 Kronovet, Dr. Milton


Box 6 Lamprecht, Sterling P.


Box 6 Page, David


Box 6 Sturgis, Robert


Box 6 Sturgis de Sastre, Susana


Cataloged Manuscript:


Santayana, Agustin Ruiz de Market list A.ms.


Cataloged Document:


Santayana, Agustin Ruiz de Will(copy) A.ms.


Cataloged Correspondence:



Box 6a Santayana, George To Gilbert Seldes 2 a.l.s.


Box 6a Santayana, George To Curtis Bok 1 a.l.s.


Box 6a Santayana, George To Mr. & Mrs W.T. and Mary L. Bush


Box 6a Santayana, George To Kenneth Fowler 1 a.l.s., 1 a.p.c.s.


Cataloged Manuscripts:


Box 6a Santayana, George Carnival a.ms.


Cataloged Manuscripts :



Box 7 Houghton, A. B. A Ballad of ethics-(To G. S.)


Box 7 Santayana, George:


Box 7 Alcibiades: Three Dialogues in Limbo-The hidden soul


Box 7 Alcibiades: Three Dialogues in Limbo-The libertine


Box 7 Alcibiades: Three Dialogues in Limbo-'The vortex of dialectic


Box 7 Am I a Fossil? (On microfilm)


Box 7 Ambra by Lorenzo de' Medici, Translated by Santayana


Box 7 The American Drawl (On microfilm)


Box 7 The American Philosopher (On microfilm) MN#2002-1005


Box 7 The Vicissitudes of psycho-analysis (On microfilm) MN#2002-1005


Box 7 American speech


Box 7 Animal faith practical and visionary


Box 7 Aphrodite's temple


Apologia pro mente sua:


Box 7 Chapter 1


Box 7 Chapter 2


Box 7 Chapter 3


Box 7 Chapter 4


Box 7 Chapter 5


Box 7 Chapter 6


Box 7 Chapter 7


Box 7 Chapter 8


Box 7 Chapter 9


Box 7 Chapter 10


Box 7 Chapter 11


Box 7 Chapter 12


Box 7 Chapter 13


Box 7 Apparent efficacy of talk (On microfilm)


Box 7 Attila by Pierre Corneilla. A passage selected by Santayana


Box 7 Autobiography (Notebook I) (On microfilm)


Box 7 Ethics of the Old Testament (On microfilm)


Box 7 Autobiography (notebook II) (On microfilm)


Box 7 Autobiography (notebook III): My father's family (On microfilm)


Box 7 Autobiography (notebook IV) (On microfilm)



Box 8 Bergson


Box 8 Bergson and Freedom


Box 8 Bergson and Intuition


Box 8 Bergson and Memory


Box 8 Capitalism ot eh Domination of Money


Box 8 Cast off Before the World Thy Full Disdain (poem)


Box 8 Fragments and Drafts


Box 8 Had I the Choice.


Box 8 Marion (poem)


Box 8 O Clothes! (poem) O. K. (poem)


Box 8 Six wise fools (poem)


Box 8 O. K. (poem)On Zion I was Born . . . (poem)


Box 8 A Philosophical Seminary.


Box 8 Plaint of the Distinguished Briton ...


Box 8 Plato Prater's Dialogue on Pleasure


Box 8 [Poem About His Classmates]


Box 8 Sonnet-(Ward's)


Box 8 Verses Read at the Triennial Dinner...


Box 8 With Husky-haughty Lips, O Sea


Box 8 Yon Tides with Ceaseless Swell


Box 8 Cosmic Animism (addition)


Box 8 Cosmic Animism (rejected version)


Box 8 The Cult of Nature


Dependence of Mind on Body (On microfilm)


Box 8 Desperate Ideals (On microfilm)


Box 8 Dialogues in Limbo


Box 8 Dialogues in Limbo. Preface


Box 8 Dialectic


Domination of Religion (On microfilm)



Box 9 Dominations and Powers (On microfilm)



Box 10 Drinking Song (poem)


Box 10 Easter Hymn (poem)


Box 10 Emerson the Poet (speech)


Box 10 The End of an Era (On microfilm)


Epigram


Equestrian Statue (poem)


Box 10 The Ethics of the Gospels; Dominations & Powers; Emerson the Poet; Maxims; Political Religion


Box 10 Eugenia and la Baronne (On microfilm)


Box 10 Evils of Progress


Box 10 The Flight of Helen (Notebook I) (On microfilm)


Box 10 The Flight of Helen (Notebook II) (On microfilm)


Box 10 Freedom (addition)


Box 10 A Free Thinker's Catechism


Box 10 From Calderon (poem)


Box 10 Geography and Morals (On microfilm)


Glimpses of Old Boston


Box 10 [Goethe and Fichte]


Box 10 Goethe's "Chorus Mysticus" in Faust


Box 10 Negative or Permissive Liberty


Box 10 Hail, Life that Never Diest (poem)


Box 10 Harmony Human Symbols for Matter


Box 10 The Hymn of Cleanthes (poem)


Box 10 The Idea of Christ in the Gospels:


Box 10 Part I; chapter 1


Box 10 Part I; chapter 2


Box 10 Part I; chapter 3


Box 10 Part I; chapter 4


Box 10 Part I; chapter 5


Box 10 Part I; chapter 6


Box 10 Part I; chapter 7


Box 10 Part I; chapter 8


Box 10 Part I; chapter 9


Box 10 Part I; chapter 10


Box 10 Part I; chapter 11


Box 10 Part II; chapter 1


Box 10 Part II; chapetr 2


Box 10 Part II; chapter 3


Box 10 Part II; chapter 4


Box 10 Part II; chapter 5


Box 10 Part II; chapter 6


Box 10 Part II; chapter 7


Box 10 Part II; chapter 8


Box 10 Part II; chapter 9


Box 10 In re Science


Box 10 Inspiration and the Failure of New Testament Criticism


Box 10 Intellectual and Moral Forces of Spirit and their Relation



Box 11 Keyserling (On microfilm)


Box 11 Letter to M.R. (poem)


Box 11 [Liberty] (On microfilm)


Box 11 Liberty of Thought


Box 11 Lionel Johnson


Box 11 Lovers' Joys and Troubles Are (poem)


Box 11 The May Night (play)


Box 11 Moral Symbols in the Bible (speech)


Box 11 Necessary Servitude (On microfilm)


Box 11 Northumberland (poem)


Box 11 Notebook, covers only


Box 11 Notes on Aesthetics (On microfilm) MN#2002-1005


Box 11 Novelty


Box 11 Occasional Verses


Box 11 October Night (poem)


Box 11 Ombron and Ambra (On microfilm)


Box 11 Obiter Scripta [Preface]


Box 11 On Spontaneous Variation


Box 11 On the Love of Essence


Box 11 On Translating Spinoza, etc.


Box 11 The Order of Genesis and the Order of Discovery


Box 11 [A Parable of Two Brothers]


Box 11 Parent of Romans, Men and Gods' Delight (poem)


Box 11 O Wretched Mind of Man, O Blinded Heart (poem)


Box 11 Parliaments (sic) (On microfilm)


Box 11 Penitent Art


Box 11 On Metaphysical Projection


Box 11 Pensee: On Wonder


Box 11 Pensee: The Projection of Values


Box 11 Pensee: Rubens and Renoir Pensee: Self-sufficiency of Spirit


Box 11 Perhaps the New Age is Marked . . . (On microfilm)



Box 12 Persons and Places (On microfilm)



Box 13 Philosophers at Court (Notebook I) (play)


Box 13 Philosophers at Court (Notebook II) (play)


Box 13 Philosophers at Court (Notebook III) (play)


Box 13 Philosophers at Court (Notebook IV) (play) Philosophers at Court (Noyebook V) (play)


Box 13 Philosophical Tourist


Box 13 The Philosophy of Thule


Box 13 Liberalism and Democracy [in same notebook as above]


Box 13 The Photograph and the Mental Image (On microfilm)


Box 13 [Poem About the New England Men of Letters]


Box 13 Points of Germanism. . . (On microfilm)


Box 13 Posthumous Dialogues (Notebook I)


Box 13 Posthumous Dialogues (Notebook II)


Box 13 Posthumous Dialogues (Notebook III)


Box 13 Posthumous Dialogues (Notebook IV)


Box 13 Posthumous Poems


Box 13 Preface to the Last Thoughts About Religion


Box 13 Postromanticism (notes) Psalm C


Box 13 Hegel (in the same notebook as above)


Box 13 Pure Being


Box 13 Pure Feeling-Pain



Box 14 The Raising of Lazarus (play)


Box 14 Rational Order (On microfilm)


Box 14 The Realm of Being


Box 14 The Realm of Matter (Notebook)


Box 14 The Realm of Matter (remnents):


Box 14 Causation


Box 14 Pictorial Space


Box 14 Circular Time


Box 14 Consciousness and Time


Box 14 Flux


Box 14 The Flux of Existence


Box 14 Genesis


Box 14 The Realm of Matter. The Psyche


Box 14 The Realm of Spirit:


Box 14 Birth of Spirit


Box 14 Discarded Fragment


Box 14 Mottoes


Box 14 Notebook


Box 14 Memory


Box 14 The Realm of Spirit and Truth. Notes


Box 14 The Realm of Spirit:


Box 14 Preface


Box 14 Synthesis


Box 14 The Will


Box 14 Chapter I


Box 14 Chapter I


Box 14 Chapter 2


Box 14 Chapter 3


Box 14 Chapter 4


Box 14 Chapter 5


Box 14 Chapter 6


Box 14 Chapter 7


Box 14 Chapter 8


Box 14 Chapter 9


Box 14 Chapter 10


Box 14 The Universe of Music


Box 14 Fuller on Plotinus (in same notebook as above)


Box 14 Reform and Reaction (On microfilm)


Box 14 The Revival of Authority (On microfilm)


Box 14 The Revival of Intolerance (additions) (On microfilm)


Box 14 Right of Admittance to an Extant Moral Society



Box 15 [Science]


Box 15 The Scientific Outlook by Bertram Russell


Box 15 Sculpture


Box 15 Self Government (note) (On microfilm)


Box 15 Sigismund's Soliloquy


Box 15 [Social Structure] (On microfilm)


Box 15 Sonnet Sonnets-XIV


Box 15 The May Night (In notebook with above)


Box 15 Spiritual Liberty System in Lectures


Box 15 There is No Occasion to Demur . . . Transcendental Digestion . . .


Box 15 The Traveller


Box 15 The Triumph of Zeus (play) (On microfilm)


Box 15 Two Voices (poem)


Box 15 Ultimate Religion


Box 15 Unidentified Spanish Proverb


Box 15 The Unit the Man


Box 15 The United States as Leader (On microfilm)


Untitles (Notes)


Vailinger (On microfilm)


Box 15 The Vision (poem)


Box 15 What Was This Contrary Wind… (On microfilm)


Box 15 The Wind and the Spirit


Box 15 The World (On microfilm)


Box 15 Xenophanes (poem)


Box 15 Xenophanes (prose translation), with above


Box 15 The Young Marcellus (poem)

Series II: Printed Materials and Memorabilia

(Boxes 16-21)



Box 16 Books from Santayana's library with his marginal annotations-1



Box 17 Books from Santayana's library with his marginal annotations-2


Box 17 Books by Santayana


Box 17 Books, pamphlets, and clippings about Santayana



Box 18 Photographs, medals, miscellaneous.



Box 19 Lucifer; or the Heavenly Truce; a Theological Tragedy. (Proof)



Box 20 The Works of George Santayana: Critical Edition. Persons and Places (edited by William G. Holzberger and Herbert J. Saatkamp, Jr., Cambridge, M.A. MIT Press, 1986):


Box 20 Typescript transcriptions (photocopies)


Box 20 List of Alterations: Book 1:1-8



Box 21 Book 1:9-16-Book III

Series II: 2016 Addition


Santayana letters to Baron Albert von Westenholz:



Box 22 Folder 1 18 April 1903


Box 22 Folder 2 19 July 1903


Box 22 Folder 3 5 December 1903


Box 22 Folder 4 21 April 1904


Box 22 Folder 5 13 September 1905


Box 22 Folder 6 14 February 1906


Box 22 Folder 7 23 May 1906


Box 22 Folder 8 28 May 1906


Box 22 Folder 9 23 June 1906


Box 22 Folder 10 27 June 1906


Box 22 Folder 11 30 June 1906


Box 22 Folder 12 5 Junly 1906


Box 22 Folder 13 29 July 1906


Box 22 Folder 14 4 September 1906


Box 22 Folder 15 25 January 1907


Box 22 Folder 16 14 April 1907


Box 22 Folder 17 Summer 1907


Box 22 Folder 18 17 July 1907


Box 22 Folder 19 21 October 1907


Box 22 Folder 20 11 January 1908


Box 22 Folder 21 25 May 1908


Box 22 Folder 22 1 August 1908


Box 22 Folder 23 29 March 1909


Box 22 Folder 24 13 April 1909


Box 22 Folder 25 23 June 1909


Box 22 Folder 26 5 March 1910


Box 22 Folder 27 29 August 1910


Box 22 Folder 28 6 September 1910


Box 22 Folder 29 25 November 1911


Box 22 Folder 30 9 May 1912


Box 22 Folder 31 14 September 1912


Box 22 Folder 32 14 October 1912


Box 22 Folder 33 14 June 1913


Box 22 Folder 34 n.d.


Box 22 Folder 35 27 June 1913


Box 22 Folder 36/37 28 June 1913


Box 22 Folder 38 22 August 1920


Box 22 Folder 39 9 October 1920


Box 22 Folder 40 13 October 1921


Box 22 Folder 41 6 December 1921


Box 22 Folder 42 4 February 1922


Box 22 Folder 43 12 May 1922


Box 22 Folder 44 25 June 1922


Box 22 Folder 45 23 September 1923


Box 22 Folder 46 10 November 1923


Box 22 Folder 47 4 April 1924


Box 22 Folder 48 8 August 1924


Box 22 Folder 49 29 November 1924


Box 22 Folder 50 15 December 1925


Box 22 Folder 51 18 January 1926


Box 22 Folder 52 8 March 1926


Box 22 Folder 53 13 April 1927


Box 22 Folder 54 3 January 1930


Box 22 Folder 55 20 July 1931


Box 22 Folder 56 3 April 1932


Box 22 Folder 57 11 September 1932


Box 22 Folder 58 13 December 1934


Box 22 Folder 59 1 March 1936


Box 22 Folder 60 23 January 1937


Box 22 Folder 61 "George Santayana letters to Westenholtz". Ms title-page


Box 22 Folder 62 George Santayana letter to Mathilde von Westenholtz,, 20 July 1906


Box 22 Folder 63 Copy of postcard by George Santayana, 9 May 1927


Box 22 Folder 64 Copies of two letters of George Santayana to Kalus Reichhardt, 25 June 1922 and 22 March 1924, 25 June 1922, 22 March 1924


Box 22 Folder 65 W.R. Castle to George Santayana, 8 July 1907


Box 22 Folder 66 "A Lost Psalm of David (Mss)


Box 22 Folder 67 "Minuet" (Mss), 16 December 1913


Box 22 Folder 67 Phorographs (2) of George Santayana


Box 22 Folder 68 Sketches by George Santayana, 1910


Box 22 Folder 68 George Santayana "Der letzte Puritaner". Printed


Box 22 Folder 68 Newspapers article re. George Santayana and von Westenholtz, 10/11 Februray 1951