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Paul Shorey Letters, The Newberry Library, Chicago.
Gift, Paul Shorey family.
Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.
The Paul Shorey Letters are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).
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American classical scholar.
Born in Iowa in 1857, Shorey graduated from Harvard, then studied in Europe. He taught at Bryn Mawr, 1885-1892, and then the University of Chicago, 1892-1927, where he was the first professor of Greek. Shorey published extensively on Plato and Aristotle and the Greek metrics. He also was managing editor of Classical Philology, and gave the University of California Sather Lectures several times between 1916 and 1929.
Shorey died in 1934.
Fourteen letters, some of them drafts, between Paul Shorey, Professor of Greek at the University of Chicago, and several German academics, including eminent historian Dietrich Schafer. Written in 1914 and 1915, the letters are concerned with the outbreak of World War I, and several have attached explanatory notes by one-time Newberry staff member Fritz Caspari. Also in the collection is a printed poem in German entitled “An England”.
Arranged in rough chronological order.
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For more Paul Shorey material, see also: William Morton Payne Papers (Midwest MS Payne).