Paul Shorey letters
Scope and Content of the Collection
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”.
- Creation: 1914-1915
- Shorey, Paul, 1857-1934 (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Paul Shorey letters are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Paul Shorey letters are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at email@example.com.
Biography of Paul Shorey
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.
0.1 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Fourteen letters and drafts of letters between Paul Shorey, Professor of Greek at the University of Chicago, and various members of the German academic world, relating to the outbreak of the First World War, 1914-1915. Also, one printed German poem “An England”. Letters have attached explanatory notes written by Fritz Caspari, once a Newberry staff member.
Arranged in rough chronological order.
Collection Stack Location
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Gift, Paul Shorey family.
Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.
- Inventory of the Paul Shorey letters, 1914-1915
- Virginia Hay Smith
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