William Inglis Morse collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

William Inglis Morse collection

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Cartographic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Collection

Reference code

1927.001-WIM, 1931.004-WIM

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1557-1939 (Creation)
    Creator
    Morse, William Inglis

Physical description area

Physical description

96cm of textual records, photographs, watercolours, and maps

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

William Inglis Morse was born in Paradise, Nova Scotia on June 4, 1874. He graduated from Acadia College in 1897 and the Episcopal Theological School in 1900. Morse preached in Connecticut and Massachusetts until 1929 and then devoted himself to historical research. He collected maps, books, and manuscripts relating to Nova Scotia and Canada and donated the materials he collected to Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Harvard University, and Yale University. Morse died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 4, 1952.

Custodial history

The Morse Collection was originally housed in a separate room in University Hall and came to the Library when the present library building was finished in 1965. When the Collection came to Acadia, it was intended to be a good basic scholar’s library. The books total 1,650 volumes. The manuscripts are mainly those of 19th century English and American authors or political figures and the documents relate to Nova Scotia dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries. After 1931, Morse gave no more substantial gifts of books to Acadia and starting building the collection at Dalhousie University.

Scope and content

The collection consists of manuscripts, maps, and watercolours collected by William Inglis Morse, as well as some of his personal documents and photographs.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Records subject to the Copyright Act.

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Sources

Accession area