Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

BENTLEY MSS.

The Bentley mss., 1891-1968, consist of the correspondence and writings of Arthur Fisher Bentley, 1870-1957, author. Correspdence and files following Bentley's death are those of his widow Imogene (Shaw) Bentley. Also present in the writings is Bentley's Makers, Users and Masters, edited and with an introduction by Sidney Ratner, 1908-1996, professor.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; and, III. Miscellaneous.

Correspondents in the collection include Reuben Abel, Lawrence Edwin Abt, Virgil Charles Aldrich, Adelbert Ames, Ervin Anderson, Read Bain, Frances Ellen Baker, Gladys Elizabeth Baker, Richard Philip Baker, Arthur Fisher Bentley, Imogene Shaw Bentley, Victor Veracis Branford, Percy Williams Bridgman, Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer, Junius Flagg Brown, Egon von Korompa Brunswik, Trigant Burrow, Franklin L. Burdette, Donald Forrester Cameron, William Calvin Chesnut, Hector Chevigny, Alonzo Church, Leon Chwistek, Morris Raphael Cohen, Raymond Huntington Coon, David Rankin Craig, Edward Darling, Elmer Holmes Davis, Harold Thayer Davis, Cecil Henry Desch, Jane Mary Dewey, John Dewey, Lewis Anthony Dexter, Stuart Carter Dodd, Joseph Dorfman, Paul Howard Douglas, Arnold Dresden, Albert Plummer Duryee, Lyle Eddy, Jacob Murray Edelman, Albert Einstein, Seba Eldridge, Lincoln Ellison, Heinz Eulau, Marvin Farber, Ellsworth Faris, Hugh D. Farley, Alexander Farquharson, Beatrix (Hapgood) Faust, Abraham Flexner, John Porter Foley, Abraham Adolf Fraenkel, Horace Snyder Fries, Ralph Follen Fuchs, James William Fulbright, Paul Raymond Fuller, Bernard Campbell Gavit, Sir Patrick Geddes, George Raymond Geiger, George Vincent Gentry, Ralph Morris Goldman, John D. Graves, Bertram Myron Gross, Charles Banner Hagan, Jerome Hall, Nathan Hakman, Charles Hutchins Hapgood, William Powers Hapgood, Samuel Ichie Hayakawa, Selig Hecht, Earle Raymond Hedrick, Fritz Heider, Sidney Hook, Floyd Nelson House, Elizabeth P. Huber, Rockwell Dennis Hunt, Edward Vermilye Huntington, Nolan Pliny Jacobson, Alvin Saunders Johnson, Roger Arthur Johnson, Llewellyn Jones, Elijah Jordan, Arnold Herman Kamiat, Hisao Kamidera, Else Kaufmann, Felix Kaufmann, George Kaufmann, Gladys (McLaughlin) Keener, Marjorie (Culver) Keenleyside, Estes Kefauver, Gail Kennedy, William Phelps Kent, William Heard Kilpatrick, Laura Tilden (Kent) Klyce, Leo Francis Koch, Alfred Korzybski, Gordon Jennings Laing, Louis Erskine Lambert, Elfrieda Wilhelmina Henrietta Lang, Herbert Sidney Langfeld, David Lawrence, Merle Lawrence, Parker Earl Lichtenstein, Ralph Stayner Lillie, Horace Brisbin Liveright, Karl Nickerson Llewellyn, George Andrew Lundberg, Francis John McConnell, Thomas Mann, Gerrit Mannory, Benjamin Clarke Marsh, Henry Mayer, Nelson Prestiss Mead, Karl Menger, Adolf Meyer, Cecil Hale Miller, Sherman Anthony Minton, Charles Napoleon Moore, Kent Underhill Moore, Patrick Mullahy, Hermann Joseph Muller, Ernest Nagel, Marie (Reidemeister) Neurath, Otto Neurath, George William Norris, Orland Otway Norris, Charles Kay Ogden, Harry Allen Overstreet, Bayard Henry Paine, Sidney Painter, Wyman West Parker, Wallace Parks, Kenneth Herald Parsons, John Pearson, Nicholas Henry Pronko, Harold Robert Rafton, John Herman Randall, Joseph Austin Ranney, Joseph Ratner, Stanley Charles Ratner, Gaston Richard, Robert G. Risk, Warren Aldrich Roberts, Cary Robertson, Priscilla (Smith) Robertson, Merrill Flagg Roff, Porter Edward Sargent, Edward Leroy Schaub, Agnes Schlytter, Leslie Evan Schlytter, Herbert Wallace Schneider, George Adam Schumacher, Victor Ernest Shelford, Hoyt Leon Sherman, Eyler Newton Simpson, Edward Octavius Sisson, Ernest Barton Skaggs, Burrhus Frederic Skinner, Sinclair Smith, Warren Allen Smith, Warren Wesley David Sones, Edward James Sparling, Guido Hermann Stempel, Donald Howard Sweet, Hans Syz, Richard Wirth Taylor, Miriam (Hapgood) Trivanovitch, David Bicknell Truman, Ralph Winfred Tyler, Roy Ewing Vale, Ulysses Grant Weatherly, Anne Weinstock, Soloman Weinstock, Hermann Weyl, Leopold Max Walter von Wiese und Kaiserwaldau, Cora Lenore Williams, Kenneth Powers Williams, Edwin Henry Wilson, Quincy Wright, and Victor S. Yarros. Consult the Manuscripts Index in the Library for dates of letters of individual correspondents.

Also included are Bentley's diplomas from Grand Island High School, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1885; Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1892, Ph.D., 1895; the University of Berlin, 1893; his notice of election to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University, 1895; and an undated certificate in recognition of services performed, issued by the American Red Cross.

Gift. 1953, 1958, 1960

Collection size: 8,586 items

Related manuscripts: Bentley mss. II

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