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Finding Aid for the John Fiske Papers, 1865-1917
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Description
John Fiske (1842-1901) was born Edmund Fisk Green in Hartford, Connecticut. He wrote books on a variety of subjects including: Darwinism and Other Essays (1879), The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789 (1888), and Essays Historical and Literary (1902). The collection consists of John Fiske's correspondence with various persons about historical and philosophical writings, as well as letters from various persons to his wife, Abbey (Brooks) Fiske. It also includes Fiske's manuscripts on historical, theological, and philosophical subjects.
Background
John Fiske was born Edmund Fisk Green on March 30, 1842 in Hartford, Connecticut attended Betts Academy; graduated from Harvard, 1863; married Abby Morgan Brooks in 1864; lecturer in history beginning 1879; served temporary appointments at Harvard and Washington University (St. Louis); wrote books on a variety of subjects: Darwinism and Other Essays (1879), The Idea of God as Affected by Modern Knowledge (1885), The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789 (1888), Through Nature To God (1899), and Essays Historical and Literary (1902); died on July 4, 1901.
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.