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James Hayden Tufts (AC 1884) Papers, 1764-1940
3 archives boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Philosopher. Collection includes genealogical notes on Tufts, Warren and Chapin families; family correspondence; and articles by Tufts.

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Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Tufts Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Tufts Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

James Hayden Tufts was born in Monson, Masachusetts on July 9, 1862 and prepared for college at Monson Academy under his father. He graduated from Amherst College in 1884 and took a position as principal of Westport, Connecticut High School for one year. After that he taught mathematics at Amherst College for two years then became a student again at Yale University, 1887-1889. He was instructor in philosophy at the University of Michigan, 1889-1891, and then attended the Universities of Berlin and Freiburg, Germany, receiving his Ph.D. from the latter in 1892. From there he went to the University of Chicago to teach philosophy, where he remained for the rest of his career, holding many important positions including that of acting president. He died on August 5, 1942 at Berkeley, California.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the Tufts papers consists of extensive genealogical notes on the Tufts family as well as on the Chapin and Warren families in addition to other family lines. Also included is family correspondence; correspondence to James H. Tufts from Jane Addams, John Burnet, Mary Calkins, John Dewey, William James, Bertrand Russell, Josiah Royce and others; and scholarly articles by Tufts, chiefly on topics in philosophy and education.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Tufts Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Tufts Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in James Hayden Tufts Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid:
Prepared for Web:2003 June
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Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: FAMILY PAPERS AND CORRESPONDENCE



Series 1, FAMILY PAPERS AND CORRESPONDENCE, contains various family letters, sketches, calls, essays, speeches, records, and manuscripts, extending as far back as the late 18th century, spanning three centuries. It is divided into three sub-series:

  • A: Papers of Reverend James Tufts, Sr. (1764-1841) [1785-1841]
  • B: Papers of Reverend James Tufts, Jr. (1812-1901)
  • C: Papers of James Hayden Tufts (1884-1942)

Papers of Reverend James Tufts, Sr. (1764-1841) (sub-series A) contains letters to and from Reverend James Tufts Sr. and his wife, as well as sketches of local ministers, a call to Wardsborough and Leicester churches, Reverend James Tufts Sr.'s obituary, and a letter describing his death, by John Tufts to "Cousin Sally."

Papers of Reverend James Tufts, Jr. (1812-1901) (sub-series B) contains letters to and from Reverend James Tufts Jr., Clipped newspaper articles by and about him, his reminiscences recorded by James Hayden Tufts, family birth and death records, an essay on teachers and teaching 100 years ago, a speech delivered at Yale, "relations" of religious experiences of Fanny Tufts and Fanny Robinson, address lists for Andover Theological Society Alumni and living members of Yale's Phi Beta Kappa Society circa. 1898, and a dedicatory discourse delivered by John Fiske at New Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1846.

Papers of James Hayden Tufts (1884-1942) (sub-series C) contains letters to and from James Hayden Tufts, A typed draft and later manuscript of his autobiography, and other miscellaneous items including a manuscript of the commencement speech given by James Hayden Tufts at his own graduation in 1884.

Sub-Series A: Papers of Reverend James Tufts, Sr.
(1764-1841)


Letters to Reverand James Tufts, Sr.
[1785-1787]

Box 1: folder 1
Letters from Reverend James Tufts, Sr.


Box 1: folder 2
Two letters from Submit Hayden Tufts (James Sr.'s wife) to her son, James


Box 1: folder 3
Sketches of eight ministers in Windham County, Vermont (including James Tufts, Sr.) by James Tufts, Jr., of Monson, Massachusetts


Box 1: folder 4
Call to Wardsboro and Leicester churches
1795?

Box 1: folder 5
Newspaper containing an obituary of James Tufts, Sr.
1841

Box 1: folder 6
Letter from John Tufts to "Cousin Sally" describing the death of James Tufts, Sr.


Box 1: folder 7
Sub-Series B: Papers of Reverend James Tufts, Jr.
(1812-1901)


Letters to James Tufts, Jr.


Box 1: folder 8
Letters from James Tufts, Jr.


Box 1: folder 9
Newspaper clippings by and about James Tufts, Jr.


Box 1: folder 10
Family records of births and deaths


Box 1: folder 11
Reminiscences of James Tufts, Jr. records by James Hayden Tufts.


Box 1: folder 12
Essay on Teachers and Teaching 100 years ago.


Box 1: folder 13
Speech of James Tufts, Jr. probably at his 50th Reunion at Yale.


Box 1: folder 14
"Relations" of religious experiences of Fanny Tufts and Fanny Robinson.


Box 1: folder 15
Address list of Alumni of Andover Theological Seminary 1897-1898; list of living members of Yale Phi Beta Kappa 1898.


Box 1: folder 16
Dedicatory discourse delivered at New Braintree, Massachusetts by John Fiske, 1846


Box 1: folder 17
Sub-Series C: Papers of James Hayden Tufts
(1884-1942)


Letters to Tufts A-D


Box 1: folder 18
Letters to Tufts E-Z and unidentified


Box 1: folder 19
Letters from Tufts


Box 1: folder 20
Autobiography (typed draft)


Box 1: folder 21
Autobiography (later manuscript)


Box 1: folder 22
Miscellaneous: includes manuscript of Commencement Address given by Tufts at his own graduation in 1884


Box 1: folder 23
Series 2: GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL COLLECTED BY JAMES HAYDEN TUFTS



Series 2, GENEALOGICAL MATERIALS COLLECTED BY JAMES HAYDEN TUFTS, Contains a wide variety of materials, including indexed Genealogical registers, files on a number of family members and lines on either side of James Hayden Tufts' ancestry, Letters Regarding Genealogy, Correspondence of extended family members, his mother's autobiography, and his father's diary.

Indexed Genealogical Register.


Box 2: folder 1
Tufts


Box 2: folder 2
Field


Box 2: folder 3
Tufts Miscellanea


Box 2: folder 4
Other lines related to Tufts


Box 2: folder 5
Wheelock


Box 2: folder 6
Correspondence - Tufts' side


Box 2: folder 7
Chapin


Box 2: folder 8
Tufts, Hayden, Flagg


Box 2: folder 9
Goodenow


Box 2: folder 10
Read


Box 2: folder 11
Hooker, Parker (Warren)


Box 2: folder 12
Wheelock (Warren)


Box 2: folder 13
Warren Genealogy


Box 2: folder 14
Atwood: Correspondence with L.B. Atwood on Jabez Warren


Box 2: folder 15
Correspondence about Warren Genealogy


Box 2: folder 16
Correspondence of Clifford P. Warren (folder contains charts of Warren Genealogy.)


Box 2: folder 17
Memorial Volumes for Mary Warren Tufts, Cynthia Whitaker Tufts, James Tufts, James Hayden Tufts


Box 2: folder 18
Warren Material


Box 3: folder 1
Warren - Collateral branches


Box 3: folder 2
Jabez and Nathaniel Warren


Box 3: folder 3
Correspondence of W.F. Glynn (Tufts' cousin) and J.H. Tufts about Warrens.


Box 3: folder 4
Autobiography (reminiscences) of Mary E. Tufts (J.H. Tufts' mother)


Box 3: folder 5
Copy of diary of James Tufts, Sr. (original in Antiquarian Society, Worcester Massachusetts.) Copy of all genealogical matters in order (this seems to be a clear summary of all the materials in the foregoing folders.)


Box 3: folder 6
Series 3: PUBLISHED ARTICLES BY JAMES HAYDEN TUFTS



Series 3, PUBLISHED ARTICLES BY JAMES HAYDEN TUFTS, contains twenty-two articles, primary on subjects of philosophy and psychology, but with nods to theology, aesthetics, education and society, demonstrating his mind to be active, and his thought remarkably broad in scope.

"After Fifty Years" - A Report of the Class of '89 of Yale Divinity School.


Box 3: folder 7
"The Individual and his Relation to Society as Reflected in the British Ethics of the Eighteenth Century," The Psychological Review
1904 May

Box 3: folder 8
"Social Psychology in Small's General Psychology," Psychological Bulletin, II
1905 Dec 15

Box 3: folder 9
"Recent Literature in Social Pyschology," Psychological Bulletin, I
1904 Oct 15

Box 3: folder 10
"Epistemology and Mental States," The Philosophical Review, V, 1. Reprint


Box 3: folder 11
"Idealism in the Lose Blattar," The Philosophical Review, V, 1. Reprint


Box 3: folder 12
"Garman as a Teacher," The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, IV
1907 May 9

Box 3: folder 13
"The Social Standpoint," The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, I
1904 Apr 14

Box 3: folder 14
"Legal and Social Philosophy of Mr. Justice Holmes," American Bar Association Journal, VII
1921 Jul

Box 3: folder 15
"Fullertons's System of Metaphysics," The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, II
1905 Mar

Box 3: folder 16
"Edwards and Newton" The Philosophical Review, XL
1940 Nov

Box 3: folder 17
"Dr. Moore as Student and Teacher," The University Record, XVII
1931 Jan

Box 3: folder 18
"Wartime Gains for the American Family," address before the Division of the Family of the National Conference of Social Work,
1919 Jun

Box 3: folder 19
"The Teaching of Ideals," The School Review, XXII
1914 May

Box 3: folder 20
"The University and the Advance of Justice," The University of Chicago Magazine, V
1913 Apr

Box 3: folder 21
"American College Education and Life," Science, N.S., XXIX. Reprint.
1909 Mar 12

Box 3: folder 22
"The Individual and his Realtion to Society as Reflected In British Ethics. Part I - The Individual in Relation to Law and Institutions," University of Chicago Contributions to Philosophy, V.
1898

Box 3: folder 23
"The Adhystment of the Church ot the Psycholgical Conditions of the Present," The American Journal of Theology, XII. Reprint.
1908, Apr

Box 3: folder 24
"Some Contributions of Psycholgy to the Conception of Justice," The Philosophical Review, XV
1906 Jul

Box 3: folder 25
"The Sources and Development of Kant's Theology," Inaugural Dissertation
1892

Box 3: folder 26
"On the Genesis of the Aesthetic Categories," University of Chicago, The Decennial Publications
1902

Box 3: folder 27
"The Growth of the Love of Nature in English Poetry" (Master's thesis)


Box 3: folder 28

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Students.
  • Chapin family.
  • Philosophers--United States--Biography--Sources.
  • Tufts family.
  • Tufts, James Hayden, 1862-1942.
  • Tufts, James, 1764-1841.
  • Tufts, James, 1812-1901.
  • University of Chicago--Faculty.
  • Warren family.

Contributors
  • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
  • Amherst College. Class of 1884. Tufts.
  • Burnet, John, 1863-1928.
  • Calkins, Mary Whiton, 1863-1930.
  • Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
  • James, William, 1842-1910.
  • Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916.
  • Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
  • Tufts, James, 1764-1841.
  • Tufts, James, 1812-1901.


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