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Ball Family Papers, ca. 1869-1931
2 archives boxes, 1 half archives box (1.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Personal papers of three Amherst College alumni, the Rev. Albert H. Ball (AC 1866) and his two sons Allan (AC 1892) and Walter (AC 1897). The collection includes alumni notes, notebooks, manuscript writings, and printed matter.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Ball Family 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

Reverend Albert Horton Ball was born in Amherst, New Hampshire, on March 10th, 1843. He graduated from Amherst College in 1866, and continued his education at Madison University at Hamilton, New York, where he studied Divinity and Theology, graduating in 1869. He married Helen M. Savage in 1870. He died on December 3, 1937.

Albert Ball's son, Allan Perley Ball, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on December 17, 1871. He graduated from Amherst in 1892, and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1903. He began as a tutor in Latin at the City College of New York in 1901, and was made a professor of classical languages there by 1926. He married Vergie Allen in 1916. His book The Satire of Seneca was published in 1902, and The Essays of Seneca, which he edited, was published in 1908. Allan Ball died on October 9, 1971.

The other son of Reverend Albert Horton Ball, Walter Savage Ball, was born in Windsor, Vermont, on September 20, 1876. He graduated in 1897 from Amherst and received his master's degree in 1902. He worked at the North Adams (Mass.) Transcript, Springfield (Mass.) Republican, Sun, Providence Journal, and Evening Bulletin variously as a reporter, staff writer, editor, and chief editor until his retirement in 1931. His novel, Carmella Commands received the Harpers Prize in 1929; he published other works, mainly serial fiction, throughout his lifetime. He married to Marion Kimball Hadley in 1923 and died on May 1, 1937.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Personal papers of three Amherst College alumni, the Rev. Albert H. Ball (AC 1866) and his two sons Allan (AC 1892) and Walter (AC 1897). The collection includes alumni notes, notebooks, manuscript writings, and printed matter. Reverend Albert Ball's materials consist of chronicles of his alumni class of 1866 and a commonplace book; Allan and Walter Ball's papers chiefly document their professional lives, as classical teacher/scholar and fiction writer, respectively.


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

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

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Ball Family 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 Ball Family Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Processed:2003 June
By:Graham Leach-Krouse '05, Student Encoding Assistant
Finding Aid:2003 June
Prepared by:Graham Leach-Krouse '05, Student Encoding Assistant
Edited by:Peter A. Nelson, Assistant Archivist
Prepared for Web:2003
By:Graham Leach-Krouse 05, Student Encoding Assistant


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

Contents List
Series 1: THE REVEREND ALBERT HORTON BALL (AC 1866) PAPERS



Series 1, REV. ALBERT HORTON BALL (AC 1866) PAPERS contains three issues of the chronicles of the class of 1866 and a partially filled copy of Todd's Index Rerum, a commonplace book for useful references and quotations.

Todd's Index Rerum (commonplace book)
n.a.

Box 1: folder 1
Chronicles of the class of 1866, 3 copies
1869, 1874, 1881

Box 1: folder 2
Series 2: ALLAN PERLEY BALL (AC 1892) PAPERS



Series 2, ALLAN PERLEY BALL (AC 1892) PAPERS contains handwritten and mimeographed notes on lectures in political economy, probably kept as an Amherst undergraduate; two essays on Greek culture; 11 copies of outgoing correspondence, 1890-1891; and a small card from the Beloit College Gymnasium outlining a program of exercise.

"Political Economy: Introduction," and
ca. 1892

Box 1: folder 3
"Book 1: Production and Consumption"


Box 1: folder 3
Political Economy, Book 2: Exchange
ca. 1892

Box 1: folder 4
"Political Economy, Book 3: Distribution," and
ca. 1892

Box 1: folder 5
"Book 4: Henry George's 'progress and poverty'"


Box 1: folder 5
Political Economy, Book 5: The Tariff Question
ca.1892

Box 1: folder 6
Political Economy, Book 6: The Social Question
ca.1892

Box 1: folder 7
"The Merope and Features of Arnold's Hellenism" - essay by Allen Ball
1892

Box 2: folder 1
Economic Notes by A.P. Ball
1891-1892

Box 2: folder 2
Correspondence (11 letters)
1890-1891

Box 2: folder 3
"A Hard Time to Athens," notes
n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Beloit College (Wisconsin) Gymnasium, "Directions for Exercise"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 5
Series 3: THE WALTER SAVAGE BALL (AC 1897) PAPERS



Series 3, WALTER SAVAGE BALL (AC 1897) PAPERS contains typescripts of the following short fiction works: "Yes, Mrs. Storey," "Officer Ten," and "More Money." A number of notes and story fragments are also preserved, as well as a letter from the Providence Journal Information Bureau detailing stock fraud statistics for "More Money."

Manuscript of "More Money" copy #1
ca. 1931

Box 2: folder 6
Manuscript of "More Money" copy #2
ca. 1931

Box 2: folder 7
Manuscript of "Officer Ten" pp 1-126
n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Manuscript of "Officer Ten" pp 127-246
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Manuscript of "Yes, Mrs. Storey"
n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Notes and fragments
n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
Correspondence: one letter to Frederic J. Haskin at the Providence Journal Bureau of information
1931

Box 3: folder 2

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Students.
  • Ball family.
  • Ball, Albert Horton, 1843-1937.
  • Ball, Allan Perley, 1871-
  • Ball, Walter Savage.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1866. Ball.
  • Amherst College. Class of 1892. Ball.
  • Amherst College. Class of 1897. Ball.
  • Ball, Albert Horton, 1843-1937.
  • Ball, Allan Perley, 1871-
  • Ball, Walter Savage.


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