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Tyler Papers, 1800-1902
9 archives boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
This collection contains a large number of letters both to and from Tyler and among members of his family; manuscript essays by Tyler and by his brother Wellington H. Tyler; addresses; articles; notes; diaries; photographs of Tyler and of his wife; pamphlets by Tyler; funeral orations; and lectures given by him throughout his life.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the William Seymour Tyler Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the 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

William Seymour Tyler was born in 1810 in Harford, Pennsylvania, where he grew up. He went to Hamilton College before coming to Amherst College for a year and graduating from Amherst in 1830. Afterwards, he attended Andover Theological Seminary while intermittently teaching at Amherst Academy, 1830-1831, and tutoring at Amherst College, 1832-1834. He pursued his theological course until 1836 when he became professor of Latin and Greek Languages and Literature at Amherst College, 1836-1847, and subsequently of Greek Language and Literature, 1847-1893. Following this, he was professor emeritus until his death in 1897.

Tyler was an ordained preacher and throughout his teaching career delivered many sermons and eulogies. He was also a prolific author. Among his works are A History of Amherst College, Memoirs of Henry Lobdell, Prayer for Colleges, Germania and Agricola of Tacitus, Histories of Tacitus, Plato's Apology and Crito, Demosthenes de Corona, Philippics and Olynthiacs of Demosthenes, Plutarch on the Delay of the Deity, and Theology of Greek Poets.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains a large number of letters both to and from Tyler and among members of his family; manuscript essays by Tyler and by his brother Wellington H. Tyler; addresses; articles; notes; diaries; photographs of Tyler and of his wife; pamphlets by Tyler; funeral orations; and lectures given by him throughout his life.


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

There is no restriction on access to the William Seymour Tyler Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the 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 William Seymour Tyler (AC 1830) Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Processed: ca. 1974
Finding Aid: ca. 1974
Revised: 2001
Edited by: Peter A. Nelson, Assistant Archivist


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.