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Ravi D. Goel Collection of George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) Materials, 1952-1958, undated
1 Linear feet 1 record box
Collection number: MA.00315

Abstract:
One notebook of published and unpublished poems, a notebook containing Driver's reflections on various interests, and six volumes of "Driver's Own Encyclopedia," an alphabetical index of Driver's original notes, writings, and research. This collection also contains a manuscript copy of Fare of Poems, his book of poetry, mostly typewritten, with corrections, manuscript inserts, notes, marginalia, and tearsheets.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Ravi D. Goel Collection of George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) Materials for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Collection 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical / Historical

George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) was born on May 6, 1879 in Lynn, MA, the son of George Hibbert Smith and Lucretia Goddard (Larkin). Driver prepared for college at Wakefield High School and graduated Beta Theta Pi from Amherst College in 1900. Driver was the principal of Hopkins Academy in Hadley, MA from 1900-1902. He went on to receive his MA from Amherst College in 1904 and a Bachelor of Divinity from Yale University in 1905. As the recipient of Yale's Hooker Fellowship, Driver continued his theological studies at the American School for Oriental Study and Research in Jerusalem from 1905-1906. Driver continued his studies at the University of Marburg, Germany in 1906 and at Berlin University from 1906-1907. He received a Master of Sacred Theology from Harvard University in 1940.

Driver served as a Congregational minister through New England, New York, and Pennsylvania from 1907-1945. Driver was also involved with the Boston Evening Clinic and Hospital, Boston Industrial Home, National War Work Council, World Fellowship Inc., the Billerica Historical Society, the Temple Choir of Lowell, and the Wollaston Glee Club of Quincy.

Driver self-published two books of poetry: Cape-Scapes, 1930, and Fare of Poems, 1958, as well as numerous articles and poems in religious and secular publications. Driver also published What has become of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, 1936 and Anne Hutchinson: Exponent of the Spirit, 1936. Driver's story "The benison of Bride's Brook" was published in New England Short Stories, 1934.

Driver married Helen Pitman, daughter of Judge Charles Upham Bell in 1914. George Hibbert Driver died in Marblehead, MA on May 10, 1966.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one notebook of published and unpublished poems, 1952-1954, one notebook titled "Homiletic Notes" containing Driver's reflections on various intellectual interests, and six volumes of "Driver's Own Encyclopedia," an alphabetical index of Driver's original notes, writings, and research. This collection also contains a manuscript copy of Fare of Poems, his book of poetry, mostly typewritten, with corrections, manuscript inserts, notes, marginalia, and tearsheets, as well as poems, articles, verses, newslippings.


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

There is no restriction on access to the Ravi D. Goel Collection of George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) Materials for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Collection 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 Ravi D. Goel Collection of George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) Materials [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

This collection is the gift of Ravi D. Goel, MD.


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
Separated Materials

Published volume has been cataloged.
Copy is in dust jacket and inscribed by the author on front free endpaper.

Driver, George Hibbert. A Fare of Poems. Boston: Meador Pub., 1958.
Call number: PS3507.R784 F3 1958


Contents List
"A Fare of Poems," manuscript copy
Driver's original working manuscript of his book of poetry, mostly typewritten, with corrections, manuscript inserts, notes, marginalia, and tearsheets. Contains poems, articles, verses, newslippings.


Box 1: folder 1
Poetry workbook Vol. III
Contains hundreds of unpublished and published peoms, as well as printed copies of Driver's poems for many events.
circa 1952-1954

Box 1: folder 2
Homiletic Notes: A Book on the Book No.22
Detailed manuscript notebook containing Driver's reflections on varied intellectual interests, including contemporary world affairs.


Box 1: folder 3
Driver's Own Encyclopedia d40: H
Driver's manuscript index for the letter H, including over 80 pages of notes and ephemera on Harvard Divinity School. Contains Driver's original notes, writings, and research.


Box 1: folder 4
Driver's Own Encyclopedia d40: L
Driver's manuscript index for the letter L, containing original notes, writings, and research.


Box 1: folder 5
Driver's Own Encyclopedia d40: L-2
Driver's manuscript index for the letter L volume 2, containing original notes, writings, and research.


Box 1: folder 6
Driver's Own Encyclopedia d40: M
Driver's manuscript index for the letter M containing original notes, writings, and research.


Box 1: folder 7
Driver's Own Encyclopedia d40: M-2
Driver's manuscript index for the letter M volume 2, containing original notes, writings, and research.


Box 1: folder 8
Driver's Own Encyclopedia d40: M-3
Driver's manuscript index for the letter M volume 3, containing original notes, writings, and research.


Box 1: folder 9

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Contributors
  • Driver, George Hibbert, 1879- (AC 1900)


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