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Tyler Papers, 1875-1929
8 archives boxes (4 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Biologist. Contains correspondence, manuscripts of lectures, speeches, classroom notes and pamphlets.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the John Mason 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

John Mason Tyler was born on May 18, 1851 in Amherst, Massachusetts, the son of Professor William Seymour Tyler. He graduated from Amherst College in 1873 and earned an M.A. from Amherst in 1876. He received a Ph.D. from Colgate in 1888. Tyler taught at Phillips Academy, Andover, and at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. From 1876 to 1879 he studied in Germany at the Universities of Göttingen and Leipzig. Upon his return to Amherst he was appointed to the faculty of Amherst College as Instructor in Biology (1879-1881), Instructor in Zoology and Botany (1881-1882), and Stone Professor of Biology (1882-1917). Tyler died in 1929.

He is the author of many books, including The Coming of Man; Growth and Education; Man in the Light of Evolution; The New Stone Age in Northern Europe; The Physical Basis of Education; The Place of the Church in Evolution; and Whence and the Whither of Man.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The John Mason Tyler Papers document the professional work and personal life of John Mason Tyler spanning the period from 1875 to his death in 1929. The bulk of this collection is manuscripts for published and unpublished works by Tyler, including lectures, pamphlets, speeches, notes on the same, and classroom notes taken as a student. The first series contains all personal correspondence to and from Tyler.


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

There is no restriction on access to the John Mason 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 John Mason Tyler (AC 1873) Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

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Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

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

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Language
English.