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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.

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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 The bulk of this collection is manuscripts for published and unpublished works by Tyler, including lectures, pamphlets, speeches, notes on the same, and classroom notes taken as a student.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

History of the Collection


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: Correspondence,
1875-1929, n.d.


Incoming correspondence: Illegible signatures
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Incoming correspondence: A-C
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Incoming correspondence: D-F
n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Incoming correspondence: G-L
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Incoming correspondence: M-S
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Incoming correspondence: T
n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Incoming correspondence: V-Z
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Outgoing correspondence: Illegible signatures
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Outgoing correspondence: A-T
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Outgoing correspondence: Mrs. W.S. Tyler (mother)
1875

Box 1: folder 10
Outgoing correspondence: Mrs. W.S. Tyler
1876

Box 1: folder 11
Outgoing correspondence: Mrs. W. S. Tyler
1877

Box 1: folder 12
Outgoing correspondence: Mrs. W.S. Tyler
1878

Box 2: folder 1
Outgoing correspondence: Mrs. W.S. Tyler
1879

Box 2: folder 2
Outgoing correspondence: G. H. Whitcomb
n.d.

Box 2: folder 3
Bills
n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Incoming correspondence to Mrs. John M. Tyler: Letters of condolence upon the death of daughter Elizabeth
1919

Box 2: folder 5
Letters of condolence upon death of John Mason Tyler
1929

Box 2: folder 6
Series 2: Manuscripts for Published Works,
n.d.


The Dawn of Civilization in Northern Europe during the Neolithic Period (published under title: The New Stone Age in Northern Europe)
n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
The Coming of Man
n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Pamphlet: "The first Hundred Years of Amherst College" (three final copies, first and second drafts, address given on the paper in 1920)
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Series 3: Manuscripts for Unpublished Works,
n.d.


Evolution and Progress, ms. Pp. 1-178, typescript
n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Evolution and Progress, ms. Second copy of pp. 1-178, typescript
n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
Evolution and Progress, notes and ms., pp. 179-220, typescript
n.d.

Box 3: folder 3
Evolution and Progress, notes and ms., pp. 221-265, typescript
n.d.

Box 3: folder 4
Evolution and Progress, notes and ms., pp. 266-319, typescript
n.d.

Box 3: folder 5
Evolution and Progress, notes and ms., pp. 320-348, typescript
n.d.

Box 3: folder 6
Evolution and Progress, miscellaneous notes
n.d.

Box 3: folder 7
Ms. and notes relating to the history of the Puritans in the Connecticut Valley - French and Indian Wars - The Puritan Holds the Valley - Shay's Rebellion
n.d.

Box 4: folder 1
Ms. and notes on the history of the Puritan in the Connecticut Valley - The Puritan Around the Bay and in the Valley
n.d.

Box 4: folder 2
Ms., notes, and addresses on the Puritan and his Evolution.
n.d.

Box 4: folder 3
Ms. and notes on the Puritan in England
n.d.

Box 5: folder 1
Notes on the Puritan in England
n.d.

Box 5: folder 2
Miscellaneous notes - The Last of the Puritans - The Puritans Hope - Hill Towns and Villages - The Flat Hills Road - Stone Walls
n.d.

Box 5: folder 3
Two manuscripts on Amherst College
n.d.

Box 5: folder 4
Mss. of lectures: Lecture 4, Worms and the Rise of Vertebrates; Lecture 5
n.d.

Box 5: folder 5
Mss. Of lectures: Lecture 3; 2 - Harp of a Thousand Strings; 3 - The Evolution of the Human Nervous System; 4 - The Constitution of the Child; 5 - The Child Entering School; 7 - The Boy and Girl in the Grammar Grades; 8 - The Boy and Girl in the High School (2 copies)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
Mss. Of lectures: 9 - Man and his Possibilities; 10 - The Teacher's Problem; Fragment of lecture, pp. 8-20; Fragment of lecture, pp. 10-16; Present Needs in Education; Untitled lecture (2 copies); Conformity to Environment; Man's Chief End; Playgrounds for Young Girls; Leisure; Tag and Education; The Wishing Gate
n.d.

Box 5: folder 7
Mss. Of lectures and speeches: Why We Should Give our Children Physical Training; Present Needs in Education (newspaper clipping); The School and Outdoors; The Place of Physical Training in the Public Schools; Conformity to the Environment (notes); Education for Power and Efficiency; The Girl in the Grammar School (address, 2 copies); Girl and Boy in Grammar Grade; fragment of a lecture (4 pages); Last Senior Chapel Address, 1916; Speech - The Whence and Whither of Man (2 copies); Speech on the founding of Amherst College
n.d.

Box 5: folder 8
Notes and speech - Play and Work
n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
Notes and speech - What Religion Means to Me
n.d.

Box 5: folder 10
Notes and speech - (fragments)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 11
Notes and ms. of Memorial service for President Harris
n.d.

Box 5: folder 12
Series 4: Miscellaneous Notes and Manuscripts,
n.d.


Notes on Psychology
n.d.

Box 6: folder 1
Notes on Evolution and Ethics
n.d.

Box 6: folder 2
Notes on Philosophy (Huxley)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 3
Notes on Philosophy (James)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 4
Notes on Plato and Aristotle
n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
Notes on Socrates
n.d.

Box 6: folder 6
Notes on the Jew
n.d.

Box 6: folder 7
Notes on the Microcosm
n.d.

Box 6: folder 8
Notes on the Microcosm
n.d.

Box 6: folder 9
Notes on the Macrocosm
n.d.

Box 6: folder 10
Series 5: Published Pamphlets,
1883-1921


Synopsis of the Morse lectures delivered at Union Theological Seminary
1895

Box 7: folder 1
Prospectus for the University Lectures Under the Auspices of the Education Department of the Twentieth Century Club.
1898-1899

Box 7: folder 2
Abstracts of Ten Lectures on "Man in the Light of Evolution," Twentieth Century Club
1898-1899

Box 7: folder 3
"The Survival of the Fittest," No. 6 in a series of twelve lectures on "Man in the Light of Evolution," delivered at the State Normal School, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
1899

Box 7: folder 4
Address to the graduating class of 1901
1901

Box 7: folder 5
Letter to the Alumni
1908

Box 7: folder 6
"Yesterday and Today in the Curriculum", from Amherst Graduates' Quarterly
1911 Oct

Box 7: folder 7
"The Ministers Needed", address before the National Conference on Unitarian and other Christian Churches, Altlantic City, N.J. from the Christian Register
1903

Box 7: folder 8
How Can We Suit Our System of Education to Present Conditions? And address delivered before the Schoolmaster's Association of New York and vicinity
1903?

Box 7: folder 9
"The Girl in the Grammar School", address before the American Physical Education Association, Springfield, Massachusetts
1906

Box 7: folder 10
"Physical Development and Success", in American Gymnasia
1907 Dec

Box 7: folder 11
"The First Hundred Years of Amherst College", address delivered at the Amherst College Centennial Celebration, reprinted from the Amherst Graduates' Quarterly
1921

Box 7: folder 12
"The Pathology of Education in its Biological Aspect", (2 copies) Reprint - The American Social Science Association
n.d.

Box 7: folder 13
Biology Notes, Amherst, Massachusetts
1883

Box 7: folder 14
Series 6: Miscellaneous,
ca. 1876-1921


Chemistry notes by Tyler as a graduate student in Germany; Devotional
n.d.

Box 7: folder 15
Official report of the first American Tyler family gathering, by Willard I. Tyler Brigham, Esq., Chicago
1897

Box 7: folder 16
Review of The New Stone Age in Northern Europe, New York Times Book Review and Magazine
1921 Mar 27

Box 7: folder 17
Scrapbook: "Tip Tyler's Calendar"
n.d.

Box 8: folder 1
Photographs of Tyler and others (unidentified)
n.d.

Box 8: folder 2

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Botanists--Massachusetts.
  • Botany--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Tyler, John M. (John Mason), 1851-1929.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1873. Tyler.


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