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Churchill Papers, 1883-1925
10 archives boxes (5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Correspondence, Lectures, Class Materials, Manuscripts, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and photographs authored by or featuring Churchill. The bulk of the collection is made up of professional documents: lectures, undergraduate papers, class materials and manuscripts written by Churchill. A number of speeches and articles relating to his substantial political career are also included. The collection contains some correspondence between Churchill and his wife and between Churchill and acquaintances, mostly between 1891 and 1894.

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Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Walter Boughton 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

George Bosworth Churchill was born on October 24, 1866, in Worcester, Mass., the son of Ezra and Myra J. Bosworth Churchill. He prepared for college at Worcester High School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Amherst in 1889. After college he spent three years teaching at Worcester High School. He then went to the William Penn Charter School for two years as master of oral and written expression. During 1893 and 1894, he attended graduate school at University of Pennsylvania, before studying for three years in Germany. There he received his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Berlin. Returning to America, he was the assistant editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine until 1898, when he was appointed associate professor of English and public speaking at Amherst College. In 1903, he became associate professor of English literature. In 1905, he was promoted to professor of English literature, a position he held until the time of his death. He died on July 1, 1925, of heart failure, in Amherst, Mass.

Besides his professional duties, he was a noted author. He wrote the Descriptive Catalogue of the Latin University Plays of England in the Time of Elizabeth in collaboration with Prof. Wolfgang Keller in 1898, and Richard III Up to Shakespeare in 1900. He edited two of William Wycherley's plays, "The Country Wife," and "The Plain Dealer," in 1923, and Shakespeare's "Richard III" in 1912.

He had a political career as well. In 1917, he was elected State Senator of his district, and was re-elected in 1918 and 1919. He was a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention those same years. For eight years, he chaired the Amherst Republican Town Committee. For more than twenty years, he moderated Amherst town meetings.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, Lectures, Class Materials, Manuscripts, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and photographs authored by or featuring Churchill. The bulk of the collection is made up of professional documents: lectures, undergraduate papers, class materials and manuscripts written by Churchill. A number of speeches and articles relating to his substantial political career are also included. The collection contains some correspondence between Churchill and his wife and between Churchill and acquaintances, mostly between 1891 and 1894.


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

There is no restriction on access to the Walter Boughton 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 George Bosworth Churchill (AC 1889) Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


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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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: Correspondence



Letters to Churchill, A-L
1891-1894

Box 1: folder 1
Letters to Churchill, M-Z
1891-1894

Box 1: folder 2
Letters from Churchill


Box 1: folder 3
Letters to Mrs. Churchill


Box 1: folder 4
Letters from Mrs. Churchill (2)


Box 1: folder 5
Series 2: Miscellaneous



Miscellaneous programs, pamphlets


Box 1: folder 6
Newspaper clippings about Churchill


Box 1: folder 7
Photographs (mostly of Churchill)


Box 1: folder 8
Series 3: Lectures



"Public Speaking Work in Secondary Schools," Connecticut State Teachers Association
1902

Box 1: folder 9
Speech before New England Jewelers Assoc.
1916

Box 1: folder 10
"Americanism and the Public School," Massachusetts State Normal School
1920

Box 1: folder 11
"The Greek Drama. Tragedy." Springfield Teachers Club
1904

Box 1: folder 12
Lecture on "Richard III"
1901

Box 2: folder 1
"The Plays of Maurice Maeterlinck," Thursday Club of Holyoke
1902

Box 2: folder 2
"Ways and Means of Securing Correct Pronunciation, Enunciation, and Effectiveness in Utternace," Massachusetts Superintendent's Association
1902

Box 2: folder 3
"Are American Colleges Radical or Merely Progressive?"


Box 2: folder 4
"Public Speaking in the High School," Amherst Institute
1901

Box 2: folder 5
"Athletics in Amherst," Speech after dinner


Box 2: folder 6
Armistice Day
1919

Box 2: folder 7
South Hadley Thanksgiving Day Community Service
1918

Box 2: folder 8
Democratic Scholarship


Box 2: folder 9
"Shakespeare as a Critic of Politics"
1919

Box 2: folder 10
What is Americanism," "The Revolution and Today


Box 2: folder 11
"What Do We Mean When We Call Macbeth a Tragedy?" Williston Seminary
1914

Box 2: folder 12
"The Tragedies of Shakespeare," Springfield Teachers Club
1903

Box 2: folder 13
The Teaching of Twentieth Century Literature


Box 2: folder 14
"A Nation of Shopkeepers," Boston Jewelers' Club
1916

Box 2: folder 15
"The Land of the Ouaniche"


Box 2: folder 16
"Education and Patriotism"


Box 2: folder 17
"The Plays of Henrik Ibsen," Springfield Teachers Club
1904

Box 2: folder 18
"Stephen Phillips," Springfield Teachers Club
1904

Box 2: folder 19
Beowulf," Lecture in series, "Familiar Talks in Friendly Parlors
1900

Box 2: folder 20
"Address on Japanese Question," Northampton YMCA
1925

Box 2: folder 21
"Imagination and Religion," Winter Park
1924

Box 2: folder 22
"Scholarship and the Common Mind," 1st and 2nd drafts


Box 3: folder 1
"Alfred the Great," Amherst Institute at Holyoke High School
1901

Box 3: folder 2
"On the Meaning of Honor"


Box 3: folder 3
"Edgar Allan Poe," Massachusetts Agricultural College
1909

Box 3: folder 4
"After the War: Problems in Education from the Viewpoint of the Commonwealth"


Box 3: folder 5
Armistice Day, 1919
1919

Box 3: folder 6
"Is the College Making Good?"


Box 3: folder 7
Untitled Speeches


Box 3: folder 8
Miscellaneous notes and fragments of speeches


Box 3: folder 9
Series 4: Class Materials



Duplicate study sheets on Virgil's Aeneid


Box 3: folder 10
Duplicate study sheets on Organization of Roman Senate


Box 3: folder 11
Duplicate study sheets on Richard III


Box 3: folder 12
Notes on Public Speaking course


Box 3: folder 13
Notes and paper (clippings) on the Drama


Box 3: folder 14
Readings on English poets - notes for course


Box 3: folder 15
Notes for English I and Shakespeare course


Box 3: folder 16
Examination papers in Old English class


Box 4: folder 1
Lesson papers on King Lear


Box 4: folder 2
Examination papers and exercises in Logic and Richard III


Box 4: folder 3
Notes on the work of Maurice Maeterlinck


Box 4: folder 4
Imagination as Expression," "Rise of Romanticism


Box 4: folder 5
Lectures on oratory; notes of lectures on the preparation of debates, on brief-drawing, and on evidence


Box 4: folder 6
Notes on "The Growth of the Sacred Drama"


Box 4: folder 7
Notes for lectures on drama


Box 4: folder 8
Notes for lectures on the serious drama; notes on French tragedy


Box 4: folder 9
Notes on prose fiction, course given to juniors and seniors 1905-6


Box 4: folder 10
The Drama. Introductory lectures. Course for Juniors 1903-4


Box 4: folder 11
Notes on prose authors


Box 4: folder 12
Notes on drama: "Medieval Romance," "What is a Play?"


Box 4: folder 13
Series 5: Manuscripts



"The Relation of Dryden's State of Innocence to Milton's Paradise Lost and Wycherley's Plain Dealer : An Inquiry into Dates." 3 copies


Box 5: folder 1
"The Rise of the English Comedy"


Box 5: folder 2
Introduction and notes on Richard III


Box 5: folder 3
"Shakespeare in America." In German, 2 copies


Box 5: folder 4
"The Rise of the English Drama"


Box 5: folder 5
"The Life of William Shakespeare"


Box 5: folder 6
Notes, manuscript, and proof sheets of Richard III up to Shakespeare


Box 5: folder 7
"Miramichi Days: Dry-fly vs. Wet-fly." 2 copies


Box 5: folder 8
6 short papers on Wycherley


Box 5: folder 9
"New England Sectionalism"


Box 6: folder 1
"Origen: A Synopsis of his Life and Views"


Box 6: folder 2
Series 6: Undergraduate papers (and other miscellaneous papers)



"Roman Satire"


Box 6: folder 3
"Plato's Symposium"


Box 6: folder 4
"Our Beautiful Shelley"


Box 6: folder 5
"Catullus and Burns"


Box 6: folder 6
"Faust: Its Character and Lessons"


Box 6: folder 7
"Chapman's The Widow's Tears "


Box 6: folder 8
"A Brief Comparison of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra with Dryden's All for Love "


Box 6: folder 9
"Etymological work for the Sophomore Latin Prize - by 'Marlborough,'" 1887


Box 6: folder 10
"Work submitted for the Bertram Latin Scholarship," 1889


Box 6: folder 11
Miscellaneous papers written as a student at Worcester High School


Box 6: folder 12
Is the Iliad a Sun-, Cloud-, Storm-myth? A Review of the 'Solar Theory' and its Application to The Iliad


Box 6: folder 13
Notes on Shakespeare in America


Box 6: folder 14
Master's Thesis: "The Beginnings of English Literary Criticism"


Box 16: folder 15
Miscellaneous short papers


Box 7: folder 1
Series 7: Miscellaneous short papers



"Modern German Dramatists" by Max Meyerfield


Box 7: folder 2
Comparison of Webster and Tourneur


Box 7: folder 3
Notes on John Donne - from the thesis of Dr. Brumbaugh


Box 7: folder 4
Notes on English Literature, Winter Term, 1888


Box 7: folder 5
The development of the Roman Constitution


Box 7: folder 6
Political and Constitutional Theory


Box 7: folder 7
Notes on Virgil


Box 7: folder 8
The Metres of Barnabe Googe


Box 7: folder 9
An Examination of the Versification in Julius Caesar, III, 1:225-275, and in the Tempest I, 2: 1-50


Box 7: folder 10
Notes on English Poetry


Box 7: folder 11
The Lyric in Shakespeare's plays


Box 7: folder 12
Notes on some English poets


Box 7: folder 13
Miscellaneous notes


Box 7: folder 14
Miscellaneous fragments of notes


Box 7: folder 15
Class grade book - 1923-1924


Box 7: folder 16
Two notebooks, 1895-96 - Beowulf and Chaucer notes; English Literature notes


Box 7: folder 17
Series 8: Pamphlets (unbound)



" Richard III up to Shakespeare" in Palaestra , vol. X, Untersuchungen und Texte aus der Deutschen und Englischen Philogie, Alois Brandl und Erich Schmidt, Berlin, 1900


Box 8: folder 1
Mention of G. B. Churchill p. 785 The Phi Beta Kappa Key , Vol. 5, No. 12, May 1925


Box 8: folder 2
Verzeichniss der Vorlesungen, welche auf der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat zu Berlin im Winter-Semester vom 16 October 1896 bis 15 Marz 1897 gehalten werden


Box 8: folder 3
The Penn Charter Review, 1910. Page 17


Box 8: folder 4
Booch review by Churchll of Shakespeare's Holinshed: The Chronicle of and Historical Plays Compared , by H. G. Boswell-Stone. In Archiv für das Studium der Neuren Sprachen und Litteraturen


Box 8: folder 5
Jahrbuch der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gessellschaft . Reprints from; containing book reviews by Churchill. 1909 (3 copies), 1911 (3 copies)


Box 8: folder 6
Poem, "Serenade," by Churchill in Amherst Literary Monthly, No. 9, 1889


Box 8: folder 7
"The Attitude of the Massachusetts Legislature Towards Standards for Degree Giving Institutions." in Education , Vol. 40, no. 7, March 1920


Box 8: folder 8
"The State's Responsibility for Reconstruction in Education," in Education , vol. 39, No. 10, June 1919


Box 8: folder 9
Address of the Hon. George B. Churchill of Amherst opposing the initiative and referendum


Box 8: folder 10
"Shakespeare in America," an address delivered at the annual meeting of the German Shakespeare Society, in Jahrbuch der Deutschen Shakespeare-Gesselschaft , 1906


Box 8: folder 11
"Public Speaking Work in the Secondary School" in The School Review, Vol. 2, No. 4, April, 1903, University of Chicago Press


Box 8: folder 12
"The Relation of Dryden's 'State of Innocence' to Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Wycherley's 'Plain Dealer,' An Inquiry into Dates," Reprinted from Modern Philology , Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1906, 2 copies


Box 8: folder 13
"A Nation of Shopkeepers," in The Keystone Weekly , Vol. 41, No. 22, January 18, 1916


Box 8: folder 14
Address before the New England Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths Association in The Manufacturing Jewelers , Vol. 58, No. 12


Box 8: folder 15
"The True Tragedy of Richard III " (in German) Inaugural Dissertation, Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitat zu Berlin


Box 8: folder 16
Series 9: Notebooks and Diaries



Undergraduate notes - Amherst College - Three books
[ca. 1885-1889]

Box 9: folder 1
European trip diary
1888

Box 9: folder 2
Lake Edward trip diary
1911

Box 9: folder 2
Garden journal
1900

Box 9: folder 2
Ornithological notebook
1882-1885

Box 9: folder 3
Account book
1883-1886

Box 9: folder 3
Series 10: Political Career



Political publicity on Churchill - editorial and testimonials


Box 9: folder 4
Notes for speeches


Box 9: folder 5
Fragments of speeches


Box 9: folder 6
Initiative and referendum amendment - printed matter and speeches on


Box 9: folder 7
Four typed articles on Churchill's political views from the Springfield Republican
1924

Box 10: folder 1
Memorial Day Address, Amherst
1925

Box 10: folder 2
Three campaign speeches
1916

Box 10: folder 3
Campaign speech
1919

Box 10: folder 4
Speech: "Duty of a Representative"


Box 10: folder 5
Speech on Judicial System


Box 10: folder 6
Speech on Child Labor Amendment


Box 10: folder 7
Speech: "The Attitude of the Massachusetts Legislature Towards Standards for Degree-Giving Institutions" (two copies)
1919

Box 10: folder 8
Speech on voting for the 18th Amendment


Box 10: folder 9
Two speeches in praise of the Republican Party


Box 10: folder 10
Speech introducing speakers at an Amherst Republican rally, Springfield, Mass.


Box 10: folder 11
Churchill-Graves Campaign Speech, Northamtpton, Mass.
1924

Box 10: folder 12
Speech on Churchill's view on the problems of Springfield, Mass.


Box 10: folder 13

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Amherst College. Dept. of English.
  • Churchill, George Bosworth, 1866-1925.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1889. Churchill.

Genre terms
  • Lecture notes--Amherst College.


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