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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.

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.

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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


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.