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Accession Number: 74-008

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Francis J.A. Morris fonds. -- 1909-1950. -- 1.2 m of textual records. -- 12 photographs. -- 6 maps.

Biography / History

Francis J.A. Morris (1869-1949) was born in a parsonage near the town of Crieff, in Perthshire, Scotland. Living in the country, he developed a passion for nature very early in life, and, with his brother, Charles, he enthusiastically investigated the various forms of flora and fauna in the countryside. Morris' father died when he was thirteen, and the family was forced to move to a suburb of London. There he entered Dalwich College to study the Classics and English Literature, and with his brother and a friend, continued to make excursions into the country to collect insects. Through his studies, Frank developed an interest in Darwin and the theory of evolution. Later, he continued his study of the Classics and English Literature at Balliot College, Oxford. His encounters with Wordsworth's poetry added to his own emotional feelings towards nature. In 1895, at the age of twenty-five, Frank Morris came to Canada and attended the School of Pedagogy in Toronto. There, he came under the influence of Dr. William Brodie who introduced him to Canadian natural history. In 1896, Morris joined the staff of Smith's Falls High School. There, the science teacher taught Morris some basic scientific botany and the use of identification keys. In 1899, he returned to Toronto to carry on more pedagogic study. By 1900, he had become the Classics Master at Trinity College School in Port Hope. He spent thirteen years there, during which time he married Miss Elma Walker. In 1911, he attended the University of Toronto to take a Master of Arts Degree and a Specialists Certificate in Classics. In 1913, he was appointed to the staff of the Peterborough Collegiate Institute, where he first taught Classics and later became head of the English Department. He remained in this position until ill health forced him to retire in 1936. Francis J.A. Morris died on December 31, 1949.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Mrs. G. Graham, of Peterborough, before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the correspondence and manuscripts of the Peterborough author and teacher, Francis J.A. Morris, primarily relating to his interests in botany, entomology, and classical and modern literature. The papers include both prose and poetry selections, some of which are unpublished. Morris wrote for diverse journals, among them the Canadian Forum, and the Canadian Entomologist. Also among the papers are published copies of some of his works, and copies of the works of other authors, mainly in the field of natural science and botany or entomology. There are photographs included, some of which are reproduced here.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

The fonds was donated by Mrs. H. Graham.

The fonds is arranged into six series: personal correspondence 1913-1934; published papers and articles; manuscripts of articles-published and unpublished; articles of other scholars in Morris' papers; miscellaneous lists, manuscripts and maps; and personal bibliographies and field notes.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Additions to the fonds include 80-034.

FINDING AID

Box 1

SERIES A: PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1913-1934 (date and sender indicated)

Folder 1: no date

1. World-Wide, n.d.

2. Department of Education, n.d.

3. A.M. Going, n.d.

4. E. C. Holmes

5. Douglas Leechman, National Museum, Ottawa, Editor, Canadian Field-Naturalist

6. Women's Canadian Club, Orillia, n.d.

7. Louise G. Baetzel, Pittsfor, New York, n.d.

8. American Geographical Society, Isaiah Bowman, Director, n.d.

9. The Winnetaska Canoeing Camps, Ashland, New Hampshire

10-25.Various photos, announcements, n.d.  

Folder 2: Correspondence, 9 January, 1913 - November 13, 1924

26. 9 January 1913, Gray Gerbarium, Harvard University

27. 10 September 1915, Department of Mines, CANADA, re: Pellaea deusa

28. Smithsonian Institute, re: Woodsia scopulina D.C. Eaton, 3 November, 1915

29. 5 November 1915, Smithsonian Institute, re: specimen of Woodsia

30. 22 November 1915, Smithsonian Institute, acknowledgement of specimen of Woodsia

31. 10 January 1916, Smithsonian, re: Woodsia

32. 6 June 1916, Smithsonian Institute, acknowledgement of specimens

34. 28 December 1916, W.E. Saunders, London, re: Ornithological library

35. 31 August 1917, Smithsonian Institute, re: specimens of Salvia and Utricularia

36. The University of the State of New York, State Botanist's Office, 6 December 1918, re: reprints of papers by Morris    

37. Ibid., re: reprint of "Man's Attitude to Nature", 30 December 1918

38. Ibid., re: reception of plants sent by Morris, 20 February 1919

39. 30 March 1919, F.J. Ivey, re: Life History of a Hobby Horse

40. 21 June 1919, W. E. Saunders, re: orchids

41. 10 March 1920, W. N. Stewart, Renfrew, re: botanical interests

42. 6 May 1920, W. E. Saunders, re: putty root, lacera, pagonia

43. 15 May 1919, W. N. Stewart, re: orchids

44. 1 November 1920, Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Botanical Division, re: plant types and their location in Ontario

45. J. M. Dent and Sons, re: subscription to Hudsen Memorial Fund

46. 16 July 1923, J. A. White, re: plants mentioned in a letter of Morris': H. blephariglotlis, H. leucophaea among others

47. 24 June 1924, Oakes Ames, re: malais paludosa

48. Department of Mines, Victoria Memorial Museum, 13 November 1924, re: orchids and their location in Ontario  

Folder 3: Correspondence, 9 October 1925 - 29 December 1926

49. 9 October 1925, The University of Chicago, Department of Botany, re: Orchids

50. 4 December 1925, The University of Chicago, Department of Botany, re: Malaxis

51. 22 December 1925, W. E. Saunders, re: Lady Slipper (a place) and Phlox Subulata

52. 13 December 1925, Oakes Ames, re: listera auriculata

53. 28 December 1925, Edward H. Clarkson, re: dryopteria dilatata

54. 29 December 1925, Department of Mines, Victoria Memorial Museum, re: collections of Gentians and Saxifrage

55. 8 February 1926, Department of Mines, Victoria Memorial Museum, re: golden-crowned Sparrow

56. 19 March 1926, D. of Mines, V.M.M., re: mammal books for the West

57. 12 April 1926, Canadian National Railways, Director of Publicity, re: Gypsying through the Tonquin  

58. 16 April 1926, Department of Mines, V.M.M., specimens of Gentiana

59. 13 May 1926, Charles Scribner's sons, re: forthcoming book

60. 22 May 1926, Department of Mines, V.M.M., re: malaxis paludosa, corallorhiza odontorhiza, listera australis, epipactis tessalata, E. ophioides, E. menziesii

61. 4 June 1926, The University of Chicago, The Botanical Gazette, re: Malaxis and Lake Supprise

62. 4 June 1926, Albert E. Lownes, re: Triphora trianthophora

63. 7 June 1926, W. E. Saunders, re: Candidum and Odontorhiza

64. 10 June 1926, Albert E. Lownes, re: corallorhiza odontorhiza spiranthes vernalia and others

65. 11 June 1926, W. E. Saunders, re: Arietinum

66. 22 June 1926, McColl's Fair and Gift Shop, Owen Sound, taly-poo

67. 4 July 1926, re: botanical, interests

68. 9 July 1926, Canadian National Railways, Directory of Publicity, re: transportation to Port Arthur

69. 13 July 1926, Albert E. Lownes, re: triphora, spiranthes vernalia

70. 29 July 1926, same, re: habenaria ciliaris, triphora, epipactis pubescens, spiranthes vernalis and others

71. 20 August 1926, Albert E. Lownes, spiranthes vernalia

72. 30 August 1926, same, re: S. vernalia, triphora

73. 9 September 1926, same, as usual

74. 9 October 1926, Department of Mines, V.M.M., re: Botrychium lunaria

75. 11 October 1928, E. P. Fiarks (?), upper Sydenham, newsy letter

76. 29 October 1926, from 'Biddy', Bristol. Family letter

77. 29 October 1926, Royal Botanic Gardens, re: habenaria albida

78. October 1926, sympathy letter

79. 21 October 1926, H. Mousley, re: botanical interests

80. 26 October 1926, from 'Biddy'  

81. 7 November 1926, re: qumnadenia albida

82. 22 November 1926, The University of Chicago, Department of Botany, re: orchid malaxis paludosa

83. 1 December 1926, Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, re: habenaria albida

84. 29 December 1926, Department of Mines, V.M.M., re: birds of Western Canada  

Folder 4: correspondence, 2 March 1927 - 30 December 1928

85. 2 March 1927, Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh, re: Cypripedium passerinum

86. 10 March 1927, Gray Herbarium, Harvard University, re: Morris' communication on passerinum

87. 1 April 1927, Universite de Montreal, Marie-Victorin, re: passerinum and Ontario locations

88. 25 July 1927, Dominion of Newfoundland, High Commissioner's Office, flora of the island

89. 27 September 1927, Gray Herbarium, Harvard, re: habenaria straminea  

90. 25 October 1927, Universite de Montreal, re: cypripedium passerinum

91. 3 November 1927, Gray Herbarium, re: habenaria albida

92. Ibid., same -- 21 November 1927

93. 14 December 1927, J. E. Richards, Newfoundland, re: trip to Newfoundland

94. 17 December 1927, Alex Boyd, Edinburgh, newsy letter

95. 5 March 1928, E. R. Peacock, London, re: articles of Morris

96. 5 April 1928, "Charles", botanical interests

97. 27 April 1928, Universite de Montreal, re: trip to Mingan Islands

98. 2 May 1928, re: same

99. 16 May 1928, re: calypso and Mingan Islands flora

100.16 June 1928, H. S. Bell, re: cypropedium arietinum

101.11 June 1928, A. Boudreau, re: Mingan Isles

102.17 June 1928, Blythebrae, botanical interests  

103. 18 June 1928, Universite de Montreal, re: Mingen Isles

104. 1 July 1928, membership American Nature Association

105. 3 September 1928, Smugglers Notch

106. 25 Sept. 1928, Charles MacNamara, re: his orchids and Morris' book

107. 27 Sept. 1928, obituary notice of William Charles Forrest in the Times

108. 8 October 1928, P. McKay, re: Williams Art Association

109. Ibid., same, 9 October 1928

110. 16 October 1928, Charles MacNamara, re: his orchids

111. 11 October 1928, Universite de Montreal, re: recent trip to Mingan Islands, photos, etc.

112. 18 October 1928, Department of Lands and Forests, Algonquin Provincial Park, rent on lease

113. 28 November 1928, from "Charles"

114. 27 December 1928, Margaret E. Hall, newsy letter

115. 30 December 1928, The Battle Creek Sanitarium, re: orchid hunting  

Folder 5: correspondence, 7 January 1929 - 31 December 1929

116. 7 Jan. 1929, F. and E. Stoneham, City Booksellers, London, re: books requested

117. 15 Jan. 1929, Department of Mines, National Museum of Canada, newsy

118. 17 Jan. 1929, Women's Canadian Club, Orillia, re: their program

119. 28 Jan. 1929, Memorial University College, forthcoming expedition

120. 31 Jan. 1929, Canadian National Railways, Director of Publicity, re: Morris, stories

121. 11 Feb. 1929, Women's Canadian Club, Orillia, invitation to speak

122. 12 Feb. 1929, CNR, re: contributions to magazines

123. 13 Feb. 1929, The Battle Creek Sanitarium, re: botanists

124. 15 Feb. 1929, The School, re: article

125. 22 Feb. 1929, Clarke Square and Mills, re: legacy of W. C. Forrest    

126. 22 Feb. 1929, Dept. of Mines, National Museum of Canada, re: upcoming trip

127. 23 Feb. 1929, CNR, re: transportation for his trip

128. 25 Feb. 1929, Dept. of Mines, National Museum of Canada, re: upcoming trip

129. 26 Feb. 1929, C. Amory, re: invitation to Matamek River

130. 28 Feb. 1929, J. P. Richards, Newfoundland, re: visit to the straits

131. 1 March 1929, Gray Herbarium, re: orchids

132. 6 March 1929, C. Amory, re: disappointment re Morris' turning down invitation

133. 8 March 1929, CNR, articles for publication

134. 15 May 1929, E. A. Moxley, re: visit to Owen Sound

135. 17 May 1929, F. and E. Stoneham, City Booksellers, London, re: linaeus genera plantarum

136. 17 May 1929, Charles MacNamara, re: news about flowers

137. 14 June 1929, Gray Herbarium, re: Morris' upcoming book

138. 15 June 1929, Oaks Ames, re: book, Enumeration

139. 27 June 1929, Ame's assistant, re: habenaria, cleistes, malaxis, etc.

140. 10 August 1929, Ames, re: gift to Morris' book on orchids

141. 27 August 1929, Ames, re: treatment of genera

142. 26 Sept. 1929, assistant to Ames, re: letter of 27 June

143. 2 October 1929, Ames, re: Nature

144. 8 October 1929, Assistant to Ames, re: Orchidaceae

145. 16 October 1929, "Charles" re: P. and O.S.N. Co.

146. 29 October 1929, Gray Herbarium, newsy

147. 11 Dec. 1929, A. P. Saunders, re: New Flora and Silva journal

148. 17 Dec. 1929, W. Tyrrell and Co., on the new book

149. 17 Dec. 1929, Copp Clark and Co., agents for book

150. 17 Dec. 1929, Wil, news    

151. 17 Dec. 1929, H. W. Child, on book congratulations

152. 23 Dec. 1929, University College, Toronto, Principal's Office, congratulations

153. 23 Dec. 1929, Public Library of Toronto, congratulations

154. 23 Dec. 1929, Dept. of Agriculture, Entomological Branch, regrets for missing him

155. 24 Dec. 1929, University of Toronto Library re: order of book

156. 24 Dec. 1929, The New Flora and Silva, on articles for journal

157. 28 Dec. 1929, Isobel Hardie, congratulations

158. 25 Dec. 1929, Dept. of Entomology and Zoology, Ontario Agricultural College, re: notice of book

159. 26 Dec. 1929, R. E. Sebring re: illustrated circular about book

160. 26 Dec. 1929, Albert E. Downes, congratulations

161. 27 Dec. 1929, Ontario Dept. of Education, Office of the Minister, congratulations

162. 26 Dec. 1929, F. Grahame Orchard, congratulations

163. 27 Dec. 1929, University of Toronto, President's Office, congratulations

164. 27 Dec. 1929, The MacMillan Co. of Canada, re: their interest in the book

165. 30 Dec. 1929, Ontario Dept. of Education, Public Libraries Branch, congratulations

166. 30 Dec. 1929, General Editor of Text Books, Ontario Dept. of Eductation, congratulations

167. 31 Dec. 1929, OSSTA, review of book pending

168. 31 Dec. 1929, W. A. Deacon, re: book, order

169. 31 Dec. 1929, Charles Scribner's Sons, re: copy for MacMillan

170. 31 Dec. 1929, Gray Herbarium, congratulations

171. 31 Dec. 1929, Martin Burrell, re: MacMillans

172. 24 Dec. 1929, Charles Scribner's Sons, re: reviews            

Folder 6: Correspondence, January 1, 1930 - January 29, 1930

173. Christmas Card

174. 1 Jan. 1930, J. L. Paton, Memorial College, enthusiasitc about book

175. 2 Jan. 1930, H. Mousley, removal card

176. 2 Jan. 1930, Ontario Dept. of Education, Office of the Deputy Minister, promotion of book

177. 2 Jan. 1930, review of OLR

178. 5 Jan. 1930, H. M. Denslow, review for Torreya

179. 6 Jan. 1930, Major Parr, congratulations and interest

180. 6 Jan. 1930, H. J. Massington, congratulations

181. 7 Jan. 1930, Mrs. McKay, re: Book

182. 7 Jan. 1930, E. R. Peacock, re: circular of book

183. 7 Jan. 1930, Albert Romeike and Co., The Reliable Press Clipping Bureay, re: reviews

184. 7 Jan. 1930, The Spectator, re: reviews

185. 7 Jan. 1930, Ontario Dept. of Education, Public Libraries Branch, re: list of nature books

186. 7 Jan. 1930, The MacMillan Co. of Canada, re: their treatment of book

187. 8 Jan. 1930, W. A. Deacon, lost copy of book

188. 8 Jan. 1930, Vancouver Technical School, newsy

189. 9 Jan. 1930, J. M. Dent and Sons, review in everyman

190. 11 Jan. 1930, C. R. Tahmidine, re: circular

191. same

192. 11 Jan. 1930, The Carnegie Public Library, Ottawa, order of book

193. 12 Jan. 1930, French Creek W. Va. Maurice Brooks, re: book, congratulations

194. 14 Jan. 1930, The Canadian Forum, re: Review

195. 14 Jan. 1930, the Sullivant Moss Society, The Bryologist, congratulations

196. 15 Jan. 1930, 15 Jan. 1930, Margaret E. Hall, congratulations    

197. 15 Jan. 1930, Gray Herbarium, criticism of the text

198. 15 Jan. 1930, H. Mousley, re: different reviewers

199. 15 Jan. 1930, The Copp Clark Co. Ltd., re: book for Deacon

200. 15 Jan. 1930, The Master, Balliol College, thanks for book

201. 16 Jan. 1930, H. G. Rugg, New Hampshire, congratulations

202. 16 Jan. 1930, Charles Scribner's Sons, circumstances with MacMilland and copies of illustrations etc.

203. 16 Jan. 1930, Albert E. Lownes, his review

204. 16 Jan. 1930, E. F. Bigelow, The Agassiz Ass'n. congratulations

205. 17 Jan. 1930, Collegiate Institute Lindsay, congratulations.

206. 19 Jan. 1930, Ames, congratulations

207. 21 Jan. 1930, W. E. Saunders, congratulations

208. 21 Jan. 1930, Edward Narnett, congratulations

209. 24 Jan. 1930, Denslow, re: book and flora

210. 24 Jan. 1930, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, re: the nomenclature of naturalists

211. 29 Jan. 1930, The Canadian Forum, review

Folder 7: correspondence, 1 February 1930 - 29 May 1930

212. 1 Feb. 1930, Maurice Brooks, common outdoor interests and the Mingan Islands

213. 2 Feb. 1930, The Canadian Press, re: reviews

214. 4 Feb. 1930, The New Flora and Silva, congratulations

215. 7 Feb. 1930, University of Toronto, Dept. of Botany, congratulations

216. 10 Feb. 1930, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, re: book order

217. 10 Feb. 1930, The University of Western Ontario, President, congratulations

218. 11 Feb. 1930, Jonathan Cape Ltd., re: handling in England

219. 13 Feb. 1930, The University of Western Ontario, President, congratulations

220. 14 Feb. 1930, Huntly Gordon, re: botanical situation  

221. 16 Feb. 1930, Kathleen Runnels, interest in book

222. 16 Feb. 1930, E. A. Moxley, interest in book

223. 17 Feb. 1930, The Canadian Press, General Manager, interest in book

224. 18 Feb. 1930, L. Stevenson, Oshawa, news

225. 18 Feb. 1930, W. B. Hart, Perth, news

226. 19 Feb. 1930, The Carnegie Public Library, Ottawa, congratulations

227. 25 Feb. 1930, The New Flora and Silva, re: cyprepedium guttatum

228. 25 Feb. 1930, J. Harry Ebbs, re: Algonquin Park

229. 25 Feb. 1930, W. E. Saunder, congratulations, additions

230. 28 Feb. 1930, Women's Canadian Club, Orillia, re: address

231. 28 Feb. 1930, W. A. Deacon, re: copy of book

232. 2 March 1930, The Canadian Press, General Manager, re: review

233. 2 March 1930, Miles F. Burrows, news

234. 7 March 1930, Gillett's Fern and Flower Farm, re: cypripediums

235. 7 March 1930, Elliott Nursery Company, re: cypripedium

236. 9 March 1930, J. G. Witton, congratulations

237. 11 March 1930, C. B. Tahourdin, orders of book

238. 12 March 1930, J. M. Dent and Sons, publishing in London

239. 14 March 1930, re: write-ups etc., from Ames

240. 14 March 1930, C. Amory, re: visit to Labrador

241. 14 March 1930, The New Flora and Silva, photographs?

242. 14 March 1930, Canadian Legion Washington, re: book

243. 15 March 1930, Charles Scribner's Sons, re: review copies

244. 20 March 1930, The General Theological Seminary, reviews

245. 21 March 1930, Charles MacNamara, congratulations

246. 23 March 1930, R. A. Clark, Springfield, Mass., congratulations  

247. 24 March 1930, The School, congratulations

248. 24 March 1930, Photo Flowers, re: orchids

249. 25 March 1930, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, re: reviews

250. 27 March 1930, Royal Botanic Gardens, congratulations

251. 28 March 1930, Upper Canada College, congratulations

252. 31 March 1930, "Charles" congratulations

253. 4 April 1930, J. H. C. Dempsey, Hamilton, congratulations

254. 17 April 1930, R. Holmes, congratulations

255. 17 April 1930, W. L. McLaren, congratulations

256. 19 April 1930, C. B. Tahourdin, re: reviews

257. 28 April 1930, Denslow, re: their correspondence

258. 2 May 1930, Lexington Gardens, Mass., asks to buy seeds

259. 2 May 1930, F. Holmboe, Toronto, congratulations

260. 7 May 1930, The Wild Flower Preservation Society, re: book and flowers

261. 9 May 1930, Strickland, asks whereabouts of arethusa and calypso

252. 11 May 1930, Blythebrae, M. Landon, congratulations and news

263. 15 May 1930, Eames, botanical trips

264. 29 May 1930, Richards, re: book, congratulations and interest

Folder 8: correspondence, 13 June 1930 - April 14, 1934

265. 13 June 1930, (Name ?) congratulations on book

266. 18 June 1930, "Biddy" family news

267. 14 July 1930, Canadian Authors' Association; Morris a member

268. 29 July 1930, L. Morris, family news

269. 23 August 1930, re: book

270. 27 Sept. 1930, United States Dept. of Agriculture, re: book and criticisms

271. 27 Sept. 1930, Eames, news

272. 12 Oct. 1930, Charles Barrett, re: orchids

273. 22 Oct. 1930, Dorothy W. Duncan, London re: plants

274. 12 Nov. 1930, Eames, plant talk (habenaria clavellata)

275. 3 Dec. 1930, The New Flora and Silva, re: photographs

276. 5 Dec. 1930, L. Morris, family news

277. 12 Dec. 1930, The General Theological Seminary, N.Y., plant finds

278. 15 Dec. 1930, M. S. Baxter, and a newsy letter full of soppy sentimentalism

279. 18 Dec. 1930, Calvert, London Bird Club, request visit

280. 24 Dec. 1930, B. W. Bartlett, congratulations on book

281. 30 Dec. 1930, Bartlett, more congratulations

282. 1 Jan. 1931, E. R. Peacock, New Year's Greetings

283. 2 Jan. 1931, W. L. McLaren, thanks for photographs

284. 18 Nov. 1931, Botanical Museum, Cambridge Mass., transcript received of Lady Slippers of Eastern North America

285. 6 Dec. 1931, Eames, botanical finds and friendly news

286. 14 Nov. 1933, Gray Herbarium, re: Botrychia

287. 29 March 1934, same, criticisms of Morris and book

288. 14 April 1934, Harvard University, Botanical Museum re: a criticism of Morris' use of habernaria stiminea and others

Folder 9: correspondence from Edgar J. Wherry, University of Pennsylvania: concerning botanical finds, Morris' book, Morris' strip, friendly news

289. 23 July 1926

290. 30 August 1926

291. 6 October 1926

292. 19 October 1926

293. 1 November 1926

294. 14 December 1926

295. 1 March 1927

296. 27 March 1927

297. 6 April 1927

298. 1 October 1927

299. 11 October 1927

300. 18 November 1927

301. 9 March 1928

302. 26 May 1928

303. 5 July 1928

304. 18 July 1928

305. 26 July 1928

306. August 1928

307. 17 August 1928

308. 24 September 1928

309. 6 October 1928

310. 8 March 1929

311. 16 April 1929

312. 26 May 1929

313. 23 November 1929

314. January 1930

315. 23 January 1930

316. 27 March 1930

317. 13 May 1930

318. 17 December 1930

Folder 10: correspondence, 1941

319. 4 March 1941, Charles Scribner's Sons, royalty statement

320. 31 July 1941, Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology TO, Report of Entomology Society

321. 1941: Canadian Conservation Association, Annual Meeting Agenda

SERIES B: PUBLISHED PAPERS AND ARTICLES

Folder 11:

Algonquin Days, Nature Study Review 18 (1922)

Beetles Found About Foliage, The Canadian Entomologist, 43 #4, April 1911

Belated Guests, The Canadian Field-Naturalist 34, February 1920

The Bending of a Twig, The Canadian Forum, 3 #25, 1922

The Bending of a Twig, The Canadian Forum, 3 #26, 1922

Bladderworts of Ontario, The Canadian Field-Naturalists, 36, 1922

The Boy and the Angel, The School, 5-#9, 1917

The Boy and the Angel, The School, 5 #10, 1917

Club Mosses, The Ottawa Naturalist, 24, 1911

Chrysomelians of Ontario, Canadian Entomologist, 44

Chrysomelians of Ontario, Canadian Entomologist, 46, 1914

Fern Hunting in Ontario, The Ottawa Naturalist, 24, 1910

Gleanings in Fernland, The Ottawa Naturalist, 29, 1915 - 1916

Gypsying Through the Ionquin, Canadian Field-Naturalist, 40 #4, 1926

Lady Slippers of Eastern North America, The New Flora and Siluce, 3, 1931

Man's Attitude to Nature - address to Teacher's Federation  

Folder 12:

A Nature Lover's Library, The School, 19, #9, 1931

Orchids of Ontario, Ontario Natural Science Bulletin, 1910

Our Wild Flowers - A Plea for Protection, Federation of Ontario Naturalists Publication #3, 1939

Articles from Popular and Practical Entomology Series, The Canadian Entomologist:

The Centenary of Kirley and Spence's "An Introduction to Entomology," 47, 1915

Familiar Haunts, 52, #4, 1920

Dog Days, 51 #3, 1919  

Life History of a Hobby Horse - 3 parts, 53 #1, 36, 53 #9

A Red-Letter Day, 50 #4, 1918

A Visit to Niagara Glen, 48 #9, 1916

Popular Science for the Public Library, Ontario Library Review, 7 #2, 1922

The Quarrel Scene in Julius Caesar, The School, 24 #9, 1936

A Reading of "Love Among the Ruins," The School, 5 #7, 1917

A Reading of "Love Among the Ruins," The School, 5 #8, 1917

Some Comments on Upper School Poems, The School, 20 #4, 1931  

Folder 13:

Some Guests at the Banquet of Blossoms, The Canadian Entomologist 41 #12, 1909

Through Nature's Realm, A Survey of Science, Ontario Library Review (reprint) November 1922

A Trip to Rondeau and Pelee, The O.A.C. Review, 35 #11, 1923

W. H. Hudson - The Man, The Canadian Forum, 3 #27, 1922

W. H. Hudson, The Naturalist (1841-1922) The Canadian Field Naturalist 38 #243, 1924

W. H. Hudson - The Writer, The Canadian Forum, 3 #28, 1923

The Wizard of the North, 1771-1852, n.d. n.p.

Poetry: A Breathing Spell, The Canadian Entomologist, 51 #1, 1919

Day Dreams

The First Hepatica

A Master Mind, "Guide, Philosopher and Friend"

Poems, The Canadian Forum, 2 #22, 1922            

Folder 14: Newspaper articles:

Childe Roland, The Peterborough Examiner

Charles Dickens, The Peterborough Examiner, 24 November 1934

Sodi Out of Doors, The Peterborough Daily Review, 27 January 1917

Nature Study, An Address to the Durham Teachers' Convention, The Port Hope Weekly, 3 June 1904

Seventy Species of Wild orchids grow in America - An Address to the Women's Art Association, Peterborough Examiner, 15 July 1930

The Use of Books (paper given in the Peterborough Institute), Peterborough Evening Examiner, 16 April 1919

Reviews of Our Wild Orchids, by Frank Morris and E. A. Eames

Albert E. Lownes - typescript and carbon only

The Common Weal, 6 #5, 1930, p.207

Everyman, 23 January 1930

Literary Journal, 11 January 1930

New York Tribune, 2 February 1930

Ontario Library Review, 14 #3, February 1930, p. 65, 68, 90-91

Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation Bulletin #10, 1 & 2 February - March 1930

Peterborough Examiner, 16 Dec. 1929; 10 Jan. 1930; 6 April 1948

The School, 18 #9, May 1930, p.846-847

Toronto Globe, 11 January 1960

Saturday Night, 15 March 1930, p.34-35

New York Times, 5 January 1930

Toronto Mail and Empire, 4 March 1930

Torreya, 30 March 1930, p.21-22

World-Wide, 6 February 1930, 229

SERIES C: MANUSCRIPTS OF ARTICLES - PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED

Folder 15: ms. - parts of "Algonquin Days" typescript - Lady Slippers of North America
(Added in 2016: a handwritten manuscript titled "Algonquin Days", October 1921, by "F.J.A. Morris"; donated through the generosity of Mr. John Ponech)

Folder 16: ms. - Introduction to Nature Study, 23p., pencil

Folder 17: ms. - Browning - ms. A, 1-18, 4-8 ms. - notes for love Among the Ruins, 3 p., pencil

Folder 18: ms. - notes on A Reading of Love Among the Ruins, 10 p., pencil

Folder 19: ms. - 'Balley 15' of A Reading of Love Among the Ruins, autographed, 12 p., pencil

Folder 20: typescript - Our Wild Flowers - A Plea for Protection - Our Ontario Woods 35 p. plus 2 p.

Folder 21: typescript - Our Wild Flowers - A Plea For Protection - Our Ontario Woods - with thanks, dedication, foreword, table of contents and appendices, 48 p. total, signed "F. M's Copy"

Folder 22: ms - Fresh Woods and Pastures New, 26p. pencil ms - notes on Kirby and Spence's Introduction to Entomology, 1p., pencil draft of letter to editory, Popular Entomology, re: Kirby and Spence, 7p. pencil

Folder 23: typescript - Fresh Woods and Pastures New, for Popular and Practical Entomology, 2 copies, 12p. each, 1st copy blue type, 2nd copy black type, each copy corrected with pencil notes

Folder 24: typescript - nature lovers at Jasper, 13p.

Folder 25: ms. - The Heart of a Woodpile (July 1916), (Sept. - Oct. 1917), in pencil, with corrections, 10p.

Folder 26: ms. - The Heart of a Woodpile, (1 for January or February 1918, Canadian Entomologist), pencil, 10p.

Folder 27: ms. - A red-letter day, Part I (July 2, 1917) (Sept. - Oct. 1917), in pencil with corrections, 9p.

Folder 28: ms. - A Red-Letter Day, Part I (for April or May [1918], Canadian Entomologist), pencil, 10p.

Folder 29: ms. - A Visit to Niagara Glen, (for Canadian Entomologist, April 1916), pencil 14p.

Folder 30: ms. - W. H. Hudson - The Man, memorial written for The Canadian Forum, pencil, 24 p. Elapsed time notations on page 1 indicate this was also given as an address

Folder 31: two typescripts - W. H. Hudson, The Man, 1841 - 1922 a) first copy, 12 p., pencil corrections, elapsed time notations b) carbon copy, 12 p. pencil corrections, elapsed time notations and 'printed copy' notation.  

Folder 32: typescript - The Wizard of the North - a memorial to Sir Walter Scott, originally drafted 1932, corrected in pencil, 1937, 21 p.

Folder 33: ms - preliminary rough notes, discussions and digressions re: Boy and Angel, with literary, theological and artistic arguments. References to Brow 'Childe Noland'

Folder 34: ms - Introduction to 'Woodland Haunts', pencil, corrections, 5p.

Folder 35: ms - A Nature Lover's Library - pencil, 16p. ms - Realms of Gord - more on the library, 2p.  

Box 2

Folder 36: ms - address on Anthony Trollope - pen and ink, with pencil notations, 26 p.; typescripts carbon of same piece, with corrections, 19p.

Folder 37: ms - The Art of William Wordsworth, pencil, 27p.

Folder 38: ms - The Art of William Wordsworth, pen and ink, 18p.

Folder 39: ms - Introduciton to J. M. Barrie, the Scotch Humorist, pencil, 5 p.

Folder 40: ms - draft of J. M. Barrie, The Scotch Humorist

Folder 41: ms - Bliss Carman, biographical outline, literary criticism, in pencil, 21 p.

Folder 42: ms - Camping in Algonquin, pencil, with corrections, 34 p.

Folder 43: ms - Castlereagh's Policy of Realpolitilc, pen and ink, with corrections and annotations, 10 December 1920, 17p.

Folder 44: ms - Browning's Childe Roland, in parts, all pencil:
1) Ballad in Fear, 2p.
2) Circumstances of Composition, 2p.
3) Why does not Browning's poem go beyond the twilight's arrival at the Dark Tower? 3p.
4) Method - Sililoquy or Monologue, 1p.
5-6) Browning's Purpose, 5p.
7) Failure in Romance, 6p.
8) Local Colouring of Medievalism, 2p.
9) Raw Materials and Unconscious Memory, 1p.
10) Miscellaneous on medieval mind, superstitions, 4p.
11) List of Suggested topics in Chlide Roland, 3p.
12) Points for detailed discussion, 1p.

Folder 45: Three ms. on Browning's Childe Roland, all pencil:
a) rough draft, 'Synopsis of Childe Roland', 9p. corrected
b) rough draft, 'Synopsis of Childe Roland', 17p. corrected
c) 'Childe Roland', a finished draft, 11p.

Folder 46: ms. on - A Comedy of Errors, pencil, corrections  

Folder 47: ms. on - A Comedy of Errors, pencil, some corrections, 19p., Sept. 1917

Folder 48: typescript (carbon) - A Comedy of Errors, corrected, 19p. Sept 1917

Folder 49: typescript (carbon) - A Comedy of Errors, corrected, 19p. Sept. and Nov. 1917

Folder 50: ms. and typescripts of A Cuckoo in a Robin's Nest a) pencil ms., 10p., elapsed time notation b) first typed copy, 6p., includes 3p. c) two carbon typescript copies of 'A Cuckoo in a Robin's Nest' and 'Mary's Little Lamb'

Folder 51: two typescripts on Charles Dickens, each corrected a) black type - 23 p. b) blue type - 31 p. plus 2 pages (20 and 21) from a draft of the Dickens paper, in black type, with corrections.

Folder 52: ms. on 'Disraeli's Foreign Policy, 1874-1880', pen and ink

Folder 53: ms - 'An Entomologist in Camp 'or' An Entomologist in Algonquin', pencil, with corrections, 19p.

Folder 54: typescripts - 'Heart and Head in Shakespeare Study', with corrections, elapsed time notations, 30 p.

Folder 55: typescript - 'Heart and Head in Shakespeare Study', without corrections, labelled "B2", 29p.

Folder 56: typescript - 'Heart and Head in Shakespeare Study', without corrections, labelled "B3", 29p.

Folder 57: typescript - 'Heart and Head in Shakespeare Study', incomplete, with duplications, 37p.

Folder 58: ms - 'Imperialism in Ancient Times', in pencil, with corrections, 11p.

Folder 59: ms - 'Jane Austen' - literary criticism, in pencil, with corrections, 25 p.

Folder 60: typescript - 'The Lure of the Wild Flower', with 4p. pencil, 1 April 1940, 14p. (Biographical data in text)

Folder 61: typescript - 'The Lure of the Wild Flower', incomplete, 10p.

Folder 62: ms - 'Mary's Little Lamb', pencil, with elapsed time notations, 6p. See also folder 60.

Folder 63: typescript - 'Roff and Linnet, Chain and Cage', carbon copy with corrections and elapsed time notations, 6p. (Reverse of last page entitled: 'Book of a Naturalist - Mary's Little Lamb').    

Folder 64: ms - 'My First Visit to Algonquin', in pencil, with corrections, 19p., plus a draft poem in pencil, 1p.

Folder 65: typescript - 'Nature Lovers at Jasper', blue type, 2 copies. a) 13p. b) 17p., last page tattered

Folder 66: notes, ms - 'Revisiting Algonquin', in pencil, with corrections, 18p.

Folder 67: typescript - 'Old Wives' Tales', with pencil corrections, 26p.

Folder 68: ms - 'The Origin of Tragedy', in pencil, with corrections, 22p., plus 1p. notes at start of piece.

Folder 69: typescript - 'Outline of Modern Belief' (on man's readjustment in time and space in the light of scientific advances), with corrections, 20 p.

Folder 70: ms - 'Plato's View of Poetry', in pencil, with corrections, 15p.

Folder 71: ms - 'Rabbi Ben Ezra', in pencil, with corrections, 8p.

Folder 72: typescript - 'Report on Insects for the Year 1915 about Peterborough', with corrections, 9p.

Folder 73: draft, ms. and typescript of Morris' 'Report to the Royal Society of Canada', of activities of the Entomological Society of Ontario for 1915-1916. Ms. in pencil, with corrections, 6p. typescripts, 3p.

Folder 74: ms - 'Robert Louis Stevenson', in pencil, with notes, 18 p. Written at Trinity College School, Port Hope.

Folder 75: two typescripts
a) 'The Book of a naturalist - Mary's Little Lamb', with corrections and elapsed time notations, 3p. (see also folder 62);
b) 'Roff and Linnet - Chain and Cage', 2 copies, 6p. each, (see also folder 63).

Folder 76: typescript - 'Rudyard Kipling, 1965 - 1936', with corrections, 39p.

Folder 77: typescript carbon of paper on Kipling, with correctio;ns, 39p.

Folder 78: Notes and ms. - 'Epistle of Kanshish', pencil, 8p.

Folder 79: ms - 'Verses for Forward and Spring o' the year', pencil 10p. ms - 'Man's Part in Nature', 'The First Hepatrica', and Merry April' are included

Folder 80: ms. and typescript - 'The Wook of Desire', for the Entomoligical Society of Canada, October 1916. ms pencil, 16p. typescript, corrections 10p. Biographical details in text.

Folder 81: ms - 'The Use of Books - A Study in the Value of Words', pencil, with corrections, 14p. (Address to Teachers' Association, 1914)

Folder 82: typescript - 'Woodland Lures (a)', 3 copies all corrected, 20 p. each. For Peterborough Teachers' Association, with biographical details.

Folder 83: typescript - 'Woodland Lures (b)', 25 November 1938, corrected, 15p. For Guelp Entomologists, with biographical details.

Folder 84: bound ms. of poem - 'The Bell', with illustrations, 10p.

Folder 85: typescript and ms. (bound) of drafts of the poem - 'On a Woodland Trail', pencil, pen and ink, and type, 12 p. ca. August 1940, plus 1p. subscription list at end

SERIES D: ARTICLES OF OTHER SCHOLARS IN MORRIS' PAPERS  

Folder 86: Articles of Edgar T. Wherry, University of Pennsylvania:

Chasing Chelones, Barotnia 10 (1927-8), 1-22

Our Native Phloxes and their Horticultural Derivatives. The National Horticultural Magazine, July 1935, 209-231.

Native Orchids, American Orchid Society Bulletin, December 1933, no pagination

The Eastern Veiny-leaved Phloxes, Bartonia 15 (1933), 99-113

A Variety of Phlox ovata from the Alabama Mountains, Bartonia 16 (1934), 112-120

The Eastern Long-styled Pholxes, part 1, Bartonia, 13 (1931), 16-53

The box huckleberry as an illustration of the need for field work, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, 61 (February 1934), 81-84

The Bowmans Hill State Wild Flower Preserve, The Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 8 (1934), 34-37

Fern Field Notes, 1935, American Fern Journal, 25 No.4 (1935), 123-126; 26, No.4 (1936), 127-131, 141-142

Southern Occurrences of Dryopteris Clintoniana, American Fern Journal, 27, No.1 (1937), 1-5

Two Plant-Geographic Notes, The Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Club, 2, No.1, (1937), no pagination

Fern Field Notes, American Fern Journal, 24, No.4 (1934), 97-104

Notable Pennsylvania Ferns, Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 11 (1937), 52-54

Temperature Relations of the Bunchberry, cornus canadensis L. Ecology 15, No.4 (1934), 440-443

The Ranges of our Eastern Parassisas and Sedums, Bartonia n.d.

Polemonium and Polemoniella in the Eastern States, Bartonia n.d.

Variants of Some Appalachian Aspleniums, American Fern Journal, 26, No.3 (1936), 77-86

Save our Wild Flowers, The December Scientific Monthly, 1931, 535-539

Folder 87: Various articles of other scholars:

Additions aux Cyperacees de l'Amerique de Nord, F. Marie Victorin, Contributions de Laboratoire de Notanique de l'Universite de Montreal -- No. 15, 1929

A description of Cypripedium Passerinum, Otto E. Jennings, Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 12, Nos. 2-4 (1919), 343-345

Librairie generale de l'Enseignement add for illustrated volumes on Flora of France, Belgium and Switzerland

Lingua Mortua, N. W. DeWitt, The Classical Journal, 31, No.1 (1935) 5-16

Listera Australis Lindl. in the Province of Quebec, H. Mouslay, The Canadian Field, Naturalist, 54, No.7, (1940), 95-96

Nature and its Conservation. Toronto Field Naturalists Club, 1940

Monographie und Iconographie der Orchideen Europas und des Mittelmeergebietes, Keller and Schlechter, Repertorium specierum nov. regni vegetabilis. 1938 (5 separate issues)

Folder 88: Articles of other scholars - academics:

The Orchid, The Peterborough Nature Club, October 1961

Orchids of Michigan, M. J. Bingham, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bulletin No. 15, March 1939, with references to Morris' book Our Wild Orchids.

The Passenger Pigeon in Ontario, M. M. Mitchell, Publications of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology, No. 7, n.d.

Peloric Flowers in Cypripedium reginae Walt., J. T. Curtis, The American Midland Naturalist, 25, No. 3, (1941), 580-583

Phleothamnion Confervicolum, Lagerheim, and its First recorded appearance in Great Britain, F. L. McKeever, Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh, 24, Part 3 (1911), 176-181

Popular and Practical Entomology, A Day's Beating, C. A. Frost, The Canadian Entomologist, 52, No. 2 (1920), 25-30

The Pteridophytes of West Virginia, M. G. Brooks and A. S. Margolin, The West Virginial University Bulletin, 39, No. 2 (1938)

Quelques resultats statistiques nouveaux concernant la flore vasculaire du Quebec, F. Marie-Victorin, Contributions du Laboratoire de Botanique de l'Universite de Montreal, No. 26, 1935        

Folder 89: Miscellaneous articles:

Recent Discoveries in the Newfoundland Flora, M. L. Fernald, Rhodora, 35 (1933)

Southern Ontario Birds, W. E. Saunders, Bird-Lore, 37 (1935), 322-328

Sur in Botrychium nouveau de la flore americaine et ses rapports avec le B. simplex, Marie-Victorin, 1927

Ta Grammata, W. Kirkconnell.

The Weeds of Ontario, Ontario Dept. of Agriculture, Bulletin 409, (1940)

What about Hawks?  

Folder 90: Bulletins, reports, lists, re: botanical interests:

Proceedings of the Sixteenth Convention of the Association (Canadian Education Association), 1934

The Canadian Entomologist, 68, No. 9 (1963)

Ibid., 71, No. 4 (1939)

The Canadian Field Naturalist, vv. 42 (1928), 54 (1940), 55 (1941)

The School, May 1939  

Folder 91: Bulletins, Reports, Lists re: botanical interests:

Ontario Dept. of Agriculture, Reports of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 1900-1937

Reports of the Horticultural Societies, 1932 - 1936  

Folder 92: Bulletins, Reports, Lists re: botanical interests:

Rhodora, Journal of the New England Botanical Club, August, October, November 1927, March, April, May 1928

Report of the American Museum of Natural History, for the year 1935

Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology, Bulletin 6 (1936), 9 (1940)

The Zoological Society of London, Guide to the Gardens and Aquarium - Regents Park, n.d.

Wild Flower, Wild Flower Preservation Society, April 1, 1930 (v.7, no.2)

Wild Flower Conservation Week in the Schools of British Columbia, 1937

SERIES E: MISCELLANEOUS LISTS, MANUSCRIPTS, MAPS BOX 3

Folder 93:

1. Peterborough Nature Club, membership, 1941 - 1942

2. Teacher's Pocket Diary, 1926 - 1927

3-4. Address lists, member of Balliol College, 1931, 1934  

Folder 94: Miscellaneous journals:

5. Teacher's Federation Bulletin, Octover 1951

6. Newsletter, Canadian Federation of University Women

7. Sunney Lyme Regis, official guide 1957

8. Ontario Library Review, Nov. 1949 (v.14 #2)

9. P.C.V.S. Anniversary Yearbook, The Echoes, 1939

10. Federation of Ontario Naturalists - Bulletins, #28 (1943), #31 (1945)  

Folder 95: Obituaries and letters of recommendation:

11-14.The Canadian Field-Naturalist, 1950 (vol. 65, no.4), obituary

15. The Bulletic of the OSSTF, February 1950, obituary

16. Sympathies of the Master of Balliol College, Oxford

17. Federation of Ontario Naturalists, April 1950, obituary

18. Fed. of Ontario Naturalists, annual meeting, Peterborough, Feb. 1957, obituary

19-21.no indication of paper: obituaries in newspapers

22. Saturday Night, 31 January 1950, obituary

23. Peterborough Examiner, editorial, 4 January 1950

24. Peterborough Examiner, 5 January 1950, an appreciation  

Folder 96: Letters of recommendation and testimonials from various academics:

25-27. letters of recommendation and testimonials from various academics    

Folder 97: Maps, records:

28. general soil and climatic map of southern Ontario

29. Road map of the County of Bruce

30. The Story Map of Scotland

31. Index map Eastern Canada, 1920

32. Index map Western Canada, 1911

33. British Columbia, 1923, showing lines of mean annual precipitation

34. les pages de Victor Hugo, poemes I, record 33 1/3 rpm

35. les pages de Victor Hugo, poemes II, record 33 1/3 rpm

36. les pages de LaMartine, meditations poetiques, record 33 1/3 rpm

37. Dedication to Dr. William Brodie, 1831 - 1909

38. Folder of pictures (some by Charles MacNamara of Arnprior) NOTE: Oversize items are in Box 1, on top  

Folder 98: Copies of writings and papers:

39. Regional gathering of Federation of Ontario Naturalists

40. 'My Hobby Horse', and 'Day Dreams', gestetner copy

41. 'Algonquin Days' - gestetner copy

42. 'Life Histoyr of a Hobby Horse, part one' - five gestetner copies  

Folder 99: Miscellaneous:

43. botanical specimens from C. J. Meyer, Liverpool, England

44-45. from M. J. Gillen, member of War Industries Board, 'The Acid Test of Democracy is Here'

46. Accountant's report, estate H.J.B. Williams, Port Hope, 1 Sept. 1882

47. establishment of sanctuaries in Ontario - report on

48. memo book with letter to Board of Directors, Teachers' Superannuation Fund, Toronto - draft  

SERIES F: PERSONAL

BOX 4

Folder 100:. Calypso, May 1919

Folder 101: Christmas exams, 1915-1917; nature memos

Folder 102: description and drawings of Henalectis spicata, 1929

Folder 103: English literature notebook, on A.R. Wallace, Kipling and Shakespeare. Nature Study, July 1929

Folder 104: notebook re: Algonquin Park, Buffalo trips, 1920

Folder 105: Orchid tribes and genera

Folder 106: notes on orchids, descriptions, specimens, with tables of contents of diaries and notes, 1926

Folder 107: furthur notes, etc. on orchids, 1924-1926

Folder 108: address re: plant types (carefully outlined systems of families and tribes, 1934)

Folder 109: bibliography, diary notes, re: Hobby Horse and others

Folder 110: book memos, departmental exams, teaching schedule, n.d.  

Box 5

Folder 111: ms - notes on Anthony Trollope's life and works, pencil and pen

Folder 112: ms - notes on classical poetry in pencil

Folder 113: a clipped article on W. H. Hudson, with Morris' notes

Folder 114: catalogue and accessions lists, PCI Library 1917 - 1926, pencil

Folder 115: catalogue and accessions lists, PCI Library 1927 - 1928, pencil

Folder 116: accessions list, PCI Library, 1933, plus address list

Folder 117: draft ms. of report to Royal Society of Canada (1917) of Entomological Society of Ontario

Folder 118: miscellaneous notes, including pencil lists of published and unpublished works

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