Morley, Frances R.
Frances Louella Rhoads Morley was born September 8, 1898 to Franklin Koons and Frances May Cook Rhoads of Pekin and Rock Island, Illinios. Frances had one older sister, Dorothy, and the family lived in Illinois for many years, near other family members. Dorothy and Frances moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico in about 1920, and Dorothy lived there until 1986, when she died. In 1927, Frances married Sylvanus Morley, and spent her remaining years between Mexico and Sante Fe, and would accompany him on excavations. The family had a Maya godchild named Dorita, who was featured in one of Dorothy's books. Sylvanus died in 1948 and Frances died in 1955 in Sante Fe.
Frances was amateur photographers, and took hundreds of photographs on family trips and other events, some of which were used in Sylvanus's publications. Frances also coauthored one paper with Sylvanus about the Leyden Plate.
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Photographs of contemporary buildings (haciendas) in Mexico and Central America. Sylvanus, Frances, and Frances' father Frank lived or visited these haciendas. Dated approximately 1925 to 1949.
Contains mainly portraits and some photographs of Dorothy and Frances Rhoads. Dated approximately 1890 to 1955.
Handwritten and signed letters in Spanish sent to Frances Rhoads Morley. Escalante writes about his work in caring for Morley's property in the Yucatan State of Mexico and about life in the area. Also included are biographies of Morley's husband, Sylvanus Griswold Morley.
This subseries is composed of photographs of Maya people and their activites during the time Sylvanus and Frances visited Santa Fe, Mexico, and Guatemala. The photographs include people who worked for or with Sylvanus G. Morley in his archeological expeditions, as well as people who intereacted with the expedition in the village. Dated approximately 1924 to 1947.
The subseries includes photographs of archaeological sites and excavations conducted by Sylvanus Morley. Sites include Chichen Itza, Uxmal and others. Subjects include excavations, architecture and buildings, heiroglyphics, and other archaeological findings. Dated approximately 1921 to 1956.
Photographs of buildings including the Robison buildng, where Frank Rhoads worked, the home where the Rhoads family lived, 1032 2st St, Rock Island and also a home before the Rock Island home, in St Paul or east St. Louis.