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Morley, Sylvanus Griswold, 1883-1948

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1883-1948

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Album duplicate photographs

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photographs that are mostly duplicates of the photographs in the albums.
Dates: 1881-1986

Artifacts and objects photographs

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents The subseries includes photographs of Maya artifacts and sculpture. Artifacts includes polychrome and heiroglyphic vases, plates, and bowls, stone tools and lithics, stone and ceramic stulpture, obsidian blades, pottery shards, jewelry pieces, pieces from stone architecture, conch shell with heiroglyphics, and other archaeological artifacts. Artifacts came from several sources including private collections, museums, and excavations. Topics of artifacts include animals, geometric and faunal...
Dates: 1881-1986

Contemporary buildings

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Photographs of contemporary buildings (hacienda) in Mexico and Central America. Sylvanus, Frances, and Frances' father Frank lived or visited these haciendas for some time.
Dates: 1881-1986

Dorita

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This subseries includes photographs of a child named Dorita, the goddaughter of Sylvanus G. Morley and Frances Rhoads Morley. Dorothy Rhoads was interested in using the prints to publish a book.
Dates: 1881-1986

Dorothy and Frances portraits

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Rhoads and Morley photograph collection contains over 14,000 photographs and is divided into two main sections: the Morley collection and the Rhoads family collection. The Sylvanus G. Morley photographs contain photographs of the buildings, architecture, murals, and excavations of Mayan ruins in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. The range of photographs is narrow, approximately 1920-1935. The Rhoads family photographs is a much larger collection and wider range of time, from approximately...
Dates: 1881-1986

Pastor Escalante letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2745
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1942-1954

Maya people photographs

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This subseries is composed of photographs of Maya people and activites when 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.
Dates: 1881-1986

Morley archaeological site photographs

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents The subseries includes photographs of archaeological sites and excavations conducted by Sylvanus Morley. Sites include Chichen Itza, Uxmal, >>>>. Subjects include excavations, monumental architecture and buildings, stela and heiroglyphic monuments, and other archaeological findings.
Dates: 1881-1986

Morley family negatives

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains papers from the Rhoads and Morley families, including correspondence, writings, notes, drafts, journals, pictures, scrapbooks, and other personal papers. Collection includes portraits of Franklin Koons and Frances May Cook Rhoads and their daughters Dorothy and Frances, as well poetry, short stories and other writings by Dorothy. It also includes the personal papers of Dr. Sylvanus G. Morley and information he collected on the Mayan ruins. The photographs in the...
Dates: 1881-1986

Morley family personal papers, 1927-1955

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents The subseries includes personal papers of Sylvanus and Frances Morley. The papers began in 1927, with their marriage, and include finances, wedding invitations, correspondence, architecture plans, and other personal papers.
Dates: 1927-1955