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Bentley mss. II, 1890-1965

Summary Information

Repository:
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Bentley, Arthur Fisher, 1870-1957

Title
Bentley mss. II, 1890-1965

Collection No.
LMC 1072

Extent
6,188 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
The Bentley mss. II, 1890-1965, consists of the correspondence and writings of Arthur Fisher Bentley, 1870-1957, philosopher and author.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Arthur Fisher Bentley, 1870-1957, was a philosopher and author. Bentley received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1895. He wrote for the Chicago Times-Herald (later the Record-Herald) until 1910, when he retired to work and write at his orchard in Paoli, Indiana. During World War I, Bentley was a member of the Red Cross.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; and, III. Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Note

The Bentley mss. II, 1890-1965, consists of the correspondence, writings, and publication miscellanea of Arthur Fisher Bentley, 1870-1957, philosopher and author. Correspondents in the collection include: Charles Bentley, Hutchins Hapgood, and Neith Hapgood. There is also numerous correspondence between Bentley and his publishers, and with offices of the Red Cross (during the war years). Correspondence following Bentley's death is that of his widow, Imogene (Shaw) Bentley. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Bentley mss.; also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift, 1972.
Usage Restrictions
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
Preferred Citation
[Item], Bentley mss. II, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Correspondence

Partial Index of Correspondents
  • Bentley, Arthur Fisher, 1870-1957 to Hapgood, Hutchins
    • View All (15)
    • 1894, Oct. 1 (4 copies - all incomplete)
    • 1912, Mar. 28 (copy)
    • 1917, Mar. 1 (copy)
    • 1919, Feb. 15 (copy); Mar. 1 (copy)
    • 1928, June 11 (copy); Dec. 22 (copy)
    • 1930, Oct. 6 (copy)
    • 1932 (copy)
    • 1934, Mar. 27 (copy)
    • 1938, Jan. 17 (copy); 1938, Jan. 20 (copy); July 28 (copy)
    • 1939, Jan. 6; Feb. 18, 27; Apr. 3 (all copies)
    • 1940, Apr. 6 (copy); Nov. 14 (copy); 1940, July 8 (copy)
    • 1941, Feb. 5, 15, 17 (all copies)
    • 1942, Oct. 5 (copy)
    • 1943, June 9, 18; Oct. 18 (all copies)
    • 1944, May 28 (copy)
  • Bentley, Arthur Fisher, 1870-1957 to Hapgood, Neith
    • View All (12)
    • 1925, July 20 (copy); Sept. 10 (copy)
    • 1928, Jan. 18 (copy)
    • 1931, May 6 (copy); Dec. 21 (copy)
    • 1933, Apr. 15 (copy)
    • 1934, Oct. 18 (copy)
    • 1937, Dec. 13 (copy)
    • 1938, Feb. 6 (copy)
    • 1939, Dec. 11 (copy)
    • 1940, Mar. 9 (copy)
    • 1942, July 20 (copy); Oct. 18 (copy)
    • 1943, June 18 (copy)
    • 1944, Jan. 12 (copy)
  • Goldman, Emma,1869-1940 to Bentley, Arthur Fisher
    • 1902, Dec. 2
  • Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944 to Bentley, Arthur Fisher
    • View All (31)
    • 1894, Mar. 15; Apr. 2, 5, 17; May 12; June 1, 25, 27 (card); July 14, 19; Aug. 22 (incomplete); Sept. 16, 22; Oct. 14; Nov. 4 (copy), 19; 1894
    • 1895, Jan. 7; Feb. 4 (card); Mar. 12
    • 1896, Jan. 11; May 17; Sept. 12; Oct. 6, 22; 1896
    • 1897, Mar. 6, 21; Sept. 29; Oct. 8
    • 1898, July 3
    • 1899, Sept. 24; Nov. 5, 14
    • 1900, Sept. 8
    • 1901, May 3
    • 1902, Feb 17; 1902 (3)
    • 1903, Jan. 30 (copy); Feb. 18 (copy); June 24; Aug 5; Nov. 24; 1903
    • 1904, Apr. 8
    • 1906, Jan. 16; Mar. 9; Apr. 24; May 22; June 26; July 24; Sept. 2, 22; Oct. 15; Nov. 30
    • 1907, Jan. 9; Feb. 12; Mar. 20, 26, Apr. 12 (copy); May 18; June 27; 19, 29; Aug. 10, 21; Oct. 2, Oct.; Nov. 14; Dec. 9
    • 1908, Jan. 7; May 27; June 24; July 5, 22, 28; Aug. 28; Sept. 1, 9, 19, Sept.; Oct. 11, Oct. (incomplete); Nov. 7, 23, 29
    • 1909, May 25; June 2, 8, 11, 13, 20, 23, 25; June; 1909
    • 1910, Dec. 15
    • 1910
    • 1911, July 2
    • 1913, Jan. 19
    • 1919, Feb. 20; Mar. 20;
    • 1923, May 6
    • 1924, July 17
    • 1925, Jan. 4; June 15
    • 1928, Feb. 7; Sept. 30
    • 1929, Oct. 23
    • 1930, Aug. 19
    • 1931, Dec. 23 (post card)
    • 1932, Feb. 10; Mar. 20; Apr. 14; May 7; Dec. 21
    • 1934, Feb. 28
    • 1935, Jan. 28
    • undated (17)
  • Hapgood, Neith (Boyce), 1872-1951 to Bentley, Arthur F.
    • View All (12)
    • 1915, Jan. 20
    • 1918, July 30
    • 1918 fragment
    • 1919, Nov. 7
    • 1925, Jan. 4; Mar. 23; May 30; June 18 Sept. 3
    • 1928, Feb. 11
    • 1929, Apr. 10; May 6
    • 1933, Mar. 3
    • 1934, Oct. 21
    • 1935
    • 1941, Aug. 20
    • undated (27)
  • Minton, Sherman, 1890-1965 to Bentley, Arthur F.
    • 1935, Sept. 25
  • Steffens, Joseph Lincoln, 1866-1936 to Bentley, Arthur F.
    • 1902, May 22 (sec'y signed), 26; May (telegram); June 2; July 29; Aug. 4, 15

Box 1 1890-1937, Oct. 

Box 2 1937, Nov.-1952 

Box 3 1953-1963 

Box 4 1964-1965 

Charles F. Bentley, 1892-1908

(7 folders)


Series: Writings

Box 4 Counting and Measuring

Linguistic Analysis of Mathematics

On the Social Discredit of the Sexual

The Physician of Souls

(3 folders)


Books and articles: worksheets

(5 folders)


Box 5 Books and articles: worksheets (cont.)

(10 folders)


Writings by others

Series: Miscellaneous

Box 5 Announcements of publication

Biographical/personal

Lists of publications by Bentley

Photographs

Printed material

(4 folders)


Miscellaneous