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Constance Morrow Morgan papers on Sir Kenelm Digby

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00133

Scope and Contents

The papers contain the notes assembled by Morgan on Digby; they include her transcriptions of Digby manuscripts (including some from his Letter book, MRBR MS 134), correspondence related to her purchases of Digby manuscripts and books, and other related research materials. Includes a photostat of a Digby holograph, Scrittura data a ... Papa Innocentio Xmo, 1648? ([47] leaves), Vatican document: Chigi N. 111.69. Also includes Constance Morrow's senior thesis from Smith College: The Wandering Fantasies of Sir Kenelm Digby. Also includes materials related to the exhibition held in Neilson Library, Smith College (1996-1997) in honor of the gift of Digby manuscripts and books (last item in Box 2).

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1938-1997


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Constance Morrow (Smith College Class of 1935), wrote her senior thesis on Sir Kenelm Digby. After graduation she continued her interest in Digby and assembled a collection of books and manuscripts by him, as well as volumes from his own library. Mrs. Morgan was a trustee of the college from 1956 to 1971 and served as chairman from 1967 to 1971. She died in 1995.


0.583 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; in memory of Constance Morrow Morgan by her family, 1996-1997.

Finding aid to the Constance Morrow Morgan papers on Sir Kenelm Digby
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-23: Updated legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063