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Arthur Stanley Pease Letters to Frederick Tuckerman

Identifier: MA.00158

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 60 letters and postcards, all but one from Arthur Pease to Frederick Tuckerman, dealing chiefly with their mutual interest in the natural history and historical background of the White Mountains and the Appalachian Range. There is some personal content, mostly brief comments about family, people they both know, and people associated with their interst in the White Mountains.


  • Creation: 1915-1928


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Pease Letters for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Pease Letters should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Stanley Pease was a classics scholar who was also an avid amateur botanist. Born in 1881, he received his AB, AM and PhD degrees in classics from Harvard in 1902, 1903 and 1905 respectively. He taught classics at Harvard University (1906-1909), the University of Illinois (1909-1924), and Amherst College (1924-1927). In 1927 he was appointed President of Amherst College. He resigned five years later and returned to teaching classics at Harvard, from 1932 to 1950. Pease died January 7, 1964.

Frederick Tuckerman, M.D. (born 1857), a native of Greenfield, Mass., was graduated from Boston University in 1878 and Harvard Medical School in 1882. He was Lecturer on Anatomy and Physiology at Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1884-1886. He was the author of numerous scientific articles as well as Amherst Academy: a New England School of the Past, 1814-1861 (1929). He was the son of the poet Frederick Goddard Tuckerman and nephew of Professor Edward Tuckerman.


0.5 Linear feet (1 archives box)

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Pease was a classics scholar, avid amateur botanist, professor and President of Amherst College. The collection consists of 60 letters, all but one from Pease to Amherst College treasurer and author Tuckerman, dealing chiefly with the natural history of the White Mountains and Appalachian Range. Most of the letters date from before Pease's arrival in Amherst.


The letters are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-. Correspondence and compositions. (MS Am 1804). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library. [Persistent ID:]

David Schaich, Peter A. Nelson
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
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Amherst MA 01002-5000
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