Ravi D. Goel Collection of George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) Materials
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one notebook of published and unpublished poems, 1952-1954, one notebook titled "Homiletic Notes" containing Driver's reflections on various intellectual interests, and six volumes of "Driver's Own Encyclopedia," an alphabetical index of Driver's original notes, writings, and research. This collection also contains a manuscript copy of Fare of Poems, his book of poetry, mostly typewritten, with corrections, manuscript inserts, notes, marginalia, and tearsheets, as well as poems, articles, verses, newslippings.
- 1952-1958, undated
Conditions Governing Access
There is no restriction on access to the Ravi D. Goel Collection of George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) Materials for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests for permission to publish material from the Collection 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
George Hibbert Driver (AC 1900) was born on May 6, 1879 in Lynn, MA, the son of George Hibbert Smith and Lucretia Goddard (Larkin). Driver prepared for college at Wakefield High School and graduated Beta Theta Pi from Amherst College in 1900. Driver was the principal of Hopkins Academy in Hadley, MA from 1900-1902. He went on to receive his MA from Amherst College in 1904 and a Bachelor of Divinity from Yale University in 1905. As the recipient of Yale's Hooker Fellowship, Driver continued his theological studies at the American School for Oriental Study and Research in Jerusalem from 1905-1906. Driver continued his studies at the University of Marburg, Germany in 1906 and at Berlin University from 1906-1907. He received a Master of Sacred Theology from Harvard University in 1940.
Driver served as a Congregational minister through New England, New York, and Pennsylvania from 1907-1945. Driver was also involved with the Boston Evening Clinic and Hospital, Boston Industrial Home, National War Work Council, World Fellowship Inc., the Billerica Historical Society, the Temple Choir of Lowell, and the Wollaston Glee Club of Quincy.
Driver self-published two books of poetry: Cape-Scapes, 1930, and Fare of Poems, 1958, as well as numerous articles and poems in religious and secular publications. Driver also published What has become of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, 1936 and Anne Hutchinson: Exponent of the Spirit, 1936. Driver's story "The benison of Bride's Brook" was published in New England Short Stories, 1934.
Driver married Helen Pitman, daughter of Judge Charles Upham Bell in 1914. George Hibbert Driver died in Marblehead, MA on May 10, 1966.
1 Linear feet (1 record box)
Language of Materials
One notebook of published and unpublished poems, a notebook containing Driver's reflections on various interests, and six volumes of "Driver's Own Encyclopedia," an alphabetical index of Driver's original notes, writings, and research. This collection also contains a manuscript copy of Fare of Poems, his book of poetry, mostly typewritten, with corrections, manuscript inserts, notes, marginalia, and tearsheets.
Published volume has been cataloged.
Driver, George Hibbert. A Fare of Poems. Boston: Meador Pub., 1958.
Copy is in dust jacket and inscribed by the author on front free endpaper.
Call number: PS3507.R784 F3 1958
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- Chris Barber
- 2016 February
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