Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the “Reflections on Santayana’s Esthetics” manuscript, ca. 1905 MS 467



creator Sanford, Edmund C. (Edmund Clark)
Title: "Reflections on Santayana’s Esthetics" manuscript
Dates: ca. 1905
Abstract: This collection consists of a handwritten manuscript (about 220 pages) by Edmund Clark Sanford. The manuscript contains Sanford’s thoughts on George Santayana’s book "The Sense of Beauty," as well as some of Sanford’s thoughts on aesthetics in general.
Identification: MS 467
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Clark Sanford (1859 - 1924) was a prominent early American psychologist. He earned his PhD at Johns Hopkins University and then moved to Clark University in 1888, where he became a professor of psychology and the founding director of the psychology laboratory. He is best known for his 1887 Writings of Laura Bridgman and for his 1897 textbook, "A Course in Experimental Psychology." He was present at the creation of the American Psychological Association in 1892 and was the cousin of another early psychologist, Milicent Shinn.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a handwritten manuscript (about 220 pages) by Edmund Clark Sanford. The manuscript contains Sanford’s thoughts on George Santayana’s book "The Sense of Beauty." Santayana was a professor at Harvard and a well-known philosopher; "The Sense of Beauty" was published in 1896. Sanford comments on each chapter of Santayana’s book, and he also includes some of his thoughts on aesthetics in general.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from “Reflections on Santayana’s Esthetics” must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

“Reflections on Santayana’s Esthetics”, ca. 1905, MS 467, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Removed from Fondren general collections ca. 1985.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Manuscript, ca. 1905

Box Folder
1 1 “Reflections on Santayana’s Esthetics” manuscript