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Morse, Albert Reynolds


biographical statement

Albert Reynolds Morse was born in Denver, Colorado on 20 October 1914. His father, Bradish P. Morse operated the Morse Brothers Machinery Company, which specialized in mining and other heavy machinery. His mother, Anna, was the daughter of pioneer, Albert Eugene Reynolds. Morse graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado at Boulder and obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School. In 1942, he married Eleanor Reese, the daughter of Cleveland drug manufacturer George Reese. They had one son whom they named Brad. For ten years, Morse gained experience in industry before founding his own company, Injection Molders Supply Company, in 1949. In addition to running the company, Morse also published a magazine entitled “Injection Molding News”. He had many writing and collecting interests. As a trustee of the Denver Natural History Museum, he added to its rock collection. He collected Salvador Dali’s paintings and founded the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Additionally, he wrote about several books about Dali including the Salvador Dali Museum Collection. Morse also created a manuscript collection of George Elbert Burr materials, which he donated to the Denver Public Library. Again, he wrote a book about his interest entitled George Elbert Burr: Etcher of the American West. Further, Morse published an anthology of his own Some Fifty Unprofessional Poems and published Gold Links Tailings in memory of his maternal grandfather. The collection described here arose because he collected the writings of M. P. Shiel. Morse wrote The Works of M. P. Shiel, which was published in 1948. He subsequently revised this work into a four-volume set and added The Quest for Redonda and The New King. Morse donated his Shiel collection to Olin Library at Rollins College in 1989; he died on 15 August 2000.

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Shiel, M. P. Collection by A. Reynolds Morse

Identifier: Shiel
Scope and Contents Most of the collection (72 linear feet) consists of the books and periodicals that Morse assembled over his forty years as a collector, which Olin Library maintains using funds provided by Morse. The books include not only Shiel’s works but also works by other authors that he knew, such as, Louis Tracy. Morse also collected books about science fiction and works that mention Shiel or his work. Of especial interest are the issues of such old periodicals as Strand...
Dates: Created: 1865-2000; Other: Majority of material found in 1945-1985; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1988