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William Inglis Morse (1874-1952) was educated at the Horton Collegiate Academy and received a B.A. from Acadia in 1897. After moving to the United States, he continued his education. He received a Doctor of Letters from Acadia in 1926, an Hon. L.L.D. from Dalhousie in 1939, and a D.D. from King's (Halifax) in 1947. Morse was a philanthropist whose financial contribution continues to provide an annual assistantship to an Acadia student in Honours or Graduate work in History and English. He was also a writer. For example, in 1935, he wrote Acadiensia Nova, being two volumes about unknown and unpublished documents relating to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Maine [SPMORS]. A number of his other works are located in Special Collections. The Morse Collection was originally housed in a separate room in University Hall and came to the Library when the present library building was finished in 1965. When the Collection came to Acadia between 1927 and 1931, it was intended to be a good basic scholar's library. The books alone total 1,650 volumes. The manuscripts in the Archives are mainly those of 19th century English and American authors or political figures and the documents relate to Nova Scotia dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The maps and watercolours were collected by William Inglis Morse. Some of his personal documents and photographs are also in the Archives.
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A Chart of the Mouth of Nassau River
A General Map of North America
A General Map of North America
A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only The Improved Parts of that Province, but also Its Extensive Frontiers
A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only The Improved Parts of that Province, but also Its Extensive Frontiers
A Map of the Province of New York
A Map of the Province of New York
A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England
A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England
A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland
A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland
A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland
A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland
A Military Plan of Wolfe's Cove
A New Map of Newfoundland, New Scotland, the Isles of Breton, Anticoste, St. Johns & c. Together with the Fishing Bancks
A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Britain with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada
A Plan and Elevation of Bridges on the Ottawa at the Chaudiere Falls
A Plan of Quebec
A Plan of the City and Fortifications of Louisburg
A Plan of the City and Harbour of Louisburg with the French Batteries that defended it, and those of the English, shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which they Landed, and the Ground on which they Encamped during the siege of 1758