William Lyon Phelps Foundation

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Welcome to the
William Lyon Phelps Foundation
Web Site

Dedicated to the writing, values, life, and times of William Lyon Phelps (1865-1943), Lampson Professor of English literature at Yale University, distinguished lecturer, author, critic and ordained minister, and to Huron City, location of Professor Phelps Summer residence preserved in its original 19th Century setting within the Huron City Museum


Contents

Transcription Archive of Billy Phelps Essays & Books, last updated 2-28-2002

Happiness
Appreciation
Human Nature
Memory
Love
Marriage
Women  
On Books
On Retired Life   

Christ or Caesar

Pure Gold of Nineteenth Century Literature

Molasses
A Room Without a Veiw
Tea
The Weather
War
Man and Boy
Ambition
Birds and Statesmen
Russia Before the Revolution
The Devil
The Forsyte Saga
London As Summer Resort
What the Man Will Wear
Atheletics
A Private Library All Your Own
The Greatest Common Divisor
The Great American Game
Ten Sixty Six
Going Abroad the First Time
Spiritual Healing
Superstition
The Importance of the Earth
Sunrise
Resolutions When I Come to be Old
English and American Humor
A Pair of Socks
Ancient Football
An Inspiring Cemetery
One Day at a Time
City and Country
Rivers
Dreams
Circus
Profession and Practice

The Poetry of Walt Whitman

A Visible Church

Bad Axe Fair

Income Tax 1912

... and from Yale
Yale class of 1822 (57MB pdf)

See and hear
Billy Phelps

Museum

ON COURAGE
(Real Player video)


Phelps Preface to the Autobiography (1939):
"The lack of order, coherence, symmetry in this book (web site) is owing neither to accident nor to laziness; it is the way I chose to write it.  The pleasure of good conversation (surfing) would be destroyed if conversation were 'organized'- forced to proceed in a definite direction, instead of being brittle, broken by interruptions... When I have finished reading the proofs, I hope that some persons may read the book. 
As for me, I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on't again I dare not."
(Editor)

William Lyon Phelps Foundation
Kathryn Parcells (Chairman) email
3169 Robina
Berkley, MI 48072
(313) 640-0123
 

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