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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Maurice Ernest Papers 1900-1954

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Ernest, Maurice. Papers

Dates:

1900-1954(inclusive)

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,

1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Abstract:

The Maurice Ernest papers consist of one box of correspondence (supplemented by clippings) written to biologist and author Maurice Ernest (1872-1955) by various individuals. The contents of these letters, which span the period between 1900 and 1954, reflect Ernest's interests in homeopathy and longevity studies, as well as his involvement in international relations as a press correspondent from 1897-1909. His correspondents included Nobel Prize winners such as Ralph Angell, Frederick Hopkins, Philip Noel-Baker, William Ramsay and John Rayleigh, as well as numerous physicians, scientists, and newspaper editors.

Information on Use

Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Ernest, Maurice. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Maurice Ernest was born in Austria on May 21, 1872 and was the son of Dr. Louis Ernst. He received his education in Paris and Vienna, studying first medicine and then law. From 1897 to 1909 Ernest served as London correspondence for several Austrian, Swedish, and American dailies. In 1898, he was the Honorable Secretary of the Foreign Press Association. Since 1909 Ernest devoted himself to biological study and research. In 1928 he founded the Centenarian Club, the aim of which was to investigate the means "whereby health and vigour may be retained beyond the century."

Ernest's publications include: Slaves to Love, 1892; Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony, 1903; The New Homeopathy, 1910; Everyday Chronic Maladies, 1912; The Longer Life, 1938; Lives of 300 Years and Continual Rejuvenation, 1942; and many contributions to political and medical journals.

Maurice Ernest died on May 18, 1955.

Scope Note

The Maurice Ernest papers consist of one box of correspondence (supplemented by clippings) written to biologist and author Maurice Ernest (1872-1955) by various individuals. The contents of these letters, which span the period between 1900 and 1954, reflect Ernest's interests in homeopathy and longevity studies, as well as his involvement in international relations as a press correspondent from 1897-1909. His correspondents included Nobel Prize winners such as Ralph Angell, Frederick Hopkins, Philip Noel-Baker, William Ramsay and John Rayleigh, as well as numerous physicians, scientists, and newspaper editors. The letters are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the correspondent.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Agate, James

Box 1   Folder 2

Angell, Ralph Norman

Box 1   Folder 3

Avebury, John Lubbock

Box 1   Folder 4

Berchtold

Box 1   Folder 5

Bland-Sutton, John

Box 1   Folder 6

Broadbent, William Henry

Box 1   Folder 7

Bryce, James

Box 1   Folder 8

Buckle, George Earle

Box 1   Folder 9

Calder, Peter Ritchie

Box 1   Folder 10

Campbell, Harry

Box 1   Folder 11

Chaffer, David

Box 1   Folder 12

Crichton-Browne, James

Box 1   Folder 13

Cooper, Duff

Box 1   Folder 14

Dawson, Geoffrey

Box 1   Folder 15

Drury, Alan Nigel

Box 1   Folder 16

Ervine, John Greer

Box 1   Folder 17

Fisher, Irving

Box 1   Folder 18

Fleischmann, Albert

Box 1   Folder 19

Flower, Stanley

Box 1   Folder 20

Foreign Press Association

Box 1   Folder 21

Gardiner, Alfred

Box 1   Folder 22

Garrison, Fielding Hudson

Box 1   Folder 23

Geikie, Archibald

Box 1   Folder 24

Goschen, George

Box 1   Folder 25

Gregory, Richard Arman

Box 1   Folder 26

Gueniot

Box 1   Folder 27

Haldane, John Scott

Box 1   Folder 28

Harmsworth, Harold Cecil Aubrey

Box 1   Folder 29

Harrison, Ross Granville

Box 1   Folder 30

Hopkins, Frederick Gowland

Box 1   Folder 31

Horniblow, Barry

Box 1   Folder 32

Jacks, Lawrence Pearsall

Box 1   Folder 33

Jeans, James Hopwood

Box 1   Folder 34

Jones, Harold Spencer

Box 1   Folder 35

Keilin, David

Box 1   Folder 36

Keith, Arthur

Box 1   Folder 37

Keller, Gottfried

Box 1   Folder 38

Keynes, Geoffrey Langdon

Box 1   Folder 39

Lakatos, Victor

Box 1   Folder 40

Lane, William Arbuthnot

Box 1   Folder 41

Lazarus-Barlow, Walter Sydney

Box 1   Folder 42

Lucy, Henry William

Box 1   Folder 43

MacBride, Ernest William

Box 1   Folder 44

MacCarthy, Desmond

Box 1   Folder 45

Marett, Robert

Box 1   Folder 46

Marinesco, Gheorghe

Box 1   Folder 47

Martin, Basil Kingsley

Box 1   Folder 48

Maurizio, Adam

Box 1   Folder 49

McDowall, Robert John Stewart

Box 1   Folder 50

Mensdorff, Albert

Box 1   Folder 51

Methuen, Paul

Box 1   Folder 52

Mijatovich, Chedo

Box 1   Folder 53

Newman, George

Box 1   Folder 54

Noel-Baker, Philip John

Box 1   Folder 55

Northcliffe, Alfred Charles

Box 1   Folder 56

Oliver, Francis

Box 1   Folder 57

Peto, Basil Edward

Box 1   Folder 58

Punch Magazine

Box 1   Folder 59

Ramsay, William

Box 1   Folder 60

Rayleigh, John William

Box 1   Folder 61

Ridge, William Pett

Box 1   Folder 62

Rolleston, Humphry

Box 1   Folder 63

Sable, C.B.

Box 1   Folder 64

Smith, H. Graham

Box 1   Folder 65

Spender, John Alfred

Box 1   Folder 66

Steed, Henry Wickham

Box 1   Folder 67

Steinach, Eugen

Box 1   Folder 68

Strachey, John

Box 1   Folder 69

Thompson, William Eberle

Box 1   Folder 70

Thomson, Joseph John

Box 1   Folder 71

Ticket issued by Station Superintendent's Office, Victoria

Box 1   Folder 72

Voronoff, Serge

Box 1   Folder 73

Singer, Charles

Box 1   Folder 74

Smith, Gladys M.