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Subseries 2. Correspondence, 1909-1974

Scope and Content Notes:

The correspondence dates from 1909-1973 and is separated into personal and professional. The personal correspondence contains letters and holiday greetings from friends and family. Researchers may find some significance in the correspondence with Gertrude Mary Sellars, as it provides an interesting perspective on her husband, Wilfrid Sellars. The professional correspondence occurs between RWS and other philosophers. It appears as though many of the letters were written in response to inquiries initially made by RWS during the later part of his life. A few of the professional correspondence files contain manuscripts that were initially sent as enclosures. The "compiled letters" file is interesting as it was assembled by W. Preston Warren and sent to Wilfrid Sellars for safe keeping. This file contains photocopied letters sent to RWS from various philosophers between 1910 and 1965. Some of the correspondents include John Dewey, Donald Williams, Wilmon Sheldon, H. Bergson, George Santayana, Mario Lins, Adolf Meyer, and C. A. Strong, among others.

Researchers wishing to view the correspondence between Roy Wood Sellars and his son, Wilfrid Sellars, should consult the professional correspondence located in series four. All but a few of these letters are written by RWS. The letters cover discussions of philosophical ideas, publication notes, and personal business between father and son. An enclosure to a letter dated June 22, 1970, outlines RWS's philosophical autobiography. Other enclosures include articles written by RWS.

Section: Personal

Folder 8 Miscellaneous, 1909-1973
Folder 9 Sellars, Gertrude Mary, 1939-1969
Folder 10 Sellars, Helen Maude, 1909-1939

Section: Professional

Folder 11 Comments on Sellars' writings, 1916-1973
Folder 12 Complied letters, 1910-1972
Folder 13 Miscellaneous, 1919-1973
Folder 14-16 Publishers/Editors, 1966-1974
Folder 17 Speaking engagements, 1965-1973

Box 190
Folder 1 Warren, W. Preston, 1966-1973