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Mytton Maury Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Maury, Mytton
Title: Mytton Maury Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1885-1904
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft
Abstract: Spanning 1885 to 1904, the Mytton Maury Papers comprises material collected by the American clergyman and scholar (1839-1919) primarily during the years he was revising and updating various works on geography originally edited by his cousin Matthew Fontaine Maury.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arranged alphabetically, the bulk of the Correspondence/subject files encompasses Dr. Maury's handwritten research notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to Maury's Manual of Geography (1892, 1894, and 1896 editions) and Maury's Physical Geography (1893 and 1894 editions) as well as notes for a proposed revision of Physical Geography of the Sea. The remainder of the collection also contains general research material and correspondence relating to a variety of geographical subjects. Copies of the published works, heavily annotated, are included in the collection.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Maury, Mytton, Archives

Associated Titles

Maury's Manual of Geography
Maury's Physical Geography
Physical Geography of the Sea


Physical geography

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Mytton Maury Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased: 1992

Finding Aid Information

Created by: PRB
Date: Jun 1999
Revision history: 4 Jan 2006 - EAD file created (MRR)

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Correspondence / subject files
Box 1 General correspondence 1885-1895, undated
Box 1 Family correspondence 1892
Box 1 Archaeology
Box 1 Block Island
Box 1 Climate
Box 1 Indians
Box 1 Maury, John Draper
Box 1 Maury, Matthew Fontaine
Maury's Manual of Geography, 1892 (a)
Box 1 General notes
Box 1 Chapter notes
Box 1 North America
Box 1 South America
Box 1 Europe
Box 1 Asia
Box 1 Africa
Maury's Manual of Geography 1892 (b)
Box 2 General notes
Box 2 Chapter notes
Box 2 North America
Box 2 South America
Box 2 Europe
Box 2 Asia
Box 2 Africa
Box 2 Oceania
Box 2 Recent geographical events
Maury's Manual of Geography 1894 edition
Box 2 General notes
Box 2 Chapter notes
Box 2 North America
Box 2 South America
Box 2 Europe
Box 2 Asia
Box 2 Africa
Box 2 Oceania
Maury's Manual of Geography 1896 edition
Box 3 General notes
Box 3 Chapter notes
Box 3 Mathematical geography
Box 3 Physical geography
Box 3 North America
Box 3 South America
Box 3 Europe
Box 3 Asia
Box 3 Africa
Box 2 Australasia
Maury's Physical Geography 1893 edition
Box 3 General notes
Chapter notes
Box 3 The Earth
Box 3 The Land
Box 3 The Water
Box 3 The Atmosphere
Box 3 Life
Maury's Physical Geography 1894 edition
Box 4 General notes
Chapter notes
Box 4 The Earth
Box 4 The Land
Box 4 The Water
Box 4 The Atmosphere
Box 4 Life
Box 4 Recent Geographical Events
Box 4 Missions
Box 4 National Geographic Society
Box 4 Nova Scotia
Box 4 Physical Geography of the Sea - notes for a proposed revision
Box 4 Protective tariffs
Box 4 South Dakota
Box 4 Texas
Box 4 United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
Box 4 University Publishing Company
Box 4 United States Geological Survey
Box 4 Miscellaneous

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