To Benjamin Morse

Scope and Content

Letters sent to Benjamin Joseph Morse (1899-1977), lecturer and senior lecturer in Italian at University College, Cardiff, 1940-66. After graduating from Aberystwyth University in 1923, Morse spent some years on the continent, at Trieste, Osnabrück and other cities, where he began his correspondence with German and Italian writers, which was renewed after 1945. He was a poet, critic and scholar, a notable translator of poetry (especially Rilke) and plays (e.g. Sternheim) and editor of Mombert's letters. B. J. Morse was made a knight of the Italian Republic in 1966.