Harry Morgan Ayres

Harry Morgan Ayres (October 6, 1881 – November 20, 1948) was a professor of English Literature at Columbia University an author, and editor. He edited The Reader's Dictionary of Authors including entries for Charles William Eliot, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, and George Moore and also contributed to the Library of the World's Best Literature.

The English Journal Volume 13 described The Modern students book of English literature he compiled and wrote with Frederick Morgan Padelford and William David Howe as: "A brave effort to give something of every trope - even letters and a taste of modern critical and biographical prose." The description adds that the selection of early English material is "more adequate" than is usual.

He defended General Dwight Eisenhower's appointment at Columbia pointing to the scholarly quality of his Guidhall speech in London.

He wrote an essay on Modern American Tendencies for The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 6, 1881 (Acquackanonk Township), Died November 20, 1948

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: session supervisor, speaker

Notes: Listed on disc label as Prof. H. M. Ayres, Columbia University.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-46641 10-in. 8/1/1928 American speech : Newburyport, Massachusetts C. E. Huntingdon Recitation session supervisor  
Victor BVE-46651 10-in. 8/2/1928 American speech : Charleston, South Carolina G. D. Grice Recitation session supervisor  
Victor BVE-46654 10-in. 8/2/1928 American speech : Ellsworth, Maine H. E. Rollins Recitation session supervisor  
Victor BVE-46656 10-in. 8/2/1928 American speech : Goose Creek Gullah Samuel Gaillard Stoney Recitation session supervisor  
Victor BVE-48418 10-in. 12/3/1928 American speech : New York City (1) Collins Recitation session supervisor  
Victor BVE-48419 10-in. 12/3/1928 American speech : New York City (2) Smith Recitation session supervisor  
Victor [Trial 1925-05-26-02] 10-in. 5/26/1925 English speaking test Harry Morgan Ayres Monologue speaker  


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Ayres, Harry Morgan. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106613.

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