MORRIS, Gouverneur

MORRIS, Gouverneur
   US banker and writer, great-grandson of the Founding Father Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) and extremely prolific in his day as an author of short fiction. Some of his work is sf and fantasy, beginning with a prehistoric tale, The Pagan's Progress (1904), in which the hero begins to acquire spiritual values. The Voice in the Rice (1910) is a lost-race novel whose contemporary narrator discovers an Antebellum society in a swamp. Other titles include The Footprint and Other Stories (coll 1908), It and Other Stories (coll 1912) - which includes "Back Therein the Grass" (1911 Colliers), an enduring demonstration of the terrors of BIOLOGY in early sf-If You Touch Them They Vanish (1913) and, with CharlesW. Goddard, The Goddess (1915).
   See also: ORIGIN OF MAN.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Morris,Gouverneur — Morris, Gouverneur. 1752 1816. American political leader and diplomat who led the committee that produced the final draft of the U.S. Constitution (1787). * * * …   Universalium

  • Morris, Gouverneur — born , Jan. 31, 1752, Morrisania house, Manhattan died Nov. 6, 1816, Morrisania house American statesman and financial expert. He was admitted to the bar (1771) and served in the New York Provincial Congress (1775–77) and the Continental Congress …   Universalium

  • Morris, Gouverneur — (31 ene. 1752, Morrisania house, Manhattan–6 nov. 1816, Morrisania house). Estadista y perito financiero norteamericano. Se tituló de abogado (1771) y se desempeñó en el congreso provincial de Nueva York (1775–77) y en el Congreso continental… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Morris, Gouverneur —  (1752–1816) American statesman, signatory of U.S. Constitution …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Gouverneur Morris — (* 31. Januar 1752 in New York; † 6. November 1816 in der Bronx) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker, einer der Gründerväter der Vereinigten Staaten und Mitglied des US Senats. Darüber hinaus vertrat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gouverneur Morris — est né le 31 janvier 1752 à New York (États Unis), et mort le 6 novembre 1816 dans le Bronx (États Unis). Homme politique américain, de 1775 à 1803 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • MORRIS (G.) — MORRIS GOUVERNEUR (1752 1816) Doté à sa naissance d’un prénom que trop d’historiens prennent à tort pour un titre ou pour une fonction, Gouverneur Morris, issu d’une famille patricienne, représente l’État de New York au Congrès, puis réorganise… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Morris — Morris, Charles W. Morris, Desmond John Morris, William * * * (as used in expressions) Brandes, Georg (Morris Cohen) Goldwater, Barry M(orris) Hillquit, Morris Morris Hillkowitz Hunt, Richard Morris Lapidus, Morris L …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Morris — /mawr is, mor /, n. 1. Gouverneur /guv euhr near /, 1752 1816, U.S. statesman. 2. Robert, 1734 1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England. 3. William, 1834 96, English painter, furniture designer, poet, and socialist writer. 4. Wright,… …   Universalium

  • Gouverneur Morris — (January 31, 1752ndash November 6, 1816) was an American statesman who represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and was an author of large sections of the Constitution of the United States. He is widely credited as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Morris (Name) — Morris ist ein englischer Vor und Familienname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der Name kann aus folgenden Quellen stammen: Patronym, abgeleitet vom gleichlautenden englischen Vornamen (Namensträger siehe unten), dieser über altfranzösisch Maurice von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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