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Encyclopedia > Alice Vanderbilt Morris

Alice Vanderbilt Morris (1874 - 1950), born Alice Vanderbilt Shepard, was the daughter of Elliot Fitch Shepard (1833-1893) and Margaret Louisa Vanderbilt (1845-1924). She married Dave Hennen Morris (1872-1944) in 1895. Founder of the International Auxiliary Language Association (IALA), she became honorary Secretary of the organization and leader of its Department of Research. She received an honorary doctorate in Literary Science from Syracuse University, and was an honorary member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. She was Vice President of the World Service Council of the YWCA USA.
she was initially an ardent Esperantist, which created a number of dilemmas for her, but she succeeded in remaining neutral.[1] Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The International Auxiliary Language Association that existed from 1924 to 1954 was a notable proponent of international auxiliary languages. ... IALA can stand for: International Association of Lighthouse Authorities International Auxiliary Language Association This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Neysa Moran McMein (1888-1949) Y.W.C.A. In Service for the Girls of the World, Poster, 1919 The YWCA (originally Young Womens Christian Association) is a world-wide organisation, founded in the UK in 1855. ...


See also: Pioneers of Interlingua


External links

  • Oil Portrait of Alice as a girl of 13, painted by John Singer Sargent
  • Oil Portrait of her mother Margaret, also painted by Sargent
  • Bust of her father Elliot, sculpted by John Adams Quincy Ward


 
 

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