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Maulsby Family Papers

Call Number: MS062

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the Maulsby family, including former Tufts professors David Lee Maulsby and his son William S. Maulsby.


  • Creation: 1900 -- 1977


Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

David Lee Maulsby (1859-circa 1923) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 30, 1859. Leaving high school early, from 1873 to 1879 he worked as clerk and then as bookkeeper. In the fall of 1879 he entered Tufts Divinity School, but after spending two years there and preaching for one summer vacation, he decided to prepare instead for the College of Letters. He entered Tufts in the fall of 1883, and was graduated in 1887.

While a student at Tufts, Maulsby served as president of his class, and of the Mathetican Society literature and debate club, and as Editor-in Chief of the "Tuftonian." He was also Class Poet, writing a commencement address on the topic "Why study the Classics?" He won the Latin Prose Prize, one second and one first Rhetorical Prize, and the Goddard Prize Scholarship in Oratory. He also joined the Zeta Psi Fraternity. Upon graduation, Maulsby became Principal of Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vermont, serving until March, 1891, when he was called to chair the department of English Literature and Oratory at Tufts.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized on one series.

Custodial History

David Lee Maulsby materials donated by Jane Redfern Scanlan (2012.027). Other materials taken from vertical file. Documents related to Lillian Frances Maulsby were inaccurately filed in Jane Rextrow Maulsby's vertical file, so a new folder was created for her.

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States