H. Morse Stephens Biography

H. Morse Stephens (October 3, 1857–April 16, 1919) received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oxford. Emigrating to the United States, he taught history at Cornell University from 1894–1902 and then at the University of California, Berkeley until his death. He served on the AHA’s influential Committee of Seven and California’s Earthquake History and Statistics Committee that gathered historical material about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. His works include A History of the French Revolution and Revolutionary Europe, 1789–1815.


A history of the French revolution, by H. Morse Stephens, In three volumes. Vol. I-II. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1886-91.

The principal speeches of the statesmen and orators of the French revolution, 1789-1795; ed. with introductions, notes, and indices, by H. Morse Stephens. 2 vols. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1892.

The study of history in schools; report to the American Historical Association by the committee of seven, Andrew C. McLaughlin, chairman, Herbert B. Adams, George L. Fox, Albert Bushnell Hart, Charles H. Haskins, Lucy M. Salmon, H. Morse Stephens. New York, The Macmillan Company; London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1899.

The story of Portugal. New York, AMS Press [1971]

Albuquerque. By H. Morse Stephens. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 2000.