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"Foundations of English Literature"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-135

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single typed manuscript entitled "Foundations of English Literature," written by F.B. Gummere, a professor of English at Haverford. The manuscript discusses the history of the English language, and the history of various genres of English literature.

Dates

  • Creation: Undated.

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Francis Barton Gummere, (March 6, 1855 - May 30, 1919) was born to Samuel J. Gummere and Elizabeth H. Barton in Burlington, New Jersey. He was half-brother of Caroline E. Gummere and John Gummere. In 1870, his family moved to Haverford, Pennsylvania. He became a student at Haverford College. He received his bachelor's from Harvard University in 1875 (the same year he received his master's from Haverford) and taught there for two years as an English instructor. He then ran the William Swain School for Advanced Work at New Bedford, Massachusetts, and later worked with the Penn Cord and Iron Works. After, he worked the law firm F.I. Gowan, and then as a teacher at the Providence, Rhode Island Friends’ School and later at Moses Brown School. He went on to become a professor of German and English at Haverford College in 1888. He studied abroad at the Universities of Berlin, Leipzig, and Jena, and received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Freiburg. He married Amelia Smith Mott in 1882, and he had three children: Richard M., Samuel J., and Francis Barton Jr.

Extent

0.08 linear ft. (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

"Foundations of English Literature," written by F.B. Gummere, a professor of English at Haverford, discusses the history of the English language, and the history of various genres of English literature.

Acquisition

"Foundations of English Literature" was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1955 by Mrs. Frederic J. Smith.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.910F Haverford College History papers
  • HC.MC.950.086 Gummere family papers
  • HC.MC.1148 Gummere-Mott family papers
  • HC.MC.1258 Francis and Samuel Gummere papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed February, 2016.

Subject

Title
"Foundations of English Literature," undated
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
February, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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