Edgerton, Franklin, 1885-1963

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Birth 1885-07-24
Death 1963-12-10
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English

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Franklin Edgerton was born on July 24, 1885, in Lemars, Iowa. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1905. From 1906 to 1909, he did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University; and served successively as assistant professor, professor, and Johnston scholar in Sanskrit and comparative philology from 1909 to 1913. He was assistant professor (1913-1925) and professor (1926) of Sanskrit at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1926 he became Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology at Yale University. In 1953 he wrote the Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary, and earned the status of professor emeritus. From 1953 to 1954 Edgerton was a visiting professor of Indology at Banaras Hindu University; and in 1956 he was a state guest of the Indian government for the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha's death. A noted Sanskritist and linguistic scholar, he was a founding member of the Linguistic Society of America, and was elected president in 1934. He was the author of over 200 works. Edgerton died on December 7, 1963.

From the description of Franklin Edgerton papers, 1926-1964 (inclusive), 1938-1961 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702161054

Franklin Edgerton was born on July 24, 1885 in Lemars, Iowa. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1905. From 1906 to 1909, he did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University; and served successively as assistant professor, professor, and Johnston scholar in Sanskrit and comparative philology from 1909 to 1913. He was assistant professor (1913-1925) and professor (1926) of Sanskrit at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1926 he became Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology at Yale University. In 1953 he wrote the Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary, and earned the status of professor emeritus. From 1953 to 1954 Edgerton was a visiting professor of Indology at Banaras Hindu University; and in 1956 he was a state guest of the Indian government for the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha's death. A noted Sanskritist and linguistic scholar, he was a founding member of the Linguistic Society of America, and was elected president in 1934. He was the author of over 200 works. Edgerton died on December 7, 1963.

From the guide to the Franklin Edgerton papers, 1926-1964, 1938-1961, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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