Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900

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Birth 1835-08-02
Death 1900-12-28

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Professor of English Literature at University of Michigan. Editor of The Christian Union.

From the description of Postcard, 1899, December 10, to "Dear Sir". (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384204

Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan.

From the description of Moses Coit Tyler papers, 1864-1897 and 1920-1921. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419205

American author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ithaca, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645501253

Professor of history, Cornell University.

From the description of Moses Coit Tyler papers, 1869-1898. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64073237

American scholar, Congregationalist minister from 1859-1862, professor of English 1867-1881 at University of Michigan, then the first professor of American history, at Cornell University from 1881-1900. Pioneered in the scholarly study of American literature; helped to found the American Historical Association in 1884.

From the description of Moses Coit Tyler collection, 1779-1899 (bulk 1850-1899). (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64741307

Minister; later Prof. of English and Literature, Univ. of Mich., and Prof. of American History, Cornell, Univ.

Born in Griswold, Conn. Aug. 2,1835; graduated from Yale, 1857; studied theology at Yale & Andover; pastor of 1st Congr. Church, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1860-62; Prof . of Engl. lang. & Iiterat., U. of Mich. 1867-81; Prof. of Amer. Hist., Cornell; ordained deacon of Prot. Episc. church, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1821; priest, 1883; author of "Hist. of Amer. Literature","Manual of Engl. Liter." & other books; died in Ithaca, N.Y., 1800. (Appleton. - Herringshaw's Amer.Biogr. ) (blue index cards)

From the description of Moses C. Tyler papers, 1851 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 458558426


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