Pratt, James Bissett, 1875-1944

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James Bissett Pratt was born on June 22, 1875 in Elmira, N.Y. He graduated from Williams College in 1898 with a B.A. in philosophy. In 1899, after completing an M.A. in philosophy at Harvard University, Pratt taught at Elmira Free Academy. From 1902 to 1903, he studied philosophy at the University of Berlin then continued his studies at Harvard, receiving a Ph. D. in 1905. Soon after, Pratt was hired as an instructor in philosophy at Williams College. He became an Assistant Professor in 1906, and a full Professor in 1913. Pratt's travels included tours of Canada, Central America, East Asia, Europe, Indochina, the Middle East, and Scandinavia. He served in 1935 as President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, retired from teaching in 1943, and died a year later.

From the description of Papers, 1894-1981. (Williams College). WorldCat record id: 38884814

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creatorOf Pratt, James Bissett, 1875-1944. Autograph letter signed James B. Pratt to: "Dear Professor Palmer" April 22, 1926. Wellesley College
creatorOf Pratt, James Bissett, 1875-1944. Papers, 1894-1981. Williams College, Sawyer Library
referencedIn Strong, Chares A. (Charles Augustus), 1862-1940. Charles A. Strong Papers, 1877-1961 (bulk 1906-1939). Rockefeller Archive Center
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn Eastman, Max Forrester, 1883-1969. Eastman mss. 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn James, William, 1842-1910. Papers, 1803-1941 (bulk: 1862-1910) Houghton Library
referencedIn William Ernest Hocking papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Perry, Lewis, 1877-1970. Letters to Byron J. Rees, 1905-1917. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-1964. Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963 Houghton Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929. Houghton Library
creatorOf Goddard, Dwight, 1861-1939. Correspondence. 1927-1936. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn David Ferdinand Swenson papers, 1912-1978 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
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associatedWith Brightman, Edgar Sheffield, 1884-1953. person
associatedWith Davids, Caroline A. F. Rhys (Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys), 1857-1942. person
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associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Goddard, Dwight, 1861-1939. person
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associatedWith Howard, Edith P. person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith James, William, 1842-1910. person
associatedWith Jones, Rufus Matthew, 1863-1948. person
associatedWith Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. person
associatedWith Miller, John William. person
associatedWith Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933. person
correspondedWith Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881- person
associatedWith Perry, Lewis, 1877-1970. person
associatedWith Pratt, Catherine Mariotti person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Russell, John Edward, 1848-1917. person
associatedWith Salvemini, Gaetano, 1873-1957. person
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associatedWith Strong, Chares A. (Charles Augustus), 1862-1940. person
associatedWith Swenson, David F. (David Ferdinand), 1876-1940 person
associatedWith Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941. person
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Birth 1875-06-22

Death 1944-01-15





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