Hamilton, Harlan W. (Harlan Ware), 1902-

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Harlan W. Hamilton was born in 1902 in Rantoul, Illinois, and educated at Morgan Park Academy of the University of Chicago, he had earned his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College (1824), master's from Columbia University (1927) and Ph.D. from Cornell (1934).

In 1960, with the encouragement of his friend W. P. Jones, he spent his sabbatical in England collecting correspondence of William Combe and other historical papers. Based on this collecting, Hamilton wrote the book Doctor Syntax: A Silhouette of William Combe, Esq. (1742-1823), which won the Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature in 1970.

From the guide to the Harlan W. Hamilton collection of correspondence, 1704-1958, (Ohio University)

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creatorOf Hamilton, Harlan Ware. Wm. Combe, Esq.; the eighteenth century in decadence. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Harlan W. Hamilton collection of correspondence, 1704-1958 Ohio University
creatorOf Hamilton, Harlan W. (Harlan Ware), 1902-. Harlan W. Hamilton collection of correspondence 1704-1958. Ohio University, Alden Library
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correspondedWith Combe, William, 1742-1823 person
correspondedWith Cosway, Maria Hadfield, 1759-1838 person
correspondedWith Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715 person
correspondedWith Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967 person
correspondedWith Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855 person
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Authors, American--20th century--Sources


Birth 1902


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