Stevenson, Lionel, 1902-1973

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Lionel Stevenson was James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University from 1955-1971.

From the description of Lionel Stevenson Papers, 1808-1989 (bulk 1911-1974). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 492402637

Lionel Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 16, 1902. He moved to British Columbia in September, 1907, and finally to America in August, 1923. Stevenson became naturalized as an American citizen on May 23, 1930. He had a wife, Lillian, and one step daughter, Marietta.

Stevenson received his B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1922, M.A. from the University of Toronto in 1923, his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1925, and his B. Litt., from the University of Oxford in 1935.

He was James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University from 1955-1970. Before coming to Duke, Stevenson held teaching positions at the University of California, 1925-1930, Arizona State College, 1930-1937, and the University of Southern California, 1937-1955. He also was a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois, 1952-1953, and Visiting Lecturer at University of Oxford, 1960-1961.

Stevenson held positions as Vice-president of the Western College Association, 1946-1947, Chairman of the Southern Humanities Conference, 1959-1960, and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, 1960-1961.

Lionel Stevenson died on December 21, 1973, at the age of 71.

From the guide to the Lionel Stevenson Papers, 1808-1989 (bulk 1911-1974), (University Archives, Duke University)

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creatorOf Stevenson, Lionel, 1902-1973. Lionel Stevenson Papers, 1808-1989 (bulk 1911-1974). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Alumni : members of provincial O.A.C. Alumni Association on June 12th con't, OAC Review, v.38, no.11, July 1926, p.540-542. University of Guelph
creatorOf Stevenson, Lionel, 1902-1973. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1935. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Benjamin Franklin Fisher Papers, (bulk, ), 1963-2001, 1967-2001 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Benjamin H. Lehman Papers Bancroft Library
referencedIn Lawlor, Patrick Anthony. Correspondence on Katherine Mansfield, 1938-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Stevenson, Lionel, 1902-1973. Lionel Stevenson papers, 1872-1973. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lionel Stevenson Papers, 1808-1989 (bulk 1911-1974) University Archives, Duke University.
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associatedWith Carpenter, Margaret Haley. person
associatedWith Carr family family
associatedWith Duke University. Dept. of English. corporateBody
correspondedWith Fisher, Benjamin Franklin person
associatedWith Lawlor, Patrick Anthony. person
correspondedWith Lehman, B. H. (Benjamin Harrison), 1889-1977 person
associatedWith OAC Review Index. corporateBody
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Birth 1902

Death 1973




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