Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924

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Charles Alphonso Smith (1864-1924) was a native of North Carolina and professor of literature at several southern universities.

From the guide to the C. Alphonso Smith Papers, ., 1869-1923, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Native of North Carolina and professor of literature at several southern universities.

From the description of C. Alphonso Smith papers, 1869-1923 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23438261

Charles Alphonso Smith graduated from Davidson College in 1884. He earned an AM in English in 1887 and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1893. He was a professor at the University of North Carolina in 1902. In 1910 he was accepted as a Roosevelt Professor in Berlin. He was an avid writer, and was responsible for the publication of the "Library of Southern Literature" as well as many books about authors such as Edgar Allen Poe and O Henry.

From the description of Collection [archives], 1884-1934 (bulk 1894-1934). (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 722090175

University of Virginia professor.

From the description of Edwin Anderson Alderman [manuscript], 1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647995734

Charles Alphonso Smith was an author and professor of English.

He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1864. Smith received his Ph. D. (1893) from The Johns Hopkins University and taught English in American universities before becoming head of the English department, U.S. Naval Academy in 1917. Professor Smith was the author of several texts on English language and literature including an important biography of O'Henry published in 1916. He was interested in the origin and use of slang, particularly expressions used by the military during World War I. Charles Alphonso Smith died in Annapolis, Md in 1924.

From the description of Charles Alphonso Smith papers, 1905-1923. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49310145

Charles Alphonso Smith, born May 28, 1864, in Greensboro, N.C., died June 13, 1924, in Annapolis, Md. Educator and author, earned bachelors and masters degrees at Davidson College. Taught at Louisiana State University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia (where he was the first Edgar Allen Poe Professor of English), and the Naval Academy. In 1910-1911 he was Roosevelt Professor of American History and Institutions at the University of Berlin.

Otto von Gierke, born Jan. 11, 1841, in Stettin, died October 21, 1921, in Berlin. German legal theorist, author, and jurist of the Germanist school of historical jurisprudence (in opposition to the Romanist theoreticians of German law).

Amalia Beer, born 1767, died 1854. Daughter of Liebmann Meyer Wulf, banker and a successful contractor to Prussia. Beer was the mother of composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. She was a Berlin socialite who was popular in Prussian circles and she was decorated for her assistance to wounded soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1811, 1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 58534208

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referencedIn Beta Theta Pi. Papers of the Virginia Chapter Omicron of Beta Theta Pi [manuscript], 1915-1942. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Letter to W.E. Gilbert, regarding the Va. Folklore Society [manuscript] 1913 Oct. 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Miscellaneous papers, 1811, 1914. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. [Inscription on statue of Nathanael Greene at Guilford battle ground] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Davis, Arthur Kyle, 1897-1972. Papers of Arthur Kyle Davis 1919-1970. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers pertaining to Edgar Allan Poe [manuscript], 1921-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Smith, Henry Louis, 1859-1951. Papers, 1881-1949. Davidson College, Davidson College Library
referencedIn Letters and documents. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Book of articles about C. Alphonso Smith [manuscript], 1910-1911 University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Skeels, Lydia Lowndes Maury. Papers of Lydia Lowndes Maury Skeels, 1767-1985, bulk 1883-1955. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Viterbo University. Teacher certification for French, literature, mathematics, art, etc., May 1952. Viterbo University, Todd Wehr Memorial Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Edwin Anderson Alderman [manuscript], 1915. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gilmer, George. Oral history interview of George Gilmer by Robert C. Light [manuscript], April 25, 1973. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Correspondence and papers [manuscript] 1900-1931. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Viterbo University. Correspondence : elementary and secondary education accreditation, 1920-1939. Viterbo University, Todd Wehr Memorial Library
referencedIn O. Henry Collection University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf C. Alphonso Smith Papers, ., 1869-1923 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Newell, Leigh Gibson, 1891-1931. Papers of Leigh Gibson Newell [manuscript], 1902-1920, (bulk 1910-1915). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Charles Duncan McIver, the educational statesman / [C.] Alphonso Smith. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers (#4168), 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. C. Alphonso Smith papers, 1869-1923 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Ball mss., 1873-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Snavely, Tipton R. (Tipton Ray), 1890-. Correspondence of Tipton Ray Snavely [manuscript] 1915-71. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922. Papers of the Barringer family [manuscript], 1828-1963. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Matthew Fontaine Maury Papers, 1825-1960, (bulk 1830-1880) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. Oral history interview of Stringfellow Barr by Douglas W. Tanner [manuscript], September 12, 1972. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Collection [archives], 1884-1934 (bulk 1894-1934). Davidson College, Davidson College Library
creatorOf Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974,. Papers of Atcheson Laughlin Hench [manuscript] 1938. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Henry, O., 1862-1910. Papers of O. Henry, 1897-1954. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Charles Alphonso Smith papers, 1905-1923. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1856-1935. Papers of Lizette Woodworth Reese [manuscript], 1893-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924. Notes, clippings and other material collected in connection with his Studies in English syntax [manuscript] circa 1905-24. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Henderson, Archibald, 1877-1963. Alphonso Smith, the human scholar / by Archibald Henderson. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873. Matthew Fontaine Maury papers, 1825-1960 (bulk 1830-1880). Library of Congress
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United States
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (N.C.)
Southern States
North Carolina
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English language--Usage
World War, 1914-1918--Language
English language--Syntax
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns
College teachers
Americanism
English language--Slang
American literature--Study and teaching
Educators--Biography
College teachers--Archives
Guilford Courthouse, Battle of, N.C., 1781
World War, 1914-1918--Origins
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Authors, American--20th century
College teachers--United States
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Birth 1864-05-28

Death 1924-06-13

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