Reed, Henry, 1808-1854

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Professor at the University of Pennsylvania beginning in 1831, after having practiced law for several years. Appointed professor of English Literature and Rhetoric in 1834, and Vice-Provost in 1845, positions he held at the time of his death.

From the description of Henry Reed notes on mathematics and astronomy, ca. 1822-1825. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 773375462

Educator and literary critic.

From the description of ALS : to Abraham Hart, 1847 Mar. 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475388

Born in Philadelphia; received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1825. After studying law under Jonathan Dickinson, practiced law in Philadelphia, 1829-1831. Assistant Professor of Moral Philosophy at Penn from 1831 to 1834. Appointed Professor of English Literature and Rhetoric in 1834, and Vice-Provost in 1845, positions he held at the time of his death. Reed married Elizabeth White Bronsen in 1834, and they had three children. In 1854 when the Professorship of Moral Philosophy became open, Reed applied for it and, upon failing to receive that appointment, took a leave of absence and sailed for Europe in May of that year. During his return voyage to the United States Reed was among the many passengers of the S.S. Arctic who lost their lives when the ship sank on 27 September 1854.

From the description of Henry Reed papers, ca. 1822-1857. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 773377728

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creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on the English poets, ca. 1841-1842, 1847. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library
creatorOf Reed, Elizabeth White, 1812-1899. Correspondence to Henry Reed and Elizabeth White Reed, ca. 1839-1854. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Letter : Philadelphia, to The Reverend Dr. Kip, Albany, 1852 Nov. 4. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Dickson, Samuel. An Eulogy on Professor Henry Reed, 1856. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Palfrey, John Gorham. North American Review papers. 1831-1843. Houghton Library
creatorOf Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. Wordsworth poem and note, 1839? Cornell University Library
referencedIn Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. Papers of Evert A. Duyckinck [manuscript], 1848-1877. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Aubade for Coronation morning : for mixed chorus and 2 soprano soloists from the chorus / [words by] Henry Reed ; [music by] Arthur Bliss. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest. William Ernest Hocking Papers. 1860-1979. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Henry Reed manuscript fragments of lectures, ca. 1847-1855, undated. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on English literature, ca. 1850, 1855. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Wurts, John S. (John Sparhawk), 1876-1958,. Wurts family papers, 1699-1964. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn William Wordsworth collection, 1656-1987, (bulk 1798-1850) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Henry Reed notes on mathematics and astronomy, ca. 1822-1825. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on modern history illustrated by Shakspere's English historical drama, ca. 1846-1855. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lecture notes on the Constitution of the United States, ca. 1842-1843. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on tragic poetry, especially as illustrated by the four great dramas of Shakspere, ca. 1842, 1855. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry Hope, 1808-1854. Autograph letter signed : "360 Locust St.," to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1853 Jan. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe. 1845-1865. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on Sir Walter Scott and other topics, ca. 1838-1840. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1853-1854, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Autograph letter signed (2) : Cambridge, Mass., to Professor Henry Reed of Philadelphia, 1837 May 30 and 1840 Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. Houghton Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on English literature, ca. 1851, 1855. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn John Fries Frazer papers, 1834-1871, 1834-1871 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. William Wordsworth collection, 1656-1987 (bulk 1798-1850). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1761-1904. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Henry Reed papers, ca. 1822-1857. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Christopher Tunnard papers, 1907-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on English history, ca. 1850. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures on English poetry, ca. 1840-1841, 1857. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. ALS, 1852 Jan. 6, New York, to William Bradford Reed, Philadelphia. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. ALS : to Abraham Hart, 1847 Mar. 17. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. ALS, 1852 Nov. 24, New York, to Henry Hope Reed. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Lectures, ca. 1841-1853. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Reed, Henry, 1808-1854. Letter : Philadelphia, to William Wordsworth, Rydal Mount, 1846 July 4. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
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associatedWith Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878. person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
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associatedWith Frazer, John Fries, 1812-1872 person
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associatedWith Jay, John, 1817-1894. person
associatedWith Kip, William Ingraham, 1811-1893. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
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associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Reed, William B. (William Bradford), 1806-1876. person
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associatedWith Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. person
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associatedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. person
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associatedWith Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. person
associatedWith Wurts, John S. (John Sparhawk), 1876-1958, person
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Birth 1808-07-11

Death 1854-09-27

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