Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924

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Classical scholar, born in Charleston, S.C. Professor at University of Virginia, 1856-76; first professor of Greek at Johns Hopkins (1876-1915). Served in Confederate Army during Civil War; wounded in Shenandoah campaign. Founder and editor (1880-1920) of American Journal of Philology. Author of "The Historical Syntax of Classical Greek" (1900-11); "Hellasand Hesperia" (1908); "The Creed of the Old South" (1915).

From the description of Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve papers, 1847-1925. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49310134

Philologist.

From the description of Letter of Basil L. Gildersleeve, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450466

Gildersleeve was the founder of the American Philology Association. William S. Tyler (1810-1897) taught Classics at Amherst College and was an original trustee of Smith College.

From the description of [Letter] 1893 Apr. 8, University Club, Baltimore [to] Wm. S. Tyler / B. L. Gildersleeve. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 228299688

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referencedIn Papers, 1860?-1991 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn George Lincoln Hendrickson papers, 1886-1962 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Papers of Basil L. Gildersleeve [manuscript], 1799-1989. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Collitz, Hermann, 1855-1935. Hermann Collitz papers, 1846-1935. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Browne, William Hand, 1828-1912. William Hand Browne collection, 1842-1973. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Hall family. Papers, 1810-1943. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Meacham, Harry M. (Harry Monroe), 1901-1975. Harry M. Meacham papers [manuscript] , 1900-75. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Watkins, William M., 1840-1864. Notebook : of William M. Watkins, 1859-1860. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rice, James Henry, 1868-1935. Papers, 1885-1935; (bulk 1910-1935). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Broadus, John Albert, 1827-1895. Letters to the Rev. Broadus [microform] 1850-94. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-. Katharine Lane Weems papers, 1865-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920. Papers of W. Gordon McCabe [manuscript], 1757-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. [Letter] 1893 Apr. 8, University Club, Baltimore [to] Wm. S. Tyler / B. L. Gildersleeve. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1911. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers of James Southall Wilson [manuscript], 1904-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908. Daniel Coit Gilman papers, 1845-1910 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers of James Southall Wilson, [manuscript], 1912-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McCabe, W. Gordon (William Gordon), 1841-1920. Postal cards to Robert B. Tunstall [manuscript], 1918 February 24 and March 26. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve papers, 1847-1925. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Allen family. Papers : of the Allen family, 1825-1953. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Letter [manuscript]: camp near Hamilton's Crossing [Fredericksburg], Va., to Dr. Socrates Maupin, University of Virginia, 1863 September 10. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. Papers, ca.1800-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Watkins, William M., 1840-1864. Notebook : of William M. Watkins, 1859-1860 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Photograph of a framed photograph of Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Goodnow, Frank Johnson, 1859-1939. Frank Johnson Goodnow papers, 1880-1940. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Savage, Alexander Duncan, 1848-1935. Papers : of Alexander Duncan Savage, 1860-1974. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hendrickson, G. L. (George Lincoln), b. 1865. George Lincoln Hendrickson papers, 1886-1962 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Barringer, Paul B. (Paul Brandon), 1857-1941. Papers of Paul Brandon Barringer [manuscript] 1787- [1892-1967]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Robinson, Leigh, 1840-1922. Manuscripts, letters, and papers of Leigh Robinson, Confederate soldier, orator, with several items of an early date relating to Conway Robinson [manuscript] 1787-1930. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Academic apparel of Basil L. Gildersleeve [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Morgan Hart papers, 1856-1916. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1918. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Bain, Charles Wesley, 1864-1915. Charles Wesley Bain papers, 1885-1918 (bulk 1901-1910) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Bohn, Casimir. Photographs of Casimir Bohn engravings of the University of Virginia faculty [manuscript], 19?? University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIg, 1887-1891 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Allan, William, 1837-1889,. Letters in recommendation of M. W. Humphreys [manuscript], 1882. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Daniel Coit Gilman papers, 1845-1910 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Closset, Jacques,. Miscellaneous papers of Susan Colston Wilson [manuscript] ca. 1895-1918. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Dwight Goodell papers, 1866-1920 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Letter of Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Baltimore, Md., to J.H. Whitty [manuscript] 1921 Nov. 14. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943. Joseph Sweetman Ames papers, 1888-1968. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Goodell, Thomas Dwight, 1854-1920. Thomas Dwight Goodell papers, 1866-1920 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers of Robert E. Lee [manuscript], 1830-1870. n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Francis James Child papers, 1842-1925. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Letter of Basil L. Gildersleeve, 1901. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hart, J. M. (James Morgan), 1839-1916. James Morgan Hart papers, 1856-1916. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Letter : camp near Hamilton's Crossing [Fredericksburg], Va., to Dr. Socrates Maupin, University of Virginia, 1863 September 10. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gordon, Armistead C. (Armistead Churchill), 1855-1931. Papers of Armistead Churchill Gordon [manuscript], 1887-1922. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Stephen, 1835-. Papers of the Barbour family [manuscript], 1793-1941. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Montgomery, Walter Alexander, 1872-1949. Papers of Walter Alexander Montgomery [manuscript] 1940-1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-. Papers, 1860?-1991 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of Thornton family [manuscript] 1869 (1886-1946) 1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Montgomery, Walter Alexander, 1845-1921. Walter Alexander Montgomery papers [manuscript], 1940-1949. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. On the steps of the Bema : studies in the attic orators : manuscript, 1873 / by B.L. Gildersleeve. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Johns Hopkins University. Dept. of Classics. Records, 1878-1995. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Basil L. Gildersleeve correspondence [manuscript], 1923-1924. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jones, Maryus, 1844-1923. Papers of Maryus Jones [manuscript], 1867-1880. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Moran, Charles E. Brief biographical sketches of the professors for whom the dormitories at the University of Virginia were named, 1978 April. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924. Letters to Frank Pierce Brent [manuscript] 1919-1923. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Material regarding Basil L. Gildersleeve's tombstone inscription [manuscript] 1958-59. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sihler, E. G. (Ernest Gottlieb), 1853-1942. Ernest G. Sihler notebook 1876-1878. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Dabney, Cornelius, 1844-1874. Cornelius Dabney diary, 1863-1869 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Bohn, Casimir. person
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associatedWith Browne, William Hand, 1828-1912. person
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associatedWith Goodnow, Frank Johnson, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Gordon, Armistead C. (Armistead Churchill), 1855-1931. person
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associatedWith Hall family. family
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associatedWith Jastrow, Morris, 1861-1921. person
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associatedWith Keidel, George C. (George Charles), 1868-1942. person
associatedWith Lane, Emma Louise Gildersleeve, 1872-1954. person
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associatedWith Mills, Lawrence Heyworth, 1837-1918. person
associatedWith Montgomery, Walter Alexander, 1845-1921. person
associatedWith Montgomery, Walter Alexander, 1872-1949. person
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associatedWith Smith, Kirby Flower, 1862-1918. person
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correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935. person
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associatedWith Whitty, J. H. (James Howard), 1859-1937, person
associatedWith Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931. person
associatedWith Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. person
associatedWith Woodward, Robert Simpson, 1849-1924. person
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United States
United States
Greece
Spotsylvania County (Va.)
United States
Subject
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Cuneiform writing
Coins, Greek
Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek--History and criticism
Philologists--Archives
College teachers--Archives
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Philologists
College teachers--United States
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Birth 1831-10-23

Death 1924-01-09

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