Haight, Gordon Sherman

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Gordon S. Haight was an American educator and author, known for his groundbreaking works on George Eliot. Born in 1901 in Michigan and educated at Yale University and Kent School, he joined the Yale faculty in 1933 and retired in 1968. His serendipitous discovery of some unpublished George Eliot letters at Yale led to his lifelong study of the author, including a universally praised 1968 biography and an acclaimed edition of Eliot's letters. When Eliot was memorialized in Westminster Abbey, Haight gave the dedication address. Haight died in 1985.

From the description of Gordon S. Haight letters to J.J. Rubin, 1961-1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 227389328

Epithet: Prof of English Yale University

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001124.0x0000db

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creatorOf 14 Oct. 1950 – 31 Dec. 1972.Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte, DBE; Managing Director, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Gordon Sherman Haight, Professor of English, Yale University: Mary Haight, wife of Gordon S Haight: Correspondence of Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte... British Library
referencedIn Jack Randall Crawford papers, 1889-1951 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Thirkell, Angela Mackail, 1890-1961. Angela Mackail Thirkell collection, 1944-2003. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. Rebecca West collection, 1913-[ongoing]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876. Portfolio of antislavery letters, 1859-1946, 1859-1861 (bulk). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Haight, Gordon Sherman. Gordon S. Haight letters to J.J. Rubin, 1961-1964. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Angela Mackail Thirkell collection, 1944-2003 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. Rebecca West collection, 1913-[ongoing] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf 6 Jan. 1973 – 19 July 1985.Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte, DBE; Managing Director, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Gordon Sherman Haight, Professor of English, Yale University: Mary Haight, wife of Gordon S Haight: Correspondence of Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte,... British Library
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Houghton Library
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 (inclusive) Yale University Library
referencedIn Mary Hyde Eccles papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Penelope Fitzgerald Papers TXRC91-A1., 1912-1988 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Thirkell, Angela, 1890-1961. Angela Mackail Thirkell collection, 1947-1960. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Crawford, Jack Randall, 1878-1968. Jack Randall Crawford papers, 1889-1951 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Rebecca West collection, 1913-[ongoing] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Crawford, Jack Randall, 1878-1968. person
correspondedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Penelope, 1916- person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Notestein, Wallace, 1878-1969. person
associatedWith Rubin, Joseph Jay, 1912-1980, person
associatedWith Thirkell, Angela, 1890-1961. person
associatedWith West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. person
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Birth 1901-02-06

Death 1985-12-28

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