Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946

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Curtis Hidden Page was an American educator and translator born in Greenwood, Missouri, in 1870. The Pages trace their roots back to some of the founding members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, including Gov. John Winthrop. Page graduated from Harvard University in 1892 with a doctorate in English Literature and a concentration in French. He taught French and English at Harvard for fifteen years. In 1911, after a brief stint at Columbia and Northwestern Universities, Page became a professor of English Literature at Dartmouth College, where he remained until his death in 1946.

In World War I, Page served as an officer in the Ordinance Corp. from 1917 to 1919. He advanced to the rank of major through a series of rapid promotions during his first few months due to his ability to speak both French and German and translate effectively. Page later served his state of New Hampshire as a state legislator in 1933 and again in 1939 at the age of 69.

Throughout his life, Dr. Page was a prolific and gifted poet. He published not only in literary journals and magazines like Vanity Fair, but also in stand-alone collections. Page is known for his theatrical translations of plays by Molière, Rabelais, and de Bergerac. His translation of Tartuffe, or the Hypocrite by Molière remains the definitive text for English productions.

From the guide to the Curtis Hidden Page Papers, 1886-1946, (The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center)

American educator, writer.

Page was professor of French and English at Harvard, Dartmouth, and Columbia Universities, author of several volumes of poetry including translations from Ronsard and the Japanese, and President of the Poetry Society of America.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1870]-1948. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122529078

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creatorOf Davis, David H., 1930-. Seven poems of Bashō : for medium voice and piano / [music by] David Davis ; [words] translated by Curtis Hidden Page. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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creatorOf Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946. Letter, 1912 March 17, New York City [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Curtis Hidden Page. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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creatorOf Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946. Correspondence and other miscellaneous material, 1905 June 11-1945 October 31 [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
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referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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creatorOf Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946. Letter, [ca. 1890-1946?], To [Philip Darrell Sherman]. Brown University, John Hay Library
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referencedIn Gerig, John L. (John Lawrence), 1878-1957. John L. Gerig papers, 1905-1988. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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creatorOf Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946. Papers, [ca. 1870]-1948. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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Death 1946

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