West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974

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West was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass. in 1898. He attended Pennsylvania State College before serving in the United States army, 1918-1919. He received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1922 and his A.M. degree from Dartmouth College in 1924, after working as an Instructor of English at the college. During 1924 and 1925 he pursued post graduate studies in London and Berlin, before returning to Dartmouth College as an Instructor of Comparative Literature. In 1929 he became an assistant professor of Comparative Literature, and in 1937 he became a full professor, a position he retained until his retirement from Dartmouth College in 1964. In 1938 he founded the Friends of the Dartmouth Library, and in 1955 he started his publishing company, Westholm Publications. He died in Hanover, N.H. in 1974.

From the description of Papers, 1909-1975. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 238298957

Alfred Hugh Fisher, a painter, printmaker, photographer, illustrator, poet, essayist, and critic known professionally as A. Hugh Fisher and to his friends as Hugh, was born in the Brixton district of London on February 8, 1867, the son of Alfred George Fisher and Isabella Read Smith Fisher. After some schooling he obtained a position as a junior clerk at George Street & Company, an advertising agency, in 1884. As a youth Fisher had declared his intent to become an artist; he exhibited his first watercolor at the Royal Academy in 1887, and in the 1880s began his career as an illustrator for a variety of popular periodicals. He received formal art education through a scholarship awarded him by the National Art Training School (now the Royal College of Art) from 1894 to 1897, after which he studied for six months with Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian in Paris. Beginning in 1901, Fisher traveled and worked in Europe and England, painting and drawing as well as turning out illustrations for publishers, particularly the Illustrated London News . In 1907 he was appointed to the position of artist for the British Colonial Office's Visual Instruction Committee (COVIC) under the direction of Halford Mackinder. The agency's intention was to create a series of lectures that would acquaint British children with their empire's varied geography, and Fisher was assigned to visit as many colonial possessions as he could within three years, to paint and photograph scenes to be turned into lantern slides to illustrate Mackinder's talks. His travels took him through Ceylon, India, and Burma (1907), Aden, Somaliland, Cyprus, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore (1908), Borneo, Gibraltar, Malta, and Australia (1909), and Tasmania, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji (1910). In addition, a steamship accident in 1909 allowed him to spend a few days in Japan. Aside from the thousands of images he made for the committee, Fisher's journey resulted in his own volumes Through India and Burmah with Pen and Brush (1911) and India (1913). Throughout the 1920s and 1930s he regularly spent time in France, Italy, Belgium, and Germany. His friendship with the Hungarian etcher Gyula (Julius) Komjati (1894-1958), who was working in England in 1927, led Fisher to spend three months in Hungary and Czechoslovakia in 1932.

Fisher began producing etchings in the 1890s, and was elected to membership in the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers in 1898. He was also the author of The Cathedral Church of Hereford (1898), a few volumes of poetry, a novel titled Quix (1931), and many essays, obituaries, and book reviews, the latter also published under his pseudonym Caleb Reade. In 1909 Fisher married his second wife, Lilias Cecile Wyman (1875-1930), whom he had met at the offices of the Illustrated London News . He died on July 2, 1945, after having suffered a stroke, and was buried in North Curry, Somerset, England.

Herbert F. West, teacher, author, publisher, and Anglophile, taught comparative literature at Dartmouth College from 1925 to 1964, and was professor emeritus until his death. He received degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard University, and founded Westholm Publications, which issued several titles between 1955 and 1972.

From the guide to the Herbert F. West collection of A. Hugh Fisher, 1860-1945, 1901-1945, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Finger, Charles Joseph, 1869-1941. Papers, ca. 1935. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Beston, Henry, 1888-1968. Papers. 1933-1956. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (Robert Bontine), 1852-1936. Papers, 1907-1930. University of Michigan
referencedIn Cunninghame Graham, Angus, Sir, 1893-1981. Letter, 1966 Aug. 6, to David Garnett, Hilton Hall, Huntington. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Roberts, Morley, 1857-1942. Letter to Herbert Faulkner West, London / Morley Roberts. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cunninghame Graham, Angus Bontine, 1893-. Letters, 1950 July 19 - Nov. 18, to Herbert F. West, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Miscellaneous Frost material, 1946-1963. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. Papers of Edwin Bliss Hill, 1737-1954 (bulk 1895-1948). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Curle, Richard, 1883-1968. Papers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bernheimer, Earle J. Letters concerning Robert Frost, 1947-1971. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Parkhurst, Lewis, 1856-1949. Papers, 1872-1946. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Garnett, Edward, 1868-1937. Papers, 1922-1936. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Richardson, Robert Charlwood, 1882-1954. Correspondence. 1950-1951. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Conrad, Jessie. Letters, 1930 July 24-Dec. 31, to Herbert Faulkner West. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Hudson, W. H. (William Henry), 1841-1922. Papers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. Papers, 1909-1956. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Papers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Herbert F. West collection of A. Hugh Fisher, 1860-1945, 1901-1945 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Papers of Henry Miller [manuscript], 1943-1946. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Papers, 1909-1975. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Dallas, John Thomson, 1880-1961. Papers. Bulk 1955. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf French, Maud, 1900-1985. World War II narratives, 1941-1945. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. Correspondence with Herbert Faulkner West, 1939-1948. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. Papers, 1912-1957. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Flaccus, Kimball, 1911-1972. Papers, 1921-1978. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Correspondence with Herbert Faulkner West, 1939-1948. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Letters, 1957 July 26-1958 July 31, Hanover, N.H., to Charles K. O'Neill, Green Farms, Conn. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Clark, Sylvia, 1871-. Papers, 1875-1954. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Shoner, Sarah Augusta. Papers, 1950-1962. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Davies, Laurence. Letter, 1973 April 9, London, to Herbert Faulkner West, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (Robert Bontine), 1852-1936. R. B. Cunninghame-Graham papers, 1907-1930. University of Michigan
creatorOf Thompson, Lawrance Roger, 1906-1973. Papers of Lawrance Thompson, 1892-1967. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Kelly, Eric Philbrook, 1884-1960. Letter, 1951 April 18, Amesbury, Mass., to Herbert F. West, Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Bernheimer, Earle J. Letters concerning Robert Frost, 1947-1971. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Gordon Cairnie papers, 1922-1973. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Correspondence, 1946-1951. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Carrighar, Sally. Christmas cards, 1970 December and [n.d.], to Herbert F. and Carin West, [Hanover, N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005. Postcard, 1974 May 21 : Dunnellon, Florida to Herbert West, Hanover, New Hampshire. Wake Forest University - ZSR Library, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Letters, 1948 January 14-1972 November 10, Hanover, N.H., to Eric Whittle, Wakefield, England. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977. Paroles, 1948-1964. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Pleadwell, F. L. (Frank Lester), 1872-1957. F. L. Pleadwell papers, 1880-1973 (bulk 1930-1957) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Tschiffely, A. F. (Aimé Felix), 1895-1954. Papers, 1933-1954. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Sample, Paul, 1896-1974. Papers. 1931-1951. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Papers, 1920-1974. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. Papers, 1930-1979. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Friends of the Dartmouth Library. Records, 1948- Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Fraenkel, Michael, 1896-1957. Papers, 1939-1944. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bischoff, Ilse, 1901-. Papers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Jones, Sharon. One dead whale. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bernheimer, Earle J. Letter, 1951 January 13, to Herbert West. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Beyer, Preston C. Correspondence, 1965 Mar. 18-1973 Mar. 12. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Joseph Ishill correspondence, 1942-1966. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964. Mexico City. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Holden, Raymond P. (Raymond Peckham), 1894-1972. Letter, 1961 August 5, Newport, N.H., to Herbert West. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Brooke, Olave Barbara Clementina Cunninghame Graham, Lady. Correspondence, 1930-1953, with Herbert Faulkner West. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Papers relating to Swinburne's Lesbia Brandon, Oct.-Nov. 1952. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Howland, Fred Arthur, 1864-1953. Letters, 1941-1948, to Herbert Faulkner West. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Review of Valley of the shadow by Mitchell Kramer, [1956 October?]. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Bottomley, Gordon, 1874-1948 person
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associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
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associatedWith Hudson, W. H. (William Henry), 1841-1922. person
associatedWith Huneker, James, 1857-1921. person
correspondedWith Ishill, Joseph. person
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associatedWith Jones, Sharon. person
associatedWith Kelly, Eric Philbrook, 1884-1960. person
associatedWith Komjati, Gyula, 1894-1958 person
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associatedWith Leigh, Margaret, 1894-1973 person
associatedWith Levy, Oscar, b. 1867 person
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associatedWith Miller, Henry, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Milton, John, 1608-1674 person
associatedWith Moore, T. Sturge (Thomas Sturge), 1870-1944 person
associatedWith Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977. person
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associatedWith O'Neill, Charles, 1909- person
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associatedWith Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966. person
associatedWith Pleadwell, F. L. (Frank Lester), 1872-1957. person
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associatedWith RRAL. corporateBody
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associatedWith Schmitt, Howard George, 1910- person
associatedWith Shoner, Sarah Augusta. person
associatedWith Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907 person
associatedWith Thompson, Lawrance Roger, 1906-1973. person
associatedWith Tschiffely, A. F. (Aimé Felix), 1895-1954. person
associatedWith Westholm Publications (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Whitmore, Elizabeth Manning. person
associatedWith Whittle, Eric S. person
associatedWith Williams, Ben Ames, 1889-1953. person
associatedWith Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 person
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Japan
Tasmania
Budapest (Hungary)
Hong Kong
Czechoslovakia
Sri Lanka
Tonga
Australia
Gibraltar
Fiji
United States
Singapore
Malta
New Zealand
Hammersmith and Fulham (London, England)
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Booksellers and bookselling
American literature
World War, 1939-1945--England
Artists, English--20th century
Authors, English--20th century
English literature
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Birth 1898

Death 1974

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