Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, 1873-1937

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Lewis Chase taught in the English Department at Duke University beginning in 1929. It is unclear when/if he left the University. He died in 1937.

From the description of Lewis Nathaniel Chase papers, 1807-1941. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 162562849

Lewis Nathaniel Chase was born in 1873 in Sidney, Maine and grew up in Rochester, New York. He earned his A.B. in 1895 from Columbia University. After graduation, he studied stage dancing at Daly's Theater and with several private instructors. He spent one year in Philadelphia selling office equipment before returning to Columbia University and earning his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 1898 and 1903, respectively. He subsequently taught English at the University of Indiana, the University of Louisville, and the University of Bordeaux in France. In 1910, he made a research trip to London, where an old acquaintance suggested that Chase write a volume on Poe for the Harrap's Poetry and Life series; this inaugurated Chase's exhaustive research into Poe's life. In 1916, Chase returned to the U.S. and taught Literature at the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Rochester. He relocated to India in 1920, where he was appointed professor of English Literature at Aligarh Muslim University. Within a few years, he moved to China, where he taught at four different universities. Eventually, he returned to the U.S., teaching at the University of California, the California School of Technology, Riverside College and Union College before joining the faculty of the English Department at Duke University in 1929. Besides Edgar Allan Poe, Chase also specialized in the work of Georgia poet Thomas Holley Chivers, utilizing Duke's collection of Chivers manuscripts. Chase died in 1937.

From the guide to the Lewis Nathaniel Chase Papers, 1807-1941, (University Archives, Duke University)

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From the description of Papers of Lewis Nathaniel Chase, 1892-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81991993

Biographical Note

  • 1873, June 27: Born, Sidney, Maine
  • 1895: A.B., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1898: M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1903: Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y. Published The English Heroic Play. New York: Columbia University Press, Macmillan Co., agents
  • 1902 - 1916 : Taught English literature at various universities, including Columbia University, New York, N.Y.; University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana; University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.; and University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
  • 1910: Published Bernard Shaw in France. Bordeaux: Imprimerie nouvelle F. Fech & cie.
  • 1913: Published Poe and His Poetry. London: G. G. Harrap & Co.
  • 1916 - 1917 : Instructor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
  • 1917 - 1919 : Acting assistant professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 1919 - 1922 : Professor of English studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 1921 - 1925 : Taught English at Yenching Peking National University, Peking, China, and Peking Normal University, Peking, China
  • 1925 - 1927 : Lecturer, University of California, Southern Branch, Los Angeles, Calif., and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
  • 1927 - 1929 : Taught at Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 1929 - 1931 : English professor, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • 1931 - 1933 : English professor, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
  • 1937: Died

From the guide to the Lewis Nathaniel Chase Papers, 1836-1947, (bulk 1900-1941), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hodges, Louis Threete,. Collection of letters and excerpts from the poems of Thomas Holley Chivers, [ca. 1923]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Lewis Nathaniel Chase Papers, 1836-1947, (bulk 1900-1941) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Hogg, R.M. Letters to Lewis Chase. [s.l.]. 1916-1928. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, 1873-1937. Letters to the editors of The Bookman. [s.l.]. 1916-1927. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Phillips, Mary Elizabeth, 1857-1945. Letters to Lewis Chase. [s.l.]. 1916-1926. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Scrapbooks of James Branch Cabell [manuscript], 1886-1958 (bulk 1904-1926). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, 1873-1937. Letter to John W. Robertson. [Riverside, CA.]. 1927 June 12. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Widener Library manuscripts. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lewis Nathaniel Chase Papers, 1807-1941 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Campbell, Killis, 1872-1937. Letter to Lewis Chase. Austin, TX. 1928 Sept. 8. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Whitty, J. H. (James Howard), 1859-1937. Letters to Lewis Chase. [s.l.], 1921-1926. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, 1873-1937,. Collection of Notes and Lists relating to the published works of Thomas Holley Chivers, 1928. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Bell, Landon C. (Landon Covington), 1880-1960. Letter to T.O. Mabbott. Columbus, OH. 1931 June 17. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Ingram, John Henry, 1842-1916. Letter to Lewis Chase. Brighton, Eng. 1915 Nov. 4. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, 1873-1937. Lewis Nathaniel Chase papers, 1807-1941. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Gohdes, Clarence, 1901-1997. Papers, 1845-1992. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Edward Woodberry papers concerning Edgar Allan Poe, 1829-1928. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pinkney, Edward Coote, 1802-1828. Papers of Edward Coote Pinkney [manuscript], 1821-1826, 1923-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Chase, Lewis Nathaniel. Shakespeare's sonnets, with notes showing certain resemblances between them and other English sonnets written before... Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, 1873-1937. Papers of Lewis Nathaniel Chase, 1892-1941. Library of Congress
creatorOf Chase, Lewis Nathaniel, 1873-1937. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1937. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Papers of James Southall Wilson, [manuscript], 1912-1962. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Rudyard Kipling miscellaneous papers, 1890-1933. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930, person
correspondedWith Aiken, Conrad, 1889-1973 person
associatedWith Bell, Landon C. (Landon Covington), 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Campbell, Killis, 1872-1937. person
associatedWith Chase, Emma Lester. person
associatedWith Chase family. family
associatedWith Chase, Pearl-Adell, 1872-1955 person
associatedWith Chivers, Thomas Holley, 1807-1858. person
correspondedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956 person
associatedWith Duke University. Dept. of English. corporateBody
associatedWith Erskine, John. person
associatedWith Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974, person
correspondedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 person
associatedWith Gohdes, Clarence, 1901-1997. person
associatedWith Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928. person
correspondedWith Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 person
associatedWith Hodges, Louis Threete, person
associatedWith Hogg, R.M. person
correspondedWith Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936 person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Ingram, John Henry, 1842-1916. person
correspondedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
correspondedWith Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 person
correspondedWith Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950 person
associatedWith Phillips, Mary Elizabeth, 1857-1945 person
associatedWith Pinkney, Edward Coote, 1802-1828. person
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
associatedWith Robertson, John W. (John Wooster), b. 1856, person
correspondedWith Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935 person
associatedWith Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939. person
associatedWith Whitty, J. H. (James Howard), 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. person
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
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American literature
Americans--India
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Literature--Study and teaching--India
Literature
English literature
Actors--Correspondence
Musicians--Correspondence
Literature--Study and teaching--United States
Authors, American--Correspondence
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