Gordon S. Haight letters to J.J. Rubin, 1961-1964.
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Noted Walt Whitman scholar Joseph J. Rubin (1912-1980) received a M.A. from Penn State in 1933 and a doctorate from Yale in 1940. He joined the Penn State English Department in 1935, and served as a professor of American literature, retiring in 1978. Rubin started the Bald Eagle Press in 1950, an important influence on the founding of the Penn State Press. From the description of Joseph J. Rubin papers, 1925-1988. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 7411231...
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 His serendipitous discovery of some unpublished George Eliot letters at Yale led to his lifelong study of the author, including a universally praised 1968 biography and an acclaimed edition of Eliot's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, Haig...