Letters to Byron J. Rees, 1905-1917.
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Born Mary Ann Evans in 1819, George Eliot was the daughter of a land agent who managed estates in the rural midlands, a formative experience that gave her an insight into country society that later greatly influenced and enriched her first works of fiction. At different times of her life, she also spelled her name as Mary Anne, Marian, and Marianne, adopting the pen-name of Eliot only after her first work of fiction was published in 1857. Eliot was brought up in a narrow...
Williams College professor. From the description of Papers of Byron J. Rees [manuscript], 1914-1920. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647925993 ...
Principal of Phillips Exeter Academy, 1914-1945. From the description of Letters to Byron J. Rees, 1905-1917. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433462 Perry was the brother of Bliss Perry (1860-1954). From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1940-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 182858151 ...
James Bissett Pratt was born on June 22, 1875 in Elmira, N.Y. He graduated from Williams College in 1898 with a B.A. in philosophy. In 1899, after completing an M.A. in philosophy at Harvard University, Pratt taught at Elmira Free Academy. From 1902 to 1903, he studied philosophy at the University of Berlin then continued his studies at Harvard, receiving a Ph. D. in 1905. Soon after, Pratt was hired as an instructor in philosophy at Williams College. He became an Assistant Professor in 1906, an...