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Neilson C. Hannay

1930 - US & Canada Competition
Humanities - English Literature

BIO

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Hannay, Neilson Campbell:  Appointed for the preparation of a biography of the poet William Cowper and a collected edition of all known letters collated with the originals in Great Britain, America, and elsewhere; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1930.

Born October 17, 1880, at Princetown, Schenectady, New York. Education: Union University, B.A., 1902, M.A., 1913; Auburn Theological Seminary, graduated 1905 (Presbyterian Board of Education scholarship), B.D., 1906 (Pitkin Scholarship); United Free Church College, Glasgow, Scotland, 1906–07 (Carnegie Scholarship); University of Halle, 1908–09; University of Chicago, Summer Quarters, 1915–17; Harvard University, M.A., 1919, Ph.D., 1919 (Austin and Willard Scholarships).

Instructor in English, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and in Latin, German, and Public Speaking, Troy Academy, 1910–12; Professor of English, 1913–18, Acadia University; Religious Education Surveyor, Interchurch World Movement, 1920; Associate Professor of English, 1920–22, Colby College; Professor of English, 1922—, Boston University.

Publications: “Le Style C’est L’Homme,” 1903; “Après la Guerre,” edited with Memoir, 1925; “A FitzGerald Friendship,” 1930; Journalistic contributions; prefaces; associate editor of The Master Library (10 vols.), 1923.

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