Carl Jefferson Weber

Fellow: Awarded 1944

Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-20-1894

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

WEBER, CARL JEFFERSON.  Appointed for the preparation of a book on Thomas Hardy and the first Mrs. Hardy; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1944.

Born January 20, 1894, Baltimore, Maryland. Education:  Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1914; University of Oxford, B.A., 1916, M.A., 1920 (Rhodes Scholar, Queen’s College); Franklin and Marshall College, D.Litt., 1938.

Instructor in English, 1919–20, Assistant Professor, 1922–25, Associate Professor, 1925–28, Professor, 1928—, Colby College.  Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Summers, 1923, 1925, 1928; University of Maine, 1932; West Virginia University, 1941.

Publications:  Four Centuries of Literature, 1925; English Versification, 1926; Notes and Comments on Tess of the D’Urbervilles, 1935; Hardy’s Lost Novel, 1935; Hardy of Wessex: His Life and Literary Career, 1940; The First Hundred Years of Thomas Hardy, 1942; Thomas Hardy in Maine, 1942; Hardy’s First Christmas Story, 1942. Editor of Far from the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy, 1937; Letters of Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1943. Articles in Classical Journal, Review of English Studies, Saturday Review of Literature, Nation, Revue Anglo-Américaine, Colophon, American Scholar, New England Quarterly, North American Review, Times Literary Supplement, English Journal.