DeLancey Ferguson

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-13-1888

Died: 08-12-1966

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Ferguson, John DeLancey: Appointed to prepare a complete text edition of the Letters of Robert Burns, re-edited from the original manuscripts; work in public and private collections in Scotland and England; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1928.

Born November 13, 1888, at Scottsville, New York. Education: Rutgers College, B.A., 1911, M.A., 1912; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1916. Herbert Fellowship in Political Science, Rutgers College, 1911–12; University Fellowship in English, Columbia University, 1913–14.

Instructor in English, 1914–16, Assistant Professor, 1916–18, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio; Assistant Professor, 1918–21, Associate Professor, 1921–24, Professor, 1924—, Ohio Wesleyan University. Leader, New York University English Residential Tour, 1926.

Publications: “American Literature in Spain,” 1916; articles and reviews in The Forum, The Bookman, The Nation, The Saturday Review of Literature, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Education, Travel. Editor of “Selected Poems of Robert Burns,” 1926.