Lesley Byrd Simpson

Fellow: Awarded 1931

Field of Study: Iberian and Latin American History

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Iberian and Latin American History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 03-21-1891

Died: 09-23-1984

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

Latin American Exchange Fellows, 1931

Appointed from the United States:

SIMPSON, LESLEY BYRD:  Appointed to make a study of Spanish-Indian relations during the colonial period, in Mexico; tenure, twelve months from June 15, 1931.

Born March 21, 1891, at Saint Louis, Missouri. Education:  University of California, A.B., 1921, Ph.D., 1928.

Instructor in French and Spanish, San Diego State Teachers College, 1921–22; Associate in French and Spanish, University of California at Los Angeles, 1923–24; Associate in Spanish, 1924–28, Instructor, 1928–30, Assistant Professor, 1930—, University of California.

Publications:  The Encomienda in New Spain, 1929. Articles in University of California Publications in Modern Philology, University of California Publications in History, Hispanic-American Historical Review, The Saturday Review of Literature.