Merritt Hughes

Fellow: Awarded 1925

Field of Study: Renaissance History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-24-1893

Died: 05-12-1971

As published in the Foundation’s Annual Report for 1925-26:

Hughes, Merrit Yerkes: Appointed for research in the literary relations of England and Italy in the latter part of the sixteenth and in the seventeenth centuries, principally at the University of Rome, Italy; tenure, twelve months from August 15, 1925.

Born May 24, 1893, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Education: Boston Univeristy, A.B., 1915; Edinburgh University, M.A., 1918; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1921. Jacob Sleeper Traveling Fellow, of Boston University, 1916-17; Shattuck Scholar at Harvard University, 1920-21; American Field Service Fellow at the University of Paris, 1921-22.

Examiner in Modern French Literature under the Army Educational Commission at the Sorbonne, 1919; Instructor in English, Boston University, 1919-20; Assistant Professor of English, 1922-26, Associate Professor, 1926—, University of California.

Publications: Articles notably in Studies in Philology, Modern Language Review, New Republic and Literary Review of the New York Times. His “Study of Dante in France since 1870” divided the annual prize of the Dante Society of America, 1922.