Richmond C. Beatty

Fellow: Awarded 1940

Field of Study: Biography

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-06-1905

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:
(Profile photograph: Richmond Croom Beatty, State Teachers College, Memphis, Tennessee, 1932)

BEATTY, RICHMOND CROOM:  Appointed for the preparation of a biography of James Russell Lowell; tenure, twelve months from July 15, 1940.

Born January 6, 1905, at Shawnee, Oklahoma. Education:  Birmingham-Southern College, A.B., 1926; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1928, Ph.D., 1930; University of Chicago, Summer, 1928.

Professor of English, 1930–35, State Teachers College, Memphis; Assistant Professor of English, 1935–37, University of Alabama; Associate Professor of English, 1937—, Vanderbilt University.

Publications:  William Byrd of Westover, 1932; Bayard Taylor, Laureate of the Gilded Age, 1936; Lord Macaulay, Victorian Liberal, 1938. Co-editor, English Dramas, 1935. Articles and reviews in Education, Forum, American Review, Philological Quarterly, Yale Review, American Literature, Publications of the Modern Language Association, New England Quarterly, Sewanee Review.