William Jerome Wilson

Fellow: Awarded 1927

Field of Study: Classics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 08-16-1884

Died: 10-15-1963

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1927:

Wilson, William Jerome: Appointed to make a collation of the known manuscripts, and a search trhough the smaller libraries of Italy for further manuscripts, of the religious-philosophical literature passing under the name of Hermes Trismegistos, with a view to the preparation of an edition of the Corpus Hermeticum, and an estimate of its possible influence upon early Christian thought; tenure, twelve months from August 15, 1927.

Born August 16, 1884, at Saginaw, Michigan. Education: Western Reserve University, A.B., 1905; Northwestern University, A.M., 1909; Garrett Biblical Institute, S.T.B., 1909; Harvard University, S.T.M., 1913, Th.D., 1915.

Professor of Greek and Biblical Literature, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1909–1911; Professor of Greek and Latin, College of the Pacific, 1914–1918; Instructor in New Testament Greek, Pacific Unitarian School for the Ministry, 1917; Master in English, Hitchcock Military Academy, San Rafael, California, 1918–1921; Department of Language and Literature, State Normal School, Cheney, Washington, 1921–1927.

Publications: Articles in the Harvard Theological Review.