North American Scholar

BRISTOL, George Prentiss

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1856-06-21
  • Born City: Clinton
  • Born State/Country: NY
  • Parents: Henry Piatt & Martha Fake B.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1927-05-16
  • Death City: Ithaca
  • Death State/Country: NY
  • Married: Lucia Raymond, 16 July 1880.
  • Education:

    A.B. Hamilton, 1876; A.M., 1883; study at Johns Hopkins, 1879-80, & Heidelberg, 1880-2.

  • Professional Experience:

    Asst. prof. Gk. & Germ. Hamilton, 1882-3; asst. prof. Gk., 1883-8; asst. prof, to prof. Gk. Cornell, 1888-1927; registrar, 1891-5; dir. summ. sess., 1906-17; dir., sch. educ, 1910-17; ed. CSCP, 1891; pres. New York State Teachers' Retirement Board, 1911-27.

  • Publications:

    Selected Orations of Lysias (Boston, 1892); The Teaching of Greek and Latin in the Secondary School, with C. E. Bennett (New York, 1906).

  • Notes:

    Bristol distinguished himself as one of Cornell's best teachers and traveled widely in New York state promoting the cause of classics, advising teachers, and observing teaching conditions. His survey of teaching, done with C. E. Bennett, was well received and considered an authoritative work on the subject for over a generation.

  • Sources:

    WhAm 1:140; Cornell Alumni News (26 May 1927) 416.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.