North American Scholar

BURTON, Harry Edwin

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1868-05-29
  • Born City: Boston
  • Born State/Country: MA
  • Parents: Edwin Scott & Sarah Jane Sedgberg B.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1945-03-20
  • Death City: Hanover
  • Death State/Country: NH
  • Married: May Grace Harvey, 20 June 1895.
  • Education:

    A.B. Harvard, 1890; A.M. 1893, Ph.D., 1895; study at ASCSR, 1895-6; 1897-8.

  • Professional Experience:

    Class, tchr. Peekskill (NY) Mil. Acad., 1890-2; instr. to prof. Lat. Dartmouth, 1896-1916; Daniel Webster prof. Lat. lang. & lit., 1916-38; justice, Munic. Ct. Hanover, NH, 1911-38; moderator, town of Hanover, 1920-38; arm. prof. AAR, 1927-8; pres. NECA, 1939-40.

  • Dissertation:

    "De rebus sacris apud Aristophanem repertis" (Harvard, 1895).

  • Publications:

    Selections from Livy (New York, 1905); The First Six Books of the Aeneid of Virgil (Boston, 1919); Latin Grammar (New York, 1911); Aspects of College and University Administration (Hanover, NH, 1916); Fourth Year, with R. M. Gummere (New York, 1931); The Discovery of the Ancient World (Cambridge, 1932).

  • Notes:

    Harry Edwin Burton served on the Dartmouth faculty for 42 years and for 27 years was a judge in Hanover County. After completing his dissertation, he became one of the early members of the ASCSR in 1895, to which he returned as annual professor in 1927. His scholarly production was limited to the production of textbooks.

  • Sources:

    NYTimes (21 Mar. 1945) 23; WhAm 2:93.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.