Cornelius Conway Felton

Cornelius Conway Felton (November 6, 1807 - February 26, 1862) was an American educator. He was regent of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as professor of Greek literature and president of Harvard University.

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Five Harvard University Presidents sitting in order of when they served. L-R: Josiah Quincy III, Edward Everett, Jared Sparks, James Walker and Cornelius Conway Felton.
Felton was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts. He graduated at Harvard College in 1827, having taught school in the winter vacations of his sophomore and junior years. After teaching in the Livingstone High School of Geneseo, New York, for two years, he became tutor at Harvard in 1829, university professor of Greek in 1832, and Eliot professor of Greek literature in 1834. In 1860 he succeeded James Walker as president of Harvard, which position he held until his death, at Chester, Pennsylvania.

Dr Felton edited many classical texts. His annotations on Wolf's text of the Iliad (1833) are especially valuable. Greece, Ancient and Modern (2 vols., 1867), forty-nine lectures before the Lowell Institute, is scholarly, able and suggestive of the author's personality.

Among his miscellaneous publications are the American edition of Sir William Smith's History of Greece (1855); translations of Menzel's German Literature (1840), of Munk's Metres of the Greeks and Romans (1844), and of Guyot's Earth and Man (1849); and Familiar Letters from Europe (1865).

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Publications

  • Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, 1866)
Academic offices
Preceded by
James Walker
President of Harvard University
1860–1862
Succeeded by
Thomas Hill
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    Wolfgang Menzel (June 21, 1798 - April 23, 1873), German poet, critic and literary historian, was born at Waldenburg (Wałbrzych) in Silesia.

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    Eduard Munk (January 14, 1803 at Gross Glogau - May 3, 1871, Gross Glogau) was a German philologist. He was a cousin of Salomon Munk.

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    Arnold Henry Guyot (September 28, 1807 РFebruary 8, 1884), Swiss-American geologist and geographer, was born at Boudevilliers, near Neuch̢tel, Switzerland.

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    James Walker (August 16, 1794 – December 23, 1874) was the President of Harvard College from 1853 to 1860.

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    • Biography, part of a series of Harvard's Unitarian Presidents

    Academic offices

    Preceded by
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    Thomas Hill (1818 - 1891) was an American Unitarian clergyman and educator. He was president of Antioch College from 1860 to 1862, and then of Harvard University from 1862 to 1868.
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