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West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1898 - 1974

Herbert Faulkner West was born on January 6, 1898, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He attended Pennsylvania State College from 1917-1919, before serving in the United States Army during World War I. Faulkner received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1922, and his A.M. degree in 1924, after working as an Instructor of English at the College. During 1924 and 1925, he pursued post graduate studies in London and Berlin, before returning to Dartmouth College as an Instructor of Comparative Literature. In 1929, he became an assistant professor of Comparative Literature, and in 1937, a full professor. He retained this position until his retirement in 1964. In 1938, he founded the Friends of the Dartmouth Library, and in 1955, he started his publishing company, Westholm Publications. West died on November 9, 1974, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin B. Hill letters

MS-1282
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1282
Overview Edwin B. Hill (1866-1949), private printer and author. The collection consists of letters from Herbert Faulkner West.

Henry Miller collection

MS-318
 Collection
Identifier: MS-318
Overview Henry Miller (1891-1980), author. The collection contains correspondence, principally with Herbert F. West, as well as manuscripts several short works, notes (photo copy) for "Tropic of Capricorn," typescripts with handwritten corrections and galleys for "The Happy Rock" (1945) and, a collection of essays about Miller, edited and published by Bernard H. Porter.

Herbert Faulkner West letters

MS-654
 Collection
Identifier: MS-654
Overview Herbert Faulkner West (1898-1974), professor of comparative literature. The collection contains correspondence with Eric S. Whittle of Wakefield, England.

Herbert Faulkner West papers

ML-51
 Collection
Identifier: ML-51
Overview Herbert F. West (1898-1974), writer, educator, publisher, and bookseller. Dartmouth College Class of 1922. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, galley proofs, photographs, and financial records related to his career.

"Paroles" by Jacques Prevert collection

MS-826
 Collection
Identifier: MS-826
Overview "Paroles" by Jacques Prevert collection. The collection contains Dilys Laing's translation of the poems into English. Also contains typescript drafts of translations of several of the poems as well as correspondence between Alexander Laing and Herbert Faulkner West.