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Knowlton, Amos Heywood, 1896-1935



  • Existence: 1896 - 1935

Amos Heywood Knowlton was born in Littleton, Massachusetts in 1896. He attended Worcester Academy and after graduating from there, he continued his education by enrolling at Dartmouth College in 1913. While at Dartmouth, Knowlton was a member of Deutscher Verein (German Club), Classical Society, Circle Française and Lambda Chi Alpha. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa when he completed his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth. After Dartmouth, Knowlton earned a master’s degree in German studies from Harvard University in 1918. In August 1918, he enlisted in the infantry as a private, first with the 156th Depot Brigade at Camp Jackson in South Carolina and then with the Medical Corps, Psychological Board at Camp Sevier in South Carolina before he was discharged in February 1919. Knowlton became a modern language teacher at the Roxbury School in Cheshire, Connecticut and after a year, returned to Harvard for another master’s degree in French studies. In 1921, he became an instructor in the Romance languages department at Dartmouth and was promoted to assistant professor in 1926. Knowlton drowned in Lake Mascoma, Enfield, New Hampshire on August 9, 1935.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Amos H. Knowlton student letters

Identifier: MS-598
Overview Amos Heywood Knowlton (1896-1935), professor of Modern Languages. Dartmouth College Class of 1917. The collectionc contains letters and postcards home to his mother, while a student at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College.