Charles Rockwell Lanman papers
- Lanman, Charles Rockwell, 1850-1941 (Person)
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In 1876, Daniel Coit Gilman, president of the newly formed Johns Hopkins University, invited Lanman to become a Fellow at Hopkins. Lanman accepted, and in fall, 1876, taught a seminar in Sanskrit. In 1878, Lanman was appointed assistant professor of Sanskrit in the Department of Philology, and elevated to associate professor in 1879.
Although Lanman accepted an appointment for another year in May, 1880, Harvard University's generous offer, made 10 days later, of a full professorship, took Lanman from Baltimore to Cambridge. He remained at Harvard for the rest of his career.
At Harvard, Lanman was the founder and first editor of the Harvard Oriental Series. He returned briefly to Hopkins in 1898 as the Percy Turnbull Memorial Lecturer in Poetry.
Lanman died in 1941 at the age of 91.
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