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Herbert Baldwin Foster papers

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030059855]
Identifier: MS-0410
Herbert Baldwin Foster was born on November 12, 1874 in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 1905, he completed the first English translation of Cassius Dio Cocceianus's history of Rome. The collection consists of five folders. Two of them contain a manuscript of, most likely, Foster's presentation to the Philological Seminar in 1900 on the deus ex machina in Euripides's plays.

Dates

  • 1897-1900

Creator

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

0.24 Cubic Feet (1 legal half-size document box)

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Baldwin Foster was born on November 12, 1874 in Amherst, Massachusetts. He earned his A.B. at Harvard in 1895, and taught for one year at the Brooklyn Latin School in Brooklyn, New York. In 1897 he entered Hopkins to earn his Ph.D. in Greek.

In 1905, he completed the first English translation of Cassius Dio Cocceianus's history of Rome. Foster died in 1906.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five folders with materials dating from 1897 to 1900. Two of them contain a manuscript of, most likely, Foster's presentation to the Philological Seminar in 1900 on the deus ex machina in Euripides's plays. The other three folders are most likely a draft of his dissertation on the same topic.

Custodial History

The papers were left at the Johns Hopkins University by the author, Herbert Baldwin Foster.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Left at the University by the author.

Processing Information

Processed in 2002 by Margaret Burri.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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