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Guide to the William D. MacClintock Papers 1903-1908

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

MacClintock, William D. Papers

Dates:

1903-1908

Size:

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

William D. MacClintock, professor of English. The William D. MacClintock Papers consist of two letters of introduction, a letter from Harry Pratt Judson to MacClintock, a telegram, and a photocopy of a poem by Mrs. MacClintock.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: MacClintock, William D. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

William Darnall MacClintock was born on July 29, 1858 in Elizaville, Kentucky, the son of Alexander and Cornelia (Darnall) MacClintock. MacClintock received an A.B. from Kentucky Wesleyan College of Owensboro, Kentucky (1878) and an A.M. from Johns Hopkins University (1882). From 1892 to 1925 MacClintock was a professor of English at the University of Chicago. He was appointed professor emeritus in 1925. MacClintock married Lucia Porter Lander in 1886. The couple had four children—Lander, Paul, Hilda, and Elizabeth.

In 1908 and 1912, MacClintock was sent by the University of Chicago and the United States government to lecture to American teachers in the Philippines and to study their educational conditions. On both trips he sailed from San Francisco via Hawaii and Japan to the Philippines, stopping in China on the return trip.

MacClintock’s works include Some Paradoxes of the English Romantic Movement (1903) and Joseph Warton's Essay on Pope: A History of the Five Editions (1933).

William Darnall MacClintock died on April 21, 1936.

Scope Note

The William D. MacClintock Papers consist of two letters of introduction, a letter from Harry Pratt Judson to MacClintock, a telegram, and a photocopy of a poem by Mrs. MacClintock.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence and miscellaneous materials

  • Harry Pratt Judson to Whom It May Concern, a letter of introduction for MacClintock, June 12, 1907 (with a large wax seal)
  • Harry Pratt Judson to William MacClintock, January 28, 1908
  • McIntyre to William MacClintock, telegram, February 11, 1908
  • Letter of introduction for William MacClintock to Mr. F.W. Carpenter, author indecipherable, May 20, 1908
  • "The Complete Prig," a photocopy of a poem by Mrs. MacClintock, April 1, 1903