Howard F. Dunham correspondence with Romain Rolland, 1930 - 1941Manuscript MS-1318

Biography

Howard F. Dunham was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on July 1, 1887. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in 1911, after which he taught French and English at Ohio Wesleyan for two years, and studied at the Universite de Montpellier in France. Dunham joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1914, and received his MA from Dartmouth in 1919. Dunham was also the editor of several books including "Fifteen French Short Stories," (Quinze Contes Francais, 1930). From 1930 to 1941, Dunham corresponded with the French writer Romain Rolland (1866-1944), whose series of novels entitled "Jean Christophe" Dunham regularly taught in his classes. In 1951, Dunham was decorated by the French Government with the "Palmes Academiques." He retired from Dartmouth in 1956 and died in February 1969.

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