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Robert Henry Elias, American Writer, educator. Harrison fellow University of Pennsylvania, 1941-1942; Ford Foundation fellow, 1952-1953. Member Modern Language Association, American Studies Association (co-founder New York State 1951), Massachusetts Archaeol. Society.

Background

Elias, Robert Henry was born on September 17, 1914 in New York City. Son of Henry Hart and Edna Weil (Bernhard) Elias.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1936;A.M., Columbia, 1937;Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1948.

Career

Instructor English, assistant history, University of Pennsylvania, 1942-1945;instructor English, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1945-1949;assistant professor, then associate Professor of English, Cornell Univercity, 1949-1959;professor, Cornell Univercity, 1959-1968;Ernest I. White professor American studies, Cornell Univercity, 1959-1964;also Chairman of Commission American studies, Cornell Univercity, 1959-1964, 66-67, 75-78;secretary faculty, Cornell Univercity, 1965-1968;Goldwin Smith Professor of English literature and American studies, Cornell Univercity, 1968-1980;emeritus, Cornell Univercity, since 1980. Fulbright-Hays lecturer U. Toulouse, France, 1963-1964, Centre d'Etudes Anglaises et Nord-americaines, Pau, France, 1968. Lecturer, member corporation Nathan Mayhew Seminars of Martha's Vineyard, 1980-1988.

A.S.W. Rosenbachlectr. in bibliography, University of Pennsylvania, 1971. Member West Tisbury (Massachusetts) History Commission, 1981-1996.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, American Studies Association (co-founder New York State 1951), Massachusetts Archaeol.

Connections

Married Helen Beatrice Larson, June 13, 1947. Children– Jonathan Hart, Abigail, Sara, Eben Lars.

father:
Henry Hart Elias

mother:
Edna Weil (Bernhard) Elias

spouse:
Helen Beatrice Larson

children:
Jonathan Hart Elias

Abigail Elias

Sara Elias

Eben Lars Elias