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Charles H. Foster papers

Identifier: M246

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Consists mainly of correspondence, 1958-1981, between Charles H. Foster and Herbert Ross Brown, and correspondence, 1965-1969, between Foster and Louis Coxe, regarding academics, scholarship, and Bowdoin affairs. Both Brown and Coxe were long-standing Bowdoin English professors.


  • Creation: 1958-1981


Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Howell Foster was graduated from Amherst in 1936, received his A.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and taught at several colleges and universities including the University of Colorado, Grinnell, and the University of Minnesota. From 1958-1972 he served as an editor of the New England Quarterly. Foster was a visiting professor of English at Bowdoin from 1964-1965. While at the College he edited his grandfather's (Benjamin Browne Foster, Bowdoin Class of 1855) journals, published by the University of Maine at Orono Press in 1975 as Down East Diary.


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Primarily correspondence between Charles H. Foster and Herbert Ross Brown and correspondence between Foster and Louis Coxe regarding academics, scholarship, and Bowdoin affairs.

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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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