Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Foster, Charles H., (Charles Howell), 1913-
Title
Charles H. Foster papers
ID
M246
Date [inclusive]
1958-1981
Extent
0.2 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Primarily correspondence between Charles H. Foster and Herbert Ross Brown and correspondence between Foster and Louis Coxe regarding academics, scholarship, and Bowdoin affairs.

Preferred Citation

Charles H. Foster Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


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.


Scope and Content

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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

Correspondence between Foster and Herbert Ross Brown, 1958-1964. 

    1 2

    Correspondence between Foster and Herbert Ross Brown, 1965-1969. 

      1 3

      Correspondence between Foster and Herbert Ross Brown, 1970-1973. 

        1 4

        Correspondence between Foster and Herbert Ross Brown, 1974-1981. 

          1 5

          Correspondence between Foster and Louis Osborne Coxe, 1965-1969. 

            1 6

            Letter from Mrs. Louis Osborne Coxe to Mrs. Charles Foster, n.d. 

              1 7

              Letter from Foster to Richard Harwell, Bowdoin librarian, 1964. 

                1 8

                Correspondence between Foster and the New England Quarterly, 1969-1981. 

                  1 9

                  Note to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foster from "Mary", 1977.