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Huntington Brown papers

Identifier: uarc 692

Scope and Content

This small collection consists of Dr. Brown’s notes regarding old English and English history.


  • Creation: undated


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Huntington Brown (1899-1985)

Huntington Brown, A.B. (1922) Harvard University, B.Litt (1926) Oxford University, Ph.D. (1930) Harvard University. Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, specializing in old English and English history.

Huntington Brown was born in Utica, New York on October 30, 1899. He received his A.B. at Harvard in 1922, a B.Litt. at Oxford in 1926, and a Ph.D. at Harvard in 1930. He was an instructor of English and a tutor at the Division of Modern Languages at Harvard from 1927-1937. In 1937, Dr. Brown was appointed as a professor of English at the University of Minnesota, retiring in 1965.

Due to his extensive travels, Dr. Brown spoke fluent Italian, French and German. His scholarly work drew extensively upon his first-hand knowledge of literary documents in all these languages. Notable among his studies are "The Classical Tradition in English Literature: a bibliography," Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature, XVIII (1935). He also wrote Rabelais in English Literature(1933), and Prose Styles; five primary types(1966), the last being the first in the series of monographs titled Minnesota Monographs in the Humanities, published by the University of Minnesota Press. Huntington Brown died in Minneapolis due to cancer on July 9, 1985.


1 box (0.25 cubic feet)


This collection contains the papers of Huntington Brown, professor of English at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

This collection was received from Mrs. Elizabeth Brown via the Gifts Division of the Library.

Huntington Brown Papers, undated
Penelope Krosch
February, 1986
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Finding aid written in English

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