Henry Seidel Canby
Henry Seidel Canby (September 6, 1878 – April 5, 1961) was a critic, editor, and Yale University professor.
A scion of a Quaker family that arrived in Wilmington, Delaware, around 1740 and grew to regional prominence through milling and business affairs, Henry Seidel Canby was a son of Edward T. Canby. Canby was born in Wilmington, and attended Wilmington Friends School. He graduated from Yale in 1899, then taught at the university until becoming a professor in 1922.
Following a four-year stint as the editor of the Literary Review of the New York Evening Post, Canby became one of the founders and editors of the Saturday Review of Literature, serving as the last until 1936.
He was the father of Edward T. Canby (1912-1998), a noted reviewer, radio-show host, folklorist and early advocate of electronic music.
- Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism (1922)
- American Estimates (1929)
- Classic Americans (1931)
- The Age of Confidence (1934)
- Thoreau (1939)
- Whitman (1943)
- The Brandywine (1941) (Part of the Rivers of America Series)
- The Gothic Age of the American College (1936)
- Turn West, Turn East: Mark Twain and Henry James (1951)
- Introduction to Favorite Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1947)
- Works by or about Henry Seidel Canby at Internet Archive (scanned books original editions color illustrated)
- Works by Henry Seidel Canby at Project Gutenberg (plain text and HTML)
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19 May 1924
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