Wilbur Cortez Abbott
|Wilbur Cortez Abbott|
December 28, 1869|
|Died||February 3, 1947
University of Michigan
University of Kansas
|Alma mater||Wabash College
|Notable students||Robert G. Albion|
Wilbur Cortez Abbott (December 28, 1869 – February 3, 1947) was an American historian and educator, born at Kokomo, Indiana. He graduated from Wabash College in 1892. Afterward, he studied at Cornell University (1892—95 and at Oxford in 1897 where he received the degree of B. Litt.
In the United States, he worked at various institutions of higher learning (Cornell, University of Michigan, Dartmouth, University of Kansas, before being hired in 1908 at Yale. During his time at Yale he gained wide scholastic attention with the publication of The Expansion of Europe in 1917.
In 1920 he was offered a position at Harvard University, in substitution of Harold Laski. At Harvarard Abbott became the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History. There he also became a stock-holder in the Harvard Cooperative Society, and an Associate of Lowell House.
He wrote 
- Colonel Thomas Blood, Crown Stealer (1911)
- Expansion of Europe (1917)
- Colonel John Scott of Long Island (1918)
- Conflicts with Oblivion (1924)
- New York in the American revolution
- The War and American Democracy
- The New Barbarians
- A Bibliography of Oliver Cromwell
Around 1930 Abbott visited Finland, where The Harvard Crimson recounts "the Professor landed in Finland only to discover that he was something of a national figure. He was feted; he was invited to important function; his picture was printed in the papers. Professor Abbott has always been fond of Finland"
Essays in Modern English History in Honor of Wilbur Cortez Abbott, Harvard University Press, 1941
- "Abbott, Wilbur Cortez". Who Was Who Among North American Authors, 1921-1939. Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1976. p. 4. ISBN 0810310414.
- Abbott, Wilbur Cortez, in: Encyclopedia Americana, vol. 1, p. 18.
- unknown (October 19, 1933). "Portraits of Harvard Figures: Wilbur C. Abbott Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History". The Harvard Crimson (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
- Kemble, John H. (1975). "Chapter one: Maritime History in the Age of Albion". In Labaree, Benjamin W. The Atlantic World of Robert G. Albion (First ed.). Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0819540854. OCLC 1848958.