Charles Townsend Copeland
Charles Townsend Copeland (April 27, 1860 – July 24, 1952) was a professor, poet, and writer. He spent much of his time as a mentor in Boston, Massachusetts, specifically at Harvard University, and also worked as a part-time theater critic. Known as "Copey" by many of his peers and admirers, he became known for his Harvard poetry readings in the 1930s. In her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Helen Keller paid high praise to Copeland as an instructor.
- "Birthday". Time. May 5, 1930.
Charles Townsend Copeland, A.B. (his only earned degree), Harvard professor of English, bachelor, given to mustard suits, to scolding, to reading-aloud (Kipling, Dickens) to two generations of devoted undergraduates. He noted among his students John Reed, the famous journalist and author who dedicated his book "Insurgent Mexico" to Copey. Age: 70. Date: April 27. Said the New York Herald Tribune: "The men . . . knew that 'Copey' was one of the supreme teachers of their generation. ... How the man could teach!"
- "Copey Moves Out". Time. September 12, 1932. Retrieved 2008-06-26.
- J. Donald Adams, Copey of Harvard: A Biography of Charles Townsend Copeland (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960).
- Billy Altman, Laughter's Gentle Soul: The Life of Robert Benchley. (New York City: W. W. Norton, 1997. ISBN 0-393-03833-5).
- Encyclopædia Britannica: Charles Townsend Copeland.
- Works by or about Charles Townsend Copeland at Internet Archive
- Works by or about Charles Townsend Copeland in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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