George Herbert Palmer

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George Herbert Palmer (March 9, 1842 – May 8, 1933)[1] was an American scholar and author, born in Boston. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and in 1864 he graduated at Harvard College, to which he returned, after study at Tübingen, Germany, and at Andover Theological Seminary, to be tutor in Greek. He became Alford professor of natural religion, moral philosophy, and civil polity at Harvard (1889–1913). In 1887, he married, as his second wife, Alice Freeman Palmer. While at Harvard, Professor Palmer lived in Dana-Palmer House, which now bears his name. Professor Palmer received honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, Union, Dartmouth, Western Reserve, and Harvard.


  • Translation of The Odyssey (1884) (see English translations of Homer#Palmer)
  • The New Education (1887)
  • The Glory of the Imperfect (1898)
  • Self-Cultivation in English (1897)
  • The Field of Ethics (1901)
  • The Nature of Goodness (1904)
  • The Life and Works of George Herbert (three volumes, 1905)
  • The Teacher (1908)
  • The Life of Alice Freeman Palmer (1908)
  • Intimations of Immortality in the Sonnets of Shakespeare (1912)
  • Trades and Professions (1914)

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Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

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