Hiram Corson

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Hiram Corson (November 6, 1828 – June 15, 1911) was an American professor of literature.[1]


Corson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He held a position in the library of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (1849-1856), was a lecturer on English literature in Philadelphia (1859-1865), and was professor of English at Girard College, Philadelphia (1865-1866), and in St. Johns College, Annapolis, Maryland (1866-1870). In 1870-1871 he was professor of rhetoric and oratory at Cornell University, where he was professor of Anglo-Saxon and English literature (1872-1886), of English literature and rhetoric (1886-1890), and from 1890 to 1903 (when he became professor emeritus) of English literature, a chair formed for him.[2] His papers are held at Cornell University.[3]


He edited a translation by his wife, Caroline Rollin (d. 1901), of Pierre Janet's Mental State of Hystericals (1901).

Further reading[edit]

  • George Norman Highley, ed. The Corson family: a history of the descendants of Benjamin Corson, son of Cornelius Corssen of Staten Island, New York, H.L. Everett, 1906.


  1. ^ "Prof. Hiram Corson Dead". The New York Times. June 16, 1911. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911.
  3. ^ "Guide to the Hiram Corson Papers, 1842-1956.". Cornell University. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 


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