James Thorpe (academic)

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James Thorpe (born August 17, 1915, in Aiken, South Carolina, died January 4, 2009, in Bloomfield, Connecticut)[1] He had been the director of the Huntington Library, and a professor of English at Princeton University. He was the author of a biography of the library namesake, Henry Edwards Huntington.[2]

He was awarded Guggenheim Fellowships in 1949 and 1965.


  1. ^ Thurber, Jon (January 16, 2009). "James Thorpe dies at 93; former director of the Huntington Library put it on the map". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Henry Edwards Huntington: A Biography". University of California Press. Retrieved June 27, 2010.