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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Winchester, Caleb Thomas

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WINCHESTER, Caleb Thomas, American scholar and educator: b. Montville, Conn., 18 Jan. 1847. He graduated from Wesleyan University 1869, and studied at the University of Leipzig 1880-81. He served his Alma Mater as librarian 1869-73; was professor of rhetoric and English literature 1873-1890 and since then professor of English literature. He is a lecturer of great charm and wide reputation. He is the author of ‘Five Short Courses of Reading English Literature’ (1892; 3d ed., 1911); ‘Some Principles of Literary Criticism’ (1899); ‘The Life of John Welsey’ (1906), considered by many critics the best published; ‘A Group of English Essayists’ (1910); ‘Representative English Essays, with introduction and notes’ (1914); ‘Wordsworth — How to Know Him’ (1916).