The New Student's Reference Work/Tyler, Moses Coit
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Tyler, Moses Coit, an American littèrateur and professor of American history at Cornell University since 1881, was born at Griswold, Conn., Aug. 2, 1835, and graduated at Yale in 1853. From 1867 to 1881 he was professor of English at the University of Michigan, and for a time was literary editor of The Christian Union. In 1881 he accepted the chair of American history at Cornell. He wrote a Manual of English Literature, a History of American Literature during the Colonial Period (1606-1765), The Literary History of the American Revolution, Glimpses of England and a Life of Patrick Henry. His works possess literary charm as well as thorough scholarship. He died on Dec. 28, 1900.