Lockwood, Frank C. Modern Poets and Christian Teaching: Robert Browning
Lockwood, Frank C. Modern Poets and Christian Teaching: Robert Browning
Lockwood, Frank C. Modern Poets and Christian Teaching: Robert Browning

Lockwood, Frank C. Modern Poets and Christian Teaching: Robert Browning

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Lockwood, Frank C. Modern Poets and Christian Teaching: Robert Browning. New York: Eaton and Mains, 1906. Very good maroon cloth hardcover with bright gilt titles, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4, portrait of Browning, 146 pp., tight, a few pp. with pencil underlining. Very good. Hardcover.  [3876]

A study of Robert Browning's poetry. Eaton & Mains were publishers associated with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Frank Cummins Lockwood (1864-1948), b. Mount Erie, IL, raised on the Kansas frontier, the son of a Methodist minister and circuit rider. He was educated at Baker University, a Methodist institution in Baldwin City, and in 1896 received on of the first two doctorates in philosophy earned at Northwestern. Lockwood entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, ordained in 1897, and served briefly as a pastor of a congregation in Salt Lake City. He soon returned to academia, as a post-doctoral student at the University of Chicago, and finishing at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, earning an M. A. in English literature. At the outset of the United States entering WWI, he volunteered as a chaplain but was rejected because of his age. Undaunted, he offered his services to the YMCA and was assigned to the U.S. transport Pastores, making nine trips across the Atlantic before the end of the war.

Lockwood was a dynamic individual who was a positive influence to his students in the English Department at Allegheny College and later at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He was a prolific author, Chautauqua lecturer, a Temperance speaker, and in his later years became the most prominent historian of the Arizona Territory and State.

“A student of literature, philosophy…tall, urbane, and reserved. His language was elegant, his literary appreciations Victorian, his manner cosmopolitan. In short, he was a gentleman of the old school…His pursuit of Arizona’s past took him not only into libraries and scholarly collections, but also to every remote corner of the state, where he met scores of men and women important to the shaping of its history. His intense desire to share his findings and preserve them for generations kept his pen busy until well after his eightieth year. The same zeal made him tireless as a lecturer on historical subjects and a champion of every effort to preserve the state’s heritage. Combining scholarship with an intense civic-mindedness, Frank Lockwood for thirty years was one of Arizona’s most valuable citizens.” - John Bret Harte, Frank C. Lockwood: Historian of the South.