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George Herbert Palmer

Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Wellesley College Columbarium Wellesley Norfolk County Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Julius Auboyneau Palmer and Lucy Manning Palmer
Husband of Alice Freeman Palmer, President of Wellesley College
Brother of Harriet Amanda Palmer; Jacob Peabody Palmer; Julia Augusta Palmer and Emily Jane Palmer

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About George Herbert Palmer

George Herbert Palmer (March 9, 1842 – May 8, 1933) was an American scholar and author, born in Boston. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and in 1864 he graduated at Harvard, to which he returned, after study at Tübingen, Germany, and at Andover Theological Seminary, to be tutor in Greek. He became Alford professor of natural religion, moral philosophy, and civil polity at Harvard (1889–1913). In 1887, he married, as his second wife, Alice Freeman Palmer. While at Harvard, Professor Palmer lived in Dana-Palmer House, which now bears his name. Professor Palmer received honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, Union, Dartmouth, Western Reserve, and Harvard.


Translation of The Odyssey (1884) (see English translations of Homer#Palmer)
The New Education (1887)
The Glory of the Imperfect (1898)
Self-Cultivation in English (1897)
The Field of Ethics (1901)
The Nature of Goodness (1904)
The Life and Works of George Herbert (three volumes, 1905)
The Teacher (1908)
The Life of Alice Freeman Palmer (1908)
Intimations of Immortality in the Sonnets of Shakespeare (1912)
Trades and Professions (1914)
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Massachusetts, United States
Age 91
Massachusetts, United States
Wellesley College Columbarium Wellesley Norfolk County Massachusetts