Charles Knapp (scholar)

Charles Knapp (scholar)
Charles Knapp
Born June 22, 1868(1868-06-22)
New York City, New York
Died September 17, 1936(1936-09-17) (aged 68)
Occupation Professor
Spouse Theresa Shaw (m. 1889) «start: (1889)»"Marriage: Theresa Shaw to Charles Knapp (scholar)" Location: (linkback://

Charles Knapp (22 June 1868[1]–17 September 1936)[2] was an American classical scholar, born in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University at age 19 and received a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 1890 at 22 years of age. In 1906, he became a noted professor of Classical Philology at Barnard College, a women's liberal arts college affiliated with Columbia University.[3]

An intellectual at heart, Knapp was nonetheless well liked by his students, as referenced in Barnard College: The First Fifty Years, a book presenting the history of the women's college and published by Columbia University.

Dr. Knapp used to say to his freshmen that he and they were alike travelers on the road of learning, and the space between was so small, in comparison with the length of the road, that it need be no hindrance to pleasant companionship thereon. Throughout his long teaching life this was his characteristic attitude, and his students recognized that his passion for intellectual honesty and hard work were equaled by his kindness and enthusiasm.[4]

Knapp contributed to the American Journal of Philology, the Classical Journal, Classical Philology, the Classical Review, and the Classical Weekly (of which he became managing editor in 1906).

Knapp was married to Theresa Shaw in 1889 in Manhattan, New York.[5] Together, they had one son, Charles M. Knapp, born 21 September 1892.

Knapp wrote a book entitled, Aeneid of Virgil (1900) with the dedication "To my sister, Miss Adeline Knapp, AB, I am under especial obligations for valuable help in all parts of the book."


  1. ^ Passport Applications, 1795-1905; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1372, 694 rolls, Record #85439); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  2. ^ "Death notice". 
  3. ^ American Philological Association, Philological Association of the Pacific Coast. Transactions and proceedings of the American Philological Association: Bibliographical record of works published by members of the association, in v. 28- 1897- . Published for the Association by the Press of Case Western Reserve University. 1908. pp. 2, i, v, xxxix, lxxi, lxxxvi.
  4. ^ Miller, Alice Duer, Susan Myers, and Nicholas Murray Butler (forward). Barnard College: The First Fifty Years. New York: Morningside Heights. Columbia University Press. 1939.
  5. ^ Marriage Registers, Extracts from Manhattan (1869-1880) and Brooklyn (1895-1897). Marriage Id. 45 0003179. Cert. # 6877. Pub. Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, New York.

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