Biographical Note

John Edwin Bakeless (1894-1978) was born in Carlisle, PA, son of Oscar H. and Sara Harvey Bakeless. On June 16, 1920, he married Katherine Little, a young woman whom he graduated with from the Bloomsburg State Normal School of Bloomsburg, PA, in 1913. Bakeless attended Williams College from 1914 to 1918. His final year was not completed as he enlisted in the army. However, his bachelor's degree was subsequently granted in absentia. At the end of World War I, he entered Harvard Graduate School, where he received his M.A. in Philosophy in 1920, and his PhD in English in 1936. John Edwin Bakeless died on August 8, 1978, Katherine Little Bakeless on July 29, 1992.

John Edwin Bakeless (1894-1978) Papers, 1914-1920

John Edwin Bakeless Introduction
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