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HEWETT, Waterman Thomas, educator, born in Miami, Saline County, Missouri, 10 January, 1846. He removed in early youth to South Paris, Maine. and was graduated at Amherst in 1869. He then went abroad, was a student at the University of Athens and in the school of modern languages at Heidelberg in 1870, on his return to the United States became assistant professor of German at Cornell, and since 1883 has been professor there of the German language and literature. Professor Hewett is a constant contributor to the magazines on scientific and literary subjects, especially on the life, character, and literature of Goethe, and has published "The Frisian Language and Literature" (Ithaca, New York, 1879);" Monograph on the Aims and Efforts of Collegiate Study of the Modern Languages" (Baltimore, 1886); and the " Mutual Relations of High Schools and Colleges " (Syracuse, 1887).
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