by George J. Dance

William Herbert Carruth

William Herbert Carruth (1859-1924), from The Critic, 1906. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

William Herbert Carruth (April 5, 1859 - December 15, 1924) was an American poet and writer on poetry.[1]


Carruth was born near Osowatomie, Kansas. He earned a B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1880. After studying at the Universities of Berlin and Munich, he earned an M.A. in 1889 and a Ph.D. in 1893 from Harvard University.[1]

He joined the University of Kansas as an instructor in German and literature in 1880. He helped found the Kansas Alumni Association in 1882 and served as its first Chairman. He became a full professor in 1887. He taught there for 33 years, until 1913.[2] In 1913 he joined Stanford University as a professor of comparative literature, and taught there until his death in 1924.[3]





Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See also Edit

Each In His Own Tongue by William Herbert Carruth

Each In His Own Tongue by William Herbert Carruth


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Notes on Life and Works," Selected Poetry of William Herbert Carruth (1859-1924), Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto,, Web, Nov. 16, 2011.
  2. John H. McCool, "An Old Friend," KUHistory, June 26, 1940, University of Kansas. Web, July 8, 2016.
  3. Carruth, William Herbert, Standord University Library. Web, July 8, 2016.
  4. "Search results = au:Wiliam Herbert Carruth," WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, July 8, 2016.

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