Biography and History

Fred Lewis Pattee was an American author, poet, teacher, scholar, and a leading authority on American literature. He was a professor of English and rhetoric at Pennsylvania State College, and later became a professor of American literature. In his editorial work, his most scholarly project was the three-volume set of The Poems of Philip Freneau (Princeton, N.J.: The University Library, 1902-1907). Philip Freneau (1752-1832) was a notable eighteenth-century American poet, nationalist, polemicist, sea captain, and newspaper editor--regarded as the "poet of the American Revolution."

Source: From the finding aid for C1157