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Full Name: Brander Matthews
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(1852-1929) Brander Matthews was a well-known figure in theatrical and literary circles in Paris and London as well as in New York City. He began to teach at Columbia University in 1891 and in 1900 was appointed the first professor of dramatic literature in any American university. A founding member of several writers’ clubs, he had considerable influence on the playwrights of the period from 1890 to 1915. He graduated from Columbia College in 1871 and from Columbia Law School in 1873.
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1871 New York County
Mr. Matthews graduated from Columbia College in Manhattan, New York, in 1871. 
1852 (Unknown) County
James Brander Matthews was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1852. 
1929 New York County
Brander Matthews died in New York City in 1929. 
1894 (Unknown) County
Vignettes of Manhattan
 
1903 (Unknown) County
The Development of Drama
 
1873 New York County
Mr. Matthews graduated from Columbia Law School in Manhattan, New York, in 1873. 
1891 New York County
Mr. Matthews began to teach at Columbia University in Manhattan, New York, in 1891, and continued teaching there until 1924. 
1900 New York County
Mr. Matthews was appointed the first professor of dramatic literature in any American university. 
1899 (Unknown) County
Peter Stuyvesant
Play on which Mr. Matthews collaborated with Bronson Howard. 
1886 (Unknown) County
Actors and Actresses of the United States and Great Britain
(Pub: New York. ISBN: )
Written in five volumes with Laurence Hutton. 
1884 (Unknown) County
Margery's Lovers
Comedy. 
1889 (Unknown) County
A Gold Mine
Comedy. 
1889 (Unknown) County
On Probation
Comedy. 
1917 (Unknown) County
These Many Years
Autobiography. 
1919 (Unknown) County
Principles Of Playmaking
Nonfiction. 
1923 (Unknown) County
Playwrights On Playmaking
Nonfiction. 
? Greene County
Mr. Matthews resided at a retreat in Greene County, New York. 

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