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Atcheson Laughlin Hench
|Notes:||Home movies available as F-278.
Seven of his research materials are available on microfilm as Manuscript Division reel #M1396.
Of interest are papers, 1935-1950, chronicling the work of Virginia Bedinger Michie Hench with the Albemarle Child Welfare Association, the Community Chest and the Red Cross; clippings about his brother Philip Showalter Hench; and papers, diaries, and photographs, from his World War I duty in France at Base Hospital no. 7.
Diaries, 1885-1966, describe life in Pittsburgh, 1885-1923, trips to Europe, 1887, and the West, 1915, a fight against cancer, and especially, life at the University of Virginia in the 1930s and 1940s. The series of professional papers reflect Hench's lifelong interest in lexiography and are chiefly concerned with his classes, his publications, and organizations to which he belonged.
He belonged to The American Dialect Society, the American Name Society, American Speech, Britannica Book of the Year, College English Association, the English Institute, the Modern Language Association and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His dissertation, Ratio: Allegory, and research he continued on the topic are included as are published and unpublished articles by Hench and other scholars, lecture notes, student theses and University committee reports.
There is correspondence about his teaching, the Virginia Department of English, the Raven Society, his alma mater Lafayette College, his year in Austria as Fulbright professor, and his dictionary advisory work. Edmund Wilson is a correspondent.
- Bible -- Study and teaching.
- Cancer -- Patients -- Biography.
- English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600.
- English fiction -- 19th century.
- English language.
- English language -- Dictionaries.
- English language -- History.
- English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500.
- English language -- Study and teaching.
- English literature -- History and criticism.
- English literature -- Old English, 450-1100.
- English literature -- Study and teaching.
- Nobel Prizes.
- Social service -- Societies, etc.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals.
- Austria -- Description and travel.
- Charlottesville (Va.) -- Social life and customs.
- Europe -- Description and travel.
- France -- Description and travel.