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Wilfred H. Munro Papers (AMS.1UF.M2)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Biographical / Historical note

Wilfred Harold Munro was a professor of history at Brown University. He was born in Bristol, Rhode Island, on August 20, 1849. He attended Mowry and Goff's English and Classical School and graduated from Brown in 1870. After college, Munro taught at De Veaux College in Niagara Falls, was associate principal of St. Mark's School in Salt Lake City in 1871, spent some time in Central and South America, was principal of the Academic Institute in Le Roy, New York, from 1875 to 1879, and returned to De Veaux College as president from 1881 to 1889. He resumed his study of history at Freiburg and Heidelburg in 1890 and 1891, and in 1891 began his teaching career at Brown as associate professor of history. His title was changed to professor of European history in 1899. He was appointed the first director of University Extension in 1890. He retired from teaching in 1911. He died on August 9, 1934 in Providence.