The Spooner Papers contain D. B. Spooner's correspondence from 1899 to 1922. The bulk of the correspondence was written between
1915 and 1918. The collection also includes manuscript, typescript, and printed copies of articles by D. B. Spooner. There
are many manuscript and typescript language notebooks and studies. Also included are booklets in foreign languages and a large
section of personal memorabilia.
David Brainard Spooner was born at South Vernon, Vermont, February 7, 1879. Educated at Stanford University, AB 1899, then
taught in Japan at the Prefectural College of Omi at Oatsu. Later he taught at the School of Foreign languages, Tokyo, and
then at the Imperial University. He was the first foreigner to graduate from the Imperial University with an Lit.D. Attended
the British Government College at Benares, 1901-02 and the Sanskrit College in Benares, 1902-03. He was attached to the Siamese
Legation at one time. Granted a fellowship by Harvard and was awarded a Ph.D. from King Frederick William University in Berlin,
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