Delabarre, Edmund (1863 - 1945)

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Psychologist, educator, archaeologist and author Edmund Burke Delabarre was born in Dover, ME. He received his baccalaureate degree in 1886 from Amherst college, studied at the University of Berlin in 1887-88, Harvard University 1888-90 where he received his Master of Arts degree, then he studied at the University of Freiburg and received his doctorate in Philosophy in 1891. He was appointed Associate Professof of Psychology at Brown University but took a leave of absence to study at the Sorbonne. He was promoted to Professor of Psychology in 1896 and he retired in 1932. He was known, especially in Portugal, for his study and interpretation of the inscriptions on Dighton Rock, located on the Taunton River in Massachusetts. He attributed them to Miguel Corte-Real, a Portuguese navigator and explorer who disappeared in 1502.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Relation Of Mental Content To Nervous Activity (1901)
  • Report Of The Brown-Harvard Expedition To Nachvak, Labrador In The Year 1900 (1902)
  • Influence Of Surrounding Objects On The Apparent Direction Of A Line (1906?)
  • Collected Papers On The Inscribed Rocks Of Narragansett Bay (1925)
  • Dighton Rock; A Study Of The Written Rocks Of New England (1928)