THORPE, James. American, b. 1915. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Bibliography. Career: Sr Research Assoc, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, since 1966 (Director, Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens, 1966-83). Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fellow, American Antiquarian Society; President, Society for Textual Scholarship. Member, American Philosophical Society, since 1982. Professor of English, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1946-66. Member, Committee on Research Activities, Modern Language Assn, 1950-73; Trustee, Kent School, 1952-59; Member, Fulbright Selection Advisory Committee, 1964-66, and Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Advisory Committee, 1967- 71. Publications: Bibliography of the Writings of George Lyman Kittredge, 1948; (editor) Rochester's Poems, 1950; (editor) Milton Criticism, 1950; (editor) Poems of Sir George Etherege, 1963; Literary Scholarship, 1964; (editor) Aims and Methods of Scholarship, 1963, 3rd ed 1971; (editor) Relations of Literary Study, 1967; (editor) Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, 1969; Principles of Textual Criticism, 1972, 1979; Use of Manuscripts in Literary Research, 1974, 1979; Gifts of Genius, 1980; A Word to the Wise, 1982; John Milton: The Inner Life, 1983; The Sense of Style: Reading English Prose, 1987; Henry Edwards Huntington: A Biography, 1994; H.E. Huntington: A Brief Biography, 1996; A Pleasure of Proverbs, 1996. Address: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA 91108, U.S.A.