The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Evans, Edward P.
EVANS, Edward P., an American scholar and author, born at Remsen, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1833. His father was a Welsh Presbyterian clergyman, who emigrated to the west in 1842. Edward graduated at the university of Michigan in 1854, taught an academy in Hernando, Miss., one year, and then became professor in Carroll college, Waukesha, Wis. From 1858 to 1862 he travelled in Europe, and studied in the universities of Göttingen, Berlin, and Munich. In the autumn of 1862 he became professor of modern languages in the university of Michigan, which position he resigned in 1870 to travel in Europe and collect materials for a history of German literature. He has published translations of Stahr's life of Lessing (2 vols., Boston, 1866) and Coquerel's “First Historical Transformations of Christianity” (Boston, 1867); Abriss der deutschen Literaturgeschichte (New York, 1869); and various philosophical articles in periodicals.