University professor. Born– April 8, 1908, Charleston, S.C. Parents– William H. and Annie Pierce (Rast) Abernethy. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1930; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1935; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1940. Taught at West End High School in Birmingham, 1931-1935; University of Alabama, 1937-1938; Birmingham Southern College after 1939. Member of the Modern Language Association; the executive committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Phi Beta Kappa. Died August 8, 1991.
Who’s Who in America, 1974.
Mr. Pepys of Seething Lane. New York; McGraw, 1957.
Centennial Edition of the Works of Sidney Lanier, Vol. 5. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press, 1945.