Linguist and literary scholar; University professor of Romance languages; diplomat. Born– September 1, 1904, Lanett. Parents– Linton Stephens and Carrie Elizabeth (Lomas) Barrett. Married– Elizabeth Elliott, June, 1928 (died 1932). Children– One. Married– Marie Hamilton McDavid, May 26, 1937. Children– One. Education– Mercer University, B.A., 1928; University of Virginia, DuPont fellow, 1930-1931; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1938. Taught at Mercer University, University of Alabama, Furman University, University of North Carolina, Princeton University, University of Kansas, Washington and Lee University, 1948-72;, and Duke University; served as Public Affairs Officer at the American embassies in Bogota, Columbia and Quito, Ecuador; editor of Hispania, 1950-1964. Died March 8, 1972.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5; obituary.


Barron’s Simplified Approach to Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Woodbury, N.Y.; Barron, 1971.

A Comparative Study of Six Manuscripts of Juan Perez de Montalban’s Como Padre y Como Rey. Chapel Hill, N.C.; Estudios de Hispan¢fila, 1976.

Five Centuries of Spanish Literature, from the Cid Through the Golden Age. New York; Dodd, 1962.

The Supernatural in Spanish Non-Religious Comedia of the Golden Age. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky, 1957.


A Mediaeval Italian Anthology. Chapel Hill, N.C.; s.n., 1950.