2 September 1865-2 April 1940
American professor of English literature and philology at the University of Chicago.
Author of various books, some of which are mentioned on LibraryThing at 
In 1931 published a paper in Speculum (for which the Wikipedia page is ) disproving William Romaine Newbold's deciphering of the Voynich Manuscript: what had been seen as micrography was merely the ink of the manuscript cracking as it aged.
Links checked March 2018.