(1862 - ? )
Walter Lowrie Hervey was a well-known educator and author. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1862, the son of Rev. Dwight B. Hervey and Mary Elizabeth (Reeder) Hervey. Little is known about his early years. He received a B.A. degree in 1886 from Princeton University, and for a few years he taught Latin and Greek in secondary schools, presumably in the east.
During that period Hervey married Antoinette Bryant. In 1889 he received an M.A. degree from Princeton, and became Dean of Faculty at New York Teachers College while continuing his graduate work at Princeton. He received a PhD in 1892.
Hervey apparently remained at New York Teachers College. In his writing, Dr. Hervey was noted especially for his authorship (with M. Hix) of a popular series of readers, the Horace Mann Readers, widely used in elementary schools during the early 20th century. He wrote other educational materials as well.
Picture Work for Teachers and Mothers (1896)
Horace Mann Readers (1913+)
Junior Literature (1915+)
Daily Lesson Plans (1915)
Friends on the Farm (1922)
Fanciful Tales for Children (1927)
Friendly Animal Stories (1927)