Henry Seidel Canby (September 6, 1878-April 5, 1961) was critic, editor, and a Yale University professor.
Canby graduated from Yale in 1899, then taught at the university until becoming a professor in 1922.
Following a four year stint as the editor of the Literary Review of the New York Evening Post, Canby became one of the founders and editors of the Saturday Review of Literature, serving as the last until 1936.
Canby is author of Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism (1922), as well as a number of other works.
- American Estimates (1929)
- Classic Americans (1931)
- Thoreau (1939)
- Whitman (1943)
- The Brandywine (1941)
- The Gothic Age of the American College (1936)
- Turn West, Turn East: Mark Twain and Henry James (1951)
- Introduction to Favorite Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1947)
- Works by Henry Seidel Canby at Project Gutenberg