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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 5 5 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 2 2 Browse Search
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, FORUM (ROMANUM S. MAGNUM) (search)
of Robert Guiscard in 1084 caused great damage also. Certainly about 1130 the centre of the forum was entirely impassable (cf. Liber Politicus Benedicti ap. Fabre, Liber Censuum, ii. 158); and the description given in the Mirabilia, the genesis of which dates from this period, shows a curious mixture of real knowledge, false conjecture and pure imagina- tion. The level of the forum rose gradually (cf. CURIA IULIA; HC fig. 53), and desolation increased. The return of Pope Urban V from Avignon (1367) led to an increased interest in ancient monuments, though they were often sacrificed as building material; and during the Renaissance this latter tendency became much stronger, despite the general spread of classical culture. In fact, the very architects who measured and drew the remains of antiquity were most active in using them as quarries for their own build- ings. But we also have numerous sketches by artists, which cannot be enumerated here, but are of the highest value for our knowle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
adition, sails westward, and reports the discovery of a pleasant country. ......1170 [The tradition is further that he returns to this western country with ten ships, but is never heard of again.] [The fullest relation of these discoveries is the Codex Flatoiensis, written 1387-95, now preserved in the royal library at Copenhagen, found in a monastery on the island of Flato, on the western coast of Iceland.] Eskimos appear in Greenland......1349 Pizigani's map of the Atlantic......1367-73 Nicolo Zeno with three ships belonging to Sir Henry Sinclair, Earl of the Orkney Islands, visits Greenland and possibly Vinland......1394 Communication with Greenland ceases about......1400 Berthancourt settles the Canary islands......1402 Madeira Islands rediscovered by the Portuguese......1418-20 These islands previously discovered by Machan, an Englishman......1327-78 The Claudius Clavus map, giving the earliest delineation of any part of America (Greenland)......1427
cloth, palm leaves, bark, etc. The use of parchment was not yet, if we may credit the assertion that it was invented by the king of Pergamus as a substitute for the papyrus, on which an embargo was laid by the reigning Ptolemy, whoever he was. The use of linen paper in Europe appears to have originated in Germany, about the eleventh or twelfth century, the exact date being undeterminable. We read of a German paper-mill at Nuremberg in 1390, one in England in 1343, in France, 1314, Italy, 1367. Linen paper, however, is yet preserved, containing documents of much older date. John Tate had a mill at Stevenage, England, in 1496, but the manufacture was much increased by Spielman in 1588. This person was a German jeweler, and established a paper-mill at Deptford during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Whatman's mill was established at Maidstone in 1770. The name is yet a famous brand. Linen-Prover. Lin′en-prov′er. A small microscope for counting the threads in linen f
the thirteenth century had the waterlines and water-mark. One specimen had a tower. The earliest manuscript on linen paper known to be English bears date fourteenth year of Edward III., 1320. The first water-mark, a ram's head, is found in a book of accounts belonging to an official of Bordeaux, which was then subject to England, dated 1330. It has been claimed that linen paper was made in England as early as 1330, though it is supposed that no linen paper was made in Italy previous to 1367. In 1390, Ulman Strother established a paper-mill at Nuremberg in Bavaria, operated by two rollers, which set in motion eighteen stampers. This indicates the process of pulping the fiber by beating, which continued in use for nearly four centuries. This was the first paper-mill known to have been established in Germany, and is said to have been the first in Europe for manufacturing paper from linen rags. In 1498, an entry appears among the privy expenses of Henry VII. for a reward giv
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
ently, as late as January 24, been in Boston, where he had been entertained by William Appleton, and had been respectfully listened to in his defence of slavery before an antislavery audience, appearing by invitation in an antislavery course. While in Boston he was courteous and quiet in manner. The affair was so sudden and so quickly over that most of the persons in the Senate chamber—in all perhaps twenty—had no means of interfering, Nicholson's testimony, Congressional Globe, pp. 1366, 1367. The failure of the assistant sergeant-at-arms to reach the spot in time was the subject of criticism. (W. S. Thayer in the Evening Post, May 23.) Mr. Thayer stated in the same journal, May 28, that Bright, president of the Senate, condemned the assault. though the failure of Gorman and Leader (a young journalist) to reach the spot sooner than Murray and Morgan is not easily understood. William Y. Leader, of Philadelphia, since of Austin, Texas, who made the complaint against Brooks in th
ivision, General Lee's army, October 31, 1864, Maj. John P. Emrich in command of regiment. (1239, 1367) Assignment as above to December 31st. No. 95—(1273) Forney's brigade, Mahone's division, Appotober 31, 1864, Capt. Archer Hayes commanding regiment. (1239) Colonel King commanding regiment. (1367) Assignment as above, December 31st. No. 95—(1273) Forney's brigade, Lee's army, February 28, General Forney commanding brigade, Capt. Caleb W. Brewton in command of regiment, November 30. (1367) Capt. John F. Smith in command of regiment, December 31st. No. 95—(1273) Assignment as above,e's army, August 31, 1864. Lieut.-Col. Geo. E. Tayloe commanding regiment. No. 89—(1190, 1239, 1367) Assignment as above to December 31, 1864. No. 95—(1273) Forney's brigade, Mahone's division, ivision, May, 1864. No. 88—(1217) Assignment as above, August 31, 1864. No. 89—(1190, 1902, 1367)Assignment as above, October 31, 1864, Capt. John. A. Terrill in command.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
tzhoover. 1342. Born Pennsylvania. Appointed at Large. 12. Lieutenant-Colonel (in 1864 acting brigadier), March 13, 1862. In 1862 chief of artillery, Western Department; in 1864 commanding brigade in J. H. Forney's Division, Trans-Mississippi Department. Ambrose P. Hill. 1345. Born Virginia. Appointed Virginia. 15. Lieutenant-General, March 24, 1863. Commanding Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Killed April 2, 1865, near Petersburg, Virginia. Edward D. Blake. 1367. Born South Carolina. Appointed South Carolina. 37. Lieutenant-Colonel (Captain Confederate States Army), August, 1861. In 1861 Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General staff of Major-General Polk; in 1862 Inspector-General (Lieutenant-Colonel) staff General Hardee; in 1863 Commandant and Chief of Conscript Bureau, East Tennessee. Henry Heth. 1368. Born Virginia. Appointed Virginia. 38. Major-General, May 24, 1863. Commanding division, A. P. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Vi