cknor made a memorandum which was preserved, and which may appropriately be introduced here.
It is headed, Aug. 1, ‘67.
Persons with whom I have lived in long friendship, and contains the names of sixteen early friends, and the dates of the commencement of each acquaintance.
They are these: Curtis, C. P., from 1793; Everett, E., 1806; Everett, A. H., 1806; Prescott, W. H., 1808; Webster, D., 1808, but also slightly 1802, 1805, 1807; Haven, N. A., 1808; Daveis, C. S., 1809; Gardiner, R. H., 1812; Story, J., 1815; Allston, W., 1819.
Others who survive, Curtis, T. B., from 1795; Thayer, S., 1805; Bigelow, J., 1808; Savage, J., 1809; Mason, W. P., 1809; Cogswell, J. G., 1810. Five of these gentlemen outlived him. In his old age he still had friends whom he had counted as such for sixty years, although he had outlived so many.
With regard to two of those intimacies which colored and added interest to his life in the period now opening before him, his own record has already been printe
'clock, and by. half past 10 it was all over.
This, however, is the custom here, where all the hours are early, both in families and society.
I was presented to most of the foreign ministers and leading persons present; and, though it was neither a very interesting nor a very amusing evening, I dare say I shall go there occasionally to see what it is. The old General Watzdorff himself-between seventy and eighty—seemed a very good, kind person.
He was Saxon Minister in St. Petersburg in 1810-12, and knew Mr. Adams very well, to whose son Charles he was godfather.
December 6.—We dined one day at half past 1 o'clock at Count Bose's,
Mr. Ticknor says elsewhere: Count Bose has been in the diplomatic service of Saxony, and was for some time Grand Marshal of the Court, but now lives chiefly on a large estate of his wife's, in Lithuania.
She was a Countess Lowenstein, and at St. Petersburg, in 1810-11,. . . . knew Alexander Everett and Frank Gray very well, and seemed to remember the
eo von, 505, 506, 509, 510.
Thun-Hohenstein, Countesses Anna and Josephine, 505.
Ticknor, Anna Eliot, daughter of G. T., 382, 384; letter to, 397, 410.
Ticknor, Elisha, father of George, 1; graduate of Dartmouth College, 1; head of Moore's school, 1; keeps a school in Pittsfield, Mass., 2; head of Franklin School, Boston, 2; author of English Exercises 2; grocer, 2; connection with Fire Insurance Company, Savings Bank, and Boston Primary Schools, 2 and note; retires from business in 1812, 2; dies 1821, 2; his appearance, 3; qualities, 3 and note; importer of Merino sheep, 3 note; marriage, 4; G. T.'s account of, 6, 7; feeling at the death of Washington, 21; confidence between him and his son, 22; letters to, 27, 28, 29, 31, 73 and note, 74, 79, 81, 84, 95, 99, 102, 116, 131, 141, 155, 172, 173, 185, 186, 189, 250, 251, 252, 273-275, 289; his death, 334.
Ticknor, Elizabeth Billings, mother of George, 1; born in Sharon, Mass., 3; teacher, 3; marries B. Curtis, 3; left a wido