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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 374 374 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 63 63 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 53 53 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 27 27 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 10 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 8 8 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 8 8 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 7 7 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 7 7 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 6 6 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852- (search)
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852- Painter; born in Philadelphia. April 1, 1852; was educated at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and in 1871 entered the publishing house of Harper & Brothers, for which he went to England in 1878. He became widely noted for his book illustrations, and in 1890 exhibited his first painting, A May day morning. He became an associate of the Royal Academy and of the Royal Water Color Society in London, and was an American juror on painting at the Paris Exposition of 1900. The last of his notable works in the United States was the design of a series of paintings illustiating the Holy Grail for the walls of the new Public Library in Boston. In March, 1901, he was commissioned by King Edward VII. to paint the scene of his coronation in Westminster Abbey.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Benjamin Vaughan, 1830-1890 (search)
Abbott, Benjamin Vaughan, 1830-1890 Legal writer; born in Boston, Mass., June 4, 1830. He was graduated at the New York University in 1850; was admitted to the bar two years afterwards; and, after engaging in general practice with his brother Austin for several years, applied himself to a compilation of works on legal subjects. Alone, or in conjunction with his brother, he compiled nearly 100 volumes of digests, reports, legal treatises, and other allied works, including Dictionary of terms in American and English Jurisprudence, National digest, and a revison of the United States statutes. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agricultural implements. (search)
ce been changed in detail, till scarcely more than the outline of the original plan is left. The fanning-machine was originally invented in Holland, though largely improved and altered by American inventions. An agricultural implement of great importance to one part of the country, at least, is the cotton-gin. The first machine of this kind was invented by M. Debreuil, a French planter of Louisiana, but did not prove successful. Whitney's cotton-gin, which did succeed, and increased the production of cotton tenfold in two years, was invented in 1793. The census of 1890 reported 910 establishments engaged in the manufacture of agricultural implements. These had a capital investment of $145.313,997, employed 42,544 persons, paid $21,811,761 for wages, and $31,603,265 for materials used in construction, and turned out implements valued at $81,271,651. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, the exportation of American-made agricultural implements aggregated in value $16,094,886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agriculture. (search)
,381,563; value, $29,594,254--potatoes, acreage, 2,581,353; production, 228,783,--232; value, $89,328,832--hay, acreage, 41,328,462; production, in tons, 56,655,756; value, $411,926,187--cotton (1898-99), production, in bales, 11,189,205; value, $305,467,041. Here are nine branches of this great industry, which in a single crop-year yielded products of an aggregate value of $2,001.637,451. The extent of domestic agricultural operations is still further shown in the reports of the census of 1890. The number of farms exceeding three acres in extent was 4,564,641, aggregating 623,218,619 acres, of which 357,616,755 acres were improved; and the number of farms cultivated by owners was 3,269,728. Farm valuations included land, fences, and buildings, $13,279.252,649, and implements and machinery, $494,247,467. The estimated value of all farm products in the preceding year was $2,460,107,454. It is to be noted here that the value of the nine principal crops in the calendar year 1899 was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
In November of that year a convention formed a new constitution for the State, which was ratified Feb. 4, 1868. State officers and members of Congress having been duly chosen, and all requirements complied with, Alabama became entitled to representation in Congress; and on July 14, 1868, the military relinquished to the civil authorities all legal control. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the national Constitution were ratified by Alabama, the latter Nov. 16, 1870. Population in 1890, 1,508,073; in 1900, 1,828,697. Governors of the Mississippi Territory. Including the present States of Alabama and Mississippi. Names.Term of office. Winthrop Sargent1799 to 1801 Wm. C. C. Claiborne1801 to 1805 Robt. Williams1805 to 1809 David Holmes1809 to 1817 Governor of the Territory of Alabama. Wm. Wyatt BibbMarch 1817 to Nov. 1819 Governors of the State of Alabama. Wm. Wyatt BibbNov. 1819 to July, 1820 Thomas BibbJuly, 1820 to Nov. 1821 Israel PickensNov. 1821 to N
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaska, (search)
Alaska, An unorganized Territory of the United States, formerly known as Russian America ; occupying the region of the extreme northwestern portion of North America; lying north of the parallel of lat. 50° 40″ N., and west of the meridian of long. 140° W.: also including many islands lying off the coast: area, as far as determined in 1900, 531,000 square miles; population, according to revised census report of 1890, 32,052; estimated population in 1899, about 40,000: seat of administration, Sitka. The Russians acquired possession of this Territory by right of discovery by Vitus Bering, in 1741. He discovered the crowning peak of the Alaska mountains, Mount St. Elias, on July 18. That mountain rises to a height of 18,024 feet above the sea. Other notable altitudes, as ascertained by the United States Meteorological Survey and announced in 1900, are: Blackburn Mountain, 12,500 feet; Black Mountain, 12,500 feet; Cook Mountain, 13,750 feet; Crillon Mountain, 15,900 feet; Drum Mount
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Albany, (search)
at site. The settlement was called Fort Orange at first, then Beverswyck, and after the Province of New Netherland passed into the possession of the English it was called Albany, the second title of Duke James, afterwards James II. of England. Albany is yet full of the descendants of its early settlers, and has a large present importance by reason of its trade relations with the Western and Southern States, promoted by its exceptional shipping facilities by river, railroad, and canal. In 1890 the population was 93,313; in 1900, 94,151. Albany is especially noted in history because of the colonial conventions held there. The following is a synopsis of their most important transactions: First colonial convention. Thoroughly alarmed by the opening hostilities of the French and Indians on the frontiers, the colonies of Massachusetts, Plymouth, and Connecticut sent commissioners to Albany to hold a conference with the chiefs of the Five Nations, all of whom, excepting the Moh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836- (search)
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836- Author and editor; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 11, 1836; entered upon mercantile life at an early age, and at the same time engaged in writing verses for the New York journals. The first collection of his poems was published, under the name of The bells, in 1855, when he was nineteen years of age. His most successful poem, Babie Bell, was published in 1856, and soon afterwards he abandoned mercantile for literary pursuits. In 1856 he joined the staff of the Home journal, published by Morris and Willis, in New York. He edited Every Saturday from its foundation. and from time to time contributed largely to periodical publications. From 1881 to 1890 he was the editor of the Atlantic monthly.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexandria, (search)
Alexandria, City, port of entry, and county seat of Alexandria county, Va.; on the Potomac River, here a mile wide and providing an excellent harbor, and 6 miles below Washington, D. C. The city contains a number of high-grade educational institutions, and has important manufacturing industries. In 1890 the population was 14,339; in 1900, 14,528. In August, 1814, while the British were making their way across Maryland towards Washington, a portion of the British fleet, consisting of two frigates of thirty-six guns and thirty-eight guns, two rocket-ships of eighteen guns, two bomb-vessels of eight guns, and one schooner of two guns, sailed up the Potomac under the charge of Commodore Gordon, of the Sea Horse, and easily passed the guns of Fort Washington, the defenses of which the government a neglected. The British squadron appeared before the fort (Aug. 27), when the commander blew up the magazine and fled. The squadron passed and anchored in front of Alexandria, prepared t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alger, Russell Alexander, 1836- (search)
Alger, Russell Alexander, 1836- Secretary of War: born in Lafayette, O., Feb. 27, 1836; worked on a farm for years earning Russell A. Alger. money to defray the expenses of his education. He was admitted to the bar in 1859, but was forced by ill health to give up practice. When the Civil War broke out he entered the Union army as a captain, and rose to brevet brigadier-general of volunteers. After the war he entered the lumber business, in which he acquired a large fortune. He was governor of Michigan in 1885-87; was a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1888; was commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1889-90; and became Secretary of War under President McKinley in 1897. During almost all of the American-Spanish War in 1898 he was subjected to much public censure on account of alleged shortcomings in the various bureaus of the War Department. He resigned his office in 1899, and wrote a history of the war with Spain.
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