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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 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.) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
in New York State by Justice Leslie W. Russell......Dec. 23, 1896 Lexow legislative committee begins investigation of trusts in New York......Feb. 5, 1897 Name of Washington Park, Brooklyn, changed back to Fort Greene......Feb. 14, 1897 Mayor Strong vetoes Greater New York charter bill, April 9 (the measure subsequently passing both Houses of the legislature)......April 13, 1897 Dedication of Grant's Tomb, Riverside Park, N. Y. (75th anniversary of General Grant's birth)......April 27, 1897 Governor Black signs Greater New York charter bill, law to go into effect Jan. 1, 1898......May 5, 1897 Eldridge Gerry Spaulding, banker, father of the greenback, born 1809, dies at Buffalo, N. Y.......May 5, 1897 Bicentennial jubilee of Trinity Church, N. Y., celebrated......May 6, 1897 Governor Black signs the so-called starchless civil service bill......May 15, 1897 Demolition of Tombs prison, New York City, started......May 25, 1897 Battle monument at West Point unv
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.), Book III (continued) (search)
, by the success they have had at the hands of the public, that as a people we are capable of enjoying humour, comic and trenchant, at our own expense. The matter of popularity and permanence has confused the history of playwriting in America. There was a time when Joaquin Miller's The Danites held audiences spellbound; when Campbell's My partner was considered as representative of America as Bret Harte's The luck of roaring camp. Way down East (7 February, 1898) and In Old Kentucky (27 April, 1897), by their extended acceptance, should place Lottie Blair Parker and Charles T. Dazey in the forefront of the theatre. But they are not widely known today. Nor is Martha Morton the significant figure she bid fair to be when she wrote His wife's father (Miner's Fifth Avenue Theatre, 25 February, 1895). Even the success of Little Lord Fauntleroy (10 September, 1888) did not make Frances Hodgson Burnett a dramatist, though she commanded the stage in several other plays for many years. Th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
Retreat from Richmond. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, May 2, 1897.] Colonel Crutchfield and the artillery Brigade. see ante, pp. 38-47. the report to General G. W. Custis Lee, of Major W. S. Basinger, on the operations of Crutchfield's artillery Brigade. interesting reminiscences. A forced March 'Mid Cold and rain. Fight at Sailor's Creek. Richmond, Va., April 27, 1897. To the Editor of the Dispatch. Being on a visit to Richmond from my home in St. Louis, I noticed in your paper of the 25th instant, a letter from Colonel R. T. W. Duke, giving some incidents of the retreat from Richmond, and the fight at Sailor's Creek. This has put me in a reminiscent mood, and I would like to give, for your Confederate column, some of my recollections of those stirring times, more especially of the retreat from Richmond, and the participation of my command in the battle of Sailor's Creek. During the winter of 1864-65, my battalion, the 10th Virginia Artillery, was sta