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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
as given to the Boston Public Library; also collections of Margaret Fuller Ossoli's and Emily Dickinson's letters. December 1st he recorded, My office of Military and Naval Historian expired, much to my satisfaction, after seven years and four months. An extension of a year's time without compensation was however granted at Colonel Higginson's request, and the History was satisfactorily completed. These fragments from the diary after his recovery show the continued activity:— Oct. 20, 1897. Evening presided at Anthony Hope Hawkins's reading. Had him here afterwards. Feb. 12, 1898. Springfield. Spoke at Lincoln dinner after half hour's reception to 100 men. March 9. Spent morning at State House—outrageous bill against Sunday Concerts. May 31, 1900. Evening, Boer meeting and presided. Got through well, though voice not strong. The three Boer envoys unusually fine looking men. This was a meeting at Faneuil Hall where envoys from the Boer Republic prese