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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
to Washington to seek an entrance into West Point, but was prevented by the failure of Congress to pass a bill enlarging that academy. Deeming the measure postponed merely, he returned to his father's country residence at Avondale, three miles from Cincinnati. Here, caring little for society, he became a diligent student. In September he writes to a classmate that he is well and happy, enjoying his home and the delightful scenery about him. Thirsting for the languages, he takes lessons in French three times a week, and withal bends vigorously to the law. His belief in the ultimate triumph of the national cause is strong; and his mind, assured by the reading of Buckle, watches with tranquillity, though with deep interest, the march of fate. He sees that the negro must fight, and that the peace traitors of the North are the most dangerous foes of liberty. In October he was obliged to abandon the thought of West Point, and Senator Sherman advised him to enter into active service.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
the Boys' Asylum and Farm School; all bearing the Name of Brown and all from different Families. Five lines of this pamphlet are devoted to Henry French Brown, and he is described as a good scholar, more fond of books than play. He was discharged from the Farm School on the 18th of May, 1853, and went to New York with his former teacher, Mr. John A. Lamprey, to be employed in an insurance office. This did not last long, for some reason, and he was then taken by another teacher, Mr. Eben Sperry French, who removed him to his own home at North Hampton, New Hampshire, and made him a member of Exeter Academy. He entered the Academy at the age of fourteen, August 23, 1854, and remained there until his admission to the Sophomore Class at Cambridge, in 1860. Of his standing in the Academy the following statement is given by the principal, Gideon L. Soule, Esq.:— He remained in the Academy till he was well prepared to enter the Sophomore Class at Harvard. He was a chubby, fair-
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
0. Ford, Antonia J., II. 359. Foster, J. G., Maj.-Gen., I. 231, 233;, 372; II. 264, 370;, 391, 392, 393. Foster, Lieut., II. 252. Fowle, George, I. 307. Fox, Feroline W. . II. 115. Fox, T. B., II. 115. Fox, T B., Jr., Capt., Memoir, II. 115,123. Also, II. 149, 159;. Francis, James, Major, II. 184. Franklin, W. B., Maj.-Gen., I. 144, 213;, 217; II. 168,170. Frazier, D. R., I. 356. Freeman, H , II. 362. Fremont, J. C., Maj.-Gen., . I 162, 364; II. 350. French, E. S., II. 372. Fricker, Lieut., II. 252. Frothingham, E. G., Jr., Dr., II. 35. Frothingham, O. B., Rev., I. 44. Fuller, A. B., Memoir, I. 72-86. Fuller, Margaret, I. 72. Fuller, Thomas, I. 73. Fuller, Timothy, I. 72. Fuller, Timothy, Rev., I. 73. Furness, H. H., I. 311. G. Gansevoort, Col., I. 303. Gardner, Francis, II. 43, 208;, 363. Garrison, W. P., II. 159. Gavazzi, Father, II. 45, 46;. Gelray, J. W., Major, II. 137. Gholson, Ann Jane, II