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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.) 30 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harper, William Rainey 1856- (search)
Harper, William Rainey 1856- Educator; born in New Concord, O., July 26, 1856; graduated at Muskingum College in 1870; principal of the Masonic College, Macon, Tenn., in 1875-76; tutor in the preparatory department of Denison William Rainey Harper. University, Ohio, in 1876-79, and principal there in 1879-80. In the latter year he became professor of Hebrew in the Baptist Union Theological Seminary at Chicago, where he continued till 1886, when he was called to the chair of Semitic languWilliam Rainey Harper. University, Ohio, in 1876-79, and principal there in 1879-80. In the latter year he became professor of Hebrew in the Baptist Union Theological Seminary at Chicago, where he continued till 1886, when he was called to the chair of Semitic languages in Yale University. In 1891 he became president of the University of Chicago, also taking the chair there of Semitic languages and literature. He is the author of Elements of Hebrew Syntax; Hebrew vocabularies: an introductory New Testament, Greek method (with Revere F. Weidner), etc. In 1900 he was also the associate editor of The Biblical world; The American journal of theology; and The American journal of Semitic Languages and Literature.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howells, William Dean 1837- (search)
es consul in Venice, and while there studied Italian language and literature; in 1865-66 was an editorial writer on The nation, and in 1866-72 its assistant editor; in 1872-81 editor of the Atlantic monthly; in 1886-91 an editorial contributor to Harper's magazine, and later for a short time editor of the Cosmopolitan magazine. In 1900 he was called to occupy the Editor's easy chair in Harper's monthly magazine, which had been vacant since the death of George William Curtis in 1892. He is theHarper's monthly magazine, which had been vacant since the death of George William Curtis in 1892. He is the author of Life of Abraham Lincoln; Venetian life; Italian journeys; Life of Rutherford B. Hayes; The undiscovered country; William Dean Howells. A woman's reason; Christmas every day; The day of their wedding; An open-eyed conspiracy; Stories of Ohio; Ragged Lady; Their silver wedding journey, and many others. He was also the editor of Choice biographies, with essays, and Library of universal adventure.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ingersoll, Ernest 1852- (search)
Ingersoll, Ernest 1852- Naturalist; born in Monroe, Mich., March 13, 1852; was educated at Oberlin College and the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. He became connected with the Hayden Survey in 1873, and later was made a member of the United States Fish Commission. In 1880 he was a special agent of the census to report on the oyster industry. He went to California in 1883 to write special articles for Harper's magazine. Later he was editor of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's publications in Montreal. He is author of Nests and eggs of American birds; The Oyster industries of the United States; Friends worth knowing; Knocking round the Rockies; The crest of the continent; Western Canada; The book of the Ocean, etc. He is also editor and part author of a series of guide-books to the Eastern States and cities.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kelly, James Edward 1855- (search)
Kelly, James Edward 1855- Sculptor; born in New York City, July 30, 1855; began studying art under Charles Parsons, of the art department of Harper & Brothers, in 1873, and subsequently at the Academy of Design; and in 1878 began his career as an illustrator in sculpture of personages and events prominent in American history by modelling the well-known statuette of Sheridan's ride, for which the general posed. In the following year he made a portrait bust of Thomas A. Edison with the first phonograph; and in 1882 produced the Paul Revere statue. During 1883-85 he was engaged on the five panels for the Monmouth Battle Monument, representing the Council of War at Hopewell; Ramsey defending his guns; Washington rallying his troops; Molly Pitcher; and Wayne's charge. In 1886 he completed Grant at Donelson, for which the general furnished sittings and details. For the Saratoga Monument he produced the panels, Arnold wounded in the trenches; and Schuyler transferring his plans to Ga
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval 1803-1891 (search)
Latrobe, John Hazlehurst Boneval 1803-1891 Lawyer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 4, 1803; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and practised for more than sixty years. He became identified with the American Colonization Society in 1824, and was deeply interested in the work of that body for many years. With General Harper he drew up the first map of Liberia, and was largely instrumental in securing the establishment of the Maryland colony in that country. He is also known through the invention of the famous Baltimore heater, which came into general use in the United States. His publications include The Capitol and Washington at the beginning of the present century (an address); Scott's Infantry and rifle tactics; Picture of Baltimore; History of Mason and Dixon's line; History of Maryland in Liberia; Reminiscences of West Point in 1818 to 1822, etc. He died in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 11, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), University and College education in the United States, the trend of (search)
University and College education in the United States, the trend of The following monograph upon the history and present status of the university development in the United States was prepared by President William R. Harper of the University of Chicago: Purpose and definition. Many striking changes have taken place in the educational and religious worlds during the past quarter of a century. It is impossible to separate the history of education in America from the history of the Church. Changes in one have affected the other. The purpose of this statement is not to present statistics with reference to particular institutions, but to make an effort within brief space to show how certain great factors have been worked out, together with the results of this working. The term university has many usages in this country. In the proper sense of the word it designates not a college or institution doing college work; not an institution made up of a college and of professional
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zuñi Indians, (search)
terly of these seven cities, that Fray Marcos discovered in 1539. He was killed by its inhabitants, but the monk who accompanied him escaped, and from his pen came the first account of the Zuñis, a narrative that was enlarged and embellished by subsequent travellers. Frank H. Cushing spent several years among them, was adopted by them, and gave to the world the most accurate account of their history and manners and customs that it ever possessed. The other cities were Hawikuh, subdued by Coronado in 1540; Taaiyalone, which soon afterwards submitted to him; Kwakina, the most westerly of the cities, which was abandoned between 1542 and 1580; Hampassawan and K'ianawe, from which the Zuñis were driven by the Apaches and Navajos between 1598 and 1680; and Hawikuhwas, which was similarly abandoned in 1672. A graphic description of this ancient people and their curious habitations was published in Harper's Magazine, under the title of The father of the Pueblos, in June, 1882. The En
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)
at Honolulu. Later he wrote up the story for Harper's magazine; his appearance there in 1866 he caiendship; contributed to The Atlantic monthly, Harper's magazine, and The North American Review; andAtlantic, and 1886, when he began to write for Harper's, he had some years of leisure, particularly ded George William Curtis in The Easy Chair of Harper's and wrote monthly articles which, less exclu American independence, Whipple contributed to Harper's magazine a paper entitled The first century and adventures (1873). George D. Brewerton in Harper's magazine (1853) wrote an account of A Ride wded the ancient opinions in a debate with President Harper of the University of Chicago and later inm. One of the pioneers in this task was Chancellor Harper of South Carolina. His Memoir on slaverat animals should prey upon each other. Yet Harper's book is more of a defence of Southern societ, Bernadotte Perrin, A. H. Edgren, and William Rainey Harper, who well represent the variety of int[4 more...]
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.), Index (search)
Hand of Lincoln, the, 46 Hans Breitmann's ballads, 23 583, 584 Hansen-Taylor, Marie, 586 Hanson, J. M., 514 Hapgood, Isabel, 164 Happy is the Miller, 516 Happy marriage, a, 284 Harbaugh, Henry, 584, 585 Harbaugh's Harfe, 584 Harber, G. B., 168 Harbinger, the, 437 Hardy, Arthur Sherburne, 86 Hardy, Thomas, 316 Harlan, Justice, 360 Harland, Henry, 91 Harmony of interests, the, 435 Harper, Chancellor, 338 Harper, Fletcher, 309 Harper, J. H., 547 n. Harper, W. R., 207, 468 Harper's Latin Dictionary, 463 Harper's magazine, 4, 5, 80, 81, 83, 114, 126, 150, 301, 304, 307-10, 311, 312, 313, 316 Harper's weekly, 325, 326, 334 Harrigan, E., 272, 278 Harriman, E. H., 167 Harris, George, 210 Harris, George W., 53 Harris, Joel Chandler, 12, 86, 89, 316, 615 Harris, W. T., 228, 230, 236-39, 247 n., 254, 265, 422, 477, 478 Harrisse, Henry, 184-85 Harrison, Gessner, 460, 477 Harrower, John, 389 Hart (Carey & Hart), 544 Hart H. a