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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 76 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 3 1 Browse Search
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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIII: Oldport Days (search)
more widely read and copied than any of Colonel Higginson's verses, except the poem called The Thi that, whatever privations were known to Colonel Higginson, he had a marvellous faculty of forgettin of the Age, and for the same publication Mr. Higginson wrote a memoir of Lydia Maria Child. His t Jane's witty sayings had originated with Mrs. Higginson, and Philip Malbone was drawn from memorie a popular Boston educator, suggested to Colonel Higginson that he should furnish such a book. To at service. After the history was in print, Higginson wrote:— What puzzles me about the Youpe. On each birthday or New Year's Day, Colonel Higginson wrote in his journal a brief summary of l be found in a later chapter. In 1876, Mr. Higginson began to write reviews of recent poetry fo During his wife's long helplessness, Colonel Higginson's devotion was unceasing, and when the eot at once be thrown off, and for a time Colonel Higginson was haunted by the bewildering thought t[11 more...]
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIV: return to Cambridge (search)
ndred in Harper's Ferry was described by Colonel Higginson in a letter to his sister:— You cais trip, we began housekeeping, and then Colonel Higginson earnestly threw himself into the interess born and called Louisa for her grandmother Higginson. On the day that his lifelong wish for a chlonging in the world unseen. A niece of Colonel Higginson's recalls the burial and writes: I shall and ransacked farms for old furniture. Colonel Higginson once had an opportunity while there to ies to vote for the bill, but would not annoy Higginson by voting against it. In December of the musement to the owner. When asked where Colonel Higginson lived, this guardian of the peace replie In reference to his legislative experience, Higginson wrote:— I went to the legislature (havto Cowpens referred to the address which Colonel Higginson gave in May, 1881, at Spartansburg, Soutabove record of this close companionship Colonel Higginson added:— I have always hoped that i[5 more...
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XVI: the crowning years (search)
ch have since early youth drawn unexpected and sometimes perilous confidences from others. Applicants for assistance were never turned away, even if by helping them pecuniarily he inconvenienced himself. Mr. George Higginson (father of Henry Lee Higginson) once gave his cousin Wentworth an illustration of this family trait. Hailing an imaginary passer-by, he cried, Do you want anything?—at the same time thrusting his hand into his pocket and bringing it out full of silver. Here, take thisa future life, one of the family attempted to expostulate. But I should have to meet so many people who bore me! was his quick rejoinder. A Cambridge young man who was a checker at the polls in the fall of 1900 at the same booth where Colonel Higginson voted, received a lesson in citizenship at that time which impressed him deeply. The atmosphere of the booth in question he described as most repulsive; but the story can best be told in the youth's own words, as printed in a local newspap