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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King, Clarence 1842- (search)
King, Clarence 1842- Geologist; born in Newport, R. I., Jan. 6, 1842; graduated at the Sheffield School of Yale College in 1862; and joined the California Geological Survey in 1863. During his work with this survey, which lasted till 1866, he made the paleontological discoveries which determined the approximate age of gold-bearing rocks. In 1867-72 he prepared the plan and led the expedition for the geological survey of the 40th parallel. In the latter year he exposed the Arizona diamond fields deception. He suggested and organized the United States Geological Survey, and in 1878-81 was its director. Since 1881 he has been engaged in special investigations. His publications include Systematic Geology; Mountaineering in Sierra Nevada, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arizona, (search)
ty citizens and 100 Papagos from Tucson and vicinity massacre eighty-five Indian prisoners of war (seventy-seven of them women and children) at Camp Grant, and capture thirty, who are sold to the Papagos as slaves. (One hundred and eight persons were afterwards tried for murder and acquitted)......April, 1871 Arizona diamond swindle. Excitement over supposed diamond fields in Arizona; the San Francisco and New York Mining and Commercial Company, with a capital of $10,000,000, formed; Clarence King, United States geologist, finds the field salted with rough diamonds from Africa, Brazil, etc.......1872 A long war waged by General Crook with hostile Apaches in Arizona ends by surrender of the Tontos, Hualapais and Yavapais in 1873, and other bands in......1874 Mormon colonists from Utah settle in Apache county......March, 1876 Prescott chosen as capital......1877 New public-school law enacted......1883 Raid of Loco's band of Chiricahua Indians in the valley of the Gil
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 3: the third and fourth generation (search)
s its mbdel, but it was beginning to develop a temper of its own. Colonial education and colonial science were likewise chiefly indebted to London, but by 1751 Franklin's papers on electricity began to repay the loan. A university club in New York in 1745 could have had but fifteen members at most, for these were all the academics in town. Yet Harvard had then been sending forth her graduates for more than a century. William and Mary was founded in 1693, Yale in 1701, Princeton in 1746, King's (now Columbia) in 1754, the University of Pennsylvania in 1755, and Brown in 1764. These colonial colleges were mainly in the hands of clergymen. They tended to reproduce a type of scholarship based upon the ancient languages. The curriculum varied but little in the different colonies, and this fact helped to produce a feeling of fellowship among all members of the republic of letters. The men who debated the Stamp Act were, with a few striking exceptions, men trained in Latin and Gree
arrest of progress has been noted in France and England, however, where different causes have been at work. No one can tell, in truth, what makes some plants in the literary garden wither at the same moment that others are outgrowing their borders. There is one plant in our own garden, however, whose flourishing state will be denied by nobodynamely, that kind of nature-writing identified with Thoreau and practised by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Starr King, John Burroughs, John Muir, Clarence King, Bradford Torrey, Theodore Roosevelt, William J. Long, Thompson-Seton, Stewart Edward White, and many others. Their books represent, Professor Canby Back to Nature, by H. S. Canby, Yale review, July, 1917. believes, the adventures of the American subconsciousness, the promptings of forgotten memories, a racial tradition of contact with the wilderness, and hence one of the most genuinely American traits of our literature. Other forms of essay writing, surely, have seemed in our ow
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)
lorado, and there are other magazine articles on the subject. It is interesting to note that the first proper maps of the United States were made of Far Western territory, and this was due to the initiative of several energetic explorers. Clarence King inaugurated a geological survey with map work in conjunction with it, the results appearing in seven volumes, Report of the geological exploration of the fortieth parallel 1870–;80. King wrote a charming volume, too, Mountaineering in the SiKing wrote a charming volume, too, Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (1871), and later that literary gem in The century magazine (1886), The Helmet of Mambrino, the helmet and the original manuscript being preserved in the library of the Century Association. Powell's Colorado River exploring expedition developed into the Rocky Mountain Survey, and Dr. F. V. Hayden conducted a series of surveys in Colorado, etc., called the Geographical and geological Survey of the territories. At the same time the army put into the Western field Lieut. George M. W
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 13 (search)
the high cliffs shook underneath his footsteps; Three times he trod, his fourth step reached his sea-home. There was his palace in the deep sea-water, Shining with gold and builded firm forever.; And there he yoked him his swift-footed horses (Their hoofs are brazen, and theirmanes are golden) With golden thongs; his golden goad he seizes; He mounts upon his chariot and doth fly; Yea, drives he forth his steeds into the billows. The sea-beasts from the depths rise under him- They know their King: and the glad sea is parted, That so his wheels may fly along unhinder'd. Dry speeds between the waves his brazen axle:-- So bounding fast they bring him to his Grecians. Earlier than this, in his racy papers called My College days, we get another characteristic glimpse of Hale as a student. The Sunday afternoon before being examined for admission to college, he reports that he read the first six books of the Aeneid (the last six having already been mastered) at one fell swoop,--seated m
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 18 (search)
ent of history. It seemed to Mr. Atkinson, at any rate, his crowning work. The books published by Edward Atkinson were the following: The distribution of Profits, 1885; The industrial progress of the nation, 1889; The Margin of profit, 1890; Taxation and work, 1892; Facts and figures the basis of economic science, 1894. This last was printed at the Riverside Press, the others being issued by Putnam & Co., New York. He wrote also the following papers in leading periodicals: Is Cotton our King? ( Continental Monthly, March, 1862); Revenue reform ( Atlantic, October, 1871); An American view of American competition ( Fortnightly, London, March, 1879); The Unlearned Professions ( Atlantic, June, 1880); What makes the rate of interest ( Forum, 1880); Elementary instruction in the Mechanics Arts ( Century, May, 1881); Leguminous plants suggested for Ensilage ( Agricultural, 1882); Economy in domestic cookery ( American architect, May, 1887); Must Humanity starve at last? How can Wages
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 23 (search)
d, Mr. Bancroft's college career was a disappointment, and he was evidently regarded as a man spoiled by vanity and self-consciousness, and not commanding a strong influence over his pupils. My father wrote of these two teachers:-- Cambridge, Mass., 21 Nov., 1833. Cogswell at New York to negotiate. He is much better fitted for a City. He loves society, bustle, fashion, polish, and good living. He would do best in some Mercantile House as a partner, say to Bankers like Prime, Ward, and King. He was at first a Scholar, a Lawyer in Maine. His wife dying,sister to Dr. Nichols' wife (Gilman),--Mr. C. went abroad. Was supercargo, then a residing agent of Wm. Gray's in Europe, Holland, France, and Italy; was a good Merchant; expensive in his habits, he did not accumulate; tired of roving, he accepted the office of Librarian here. He would not manage things under control of others, and so left College and sat up Round Hill School. His partner, Bancroft,--an unsuccessful scholar,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 24 (search)
man of fortune, handsome, indolent, as poetic as a rich young man could spare time to be, and one whose letters now help to make attractive that most amusing book, the Memoirs of Charles Godfrey Leland. There was my refined and accomplished schoolmate and chum, Charles Perkins, who trained himself in Italian art and tried rather ineffectually to introduce it into the public schools of Boston and upon the outside of the Art Museum. There was Tom Appleton, the man of two continents, and Clarence King, the explorer of this one, and a charming story-teller, by the way. Let me pause longer over one or two of these many visitors. One of them was long held the most readable of American biographers, but is now being strangely forgotten,--the most American of all transplanted Englishmen, James Parton, the historian. He has apparently dropped from our current literature and even from popular memory. I can only attribute this to a certain curious combination of strength and weakness whic