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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 3 1 Browse Search
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Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 2 2 Browse Search
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life. Both before and after he took his house on Park Street, his home was for more than a generation the resort of all that was most distinguished in the culture of the period; and he was assisted in this refined hospitality by one who was his peer in accomplishments, and who graced the society of Boston and Cambridge from youth to age. There came foreigners of high rank or repute, who from time to time visited the city,— among them, in 1824, Lafayette, and four young Englishmen, Wortley, Stanley, Labouchere, and Denison; and later, Tocqueville, Morpeth, Dickens, Lyell, and Thackeray. There as a daily visitor was Hillard, almost the peer of the brilliant conversers of Holland and Lansdowne houses in their palmiest days, or of those who gathered round Samuel Rogers in St. James's Place. But with all this, and not overlooking his review of Spanish literature, it is doing no injustice to Ticknor's rank in letters to say, that, unlike his contemporaries in Boston,—Bancroft, Prescott, L
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
led ox to our dinner of herbs, and have no strife. He visited William Jay at Bedford. Other visits were to his classmate Henry Winthrop Sargent at Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, to the Grangers at Canandaigua, the Wadsworths at Geneseo, and the Porters at Niagara. Occasionally he visited Saratoga. Sometimes he extended his journey to Canada. He had friends there,—among them Lord Elgin, Lord Elgin was the brother of Sir Frederick Bruce, afterwards minister to the United States, and of Lady Augusta Stanley. Lady Elgin was the daughter of the first Earl of Durham. Sumner meeting her in 1839 is referred to, ante, vol. II p. 40. the governorgeneral, and Lady Elgin, whom he had met at her father's house in England. Lord Elgin, in his speech in Boston at the public dinner given in connection with the Railroad Jubilee, Sept. 15, 1851. mentioned Sumner as one of the distinguished men of the city, to the chagrin of the conservatives who had charge of the entertainment. Richard H. Dana,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
. He superintended the arrangments for the funeral, was the first pall-bearer, and saw the remains deposited for temporary interment in the mortuary vault under Trinity Church. Seward wrote all affectionate letter to Sumner, who had communicated to him the tidings, thanking him with a full heart for giving him the last that was and is to be on earth of our noble, loyal, genial friend, Sir Frederick. From the family and the British Legation Sumner received grateful acknowledgments. Lady Augusta Stanley, her husband, and Thomas Charles Bruce wrote letters in tender recognition of his offices, grateful that one whom they had long known and honored was with their brother in his last hours. The dean, when the remains had been deposited in the ancient burial-place of the Bruces in Scotland, sent Sumner a picture of the Abbey Church at Dunfermline, where, as he said, on the day of interment, the eye rested on the Frith of Forth, the distant hills, and the Castle of Edinburgh,—all radian
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
ver the old places. At one time I thought I had made an impression on him, but it was for a moment only. I should like nothing better, he said, but I cannot, I ought not; tempt me no further. I pressed the considerations of restored vigor and prolonged life as the reward of a six months or year's absence. He agreed to my view, but said, It is useless; I must go. My duty requires it. On his last morning in London he breakfasted at the Westminster deanery, the guest of Dean and Lady Augusta Stanley. It was Monday, November 11, when the tidings of the great fire in Boston had just come. Lady Augusta inquired about Trinity Church, then on Summer Street, where the funeral rites of her brother, Sir Frederick Bruce, had been performed, and Sumner said, We know not whether Trinity Church now exists. It was indeed a ruin. Mr. Story adds his recollections of this breakfast at the deanery:— The last time I saw Sumner was at the breakfast-table of Dean Stanley. It was a delig
ving him Mrs. Grant for a partner, but he maintained that democratic dignity would not allow him to make a formal call. He seemed to think this would be a recognition of the royal principle which it was imperative on him to deny. I remember that afterward in England this same young man failed to call on General Grant. 'Tis true he was not in London, but he was not a day's journey away, and having been so warmly received in America, the absence of the civility seemed significant. Lady Augusta Stanley, a warm personal friend of the Queen, corresponded with me while the Prince was in America, and, knowing that I was on duty at the White House, she asked me to do what I could to make the visit successful. After the Prince had left I wrote to her stating that he had made a good impression, and Lady Augusta replied expressing Her Majesty's gratification, so that I fancy the lack of the President's visit gave no umbrage. Still, it may be that Jesse Grant's experience at Windsor was t
k at once and announced that I was to be taken in and presented to the Queen. I had gone through the forms of presentation at levees and drawing-rooms, but had never exchanged a word with Her Majesty. She was standing with her dinner company at one end of a long gallery when I was led up to her. She bowed with extreme graciousness, and said immediately that she had to thank me for a book I had once sent her. This was the first volume of my History of General Grant, which Dean and Lady Augusta Stanley had presented to the Queen for me seven years before. It had been acknowledged at the tine by a courteous note, but with the royal faculty the circumstance was recalled and the acknowledgment repeated now. Of course I was impressed by the courtesy, and thanked Her Majesty for recollecting my present after so many years. The Queen then went on to ask me how General Grant was enjoying his visit to England. This gave me an opportunity to speak of his reception throughout the country,
erday morning from a visit in the Queen at Windsor Castle. Their Royal Highnesses were attended by the Hon. Mr. Bruce, Lieutenant Colonel Keppel, and Mr. Holzmann. The Prince of Wales visited Prince Philip of Wartemburg at the Clarendon Hotel. Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Mary visited the Prince and Princess of Wales at Marlborough house. Windsor Castle April 2. The Queen walked and drove in the grounds this morning, attended by Lady Augusta Stanley. Prince Leopold took a carriage drive. April 3. The Bishop of Worcester and Sir Charles and Lady Mary Wood arrived at the Castle yesterday. Her Royal Highness Princess Helena, attended by Lady Caroline Barrington and Major General Seymour, went to London yesterday and honored the performance at Convent Garden Theatre with her presence. The Queen, the King of the Belgians, Princess Helena, Princess Louise, Prince Leopold, Princess Beatrice, and the Ladies