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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 10 0 Browse Search
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley 10 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 9 1 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 8 0 Browse Search
M. Tullius Cicero, Orations, for Quintius, Sextus Roscius, Quintus Roscius, against Quintus Caecilius, and against Verres (ed. C. D. Yonge) 4 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 4 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 2 0 Browse Search
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexander vi., Pope. (search)
Alexander vi., Pope. Rodrigo Lenzuolo, a native of Valencia, Spain, was elected Pope, and assumed the name of Alexander vi. He was born in 1431; made Pope Aug. 11, 1492; and died Aug. 8. 1503. His mother was a Borgia, and Caesar and Lucretia Borgia were two of his five illegitimate children by his mistress, Rosa Vanozza. His death, some historians say, was caused by his accidentally taking a poisoned draught intended for a large party of cardinals whom he had invited to a banquet. On the return of Columbus from his first voyage of discovery, the Portuguese, who had previously explored the Azores and other Atlantic islands, instantly claimed a title to the newly discovered lands, to the exclusion of the Spaniards. Simultaneous with the order given to Columbus at Barcelona to return to Hispaniola, an ambassador was sent to Rome to obtain the Pope's sanction of their claims to the regions discovered, and to make a conquest of the West Indies. Alexander assented without much
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Atlantic Telegraph. (search)
the waters between Cape Ray and Cape Breton Island. It was sent out in 1855. and was lost in an attempt to lay it. It was recovered, and was suceessfully laid in 1856. The same year Mr. Field organized in London the Atlantic Telegraph Company to carry the line across the ocean. Mr. Field subscribed for one-fourth of the stock of the company. The American and British governments gave them aid in ships. and during 1857 and 1858 expeditions were at sea, laying a cable across the ocean to Valentia on the western coast of Ireland. Twice, in 1857, the attempt failed, but was successful the following year. Two vessels, with portions of the cable. met in mid-ocean. July 28, 1858. The portions were spliced. and they sailed for Ireland and Newfoundland respectively. and succeeded in laying a continuous line across the Atlantic. It was 1,950 miles in length, and traversed water two-thirds of the distance over 2 miles in depth. These wonderful facts were communicated by Mr. Field, b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Contreras, battle of (search)
cautiously moved, for resistance was expected at the mountain passes. General Twiggs, with his division, led the way; and on Aug. 11 encamped at St. Augustine, with the strong fortress of San Antonio before him. Close upon his right were the heights of Churubusco, crowned with fortifications finished and unfinished, and manned by several thousand Mexicans; and not far off was the strongly fortified camp of Contreras, on a rugged height, containing between 6,000 and 7,000 men under General Valencia. In the rear of it was Santa Ana with 12,000 men as a reserve. In the afternoon of Aug. 19, Generals Twiggs and Pillow, assisted by Gens. Persifer F. Smith and Cadwallader, attacked the camp of Contreras, and a sharp conflict ensued, with almost continual skirmishing around. This indecisive conflict continued about six hours. At the moment when some Mexican cavalry were preparing for a charge, General Scott arrived at the scene of conflict, and ordered up General Shields with reinforceme
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gould, Benjamin Apthorp 1824-1896 (search)
Gould, Benjamin Apthorp 1824-1896 Astronomer; born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 27, 1824; graduated at Harvard in 1844, and went abroad for further study in 1845. Returning to the United States in 1848 he settled in Cambridge, Mass., and early in 1849 started the Astronomical journal, in which were published the results of many original investigations. In 1851 he took charge of the longitude operations of the United States Coast Survey. After the Atlantic cable was laid in 1866, he went to Valencia, Ireland, and founded a station where he could determine the difference in longitude between America and Europe. He also, by exact observations, connected the two continents. These were the first determinations, by telegraph, of transatlantic longitude, and they resulted in founding a regular series of longitudinal measurements from Louisiana to the Ural Mountains. In 1856-59 Dr. Gould was director of the Dudley Observatory in Albany, N. Y. In this building the normal clock was first emp
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
14, 1832 Treaty of Commerce and navigationNaplesDec. 1, 1845 Convention of Rights of neutrals at seaNaplesJan. 13, 1855 Convention of Peace, friendship, commerce, etc.NaplesOct. 1, 1855 Foreign Power and Object of Treaty.Where Concluded.Date. United Mexican States: Treaty of LimitsMexicoJan. 12, 1828 Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigationMexicoApril 5, 1831 Venezuela: Treaty of Peace, friendship, navigation, commerceCaracasJan. 20, 1836 Convention of Satisfying Aves Island claimsValenciaJan. 14, 1859 Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigation, extraditionCaracasAug. 27, 1860 Convention of Referring claimsCaracasApril 25, 1866 Wurtemberg: Convention of Abolishing droit d'aubaine and taxes on emigrationBerlinApril 10, 1844 Treaty of NaturalizationStuttgartJuly 27, 1868 Zanzibar: Convention of Enlarging treaty with Muscat, 1833ZanzibarJuly 3, 1886 General conventions. Convention with Belgium, Brazil, Dominican Republic, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, the Nether