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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gallitzin, Prince Demetrius Augustine 1770-1841 (search)
, where his father was Russian ambassador. He belonged to one of the oldest and richest families among the Russian nobles. In 1792 he came to the United States for the purpose of travel, but determined to become a Roman Catholic priest. He entered the St. Sulpice Seminary in Baltimore, and was ordained a priest March 18, 1795, being the first priest who had both received holy orders and been ordained in the United States. He was sent on missions, but was recalled in consequence of his impetuosity and over-zeal. In 1799 he was appointed pastor at Maguire's settlement. He purchased 20,000 acres in the present Cambria county, Pa., which he divided into farms and offered to settlers on easy terms. Although constantly hampered by lack of money to carry out the grand schemes he contemplated, his colony took root and soon sent out branches. He had adopted the name of Schmettau, which was anglicized into Smith, but in 1811 he resumed his own name. He died in Loretto, Pa., May 6, 1841.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schwab, Charles M. 1862- (search)
Schwab, Charles M. 1862- Manufacturer; born in Williamsburg, Pa., April 18, 1862; graduated at St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa., in 1880; secured employment as stakedriver in the engineering corps of the Edgar Thompson Steel Works; was made superintendent of that plant in 1881, and served in that capacity till 1887, when he was appointed superintendent of the Homestead Steel Works. In 1897 he became president of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, and when the United States Steel Corporant of the Homestead Steel Works. In 1897 he became president of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, and when the United States Steel Corporation, which purchased the Carnegie Steel Company, the Federal Steel Company, and other large steel interests, was organized, he was elected president of the great combination. He founded an industrial school in Homestead, Pa., built a Catholic church in Loretto, Pa., at a cost of $150,000, and has been noted otherwise as a public benefactor. See trusts.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
rst Bartlett pear and Ben Davis apple trees across the Great American Plains and thus became the father of modern horticulture in New Mexico......1851 First legislative Assembly convenes at Santa Fe, and declares it the capital of the territory......June 2, 1851 Santa Fe incorporated as a city......1851 Gov. James S. Calhoun dies while on his way to the States, and John Greiner becomes acting governor......June 30, 1852 Academy of Our Lady of Light, in charge of the sisters of Loretto, organized at Santa Fe......1852 Christopher or Kit Carson appointed Indian agent in New Mexico......1853 Beall & Whipple's railroad survey, 35th-parallel route......1853 Thirty-second parallel survey for railroad by Capt. John Pope (east half) and Lieut. J. G. Park (west half)......1854 Territory acquired from Mexico under the Gadsden purchase is incorporated with the Territory of New Mexico......Aug. 4, 1854 Overland mail-coach line to Pacific coast, via Mesilla, N. M., est
from the specification extant. It was founded upon piles driven into the bed of the river. The piles were united by a beam, on which were laid joists in the direction of the length of the bridge. Upon the joists were laid hurdles supporting the road-bed. An inclined fender protected the piers up stream, and each pier was stayed below by a cluster of piles. It was built in ten days. A magnificent bridge with four stone arches was built by Augustus near Narni, on the road from Rome to Loretto. The arches were respectively 75, 135, 114, and 142 feet span. One arch remains. The bridge of Trajan (b, Fig. 924), which crossed the Danube, was one of the greatest engineering works of antiquity. It was constructed of timber resting upon stone piers. Each span consisted of three rows of concentric arches, united by bindingpieces formed upon each division; these abutted upon timbers radiating with the curve, which were framed into heads and sills, again strengthened by braces and s
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To Mrs. S. B. Shaw. (search)
and beam stay in its place, changed old ovens and ash-holes into Saxon-arched alcoves, and added a wash-woman's old shanty to the rear. The result is a house full of queer nooks and corners, and all manner of juttings in and out. It seems as if the spirit of some old architect had brought it from the Middle Ages and dropped it down in Concord; preserving much better resemblance to the place whence it was brought than does the Virgin Mary's house, which the angel carried from Bethlehem to Loretto. The capable Alcott daughters painted and papered the interior themselves. And gradually the artist-daughter filled up all the nooks and corners with panels on which she had painted birds or flowers; and over the open fire-places she painted mottoes in ancient English characters. Owls blink at you and faces peep from the most unexpected places. The whole leaves a general impression of harmony, of a medieval sort, though different parts of the house seem to have stopped in a dance that b
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 7: (search)
e Neckar de Saussure. leaves Geneva for Rom. Convent of St. Bernard. Milan. Venice. visit to Lord Byron. Bologna. Loretto. arrival in Rome. Journal. September 2.—This morning I left Paris, and I have not left any city with so littlrow, inconvenient streets—are more interesting, and amused me until it was so dark I was obliged to go to my lodging. Loretto, October 29.—We went, of course, to see the Spezieria, or apothecary's shop of the Holy House, which was originally founo; and three hundred pots, vases, etc., to contain the medicines, all beautifully painted, and passing in the legends of Loretto for the works of Raphael, were among their presents, and are the objects that chiefly bring visitors to the apothecary'sa certain Raphael Colle, whose name was easily confounded with that of the most famous of painters. The collection at Loretto is the best extant of all this kind of ware, and is beautiful and curious. The subjects are taken from Ovid's Metamorph<
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
isits, 49, 297, 298, 402-404. Livingston, Edward, 123, 350, 351, 380, 381, 382. Livingston, Judge, 39. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Maturin, 386. Livingston, Mrs., Edward, 350, 351, 381, 382. Llangollen, visits, 51, 52. Lloyd, Professor, 405. Lockhart, Mrs. J. G., 407. Lohrmann, W. G., 459, 482. London, visits, 51, 54-68, 251, 263-267, 289-298, 406-418, 445-449. London, Tower of, 446, 447. Long, George, Professor, 348. Longfellow, Henry W., 399. Longfellow, Stephen, 14. Loretto, visits, 167. Louvois, Marchioness de, 253. Lovell, Mrs., 286. Lowe, Rev. Mr., 440, 441, 446. Lowell, John, 339, 356, 360. Lowenstein-Wertheim, Princess, 487, 489. Lund, 177. Luittichau, Madame Ida de, 476, 481, 482, 483, 485, 491. Luttichau, M. de, 476 and note, 491. Luxmoore, the Misses, 432 note. Lyman, Mrs., Theodore, 10. Lynch, John, 389 note. Lyndhurst, Lord, Chancellor, 443. M Macbeth, Henderson's reading of, 55, 56. Mackenzie, Henry, 279. Macki
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
, Mrs., Edward, I. 350, 351, 381, 382, II. 488. Llangollen, visits, I. 51, 52. Lloyd, Professor, I. 405. Lockhart, John G., II. 147, 179, 189. Lockhart, Mrs. J. G., I. 407. Lohrmann, W. G., I. 459, 482. London, Tower of, I 446, 447. London, visits, I. 51, 54-68, 251, 263-267, 289-298, 406-418. 445-449, II. 144-155, 175-183, 311, 812, 321-327, 357-376, 378-387. Long, Professor, George, I. 348. Longfellow, Henry W., I. 399, II. 196, 204, 479. Longfellow, Stephen, I. 14. Loretto, visits, I. 167. Lough, John Graham, II. 152. Louis Philippe, King of the French, II. 16, 19, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 121, 122, 135. Louvois, Marchioness de, I. 253. Lovell, Mrs., I. 286, II. 166. Lovering, Professor J., II. 310. Lowe, Rev Mr., I. 440, 441, 445. Lowe, Right Hon Robert, II. 380. Lowell, John, I. 389, 356, 360 Lowenstein—Wertheim, Princess, I. 487, 489 Lubbock, Sir, John, II. 179. Lucca, visits, II. 94, 95 Ludolf, Count, II. 69 and note, 70, 79,
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 7: marriage: tour in Europe (search)
onia, presented a more animated scene. The beautiful princess of the house, then in the bloom of her youth, was conspicuous among the dancers. Her fair head was encircled by a fine tiara of diamonds. She was by birth a Colonna. The attraction of the great fortune was said to have led to her alliance with the prince, who was equally her superior in age and her inferior in rank. I was told that he had presented his bride with the pearls formerly belonging to the shrine of the Madonna of Loretto, and I remember to have seen her once in evening dress, adorned with pearls of enormous size, which were probably those in question. I thought her quite as beautiful on another occasion, when she wore a simple gown of écru silk, with a necklace of carved coral beads. This was at a reception given at the charity school of San Michele, where a play was performed by the pupils of the institution. The theme of the drama was the worship of the golden calf by the Israelites and the overthrow o