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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 34 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 32 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 15 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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.) 6 0 Browse Search
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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 2: literary New York (search)
in his happiest manner, covering Mr. Irving's defeat by a glowing eulogy of his literary merits. Whose books do I take to bed with me, night after night? Washington Irving's! as one who is present can testify. This one was evidently Mrs. Dickens, who was seated beside me. Mr. Dickens proceeded to speak of international copyright, saying that the prime object of his visit to America was the promotion of this important measure. I met Washington Irving several times at the house of John Jacob Astor. He was silent in general company, and usually fell asleep at the dinner-table. This occurrence was indeed so common with him that the guests present only noticed it with a smile. After a nap of some ten minutes he would open his eyes and take part in the conversation, apparently unconscious of having been asleep. In his youth, Mr. Irving had traveled quite extensively in Europe. While in Rome, he had received marked attention from the banker Torlonia, who repeatedly invited him
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 3: New York society (search)
s were all thrown open. Bright fires burned in the grates. My father, after his adoption of temperance principles, forbade the offering of wine to visitors, and ordered it to be replaced by hot coffee. We were rather chagrined at this prohibition, but his will was law. I recall a New Year's Day early in the thirties, on which a yellow chariot stopped before our door. A stout, elderly gentleman descended from it, and came in to pay his compliments to my father. This gentleman was John Jacob Astor, who was already known to be possessed of great wealth. The pleasant custom just described was said to have originated with the Dutch settlers of the olden time. As the city grew in size, it became difficult and well-nigh impossible for gentlemen to make the necessary number of visits. Finally, a number of young men of the city took it upon themselves to call in squads at houses which they had no right to molest, consuming the refreshments provided for other guests, and making them
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 6: Samuel Ward and the Astors (search)
g, married to the eldest son of the first John Jacob Astor. Mrs. Astor was a person of very elegantmond star, the gift of her grandfather, Mr. John Jacob Astor. The bridesmaids' dresses were of whit, we sang the well-known song, Am Rhein; and Mr. Astor, who was very stout and infirm of person, roometimes sang together or separately at old Mr. Astor's musical parties, and at one of these he sas anecdotes of excursions which he made with Mr. Astor. In the course of one of these, the two gensupper together at a hotel recently opened. Mr. Astor remarked: This man will never succeed. Whr a trip down the harbor, Dr. Cogswell said: Mr. Astor, I have just been calculating that this boato waste so much money. In his own country Mr. Astor had been a member of the German Lutheran Chu of some charity. The visitor congratulated Mr. Astor upon the increased ability to do good, which his great fortune gave him. Ah! said Mr. Astor, the disposition to do good does not always increa[5 more...]
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
ppleton, Thomas G., of Boston, 104; conversation with Samuel Longfellow, 293; his appearance, 431; his wit and culture, 432; lack of serious application, 433; his voyages to Europe, 434. Arconati, Marchese, his hospitality to the Howes, 119. Argyll, Duchess of, declines to aid the woman's peace crusade plan, 338. Armstrong, General, John, father of Mrs. William B. Astor, 64. Association for the Advancement of Women, the, founded, 386; distribution of its congresses, 392. Astor, John Jacob, Washington Irving at the house of, 27; calls on Mrs. Howe's father on New Year's Day, 32; wedding gift of, to his granddaughter, 65; fondness for music, 74; anecdotes of, 75, 76. Astor, William B., his culture and education, 73. Astor, Mrs. William B. (Margaret Armstrong), her recollection of Mrs. Howe's mother, 5; describes a wedding, 31; gives a dinner: her good taste, 64. Atherstone, the Howes at, 136. Atlantic Monthly, The, 232, 236, 280; first published the Battle Hym