previous next

Parkman, Francis 1823-1893

Author; born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 16, 1823; graduated at Harvard College in 1844, and fitted himself for the legal profession, but soon abandoned it. He made a tour of the Rocky Mountains, and lived for some time among the Dakota Indians. The hardships he

Francis Parkman.

there endured caused a permanent impairment of his health, and through life he suffered from a chronic disease and partial blindness. Notwithstanding these disabilities he long maintained a foremost rank among trustworthy and accomplished American historians. His chief literary labors were in the field of inquiry concerning the power of the French, political and ecclesiastical, in North America. So careful and painstaking were his [70] labors that he was regarded as authority on those subjects which engaged his pen. Mr. Parkman's first work was The California and Oregon trail, in which he embodied his experience in the Far West. His first work on the French in America was The conspiracy of Pontiac (1851). It was followed by Pioneers of France in the New world (1865); The Jesuits in North America; The discovery of the Great West. (1869) ; The Old Regime in Canada (1874); Montcalm and Wolfe (1883). He died in Boston, Mass., Nov. 8, 1893.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Francis Parkman (2)
James Wolfe (1)
Gozon De St. Veran Montcalm (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
November 8th, 1893 AD (1)
1893 AD (1)
1883 AD (1)
1874 AD (1)
1869 AD (1)
1865 AD (1)
1851 AD (1)
1844 AD (1)
September 16th, 1823 AD (1)
1823 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: