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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 177 177 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 28 28 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 27 27 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 22 22 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 16 16 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. 14 14 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 8 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 5 5 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 5 5 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 5 5 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Abigail (Smith, (search)
Adams, Abigail (Smith´╝ë, Wife of President John Adams; born in Weymouth, Mass., Nov. 23, 1744; daughter of the Rev. William Smith; was married Aug. 25, 1764, when Mr. Adams was a rising young lawyer in Boston. In 1784 she joined her husband in France, and in the following year went with him to London, where neither her husband nor herself received the courtesies due their position. In 1789-1810 she resided at the seat of the national government, and passed the remainder of her life in the Quincy part of Braintree, dying Oct. 28, 1818. Her correspondence, preserved in Familiar letters of John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, during the Revolution, throws important light upon the life of the times which it cover
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agricultural societies. (search)
These were city institutions, and not composed of practical farmers. They dealt with facts and theories. The majority of husbandmen then did not hear nor heed their appeals for improvements. But finally the more intelligent of that class of citizens became interested, and a convention of practical farmers in the District of Columbia, held in 1809, resulted in the formation of the Columbian Agricultural Society for the Promotion of Rural and Domestic Economy. They offered premiums; and their fair, held in May, 1810, is believed to be the first exhibition of its kind in this country. Elkanah Watson (q. v.) founded the Berkshire (Mass.) Agricultural Society in 1810, and there was a grand Agricultural fair and cattle show at Pittsfield in September, 1811. It was the first of the county fairs held in this country. From that time until now there has been, at first a gradual, and then a rapid, increase in such institutions; and now they exist in every State and Territory of the Union.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alden, James, 1810-1877 (search)
Alden, James, 1810-1877 Naval officer; born in Portland, Me.. March 31, 1810; became a midshipman in 1828; lieutenant in 1841; commander in 1855; captain, Jan. 2, 1863; commodore, July 25, 1866; and rear-admiral, June 19, 1871. He was a participant in the South Sea Exploring Expedition under Lieutenant Wilkes, and served under Commodore Conner on the Gulf coast of Mexico during the war with that country. He was active in the reinforcement of Fort Pickens; in the expedition against Galveston; as commander of the Richmond in the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip in the capture of New Orleans; and at Vicksburg, Port Hudson. Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher. He was appointed chief of the Bureau of Navigation and Detail in 1869, and, after his promotion to rear-admiral, commander of the European squadron. He died in San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 6, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexander, Archibald, 1772- (search)
Alexander, Archibald, 1772- Theologian; born in Augusta (now Rockbridge) county. Va., April 17, 1772; was of Scotch descent, and became teacher in a Virginian family at the age of seventeen years. In 1791 he entered the ministry as an itinerant missionary in his native State. In 1789 he became president of Hampden-Sidney College; left it in 1801; married a daughter of Rev. Mr. Waddell, the celebrated blind preacher in Virginia, and afterwards (1807) became pastor of a Presbyterian church in Philadelphia. In 1810 he was elected president of Union College, Georgia, but did not accept it. On the establishment of the Theological Seminary at Princeton. N. J., in 1811, Dr. Alexander was chosen its first professor, which position he held until his death. Oct. 22, 1851. Among his numerous writings his Outlines of the evidences of Christianity, used as a text-book in several colleges, is most extensively known. It has passed through many editions in various languages.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Lord, (search)
Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Lord, English diplomatist; born in England, Oct. 27, 1774; son of Sir Francis Baring, an eminent merchant: was employed, in his youth, in mercantile affairs, in the United States, and married an American wife. In 1810 he became the head of his father's business house; in 1812-35 sat in Parliament, and in 1835 was raised to the peerage under the title of Baron Ashburton. The unsettled condition of the Northeastern boundary question led Sir Robert Peel to send Baron Ashburton to the United States, as being widely acquainted with American affairs. Here he concluded, Aug. 9, 1842, with Daniel Webster, the Webster-Ashburton treaty, which settled the northeastern boundary between the United States and the British dominions. For this achievement he was accorded, in both Houses of Parliament, a complimentary vote of thanks, and an earldom was offered him, which he declined. He was privy councillor, a trustee of the British Museum, and received the D. C.L
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Astoria, (search)
Astoria, A city in Oregon. at the mouth of the Columbia River, founded in 1810 by John Jacob Astor (q. v.) as a station for his fur-trade. It is the subject of a picturesque descriptive work entitled Astoria, by Washington Irving (1836). lrving never visited the station, but wrote from documents furnished by Astor. and from recollections of another Northwestern fur-trading post. In 1900 the population was 8,381. See Oregon.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Audubon, John James, 1780-1851 (search)
Audubon, John James, 1780-1851 Ornithologist; born in New Orleans, May 4, 1780; was the son of a French admiral. Educated at Paris, he acquired much skill as an artist John James Audubon. under the instruction of the celebrated David. At the age of seventeen years he began to make a collection of drawings of the birds of America, and became a most devoted student of the feathered tribes of our country. So early as 1810 he went down the Ohio River with his wife and child in an open boat. to a congenial spot for a forest home. He visited almost every region of the United States. In some of his Western excursions, Wilson, the ornithologist, was his companion. In 1826 he went to Europe to secure subscriptions to his great work, The birds of America. It was issued in numbers, each containing five plates, the subjects drawn and colored the size and tints of life. It was completed in 4 volumes, in 1838. Of the 170 subscribers to the work, at $1,000 each, nearly one-half came
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black, Jeremiah Sullivan, 1810-1883 (search)
Black, Jeremiah Sullivan, 1810-1883 Jurist; born in Somerset county, Pa., Jan. 10, 1810; was Attorney-General of the united States in 1857-60; Secretary of State in 1860-61; retired from political life after President Lincoln's inauguration; and was afterwards engaged in many notable law Cases. He died in York, Pa., Aug. 19, 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooks, James, 1810-1873 (search)
Brooks, James, 1810-1873 Journalist; born in Portland, Me., Nov. 10, 1810; became a Washington correspondent of the Portland Advertiser in 1832; established the Express in New York City in 1832; was a member of the New York State constitutional convention; a government director of the Union Pacific Railway; and one of the members of the House of Representatives censured for his connection with the Credit Mobilier. He died in Washington, D. C., April 30, 1873. See Credit Mobilier.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 (search)
Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 Author; born in Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1771: studied law, but abandoned it for literature. In addition to novels and works of literature he published An address to Franklin: an address to Congress on foreign commerce. He was the first American author who made literature his profession. He died in Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1810.
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