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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835- (search)
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835- Educator and historian; born in Derby, Vt., Jan. 24, 1835; was graduated at the University of Michigan. and continued his studies in Germany, France, and Italy. In 1867-85 he was Professor of History in the University of Michigan; in 1885-92 was president of Cornell University; in 1892 became president of the University of Wisconsin; and from that year till 1895 was editor-in-chief of the revised edition of Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia. He has published many monographs and papers in reviews, and Democracy and monarchy in France; Manual of Historical Literature; British orations; Christopher Columbus, his life and work, etc.
egan business in Mr. Hilliard's office, for a committee reported January 19, 1835, that the treasurer can be accommodated with an office in the room occupied by William Hilliard for a sum not exceeding five dollars per quarter, and at the same meeting, which was held at the Charles River Bank, it was voted that the treasurer be authorized to furnish the said office with such furniture, etc., as he may think necessary. Its first deposit was ten dollars, received from Mehitable Holbrook, January 24, 1835. The bank appears to have been of pecuniary help to its depositors from the start, as Mr. Hayward's first report, made July 23, 1835, when the institution was six months old, shows that a dividend was made of twenty-eight dollars and twelve cents, and that the rate was four per cent. The amount then due depositors was $5896. The amount deposited in the bank during the year ending the fourth Thursday of January, 1846, was $22,424.85; for the year ending the fourth Thursday of January, 1