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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 1 1 Browse Search
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
reat storm on North Atlantic coast......Nov. 26-27, 1898 Steam ferry-boat Chicago sunk in collision with steamer City of Augusta in New York Harbor......Oct. 31, 1899 British steamer Ariosto wrecked near Cape Hatteras, N. C., twenty-one drowned......Dec. 24, 1899 Pacific Ocean, etc. Independence wrecked on Margaretta Island, off coast of Lower California, the vessel taking fire; 140 persons drowned or burned to death, a few escaping with great suffering on a barren shore......Feb. 16, 1853 Explosion of steamboat Gazelle at Canemah, Or.; twenty-one killed and many wounded......April 8, 1854 Steamboat Secretary, crossing San Pablo Bay from San Francisco to Petaluma, bursts her boiler; more than fifty lives lost......April 15, 1854 Steamer Northerner wrecked on a rock near Cape Mendocino, between San Francisco and Oregon; thirty-eight lives lost......Jan. 6, 1860 American vessel Oneida run down by Peninsular and Oriental steamer Bombay, off Yokohama; about 115 liv
as it did from the friends of the cause of emancipation in the United Kingdom, was gladly accepted by Mr. and Mrs. Stowe, and they sailed immediately. The preceding month Mrs. Stowe had received a letter from Mrs. Follen in London, asking for information with regard to herself, her family, and the circumstances of her writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. In reply Mrs. Stowe sent the following very characteristic letter, which may be safely given at the risk of some repetition :-- Andover, February 16, 1853. My dear Madam,--I hasten to reply to your letter, to me the more interesting that I have long been acquainted with you, and during all the nursery part of my life made daily use of your poems for children. I used to think sometimes in those days that I would write to you, and tell you how much I was obliged to you for the pleasure which they gave us all. So you want to know something about what sort of a woman I am! Well, if this is any object, you shall have statistics free
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 17: 1852-1855: Aet. 45-48. (search)
. Under such watchful tending, Agassiz could hardly fail to mend if cure were humanly possible. The solicitude of these nearer friends seemed to be shared by the whole community, and his recovery gave general relief. He was able to resume his lectures toward the end of February. Spite of the languor of convalescence his elastic mind was at once ready for work, as may be seen by the following extract from one of his first letters. To James D. Dana. Sullivan's Island, Charleston, February 16, 1853. . . . It seems, indeed, to me as if in the study of the geographical distribution of animals the present condition of the animal kingdom was too exclusively taken into consideration. Whenever it can be done, and I hope before long it may be done for all classes, it will be desirable to take into account the relations of the living to the fossil species. Since you are as fully satisfied as I am that the location of animals, with all their peculiarities, is not the result of physi