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g his lifetime, held a larger place in the minds of his countrymen than any other historian who has lived in the United States.
This he did partly because of his literary worth, partly because of his political activity, and partly because of his social prominence.
President Arthur once said that the President is permitted to accept the invitations of members of the cabinet, supreme court judges, and—Mr. George Bancroft.
Bancroft was born in Massachusetts in 1800 and died in Washington in 1891.
Having graduated from Harvard in 1817, he went to Gottingen on funds subscribed by Harvard and its friends.
Back in America in 1822 with a doctor's degree, he settled for a year at Harvard as tutor in Greek.
He brought home from Europe many affectations of manner and such marked eccentricities that his influence at Harvard was undermined; at the end of a year he left, to become, with Joseph G. Cogswell, proprietor of a boys' school at Northampton, Massachusetts.
As a schoolmaster Bancro