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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 105 11 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 44 2 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 24 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 23 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 20 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 20 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 16 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 15 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) 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 12 0 Browse Search
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Bible. The first Bible printed in America was Eliot's Indian translation, issued at Cambridge. Mass, in 1663. A German edition of the Bible, in quarto, was printed at Germantown, near Philadelphia, in 1743, by Christopher Saner. In 1782 Robert Aitkin, printer and bookseller in Philadelphia, published the first American edition of the Bible in English, also in quarto form; and in 1791 Isaiah Thomas printed the Bible in English, in folio form, at Woreester. Mass. This was the first in that form issued from the press in the United States. The same year Isaac Collins printed the English version, in quarto form, at Trenton, N. J.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Education, elementary. (search)
Education, elementary. William Torrey Harris (q. v.)the U. S. Commissioner of Education since 1889, one of the highest authorities on the subject of education, writes as follows: At the meeting in 1892 the National Educational Association appointed a committee of ten persons to consider and report upon the subjects of study and the methods of instruction in secondary schools, including public high schools, private academies, and schools preparing students for college. President Eliot, of Harvard, was appointed chairman, with nine associates, four of whom were presidents of colleges, one a professor in a college, two principals of public high schools, and one head master of a preparatory school. This committee of ten, as it is generally called, had authority to select the members of special conferences and to arrange meetings for the discussion of the principal subjects taught in preparatory schools. The subjects represented were Latin, Greek, English, other modern langua
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eliot, Jared, 1685-1763 (search)
Eliot, Jared, 1685-1763 Educator and clergyman; born in Guilford, Conn., Nov. 7, 1685; son of Joseph and grandson of John Eliot; graduated at Yale College in 1706, and from 1709 until his death he was minister of the first church at Killingworth, Conn. He was a most practical and useful man, and did much for the advancement of agriculture and manufactures in New England. He strongly urged in essays the introduction into the colonies of a better breed of sheep. In 1747 he wrote: A better be Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce honored him with its medal, for producing malleable iron from American black sand, and he was made a member of the Royal Society of London. He was the first to introduce the white mulberry into Connecticut, and with it silk-worms, and published a treatise on silk-culture. Mr. Eliot was also an able physician, and was particularly successful in the treatment of insanity, and chronic complaints. He died in Killingworth, Conn., April 22, 1763.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eliot, John, 1754-1690 (search)
Eliot, John, 1754-1690 The Apostle to the Indians; born either in Nasing, Essex, or Widford, Hertfordshire, England., presumably in 160nd translated the Bible into the Indian tongue. It is claimed that Eliot was the first Protestant minister who preached to the Indians in thirst Indian church was established there in 1660. During King John Eliot. Philip's War Eliot's efforts in behalf of the praying Indians sEliot's efforts in behalf of the praying Indians saved them from destruction by the white people. He travelled extensively, visited many tribes, planted several churches, and once preached b, We had a tradition that the country could never perish as long as Eliot was alive. He published many small works on religious subjects, seass., May 20, 1690. The brief narrative. This was the last of Eliot's publications relating to the progress of Christianity among the Afor Propagation of the Gospel amongst the poor blind natives in John Eliot preaching to the Indians. those United colonies. London, print
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Francis, Convers 1785-1863 (search)
Francis, Convers 1785-1863 Clergyman; born in West Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 9, 1785; graduated at Harvard in 1815; became pastor of the Unitarian Church in Watertown, Mass., in 1819. Among his writings are Historical sketch of Watertown; Life of John Eliotin Sparks'sAmerican biographies; Memoirs of Rev. John Allyn, Dr. Gamaliel Bradford, Judge Davis, and Sebastian Rale, etc. He died in Cambridge, Mass., April 7, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Green, Samuel 1615-1792 (search)
Green, Samuel 1615-1792 Second printer in the United States; born in England in 1615; succeeded Day (see day, or dayE, Stephen) in 1648. Mr. Green had nineteen children, and his descendants were a race of printers in New England and in Maryland. He printed the Cambridge Platform in 1649, the entire Bible and Psalter, translated into the Indian language by John Eliot the Apostle, in 1663, and many other books. He died in Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 1, 1792.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hooker, Thomas 1586-1647 (search)
Hooker, Thomas 1586-1647 Clergyman; born in Marketfield, Leicestershire, England, in 1586; was a popular Non-conformist preacher in London, but was silenced, when he kept a school, in which John Eliot, the Apostle, was his assistant. Hooker fled from persecution to Holland in 1630, and arrived at Boston in September, 1633. He was ordained pastor of the church at Newtown, and in June, 1636, he and his whole congregation began a migration to the valley of the Connecticut, where they founded Hartford. He was exceedingly influential in all New England. He died in Hartford, Conn., July 7, 1647.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Matteson, Tompkins Harrison 1813-1884 (search)
Matteson, Tompkins Harrison 1813-1884 Artist; born in Peterboro, N. Y., May 9, 1813; studied art from boyhood; became an associate of the National Academy of Design in New York City in 1847. His paintings include Spirit of '76; The first Sabbath of the Pilgrims; Examination of a witch; Perils of the early colonists; Eliot preaching to the Indians; First prayer in Congress. He died in Sherbourne, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sower, or Sauer, Christopher 1693-1758 (search)
Sower, or Sauer, Christopher 1693-1758 Printer; born in Lansphe, Germany, in 1693; graduated at a German university and studied medicine; settled in Germantown, Pa., in 1731; purchased the High-German Pennsylvanian historian, which became very popular among the German-Americans, in 1739. In 1743 he published the Bible in German, which was the first printed in America, with the exception of Eliot's Indian Bible. He introduced cast-iron stoves into general use, and is supposed to have been their designer. He died in Germantown, Pa., Sept. 25, 1758. His son Christopher, publisher; born in Lansphe, Germany, Sept. 26, 1721; became a minister of the Dunker Church; was bishop or overseer in 1747-84; succeeded his father in the publishing business, and was the largest book manufacturer in America for many years. In 1776 he began to publish a third edition of the Bible in German. When the British occupied Germantown they seized the unbound sheets of this Bible and bedded their hor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thornton, John Wingate 1818-1878 (search)
Thornton, John Wingate 1818-1878 Historian; born in Saco, Me., Aug. 12, 1818; graduated at the Harvard Law School in 1840; was admitted to the bar and practised in Boston; was one of the originators of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. His publications include Lives of Isaac Heath and John Bowles, and of Rev. John Eliot, Jr.; The Landing at Cape Anne, or the charter of the first permanent colony on the Territory of the Massachusetts Company, now discovered and first published from the original manuscript; Ancient Pemaquid and historic review; Peter Oliver's Puritan commonwealth reviewed; The pulpit of the American Revolution, or the political sermons of the period of 1776, with an introduction, notes, and illustrations; Colonial schemes of Popham and Gorges; The Historical relation of New England to the English commonwealth, etc. He died in Saco, Me., June 6, 1878.
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