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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 4 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 6 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2 3 1 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life 2 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 2 0 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Art, Metropolitan Museum of, (search)
in November, 1869. In April, 1870, a charter was obtained from the legislature for the purpose of establishing a museum and library of art; of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts; of the application of art to manufacture and to practical life; of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects; and to that end of furnishing popular instruction and recreation. Later the legislature authorized the Park Department to erect a two-story fire-proof building for its use in Central Park, the cost not to exceed $500,000, and also to set apart a tract of eighteen and a half acres in the eastern part of the Park between Eightieth and Eighty-fifth streets. The Museum was formally opened by the President of the United States, March 30, 1880. An addition on the south side and one on the north were made in 1894, increasing the total ground area from 233 by 104 feet to 233 by 344 feet. In 1897 a further exsion was authorized, for which an appropriation of $1,000,000 was made.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ball, Thomas, 1819- (search)
Ball, Thomas, 1819- Sculptor; born in Charlestown, Mass., June 3, 1819; educated at Mayhew School, Boston. In 1840-52 he applied himself to painting. but in 1851 undertook sculpture. He designed and executed the equestrian statue of Washington in Boston, the statue of Daniel Webster in Central Park. New York, and other similar works. In 1891-98 he was engaged on a monument of Washington for Methuen, Mass. He became an honorary fellow of the National Sculptors' Society in 1896. He is the author of My three-score years and ten: an autobiography, which attracted much attention.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Farman, Elbert Eli 1831- (search)
mherst College in 1855, and studied in Warsaw, N. Y., where he was admitted to the bar in 1858. He studied in Europe in 1865-67, and on returning to the United States was made district attorney of Wyoming county, N. Y. In March, 1876, he was appointed United States consul-general at Cairo, Egypt, and there became a member of the commission to revise the international codes. Later President Garfield appointed him a judge of the international court of Egypt. He was also a member of the international committee appointed to investigate the claims of citizens of Alexandria for damages caused by the bombardment of that city by the British in 1882. It was principally through his efforts that the obelisk known as Cleopatra's needle, which stands near the Metropolitan Art Museum in Central Park, New York City, was secured. When he left Egypt, Mr. Farman received from the Khedive the decoration of Grand Officer of the Imperial Order of the Medjidi, an honor rarely bestowed upon a foreigner.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gorringe, Henry Honeychurch 1841-1885 (search)
Gorringe, Henry Honeychurch 1841-1885 Naval officer; born in Barbadoes, W. I., Aug. 11, 1841; came to the United States in early life; served through the Civil War with marked distinction; was promoted lieutenant-commander in December, 1868. He became widely known in 1880-81 through having charge of the transportation of the Egyptian obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle), presented to the United States by the Khedive of Egypt, and erected in Central Park, New York City, Jan. 23, 1881. The total cost of transportation— $100,000—was paid by William H. Vanderbilt. The iron vessel Dessoug was bought from the Egyptian government, and a hole was cut in her side, through which the obelisk was placed in the hold. Gorringe published a History of Egyptian Obelisks. He died in New York City, July 7. 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1879 (search)
er part of that year, after a telegraphic cable had been laid under the Atlantic Ocean (see Atlantic Telegraph), representatives of France, Russia, Sweden,. Belgium, Holland, Austria, Sardinia, Tuscany, the Papal States, and Turkey met in Paris, at the suggestion of the Emperor of the French, and voted to him about $80,000 in gold as a personal reward for his labors. In 1868 (Dec. 29) the citizens of New York gave him a public dinner, and in 1871 a bronze statue of him was erected in Central Park, N. Y., by the voluntary contributions of telegraph employes. William Cullen Bryant unveiled the statue in June, 1871, and that evening, at a public reception of the inventor at the Academy of Music, Professor Morse, with one of the instruments first employed on the Baltimore and Washington line, sent a message of greeting to all the cities of the continent, and to several in the Eastern Hemisphere. The last public act performed by Professor Morse was the unveiling of the bronze statue of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Olmsted, Frederick law 1822- (search)
Olmsted, Frederick law 1822- Landscape architect; born in Hartford, Conn., April 26, 1822; chief designer (with Calvert Vaux) of Central Park, New York City, 1857; and, with others, of many public parks in Brooklyn, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago (including World's Fair) Milwaukee, Louisville, Washington, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parks in the United States. (search)
Parks in the United States. The development of the park system, national, state, and civic, in the United States, is recent, though Boston had its Common, part of a purchase for a cow pasture in 1634, and since 1878 protected from encroachment by law. Interest in public parks was created by the papers of A. J. Downing in 1849, and led to the establishment of Central Park (862 acres) in the city of New York in 1857. The most important national parks or reservations in the United States are: Yosemite Park and Mariposa Grove, on the Merced River in Mariposa county, Cal., discovered in 1851, and established by Congress1864 Yellowstone National Park, 3,575 square miles, nearly all in northwestern Wyoming, established by act of CongressMay 1, 1872 A State forestry commission was appointed by New York State for the preservation of the Adirondack forest1885 State reservation at Niagara Falls opened to the publicJuly 15, 1885
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
6, 1880 President Hayes's fourth annual message presented......Dec. 6, 1880 Electoral vote of Georgia, 11 for Hancock and English, cast......Dec. 8, 1880 R. W. Thompson, Secretary of Navy, resigns......Dec. 15, 1880 Nearly one mile of Broadway, New York, is lighted by electricity, Brush system......Dec. 20, 1880 International sanitary conference called by resolution of Congress, May 14, 1880, meets at Washington, D. C.......Jan. 5, 1881 Cleopatra's needle set up in Central Park, New York......Jan. 22, 1881 Electoral votes counted in Congress......Feb. 9, 1881 President Hayes calls the Senate in extra session for March 4, 1881......Feb. 28, 1881 President vetoes the funding act of 1881 ......March 3, 1881 Forty-sixth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1881 Special session of Senate convenes, Chester A. Arthur presiding......March 4, 1881 James A. Garfield inaugurated President......March 4, 1881 twenty-fourth administration—Republican, March 4, 1881,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
both precincts......December, 1890 Second Friday in March designated as Arbor Day, a territorial board of education created, and a high license bill passed by the legislature, at session......Dec. 29, 1890–Feb. 26, 1891 United States land court act passed Congress, which secured that settlement of land titles guaranteed by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo forty-three years previous......March 3, 1891 J. L. Workman and O. A. Peterson, of the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, New York, in a search for fossils in San Juan Valley, N. M., find over 500 valuable specimens, among them a complete skull, the only one ever found, of the primitive elephant; other specimens found fill a gap in the geological calendar that is not represented elsewhere in the world......May 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. Samuel B. Axtell dies at Morristown, N. J., aged seventy-two......Aug. 6, 1891 Forest preserve in New Mexico set apart by proclamation of President Harrison......Jan. 11, 1892 Te
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
at Albany opened......Feb. 12, 1879 State board of health authorized by law......May 18, 1880 Commission for the protection of game and fish established by law......June 26, 1880 New York and Connecticut joint boundary commission award to New York a small strip 4.68 square miles in area, called the oblong tract ......1880 Population of the State, 5,082,871......1880 New York agricultural experiment station instituted by law......June 26, 1880 Egyptian obelisk erected in Central Park......Jan. 22, 1881 [Brought from Alexandria, Egypt, to New York by the steamer Dessoug, commander Henry H. Gorringe, U. S. N., which sailed from Alexandria, June 12, reaching New York, July 20, 1880. Total height, 90 feet; height of shaft, 69 feet; weight of shaft in pounds, 443,000. Total expense of removal and erection, $103,732, paid by William H. Vanderbilt. This obelisk is supposed to have been made 1591-1565 B. C. at Heliopolis; removed to Alexandria 22 B. C.] Alfred B. S
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