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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colyer, Vincent 1825- (search)
Colyer, Vincent 1825- Painter, born in Bloomingdale, N. Y., in 1825; studied in New York with John R. Smith, and afterwards at the National Academy, of which he became an associate in 1849. During 1849-61, he applied himself to painting in New York. When the Civil War broke out he originated the United States Christian Commission. He accompanied General Burnside on the expedition to North Carolina for the purpose of ministering to the needs of the colored people. After the capture of Newbern, he was placed in charge of the helpless inhabitants. He there opened evening schools for the colored people and carried on other benevolent enterprises till May, 1862, when his work was stopped by Edward Stanley, who was appointed by the President military governor of North Carolina, and who declared that the laws of the State made it a criminal offence to teach the blacks to read. At the conclusion of the war Mr. Colyer settled in Darien, Conn. His Vincent Colyer. paintings includ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Insanity. (search)
Insanity. Until 1840 the insane poor in the United States were cared for almost exclusively by the township and county authorities. It was estimated that in 1833 there were 2,500 lunatics in jails and other prisons, besides hundreds in the county poor-houses and private famfamilies. One of the very earliest asylums for the insane was that opened in 1797 at Bloomingdale, in the suburbs of New York City, by the New York Hospital Society. To the labors of Miss Dorothea L. Dix (q. v.) is largely due the establishment of State asylums. Miss Dix devoted herself after 1837 to the investigation of the subject, and visited every State east of the Rocky Mountains, appealing to the State legislatures to provide for the care of the insane. In April, 1854, a bill appropriating 10,000,000 acres of public lands to the several States for the relief of the pauper insane, passed by Congress under her appeals, was vetoed by President Pierce. Her efforts, however, led to the establishment of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York City (search)
w York Island from Long Island. It was the anniversary of the capture of Quebec, in 1759, in which he had participated. The watchword was Quebec! the countersign was Wolfe! In the afternoon four armed ships, keeping up an incessant fire on the American batteries, passed them into the East River, and anchored, but no landing was attempted that day. On the next day, about sunset, six British vessels ran up the East River, and on the 15th three others entered the Hudson, and anchored off Bloomingdale. Washington's army had escaped capture on Long Island, but had to contend, in the city of New York, with deadlier foes, in the form of city temptations, sectional jealousies, insubordination, disrespect for superiors, drunkenness, and licentiousness, the fatal elements of dissolution. The British were evidently preparing to crush his weak army. Their ships occupied the bay and both rivers, and there were swarms of loyalists in New York and in Westchester county. At a council of war
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York public Library, the (search)
er libraries was signed by the governor in the spring of 1901. The buildings where the work of the library is carried on at present are as follows: reference branches. Astor Building, 40 Lafayette Place. Lenox Building, 890 Fifth Avenue. circulating branches. Bond Street, 49 Bond Street. Ottendorfer, 135 Second Avenue. George Bruce, 226 West 42d Street. Jackson Square, 251 West 13th Street. Harlem, 218 East 125th Street. Muhlenberg, 130 West 23d Street. Bloomingdale, 206 West 100th Street. Riverside, 261 West 69th Street. Yorkville, 1523 Second Avenue. Thirty-fourth Street, 215 East 34th Street. Chatham Square, 22 East Broadway. The library now contains about 500,000 volumes and 175,000 pamphlets in the reference department, and 175,000 volumes in the circulating department. Among noteworthy special collections are the public documents (60,000 volumes); American history (30,000 volumes); patents (10,000 volumes); music (10,000 volumes
g Zouaves, numerous citizens, four-horse baggage wagons, and an emblematical warlike tableau, drawn by six fine horses, and consisting of a tent, with soldiers on guard, and specimens of the colors, the arms, and the various equipments of our now Grand Army. Among the societies represented were the following: New-Yorker Sangerbund, Social Reform Gesang Verein, Fidelia, Mozart Mannerchor, Arion, Helvetia Mannerchor, Dramatic Club, New-Yorker Rifle Corps, the associations of Turners from Bloomingdale, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, and the old Turners, who were the original founders of the Verein, all in their uniforms of white. At a seasonable hour the societies formed in line opposite Turn Halle, in Orchard street, and marched to Grand street, where they were joined by a body of the Social Reformers, thence through Hester street to Metropolitan Hall, and soon swelled in numbers as they approached Union Square, where they met the regiment at 4 o'clock. The display of society banners, b
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The two young offenders. (search)
lly intelligent, active and energetic; and the limitations of a prison had a worse effect upon her, than they would have had on a more stolid temperament. In the course of a year or two, her mind began to sink under the pressure, and finally exhibited signs of melancholy insanity. Friend Hopper had an interview with her soon after she was conveyed to Sing Sing, and found her in a state of deep dejection. She afterward became completely deranged, and was removed to the Lunatic Asylum at Bloomingdale. He and his wife visited her there, and found her in a state of temporary rationality. Her manners were quiet and pleasing, and she appeared exceedingly gratified to see them. The superintendent granted permission to take her with them in a walk through the grounds, and she enjoyed this little excursion very highly. But when one of the company remarked that it was a very pleasant place, she sighed deeply, and replied, Yes, it is a pleasant place to those who can leave it. But chains
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 1: birth, parentage, childhood (search)
erous settlements in the western part of the State of New York, where one often saw the boys with their bows and arrows, and the squaws carrying their papooses on their backs. The journey here mentioned must have taken place when I was little more than four years old. Another year and a half brought me the burden of a great sorrow. I recall months of sweet companionship with the first and dearest of friends, my mother. The last summer of her life was passed at a fine country-seat in Bloomingdale, which was then a picturesque country place, about six miles from New York, but is now incorporated in the city. My father was fond of fine horses, and the pets of the stable played no unimportant part in our childish affection. The family coach was an early institution with us, and in the days of which I now speak, its exterior was of a delicate yellow, known as straw-color, while the lining and cushions were of bright blue cloth. This combination of color was effected to please my
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
; appreciation of his work taught, 16; selections from, given at the Wards', 49. Belgioiosa, Princess, her origin and marriage, 422. Benzon, Mr., Schlesinger, his house a musical centre, 435. Berlin, Dr. Howe imprisoned at, 118. Black, William, the novelist, 412. Blackwell, Henry B., his efforts in the cause of woman suffrage, 380-382. Blackwell, Rev. Mrs. S. C. (Antoinette Brown), first woman minister in the United States, 166; preaches, 392. Blair's Rhetoric, 57. Bloomingdale, country-seat of Mrs. Howe's father at, to. Boker, George H., at the Bryant celebration, 279. Bonaparte, Charles, 202. Bonaparte, Joseph, ex-king of Spain, 5, 202. Bonaparte, Joseph, Prince of Musignano, 202. Boocock, Mr., a music teacher, 16. Booth, Edwin, at the Boston Theatre, requests Mrs. Howe to write him a play, 237; his marriage, 241; his wife's death, 242. Booth, Mrs. Edwin (Mary Devlin), her marriage and death, 242, 242. Booth, Wilkes, at Mary Booth's funer
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 20., Notes Epistolary and Horticultural. (search)
many descendants remain, who are, I believe without exception, distinguished for their goodness and intelligence. I never heard the history of the apple trees before, but I make no doubt of its truth. Mrs. Wells was quoted for many years by the matrons here as a model of thrift and economy. She was greatly shocked at what she regarded as the wastefulness of our habits, in regard to food and other items of housekeeping. Mr. Wells had been settled in a parish in England, by the name of Bloomingdale, I think. After the death of his wife, when he was past 70 years old, he revisited England, and went to his birthplace which he had left when only ten years old even the inscriptions on the tombstones, he said, had been obliterated by the humidity of the climate, and every thing was strange to him. These notices, my dear Sir, will I hope meet your wishes. Truly yours, L. Osgood. Mr. Swan—My Friend, I wish I could answer all the questions; but I cannot. William W. graduated at H
ernoon of the 8th, recrossed the Nottoway and reached Bellfield at daylight yesterday. "In the afternoon the enemy attacked the position, but were successfully resisted. This morning the enemy is reported retiring and Hampton following. "The bridge over the Meherrin was saved. Our loss, as far as known, is small. The garrison, under Garnett and the reserves, behaved well. "R. E. Lee." Sherman's Movements. The latest news from Sherman is, that on Saturday he was at Bloomingdale, on the Central Georgia railroad, fifteen miles west of Savannah. It was not absolutely certain whether it was in his programme to attack the city, to slide away down to the coast, or endeavor to force a passage of the Savannah river en route for Port Royal. Our position at Savannah is difficult, as involving the necessity of protecting both the city and some ten miles of the Savannah and Charleston railroad, which, leaving the city on the west, curves to the north and crosses the riv