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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 568 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 440 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 166 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 114 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 72 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 62 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 54 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.) 48 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 38 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 36 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbe, Cleveland, 1838- (search)
Abbe, Cleveland, 1838- Meteorologist; born in New York, Dec. 3, 1838. He was graduated at the College of the City of New York in 1857; studied astronomy with Brunnow at Ann Arbor. Mich., and with Gould at Cambridge, Mass.; and, after serving four years in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. spent two years in study at the Nicholas Central Observatory at Pulkowa, Russia. In 1868 he became director of the Cincinnati Observatory, and while there began making daily weather reports to the local Chamber of Commerce. The value of this work induced the United States government to establish a similar bureau. He was appointed meteorologist to the United States signal service (q. v.) in 1871, and in 1879 became meteorologist to the United States weather Bureau (q. v.). In addition to his duties in this field, he also became editor of the Monthly weather review, Professor of Meteorology in Columbian University, Washington D. C., and Lecturer on Meteorology in Johns Hopkins Univ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
any, France, England, and Japan, are all seeking ports of entry through which to push, by commercial enterprises, the products of their industry upon people hitherto so little civilized as to want but little. In this competition between foreign nations, England and Japan have stood, apparently alone, for a free and untrammelled commerce. If the official statements in Parliament may be trusted, England has won by diplomacy this commercial freedom, which perhaps Germany, and almost certainly Russia, would have been disinclined to grant. It is impossible that there is no need for us to join formally in a commercial alliance with Japan and Great Britain to insist upon this principle of untrammelled commerce: but if we need not do so, it is only because there is force enough in England to secure it without our aid. In the endeavor to secure it. England is entitled not only to our sympathy, but to the expression of our sympathy. She is entitled not only to our good wishes, but to our mor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John Quincy, 1767- (search)
erdam and at the University of Leyden. At the age of fourteen years, he accompanied Mr. Dana to Russia as his private secretary. The next year he spent some time at Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Hamburetoric in Harvard College. In the latter year he was appointed by President Madison minister to Russia; and in 1814, while serving in that office, he was chosen one of the United States commissioners, in his message to Congress of Dec. 2, 1823, while announcing the negotiation then pending with Russia, relating to the northwest coast of this continent, observed that the occasion of the discussionlonization by any European power. The principle had first been assumed in that negotiation with Russia. It rested upon a course of reasoning equally simple and conclusive. With the exception of theld not be done without encroaching upon existing rights of the United States. The government of Russia has never disputed these positions nor manifested the slightest dissatisfaction at their having
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaskan boundary, the. (search)
efined in the treaty between Great Britain and Russia of 1825, had not been surveyed and marked. Noetween the territory acquired by purchase from Russia and the adjoining possessions of her Britannics accepted. In the negotiations which ensued, Russia was represented by Count Nesselrode, minister divide that to the south. Great Britain and Russia settled their maritime and territorial differe Prince of Wales Island shall belong wholly to Russia. 2. Que partout ou la crete des montagnes quast (le lisiere de cote) which was assigned to Russia. The latter difference, since it is the more Great Britain was to obtain the withdrawal by Russia of the claim made in the ukase of 1828 to excl certain commercial companies — on the part of Russia, the Russian-American Company, and, on the parart 1, p. 124). referring to the lease. said: Russia, as the reader is of course aware, possesses oes Island, was part of the plan of allowing to Russia, in return for her abandonment of abnormal jur[26 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ambassador, (search)
rdinary from the United States of America to the Court of London. When the American diplomatic service was permanently organized, the title of the highest representative was made Envoy Extraordinary and minister Plenipotentiary, subordinate representatives being given the title of Ministers or Ministers resident. In 1893 Congress passed an act providing that whenever a foreign government elevated its representative at Washington to the rank of an ambassador, the United States government would raise its representative to that foreign government to the same rank. Under this law the American representatives to France, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, and Russia have been raised to the higher rank, and are known officially as Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Ambassadors, in addition to the usual privileges accorded representatives of foreign governments under diplomatic usage, have the special one of personal audience with the head of the State to which they are accredited.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anarchists. (search)
Anarchists. The battle on the part of society against the anarchists in the United States may be said to have been fought and won. From the close of the Civil War up to 1886, the number of anarchists in the country constantly increased. The organization is supposed to have had its origin in Russia, the object of its existence being apparently to secure greater freedom for the people through the assassination of those government officers. most notably the Czar, who to the popular notion embodied tyranny. The members of anarchist bands knew but five of their fellows, though the society at one time is said to have had over 40,000 members. The members were divided into groups of six, one member of each group communicating with one of another, thus forming a great chain, but diminishing the fear of traitors. The oaths of the members are said to be of a most terrible character. From its original inception anarchism soon changed until the members of the society in all lands were re
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arbitration, international Court of, (search)
ies, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Madrid. Rumania. Mr. Theodore Rosetti, Senator, ex-President of the High Court of Cassation and Justice. Mr. Jean Kalindero, Administrator of the Crown Domain, ex-Judge of the High Court of Cassation and Justice. Mr. Eugene Statsco, ex-President of the Senate, ex-Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs. Mr. Jean N. Lahovari, Deputy, ex-Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs. Russia. Mr. N. V. Mouravieff. Minister of Justice, Active Privy Councillor, Secretary of State of His Majesty the Emperor. Mr. C. P. Pobedonostzeff, Attorney-General of the Most Holy Synod, Active Privy Councillor, Secretary of State of His Majesty the Emperor. Mr. E. V. Frisch, President of the Department of Legislation of the Imperial Council, Active Privy Councillor, Secretary of State of His Majesty the Emperor. Mr. de Martens, Privy Councillor, permanent member of the Council of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arctic exploration. (search)
much. The passage from the coast of western Europe, around the north of that continent and of Asia, into the Pacific Ocean, was first accomplished in the summer of 1879, by Professor Nordenskjold, an accomplished Swedish explorer, in the steamship Vega. She passed through Bering Strait into the Pacific Ocean, and reached Japan in the first week in September. Thus the great problem has been solved. the Jeannette, Lieutenant De Long, an American exploring vessel, was lost on the coast of Siberia, in 1881. The most important of the recent expeditions into Arctic legions by Americans are those of Lieut. (now Brig.-Gen.) Adolphus W. Greely and of Lieut. Robert E. Peary (qq. v.), who has made several voyages into northern waters, and in 1900 was still there. Lieutenant Greely was sent from the United States in 1881, by the government, charged with establishing a series of stations about the pole for the purpose of observation. Lieutenants Lockwood and Brainard, of his force, succ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Babbitt, Isaac, 1799-1862 (search)
Babbitt, Isaac, 1799-1862 Inventor; born in Taunton, Mass., July 26, 1799. About 1831 he made, in Taunton, the first Britannia-ware manufactured in the United States, and in 1839 he invented the anti-friction metal which bears his name. Congress gave him $20,000 for his invention; and he took out patents in England (1844) and Russia (1847). He died in Somerville, Mass., May 26, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baldwin, Charles H., 1822-1888 (search)
Baldwin, Charles H., 1822-1888 Naval officer; born in New York City, Sept. 3, 1822; entered the navy in 1839; served through the Mexican War on the frigate Congress; commanded the steamer Clifton of the mortar flotilla at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip below New Orleans, and in the first attack on Vicksburg. both in 1862; was promoted rear-admiral in 1883; and was the official representative of the United States at the coronation of the Emperor of Russia. He died in New York City, Nov. 17, 1888.
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