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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 150 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 48 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 26 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.) 24 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2 12 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 0 Browse Search
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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.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bancroft, George, (search)
e, Historian; horn in Worcester, Mass., Oct. 3, 1800: son of Rev. Aaron Bancroft, a distinguished Unitarian clergyman and pioneer in liberal Christianity. He graduated at Harvard in 1817; studied at the German universities, and received, at Gottingen, the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy when he was only twenty years of age. He resided some time in Berlin in the society of distinguished scholars, and on his return home, in 1822, he became a tutor of Greek in Harvard University. He ponfederation, and in 1871 to the German Empire. In August, 1868, Mr. Bancroft received from the University of Bonn the honorary degree of Doctor Juris ; and in 1870 he celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the reception of his first degree at Gottingen. Mr. Bancroft was a contributor of numerous essays to the North American review. In 1889 he published Martin Van Buren to the end of his public career, which he had written many years before. His History of the United States has been transla
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barrows, John Henry, 1847- (search)
Barrows, John Henry, 1847- Clergyman; born in Medina, Mich., July 11, 1847; was graduated at Olivet College, Mich., in 1867, and studied at Yale, Union, and Andover theological seminaries, and at Gottingen, Germany. After two short pastorates in Lawrence and Boston, Mass., he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Chicago, and remained there more than fourteen years. In 1893 he organized and was the president of the World's Parliament of Religions. In 1896 he resigned his Chicago pastorate and went to India, where he lectured in an institution endowed by Mrs. Caroline E. Haskell. Returning to the United States, he lectured in the Union Theological Seminary in 1898, and in November of that year became president of Oberlin College. He is author of History of the Parliament of religions; Life of Henry Ward Beecher; Christianity the world religion; The world pilgrimage, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Motley, John Lothrop 1814- (search)
Motley, John Lothrop 1814- Historian and diplomatist; born in Dorchester, Mass., April 15, 1814; graduated at Harvard University in 1831, and afterwards spent a year at the universities of Gottingen and Berlin; travelled in Italy, and, returning, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1836. He wrote two historical novels— John Lothrop Motley. Master's hope (1839) and Merry Mount (1849). In 1840 he was secretary to the American legation in Russia; in 1861-67 minister to Austria; and in 1869-70 minister to Great Britain. He became interested in the history of Holland, and embarked for Europe in 1851 to gather materials for his great work, The history of the rise of the Dutch republic, which was published in London and New York in 1856. In 1861 he published The United Netherlands (2 volumes, enlarged to 4 volumes in 1867). This work was followed, in 1874, by The life and death of John of Barneveld, advocate of Holland, with a view of the Primary causes of the thirty year
of so doing. Observatories, provided with magnetometers and meteorological instruments, and with apparatus for ascertaining the time and true meridian, are now working in concert in many distant stations: Berlin, Paris, Freiburg, Greenwich, Gottingen, Montreal, Melbourne, Cape Town, St. Helena, Simla, Madras, Bombay, Singapore, and probably many other places. It is understood that the observations are made at the same instant of absolute time. Each day is divided into 12 equal periods of 2 hours each, termed the magnetic hours. The mean time at Gottingen is adopted; a tribute to the energy and skill of M. Gauss of the observatory in that city. Mr. Brooke's system of photographic registry is adopted throughout. Magnet-o-mo′tor. A voltaic series of two or more large plates which produce a great quantity of electricity of low intensity, adapted to the exhibition of electro-magnetic phenomena. — Brande. Mag′ni-fy-ing-glass. A popular term for a convex piece of <
he eye to the prism, and bisecting any object with the wire in the sight-vane, the division on the card coinciding with the thread and reflected to the eye of the observer will show the angle formed by the object with the meridian. Prism-mi-crom′e-ter. An instrument invented by the Abbe Rochon, in which the principle of double refraction is applied to micrometrical measurement. See double-refraction micrometer. Prism-sphe-rom′e-ter. An instrument invented by Dr. Meyerstein of Gottingen, for ascertaining the curvature of a sphere or the deviation of the surface of any object from a plane. See Poggendorf Ann., Vol. 126, p. 589. Pritch. An eel-spear with several prongs. Pritch′el. (Forging.) The punch employed by horse-shoers for punching out or enlarging the nailholes in a horseshoe. Also being temporarily inserted into a nail-hole in the shoe, it forms a means of handling the latter. Priva-teer′. (Vessel.) A vessel belonging to private parties
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
h from German universities, had written, absolutely no advantage over the American Cambridge. He wrote to my father from Oxford (June 6, 1818): There is more teaching and more learning in our American Cambridge than there is in both the English universities together, thoa between them they have four times our number of students. Harvard Graduates' Magazine, September, 1897, p. 16. Yet he had, with Cogswell and Ticknor, written letter after letter to show the immeasurable superiority of Gottingen to the little American institution; and his low estimate of the English universities as they were in 1818 is confirmed by those who teach in them to-day. It is fair to say that, provincial as the Cambridge of sixty years ago may have been, it offered at least a somewhat refined provincialism, with the good manners and respectable attainments prevailing at that time. Nothing is more curious than the impression held by some of Lowell's English friends — even, it is said, that most intim
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 4: Longfellow (search)
the plan of sending him to Europe to prepare for his college professorship superseded all this, and he left home in April, 1826, for New York, where he was to take the ship for Paris. On the way he dined with George Ticknor in Boston, heard Dr. Channing preach, met Rev. Charles Lowell, and on Monday went to Cambridge and saw President Kirkland. At Northampton he met Messrs. George Bancroft and J. G. Cogswell, who gave him letters to European notabilities and advised a year's residence at Gottingen. His mother wrote to him, I will not say how much we miss your elastic step, your cheerful voice, your melodious flute. His father wrote, In all your ways remember the God by whose power you were created, by whose goodness you are sustained and protected. It all seems more like the anxious departure from home of one of Goethe's or Jean Paul's youthful wanderers than like the easy manner in which a modern student buys his ticket and goes on board ship. Yet it was for Longfellow the part
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 67: France and Germany; Convention of young men's Christian Association, Berlin, 1884 (search)
nger in a strange land. I asked that my luggage be transferred from one station to another so as to take the train for Gottingen. At last I came across an official who understood my French, so my purpose was accomplished. After a little amusing eacter of an aged grandmother, who had the homage of all the family and occupied the chair of honor. The grossmutter at Gottingen had the homage and almost the worship of this family, and she too occupied the chair of honor, which was a little elevaes I became better acquainted with the family. Adelheid and Hedwig spoke English perfectly, and very soon this home in Gottingen became to me a home indeed. Jamie was a little ashamed of his father, I think, at that time, because of his having a s association and a profitable visit to the fields of the German military maneuvers, I took the cars with my friends for Gottingen and Elberfeld; I soon arrived at the latter city. Here I again met Mrs. Holloway and the Blavatsky company. They ha
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 68: French army maneuvers, 1884; promotion to Major General, United States army, San Francisco 1886-88 (search)
w them something of the work of our United States Christian Commission which the young men had set in motion during the Civil War. In England one thing was evident, that the young men themselves, members of the association, were striving all the while to do good to others, and not simply to be the recipients of bounty. From Birmingham I passed on rapidly via London to Antwerp. Our journeys had been so timed that my son Jamie and Miss Adelheid von Bodemeyer, accompanied by a friend from Gottingen, met me. We four took passage on the steamer Nederland October 4, 1884. The weather was rough and the waves troublesome till we passed beyond the North Sea, then the weather was fine. October 18th, early in the morning, we were at last at Sandy Hook and by twelve noon were at Jersey City. The Customhouse officers were polite and pleasant to us, so that we were not long detained. I hastened to Brooklyn. There Mrs. Buck and her sister were in great sorrow. Mr. R. P. Buck, almost t
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 70: D. L. Moody on board the Spree; Spanish War, 1898; Lincoln Memorial University; conclusion (search)
more melodious than what they sang. The father was glad of this opportunity and didn't mind my sitting with him on the throne. See the details of this visit to Spain in my book, Isabella of Castile; Mr. Treat and I visited every part of Spain where we could find that Isabella had been from the time of her birth till her death and burial. It was an interesting journey and one very helpful to me in the work I was prosecuting. My son James's wife and child were visiting her home in Gottingen and I met them at Bremen in order to accompany them home. Mr. Treat had left me for England while I was en route to Bremen. Mrs. James Howard and her little girl were there on my arrival, and the next day we set out for home on the steamer Spree. At Southampton, England, I was delighted to see Mr. D. L. Moody and his son Will Moody come on board. After this accession, Adelheid, my daughter-in-law, having many friends on the vessel, we had the prospect of a happy voyage. On the steame
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