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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 28 4 Browse Search
Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 22 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. 14 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.) 14 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 14 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1861., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 10 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley 8 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabot 1476-1557 (search)
Cabot 1476-1557 The name of a family of explorers intimately connected with the history of America. Cabot, John John Cabot is supposed to have been born in Genoa, although some historians have claimed Venice as his birthplace. There is evidence that for fifteen years prior to 1476 he resided in Venice, and in that year formally became a citizen. Subsequently he removed to Bristol, England, and engaged in mercantile business. With a view of finding a shorter route to India, Hudson Bay where Cabot sought a Northwest passage. Sebastian Cabot he determined to attempt a northwest passage. To further his undertaking he secured from Henry VII. a patent for the discovery of any unknown lands lying in either the eastern, western, or northern seas. Cabot, Sebastian Sebastian Cabot, the second son of John Cabot, was born in Bristol, England, in 1477. As his name appears in the petition of his father to Henry VII. for the patent above mentioned, it is believed that
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Bartholomew 1432-1515 (search)
Columbus, Bartholomew 1432-1515 Elder brother of Christopher Columbus; born in Genoa about 1432. In 1470, when Christopher went to Lisbon, Bartholomew was there engaged as a mariner and a constructor of maps and charts. It is believed that he visited the Cape of Good Hope with Bartholomew Diaz. Christopher sent him to England to seek the aid of Henry VII. in making a voyage of discovery. He was captured by pirates, and long retained a captive; and, on his return through France, he first heard of his brother's great discovery beyond the Atlantic, and that he had sailed on a second voyage. Bartholomew was cordially received at the Spanish Court, and Queen Isabella sent him in command of three store-ships for the colony in Hispaniola, or Santo Domingo. His brother received him with joy, and made him lieutenantgovernor of the Indies. He was uncommonly brave and energetic, and, when his brother was sent to Spain in chains, Bartholomew shared his imprisonment, was released w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (search)
Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (Cristoforo Colombo), discoverer of America; born in or near Genoa about 1435. At the age of ten years he was placed in the University of Pavia, where he was instructed in the sciences which pertain to navigation. In 1450 he entered the marine service of Genoa, and remained in it twenty years. His brother Bartholomew (q. v.) was then in Lisbon, engaged in cor Bartholomew prepared to go to England to ask aid for the projected enterprise from Henry VII. Genoa again declined to help him; so also did Venice; and he applied to the powerful and wealthy Spanid to the cathedral in Havana. A noble monument to his memory has been erected in the city of Genoa, Italy. See America, discovery of. Columbus in Cuba. The following is the narrative of the ex were purchased by men who were selected for their known loyalty, The Columbus monument in Genoa, Italy. and who take an interest in the service of their Highnesses, considerable economy would resu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
e, and chiefly the commerce of a republic, indifferent to the spread of liberal institutions. That would be a sad experience, teeming with incalculable misfortunes, reserved to the nineteenth century. Until now history has recorded that commerce has been the most powerful locomotive of principles and the most fruitful ally of civilization, intelligence, and of liberty. It was merchants whose names are shining with immortal lustre from the most glorious pages of the golden books of Venice, Genoa, etc. Commerce, republican commerce, raised single cities to the position of mighty powers on earth, and maintained them in that proud position for centuries; and surely it was neither indifference nor opposition to republican principles by which they have thus ennobled the history of commerce and of humanity. I know full well that, since the treasures of commerce took their way into the coffers of despotism, in the shape of eternal loans, and capital began to speculate upon the oppression
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Scherzer, Karl von 1821- (search)
Scherzer, Karl von 1821- Explorer; born in Vienna, Austria, May 1, 1821; participated in the discussion of social reforms during the revolution; exiled to Italy in 1850; came to the United States in 1852, and explored large parts of North America; sailed around the world in the frigate Novara in 1857-59; and became Austrian consul-general in Genoa in 1884. He was the author of Travels in North America; The republic of Costa Rica; Statistical and commercial part of the Novara expedition, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smithson, James Lewis Macie -1835 (search)
erfords of Audley, and niece to Charles, the proud Duke of Somerset, without giving the date of his nativity. He took his degree at Oxford University (1786) under the surname of Macie, but between 1791 and 1803 he adopted the family name of Smithson. He was distinguished at the university as a chemist; became the associate of the leading scientists of the day; and was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1787, to the Transactions of which he contributed eight papers. At his death, in Genoa, Italy, June 27, 1829, he left about 200 manuscripts, which seemed to be chiefly portions of a philosophical dictionary. In his will, dated Oct. 23, 1826, he bequeathed to his nephew the whole of his property, appraised at £ 120,000, or about $590,000, with the condition that, in case of the death of the latter without a child or children, the property was to go to the government of the United States to found, at the national capital, under the name of The Smithsonian institution, an establishm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
hingtonJuly 22, 1854 Treaty of Cession of Russian possessionsWashingtonMar. 30, 1867 Addition to treaty of 1832WashingtonJan. 27, 1868 Treaty of ExtraditionWashingtonApril 21, 1893 San Salvador: Treaty of Amity, navigation, commerceLeonJan. 2, 1850 Convention of ExtraditionSan SalvadorMay 23, 1870 Treaty of Amity, commerce, consular privilegesSan SalvadorDec. 6, 1870 Samoan Islands: Treaty of Friendship and commerceWashingtonJan. 17, 1878 Sardinia: Treaty of Commerce and navigationGenoaNov. 26, 1838 Saxony: Convention of Abolition of droit d'aubaineBerlinMay 14, 1845 Siam: Treaty of Amity and commerceBankokMar. 20, 1833 Treaty of Friendship, commerce, etc.BankokMay 29, 1856 Regulating liquor traffic in SiamWashingtonMay 14, 1884 Principal treaties and conventions of the United States with other powers—Concluded. Foreign Power and Object of Treaty.Where Concluded.Date. Spain: Treaty of Friendship, limits, navigationSan Lorenzo el RealOct. 27, 1795 Convention
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
turns to Spain......1547 Davis discovers the strait that bears his name......1585 Falkland Islands discovered by Davis......1592 principal persons connected with the discovery of America, and why known Columbus, Christopher, born in Genoa in 1435-45 (?); died in Valladolid, Spain, May 20, 1506. The discoverer of the New World (America)......1492-98 Pinzon, Martin Alonso, Spanish navigator, born in Spain in 1441; died in Spain......1493 [Commander of the Pinta in the first to March 3, 1833. Andrew Jackson, Tennessee, President. John C. Calhoun, South Carolina Vice-President. John Jay, statesman, dies at Bedford, N. Y.......May 19, 1829 James L. M. Smithson, founder of the Smithsonian Institution, dies in Genoa, Italy......June 27, 1829 Stourbridge lion, the first locomotive run in the United States, is purchased in England and arrives in New York in June, 1829; shipped to Carbondale, and tried on the track at Honesdale......Aug. 8, 1829 William Lloyd
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
a included in the territory ceded to the United States by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo......Feb. 2, 1848 H. S. Beatie takes possession of the present site of Genoa, erects a log-house, and opens a supply depot for emigrants......1849 Gold discovered in small quantities in Gold Cañon, near Dayton, by Abner Blackburn......Juuilt a stone house there......1858 Chinese first introduced into Nevada to work on a mining-ditch at Gold Cañon......1858 Territorial enterprise started at Genoa by William L. Jernegan and A. James......Dec. 18, 1858 Penrod Comstock & Co. discover the socalled Comstock lode in Six-Mile Cañon......June 11, 1859 First sMo. The news by it is telegraphed to San Francisco and published there in nine days from New York......April 12, 1860 First Catholic church in Nevada erected at Genoa by Father Gallagher......1860 War between the settlers and the Pah-Utes Indians opens by an attack on Williams Station, May 7. Battle at Pyramid Lake fought Ma