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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brook farm Association. (search)
ity into a Fourierist phalanx, under the name of the Brook Farm Association. The leaders of this movement were George Ripley. Minot Pratt, and Charles A. Dana. The land owned by the association at this time aggregated 208 acres, situated at West Roxbury, 8 miles from Boston, and their property, real and personal. was estimated at $30,000. In tie summer of 1844 the Dial suspended publication. The new organ of the association was the Phalanx, then published in New York, afterwards removed to ion was incorporated by the Massachusetts legislature in the winter of 1844-45, under the name of The Brook farm phalanx. From this time the main function of Brook Farm was propagandism. It continued the management of the communal affairs at West Roxbury, and made many improvements there, and put up large workshops and other buildings. But outside of this work its members conducted the Harbinger, which was published weekly and was given up almost wholly to advocacy of Fourierism. It also ins
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chickering, Jesse 1797-1855 (search)
Chickering, Jesse 1797-1855 Political economist; born in Dover, N. H., Aug. 31, 1797; graduated at Harvard College in 1818; later studied medicine and practised in Boston, Mass. His publications include Statistical view of the population of Massachusetts from 1765-1840; Emigration into the United States; Reports on the census of Boston; and a Letter addressed to the President of the United States on slavery, considered in relation to the principles of constitutional government in Great Britain and in the United States. He died in West Roxbury, Mass., May 29, 1855.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lowell, Josephine Shaw 1843- (search)
Lowell, Josephine Shaw 1843- Philanthropist; born in West Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 16, 1843; was educated in Europe, Boston, and New York; and travelled abroad from 1851 to 1855. She married Charles Russell Lowell in 1863, and has devoted her life to charity. She was one of the commissioners of the New York State board of charities in 1877-89; and was a leader of the Women's Municipal Purity Auxiliary in 1894. She is author of Public relief and private charity; and Industrial arbitration and conciliation.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Theodore 1810- (search)
s., Aug. 24, 1810. His grandfather, Capt. John Parker, commanded the company of minute-men in the skirmish at Lexington. Theodore began to study Latin at ten years of age, Greek at eleven, and metaphysics at twelve. He was an earnest naturalist, and before he was ten he knew all the trees and shrubs of Massachusetts. In 1829 he entered Harvard College, but did not graduate; taught school until 1837, when, having studied divinity at Cambridge, he was settled over a Unitarian society at West Roxbury. He became an acute controversialist, for he was a profound thinker, and had the courage of his convictions. In 1846 he became minister of the 28th Congregational Society in Boston, which, in November, 1852, occupied Music Hall for the first time. Parker became the most famous preacher of his time. His place of worship was always crowded, and people came from all parts of the country to hear him. He urgently opposed the war with Mexico as a scheme for the extension of slavery; was an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schouler, William 1814-1872 (search)
Schouler, William 1814-1872 Journalist; born in Kilbarchan, Scotland, Dec. 31, 1814; was brought to the United States in 1815; received a common school education; engaged in journalism and was connected with various papers; member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for four terms and of the Senate one term; adjutant-general of the State in 1860-66. He published a History of Massachusetts in the Civil War (2 volumes). He died in West Roxbury, Mass., Oct. 24, 1872.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
stone and 67 wooden buildings burned; loss $70,000,000; nearly 65 acres burned over; fourteen lives lost......Nov. 9-10, 1872 Legislature meets in extra session to devise means of relief for Boston......Nov. 19, 1872 William A. Richardson appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 17. 1873 Oakes Ames, M. C., father of the Credit Mobilier, dies (aged sixty-nine)......May 8, 1873 Massachusetts Normal Art School at Boston opened......May 8, 1873 Charlestown. Brighton, and West Roxbury annexed to Boston by vote at election held.......Oct. 7, 1873 Hoosac tunnel completed......Nov. 27, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807; dies at Cambridge......Dec. 14, 1873 United States Senator Charles Sumner, born in Boston, 1811, dies at Washington......March 11, 1874 Governor Washburn, elected United States Senator to succeed Sumner, resigns executive office to Lieut.-Gov. Thomas Talbot......April 30, 1874 Bursting of a reservoir dam on Mill River, n