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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Auchmuty, Richard Tylden, 1831-1893 (search)
Auchmuty, Richard Tylden, 1831-1893 Philanthropist; born in New York City, in 1831; became an architect, and for many years was associated in practice with James Renwick. He served in the Union army during the war, and after its close he refused several public ollices, retired from busincss and applied himself to works of benevolence. In 1881 he and his wife established the New York Trade Schools, on a plan entirely original, at a cost of $250,000. J. Pierpont Morgan made the success of this institution permanent by giving it an endowment of $500,000 in 1892. He died in Lenox, Mass., July 18, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Channing, William Ellery 1780-1842 (search)
Channing, William Ellery 1780-1842 Clergyman; born in Newport, R. I., April 7, 1780; graduated at Harvard in 1798 with highest honors; was a teacher in a private family in Richmond, Va., for a year afterwards; and, returning in feeble health in 1802, studied theology, and became pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston, June 1, 1803. All through his laborious life he suffered from ill-health. In 1822 he sought physical improvement by a voyage to Europe, and in 1830 he went to St. Croix, William Ellery Channing W. I., for the same purpose. With a colleague he occasionally officiated in the pulpit until 1840, when he resigned. In August, 1842, he delivered his last public address at Lenox, Mass., in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the West Indies. Mr. Channing contributed much towards stimulating anti-slavery feeling. He died in Bennington, Vt., Oct. 2, 1842.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804- (search)
Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804- Author; born in Salem, Mass., July 4, 1804; was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1825. His first novel was published anonymously in Boston in 1832. In 1837 a number of his tales and sketches were published under the title of Twice-told tales. A second series appeared in 1842. From 1838 to 1841, he held a place in the Boston custom-house. Afterwards he lived at Brook Farm, a community of literary men and philosophers (see Brook farm Association). Marrying in 1843, he took up his abode at Concord. He became surveyor of the port of Salem. He afterwards settled in Lenox, Mass., and in 1852 returned to Concord. In 1853 he became United States consul at Liverpool, which place he resigned in 1857. His most popular writings are The scarlet letter, and The House of the seven Nathaniel Hawthorne. Gables. Septimus; American note-books; English note-books, etc., appeared after his death, which occurred in Plymouth, N. H., May 19, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lathrop, rose Hawthorne 1851- (search)
Lathrop, rose Hawthorne 1851- Author and philanthropist; born in Lenox, Mass., May 20, 1851; daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne. She received a common school education, and, after her marriage to George Parsons Lathrop, became greatly interested in the condition of the poor of New York, and particularly sought to help destitute and diseased women who were unable to gain an entrance into any hospital. For several years she has been engaged in providing means of relief for incurable cancer patients. With much persistency, and through contributions from the public who became interested in her scheme, she established a hospital for this class of patients exclusively, and has been aided in carrying it on successfully. Her publications include Along the shore (poems); Memories of Hawthorne; and A story of courage (with her husband).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York public Library, the (search)
New York public Library, the Arthur E. Bostwick, of the New York Public Library, writes: The present New York Public Library— Astor, Lenox, and Tilden foundations—is the result, as its name indicates, of the consolidation of several pre-existing institutions. The three whose names appear in the title were united on May 23, 1895, and on Feb. 25, 1901, the New York Free Circulating Library was added to the combination, the new body retaining its old name. Of these various consolidated institutions the Astor Library was originally incorporated Jan. 18, 1849. It was endowed and supported by various gifts of the Astor family, and at the time of consolidation owned its site and buildings on Lafayette Place, with 267,147 volumes, and enjoyed an annual income of about $47,000. The Lenox Library, incorporated Jan. 20, 1870, as the gift to the public of James Lenox, owned its site and building on Fifth Avenue, between 70th and 71st streets, with 86,000 volumes and an annual i
,000 tons or less, is about 1 cwt. for each 20 tons measurement, or .0025 of the tonnage. Various improvements have been proposed upon the ordinary anchor, of which the most prominent are Rodgers's, Trotman's, and its modifications, Isaacs's and Lenox's. Trotman's anchor. In Trotman's anchor the arms are passed through the shank, which is slotted, and are held by a bolt, thus bringing the upper arm and fluke down on the shank, and allowing the lower one to penetrate deeper when the anchome. Isaacs's anchor. Isaacs's anchor has a flat bar of iron from palm to palm, which passes the shank elliptically on each side, and from each end of the stock to the midlength of the shank are fixed two other bars to prevent fouling. Lenox's anchor. Porter's anchor, or Honibal's as it is sometimes called from the purchaser of the right, is very similar to Trotman's (which see), the latter being an improvement upon Porter's, with some modifications in the shape of the flukes and
olonel Littlefield nor I, however, can tell you of the great shock and grief we feel at our losses, both in officers and men,—only so lately, with all bright anticipations of the future, leaving home and friends. It is almost impossible to realize it. There remains, however, the consciousness that they all fell nobly and bravely at the very front,—at the head of the regiment,—as a soldier should fall. A copy of these letters were also forwarded by the Governor to Mrs. Ogden Haggerty, Lenox, Mass., with a letter concluding with these words: With sincere and respectful regards, both for yourself and for Mrs. Shaw, to whom I beg especially to tender my cordial sympathy. Mrs. Haggerty was the mother of Mrs. Shaw, whose residence was in the city of New York. Colonel Shaw was married only a few months before his death. On the thirty-first day of July, the Governor wrote to Major- General Dix, commanding the Department of the East, as follows:— I propose to station one of the
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
ne worth one hundred dollars, sent to Miss Dix at Washington. As to the value and destination of the other boxes, or their number, I cannot speak definitely. Lenox Incorporated Feb. 26, 1767. Population in 1860, 1,711; in 1865, 1,667. Valuation in 1860, $821,416; in 1865, $827,539. The selectmen in 1861 were Phineas Conn, and to be ready for any sacrifice and any duty which the defence and preservation of our free institutions may require; And whereas, the citizens of the town of Lenox, in the preparation for and conflict of the American Revo-Lution, manifested a zeal and devotion worthy of emulation by their sons and successors, therefore- Rewas as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $982.89; in 1863, $2,516.55; in 1864, $2,936.71; in 1865, $2,200.00. Total amount in four years, $8,636.15. The ladies of Lenox organized a Soldiers' Aid Society in 1861, and were constantly sending on boxes of clothing and other articles until the close of the war. Monterey Incorpora
expiration of service. Prevoe, Joseph,29Hadley, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Presby, Mason W.,30Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Deserted, Jan. 1, 1862. Prince, Amasa T.,30Brighton, Ma.Feb. 29, 1864Mar. 3, 1864, rejected recruit. Price, Theodore H.,38Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Died July .., 1862, Vicksburg, Miss. Ray, Charles,23Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Nov. 1, 1861, disability. Ricker, William,18Boston, Ma.Jan. 8, 1863Deserted July 1864, Greenville, La. Riordon, Hugh,23Lenox, Ma.Jan. 5, 1864May 16, 1865, expiration of service. Riordon, Timothy,21Pittsfield, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Killed Apr. 8, 1864, Sabine Cross Roads. Riordon, William,35Pittsfield, Ma.Feb. 29, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Robertson, Joshua F.,34Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864 expiration of service. Robertson, John H.,18Colrain, Ma.Sept. 3, 1864June 11, 1865, expiration of service. Roberts, Thomas E.,23Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Aug. 16, 1864, expiration of service. Rooney, James,37B
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 2: the Irish address.—1842. (search)
ind being too much agitated. Mary Benson; Mrs. Sally Benson; Mrs. Garrison. The month in which James Garrison passed away was marked by two other deaths of much greater consequence. On Sunday, October 2, Channing breathed his last at Lib. 12.159. Bennington, Vt., In the present Walloomsac House. close beside the printing-office in which Garrison had pledged himself to Lundy to make the cause of abolition his life-work. His last public effort had been in behalf of the slave, for at Lenox, on August 1st, he delivered an admirable address in eulogy of West India emancipation and of the anti-slavery enterprise in his own country. The next day, in Boston, Henry G. Chapman Oct. 3, 1842; Lib. 12.159. died in his thirty-ninth year, with Roman philosophy: I happened, wrote Edmund Quincy to Richard Webb, to Ms. Jan. 29, 1843. call not long after his departure, and was invited, as one who had long stood in the relation of a brother to the family, to the chamber of death.
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