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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Brooks, 1848- (search)
Adams, Brooks, 1848- Author; born in Quincy, Mass., June 24, 1848: son of Charles Francis; was graduated at Harvard College in 1870; spent a year in the law school there; was secretary to his father while the latter was serving as an arbitrator on the Alabama Claims, under the Treaty of Washington; and after his return from Geneva he was admitted to the bar and practised till 1881, when he began applying himself chiefly to literature. Besides numerous articles in magazines and other periodicals, he has published The emancipation of Massachusetts, The law of civilization and decay, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Andre, John, 1751- (search)
Andre, John, 1751- British military officer; born in London in 1751; was the son of a Genevan, who was a merchant in London. After receiving an education at Geneva, young Andre returned, and entered a mercantile house in London when he was eighteen years of age. He was a youth of great genius-painted well and wrote poetry with fluency. His literary tastes brought to him the acquaintance of literary people. Among these was the poetess, Anna Seward. of Lichfield, to whose cousin, Honora Sneyd, Andre became warmly attached. They were betrothed, but their youth caused a postponement of their nuptials, and Andre entered the army and came to America, in 1774, as lieutenant of the Royal Fusileers. With them, in Canada, he was taken prisoner by Montgomery, at St. Johns (Nov. 2, 1775), and was sent to Lancaster, Pa. In December, 1776, he was exchanged, and promoted to captain in the British army. He was appointed aide to General Grey in the summer of 1777, and on the departure of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, John Chandler Bancroft, 1822- (search)
Davis, John Chandler Bancroft, 1822- statesman; born in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 29, 1822; graduated at Harvard in 1840; appointed secretary of the United States legation in London in 1849; and assistant Secretary of State in 1869, which post he resigned in 1871 to represent the United States at the Geneva court of arbitration on the Alabama claims. He was appointed United States minister to Germany in 1874, judge of the United States court of claims in 1878, and reporter of the United States Supreme Court in 1883. He is the author of The case of the United States laid before the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva; Treaties of the United States, with notes, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electricity in the nineteenth century. (search)
enomenon of the electric arc, by first closing the circuit of the battery through terminals of hardwood charcoal and then separating them for a short distance. A magnificent arch of flame was maintained between the separated ends, and the light from the charcoal pieces was of dazzling splendor. Thus was born into the world the electric are light, of which there are now many hundreds of thousands burning nightly in our own country alone. As early as 1774 attempts were made by Le Sage, of Geneva, to apply frictional electricity to telegraphy. It was easy enough to stop and start a current in a line of wire connecting two points, but something more than that was requisite. A good receiver, or means for recognizing the presence or absence of current in the wire or circuit, did not exist. The art had to wait for the discovery of the effects of electric current upon magnets and the production of magnetism by such currents. Curiously, even in 1802 the fact that a wire conveying a cu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Folger, Charles James 1818-1884 (search)
Folger, Charles James 1818-1884 Jurist; born in Nantucket, Mass., April 16, 1818; graduated at Geneva (now Hobart) College in 1836; studied law in Canandaigua, N. Y.; was admitted to the bar in Albany in 1839; and returned to Geneva to practise in 1840. He was judge of the court of common pleas in Ontario county in 1843-46, Geneva to practise in 1840. He was judge of the court of common pleas in Ontario county in 1843-46, and was county judge in 1852– Charles James Folger. 56. Shortly after the formation of the Republican party he left the Democrats and joined the new organization. He served as State Senator in 1861-69; for four years of that period he was president pro tem., and during the whole period was chairman of the judiciary committee.e latter year he was re-elected to the Court of Appeals, but resigned in 1881 to accept the office of Secretary of the United States Treasury. In 1882 he was the Republican candidate for governor of New York, but was defeated by Grover Cleveland, who had a majority of nearly 200,000 votes. He died in Geneva, N. Y., Sept. 4, 188
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Frank Hastings 1813-1886 (search)
Hamilton, Frank Hastings 1813-1886 Surgeon; born in Wilmington, Vt., Sept. 10, 1813; graduated at Union College in 1830. and in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1835. In 1839 he became Professor of Surgery in the Western College of Physicians and Surgeons, and in the following year in the medical college at Geneva. In 1846 he was appointed Professor of Surgery in the medical college in Buffalo, of which he later became dean. When the Long Island Hospital College was established in 1859, he became Professor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery there and also surgeon-in-chief. In 1861 he was made Professor of Military Surgery, and at the outbreak of the Civil War went to the front with the 31st New York Volunteers. During the first battle of Bull Run he was director of the general field hospital in Centreville. In 1862 he was appointed a medical director in the army, and in 1863 a medical inspector, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He, however, soon res
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawrence, William beach 1800-1881 (search)
nal law in 1873, when he appeared before the American and British international tribunal in Washington in the Circassian case. In securing a reversal of the United States Supreme Court's decision in favor of his clients, he accomplished what no other lawyer had ever done in the history of the country. His publications include The history of Louisiana; Bank of the United States; Institutions of the United States; Inquiry into the causes of the public distress; History of the negotiations in reference to the Eastern and northeastern boundaries of the United States; Biographical memoir of Albert Gallatin; Commentary on the elements of international law; Study? of international law on marriage; The treaty of Washington; The indirect claims of the United States under the treaty of Washington of May 8, 1871, as submitted to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva; Belligerent and sovereign rights as regards neutrals during the War of secession, etc. He died in New York City, March 26, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Marshall, Edward Chauncey 1824- (search)
Marshall, Edward Chauncey 1824- Author; born in Little Falls, N. Y., July 8, 1824; graduated at Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., in 1843; was connected with the New York Star and the Evening telegram in 1875-85. His publications include History of the United States naval Academy; Ancestry of General Grant; and a paper entitled Are the West Point graduates loyal?
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medicine and Surgery in the United States. (search)
t published by Franklin Bache and George B. Wood1833 Oesophagotomy first performed by John Watson, of New York; case reported1844 Water-cures introduced into the United States by R. T. Trall, who opened a hydropathic institute in New York in 1844, and Joel Shew, at Lebanon Springs, N. Y.1845 Left subclavian artery tied by J. Kearney Rodgers1846 Collodion first applied to surgical purposes by J. Parker Maynard in Boston1847 Elizabeth Blackwell graduated M. D. at the medical school of Geneva, N. Y. (the first woman in the United States)Jan., 1849 First excision of the hip-joint in the United States performed by Henry J. Bigelow, professor in Harvard College1852 Elkanah Williams, of Cincinnati, earliest specialist in ophthalmology, begins practice1855 Arteria innominata tied for the first time by Valentine Mott, of New York (1818) ; by R. W. Hall, of Baltimore (1830); by E. S. Cooper, of San Francisco (1859) ; and again, being the first case in which the patient's life was saved,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Red Jacket (search)
Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha) Seneca Indian, chief of the Wolf tribe; born near Geneva, N. Y., in 1751. He was swiftfooted, fluent-tongued, and always held great influence over his people. During the Revolutionary War he fought for the British King with his eloquence in arousing his people, but seems not to have been very active as a soldier on the war-path. Brant spoke of him as a coward and not Red-Jacket's medal. always honest. He first appears conspicuous in history at the treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1784. It was on that occasion that Red Jacket. Red Jacket's fame as an orator was established. In all the dealings with white people concerning the lands in western New York, Red Jacket was always the defender of the rights of his people. His paganism never yielded to the influences of Christianity, and he was the most inveterate enemy of the missionaries sent to his nation. It was under his leadership that the Senecas became the allies of the Americans against the British
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