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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 654 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fields, James Thomas 1817-1881 (search)
Fields, James Thomas 1817-1881 Publisher; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 31, 1817; was educated in his native place; went to Boston and became a clerk in a book-store in 1834. Soon after he reached his majority he became a partner in the publishing firm of Ticknor, Reed & Fields, of which he remained a member till 1870. After retiring from the publishing business Mr. Fields became a lecturer on literary subjects. His published works include a volume of Poems; A few verses for a few friends; Yesterdays with authors; Hawthorne; and In and out of doors with Charles Dickens. James Thomas fields. He was editor of the Atlantic monthly in 1862-70, and afterwards (with Edwin P. Whipple) edited the Family Library of English poetry. He died in Boston, April 24, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Charles Henry 1847- (search)
Hart, Charles Henry 1847- Author; born in Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1847; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1869. In 1893 he was appointed chairman of the committee on retrospective American art in the World's Fair exhibition. He is the author of Historical sketch of National medals; Gilbert Stuart's portraits of women; Portraits of Washington; Browere's life masks of Great Americans; and biographical works on Lincoln and Webster; Memoirs of William H. Prescott and George Ticknor.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ticknor, George 1791-1871 (search)
Ticknor, George 1791-1871 Author; born in Boston, Mass., Aug. 1, 1791; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1807; admitted to the bar in 1813, but turned his attention to literature; Professor of Modern Languages and Literature at Harvard College in 1819-35; an originator of the Boston Public Library, and chairman of its board of trustees in 1864-66. His publications include History of Spanish Literature; Outline of the principal events in the life of General Lafayette; Report of the board of visitors on the United States military Academy at West Point for 1826; Life of William Hickling Prescott, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 26, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
House of Representatives, is sworn in......Dec. 12, 1870 Gen. Robert Schenck appointed minister to Great Britain......Dec. 22, 1870 Resolution authorizing a San Domingo commission approved (B. F. Wade, of Ohio; A. D. White, president of Cornell University, and S. G. Howe, of Massachusetts, named)......Jan. 12, 1871 Supreme Court decides the legal tender act of 1862 constitutional......Jan. 16, 1871 Statue of Lincoln in the rotunda of the Capitol unveiled......Jan. 25, 1871 George Ticknor, historian, born 1791, dies at Boston......Jan. 26, 1871 Act for a commission of fish and fisheries (Spencer F. Baird appointed)......Feb. 9, 1871 District of Columbia made a territorial government, by act......Feb. 21, 1871 Act for celebration of centennial of independence by an international exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876......March 3, 1871 Forty-first Congress adjourns......March 4, 1871 Forty-second Congress, first session, meets......March 4, 1871 Speaker of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitney, James Lyman 1835- (search)
Whitney, James Lyman 1835- Librarian: born in Northampton, Mass., Nov. 28, 1835; graduated at Yale College in 1856; was chief of the catalogue department in the Yale library for many years and in that capacity edited the Ticknor catalogue of Spanish Literature and other similar publications. In 1899 he succeeded Herbert Putnam as librarian of the Boston Public Library.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winthrop, Robert Charles 1809-1894 (search)
i et conservare non posse! And surely, most surely, I could not fail to invoke them to imitate and emulate the example of virtue and purity and patriotism, which the great founders of our colonies and of our nations had so abundantly left them. But could I stop there? Could I hold out to them, as the results of a long life of observation and experience, nothing but the principles and examples of great men? Who and what are great men? Woe to the country, said Metternich to our own Ticknor, forty years ago, whose condition and institutions no longer produce great men to manage its affairs. The wily Austrian applied his remark to England at that day; but his woe—if it be woe—would have a wider range in our time, and leave hardly any land unreached. Certainly we hear it nowadays, at every turn, that never before has there been so striking a disproportion between supply and demand, as at this moment, the world over, in the commodity of great men. But who, and what, are gr
xacting than at present. In the year 1826 he commenced his studies in the classic halls of Cambridge. Among his classmates were, Thomas C. Amory, Jonathan W. Bemis, James Dana, Samuel M. Emery, John B. Kerr, Elisha R. Potter, Jonathan F. Stearns, George W. Warren, and Samuel T. Worcester. The accomplished John T. Kirkland was president of the university; and among the instructors were Edward T. Channing in rhetoric, Levi Hedge in logic, George Otis in Latin, John S. Popkin in Greek, George Ticknor in modern languages, and John Farrar in natural science. His room during his first year was No. 17, Stoughton Hall. In person he was at that time unusually tall for a youth of fifteen summers; and, though one of the six youngest of his class of forty-eight, he stood among his fellows in respect to height conspicuous. When he entered college, one of his classmates writes to me, he was tall, thin, and somewhat awkward. He had but little inclination for engaging in sports or games, such
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
er subject. A few years more brought to Cambridge (between 1811 and 1822) a group of men at that time unequalled in this country as regarded general cultivation and the literary spirit,--Andrews Norton, Edward Everett, Joseph Green Cogswell, George Ticknor, Washington Allston, Jared Sparks, Edward T. Channing, Richard H. Dana, and George Bancroft. Most of them were connected with the University, the rest were resident in Cambridge, but all had their distinct influence on the atmosphere in whicmore 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 fai
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 4: Longfellow (search)
ew 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 Mondapean letters of previous American student-travellers, and especially those of Ticknor, Everett, and Cogswell, as lately published in the Harvard Graduates' Magazineagain changed when in 1834 he received an invitation to be the successor of George Ticknor as Smith Professor of Modern Languages in Harvard University, opportunity being given, by special arrangement with Mr. Ticknor, of eighteen months of added study in Europe. This seemed the more appropriate, as Mr. Ticknor's fine and scholMr. Ticknor's fine and scholarly career had always been an object of admiration to his young successor; and the manuscript of Longfellow's Inaugural Address as Professor at Bowdoin College, carefully preserved in the library of that institution, suggests Mr. Ticknor so strongly, both in style and handwriting, that it might almost pass for his. In 1835 he s
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 5: Lowell (search)
ival, and Thoreau. From the point of view of strict justice, neither Lowell nor his critic can be quite vindicated; although each of these two writers is amply furnished both with knowledge and acuteness. Mr. Lowell had won in London that cordial reception and subsequent popularity in both literary and aristocratic circles which had, indeed, been accorded in some degree to other Americans before him. This truth is sufficiently established by a slight examination of the correspondence of Ticknor or Sumner or Motley or Dana. What is most remarkable is that he combined this with diplomatic duties at a difficult time, and bore also the test of repeated invitations to pronounce his estimate, in the most public way, of the classic names of England. American genius and scholarship had received English recognition before him, but American criticism never. The Queen herself said of him when he left, that no ambassador had ever excited more interest or won more general regard in England
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