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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 26 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 10 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays 6 0 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 6 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 4 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 4 0 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 4 0 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 4 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Americus Vespucius, 1451-1512 (search)
some part of this land, it cannot be very far from the coast we visited. It is, as I have told you, in a climate where the air is temperate at noon, being neither cold in winter nor hot in summer. The sky and air are serene during a great part of the year. Thick vapors, with fine rain falling, last for three or four hours, and then disappear like smoke. The sky is adorned with most beautiful signs and figures, in which I have noted as many as twenty stars as bright as we sometimes see Venus and Jupiter. I have considered the orbits and motions of these stars; and I have measured the circumference and diameters of the stars by a geometrical method, ascertaining which were the largest. I saw in the heaven three Canopi, two certainly bright and the other obscure. The Antarctic Pole is not figured with a Great Bear and a Little Bear, like our Arctic Pole, nor is any bright star seen near it, and of those which go round in the shortest circuit there are three which have the figur
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Asaph 1829- (search)
y of Harvard College, where he served as assistant in 1857-62. In August of the latter year he was made aide in the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, and in the following year was appointed Professor of Mathematics with the relative rank of captain. In 1895 he became Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. He has led many astronomical expeditions for the government, among them being that to Bering Sea, in 1869, to observe the solar eclipse, and that to Vladisvostok, Siberia, in 1874, to study the transit of Venus. His most important discovery, which won him great distinction, was that of the two moons of Mars, which he located in August, 1877, and which he named Deimos and Phobos (Terror and Fear). The Royal Astronomical Society of London awarded him its gold medal in 1879. In 1875 he became a member of the National Academy of Sciences, of which he was president in 1901. He has contributed articles to many astronomical journals in the United States and Europe.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pine, Robert edge 1730-1788 (search)
Pine, Robert edge 1730-1788 Painter; born in London, England, in 1730 or 1742; gained considerable reputation in England before he came to America at the close of the Revolution. In Philadelphia he exhibited the first cast of the Venus de'medici ever seen in America. He was befriended by Francis Hopkinson, and painted from life, at Mount Vernon, a portrait of Washington. He also painted portraits of other worthies of the period of the Revolution. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 19, 1788.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rittenhouse, David 1732-1796 (search)
e was nineteen years of age. He early became a skilful mechanic, and, at the age of twenty-three, planned and constructed an orrery, which was purchased by Princeton College. He afterwards constructed a larger and more perfect one for the University of Pennsylvania. In 1763 he was employed in determining the Mason and Dixon's line (q. v.), and afterwards fixed other State boundaries. In 1769 the American Philo- David Rittenhouse. sophical Society appointed him to observe the transit of Venus at Philadelphia. He erected a temporary observatory for the purpose on the Walnut Street front of the State-house. It is said that the emotion of Rittenhouse was so great at the apparent contact at the time of the transit that he fainted. In Philadelphia Rittenhouse continued his manufacture of clocks and mathematical instruments several years. From 1777 to 1779 he was treasurer of Pennsylvania; in 1791 he succeeded Franklin as president of the American Philosophical Society; and from 17
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williamson, Hugh 1735-1819 (search)
Williamson, Hugh 1735-1819 Statesman; born in West Nottingham, Pa., Dec. 5, 1735; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1757; studied divinity; preached a while; and was Professor of Mathematics in his alma mater (1760-63). He was one of the committee of the American Philosophical Society appointed to observe the transit of Venus in 1769, of which he published an account; also an account of the transit of Mercury the same year. Being in England to solicit aid for an academy at Newark, N. J., he was examined (1774) before the privy council concerning the destruction of the tea at Boston. He returned home in 1776, and engaged, with his brother, in mercantile pursuits in Charleston, S. C. Afterwards he practised medicine at Edenton, N. C.; served in the North Carolina House of Commons; also as a surgeon in the North Carolina militia (1781-82). He was a delegate in Congress (1782-85 and 1787-88), and in the convention that framed the national Constitution. He was again in