Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for 1821 AD or search for 1821 AD in all documents.

Your search returned 192 results in 173 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879 (search)
Dana, Richard Henry, 1787-1879 Poet and essayist; born in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 15, 1787; son of Francis Dana; chose the profession of law, but his tastes led him into literary pursuits. In 1814 he and others founded the North American review, of which he was sole conductor for a while. He closed his connection with it in 1820. It was while Dana was editor of the Review that Bryant's Thanatopsis was published in its pages, the author being then unknown. In 1821 the first volume of The idle man was published. It was unprofitable, and Mr. Dana dropped it. In it he published stories and essays from his own pen. In the same year he contributed to the New York Review (then under the care of Mr. Bryant) his first poem of much pretension, The dying raven. In 1827 his most celebrated poetical production, The buccaneer, was published, with some minor poems. Of that production Wilson, of Blackwood's magazine, wrote, It is by far the most powerful and original of American poetical
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, John W., 1799-1859 (search)
Davis, John W., 1799-1859 Statesman; born in Cumberland county, Pa., July 17, 1799; graduated at the Baltimore Medical College in 1821; settled in Carlisle, Ind., in 1823; member of Congress in 1835-37, 1839-41, and 1843-47; speaker of the House of Representatives during his last term; United States commissioner to China in 1848-50; and governor of Oregon in 1853-54. He was president of the convention in 1852 which nominated Franklin Pierce for President. He died in Carlisle, Ind., Aug. 22, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dawson, Henry Barton, 1821- (search)
Dawson, Henry Barton, 1821- Author; born in Lincolnshire, England, June 8, 1821; came to New York with his parents in 1834. He is the author of Battles of the United States by sea and land; Recollections of the Jersey prison-ship; Westchester county in the Revolution, etc. For many years he was editor of the Historical magazine.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Debtors. (search)
In almost all countries and times debtors have been subjected to imprisonment. In the United States even as late as 1829 it was estimated that there were 3,000 debtors in prison in Massachusetts; 10,000 in New York; 7,000 in Pennsylvania; and a like proportion in the other States, many of them imprisoned for small sums. Imprisonment for debt was abolished in the United States by an act of Congress in 1833, though not fully enforced until 1839. Kentucky had previously abolished the law in 1821; Ohio in 1828; Maryland in 1830; New York in 1831. Connecticut abolished the law in 1837; Alabama in 1848. In 1828 there were 1,088 debtors imprisoned in Philadelphia; the sum total of their debts was only $25,409, and the expense of keeping them $362,076, which was paid by the city, and the total amount recovered from prisoners by this process was only $295. Interest-bearing debt. Title of Loan.Authorizing act.Rate.When issued.When redeemable.Interest payable.Amount issued.Outstandin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Lancey, Edward Floyd, 1821- (search)
De Lancey, Edward Floyd, 1821- Historian; born at Mamaroneck, N. Y., April 3, 1821; graduated at Hobart College in 1843; is a member and officer of many historical organizations, and the author of biographies of James De Lancey, James W. Beekman, William Allen; Documentary history of New York; Capture of Fort Washington, and many other historical works.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
rd Bassett1798 to 1801 James Sykes1801 to 1802 David Hall1802 to 1805 Nathaniel Mitchell1805 to 1808 George Truitt1808 to 1811 Joseph Hazlett1811 to 1814 Daniel Rodney1814 to 1817 John Clark1817 to 1820 Jacob Stout1820 to 1821 John Collins1821 to 1822 Caleb Rodney1822 to 1823 Joseph Hazlett1823 to 1824 Samuel Paynter1824 to 1827 Charles Polk1827 to 1830 David Hazzard1830 to 1833 Caleb P. Bennett1833 to 1836 Charles Polk1836 to 1837 Cornelius P. Comegys.1837 to 1840 William B. C to 8th1799 to 1805 Samuel White.7th to 11th1801 to 1809 James A. Bayard8th to 12th1805 to 1813 Outerbridge Horsey1lth to 16th1810 to 1821 William Hill Wells13th to 14th1813 to1817 Nicholas Van Dyke15th to 19th1817 to1827 Caesar A. Rodney17th1821 to 1823 Thomas Clayton18th to 19th1824 to 1827 Daniel Rodney19th1826 Henry M. Ridgely.19th to 20th1827 to 1829 Louis McLane20th to 21st1827 to 1829 John A. Clayton21st to 23d1829 to 1835 Arnold Naudain.21st to 23d1830 to 1836 Richard H. Bay
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Peyster, John Watts, 1821- (search)
De Peyster, John Watts, 1821- Military historian; born in New York City, March 9, 1821; elected colonel New York militia in 1845; appointed adjutant-general New York, 1855; is author of The Dutch at the North Pole; The Dutch in Maine; Decisive conflicts of the late Civil War; Personal and military history of Gen. Philip Kearny, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Smet, Peter John, 1801-1872 (search)
De Smet, Peter John, 1801-1872 Missionary; born in Termonde, Belgium, Dec. 31, 1801 studied in the Episcopal seminary of Mechlin. With five other students he sailed from Amsterdam in 1821 for the United States, and entered the Jesuit school at Whitemarsh, Md. In 1828 he went to St. Louis and aided in founding the University of St. Louis, where he later became a professor. In 1838 lie founded a mission among the Pottawattomie Indians on Sugar Creek. In July, 1840, he went to the Peter Valley in the Rocky Mountains, where he met about 1,600 Flathead Indians, whom he found easy to convert, as they had retained much of the influence of the teaching given them two centuries before by the French missionaries. By the help of an interpreter he translated the Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and the Creed into their language, and these within two weeks time the Flatheads learned. During his journey back to St. Louis he was several times surrounded by the Blackfeet Indians, who, when t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890 (search)
Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890 Clergyman; born in Plympton, Mass., Aug. 13, 1821; graduated at Yale in 1840; became pastor of the Congregational Church in Manchester in 1844; removed to Boston as pastor of the Berkeley Street Church in 1849. He is the author of Congregationalism of the last 300 years; As to Roger Williams and his banishment from the Massachusetts colony; History of old Plymouth colony; and the editor of Church's Eastern expeditions; Entertaining passages relating to Philip's War. He died in New Bedford, Mass., Nov. 13, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879 (search)
Dixon, William Hepworth, 1821-1879 Author; born in Yorkshire, England, June 30, 1821; was mostly self-educated. He visited the United States in 1866 and 1874. His treatment of the United States in his published works has been considered unfair and incorrect in this country. His books relating to the United States include White conquest (containing information of the Indians, negroes, and Chinese in America) ; Life of William Penn; and New America. He died in London, Dec. 27, 1879.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...