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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 2 2 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 2 2 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 2 2 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. 2 2 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
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. Bayard24th to 28th1836 to 1845 Thomas Clayton24th to 29th1837 to 1847 John M. Clayton29th to 30th1845 to 1849 Name.No. of CongressDate. John Wales30th to 31st1849 to 1851 Presley Spruance30th to 32d1847 to 1853 James A. Bayard32d to 38th1851 to 1864 John M. Clayton33d to 34th1853 to 1856 Joseph P. Comegys34th1856 Martin Bates35th1858 Willard Saulsbury36th to 41st1859 to 1871 George Read Riddle38th to 40th1864 to 1867 James A. Bayard40th1867 to 1869 Thomas Francis Bayard41st to 48th1869 to 1885 Eli Saulsbury42d to 50th1871 to 1889 George Gray49th to 56th1885 to 1899 Anthony Higgins51st to 54th1889 to 1895 Richard R. Kenney54th to 56th1897 to 1901
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Depew, Chauncey Mitchell, 1834- (search)
ate of New York in 1863. He became attorney for the New York and Harlem River Railroad in 1866, and for the New York Chauncey Mitchell Depew. Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1869. He was second vice-president of the last mentioned road in 1885-98, and also president of the West Shore Railroad until 1898, when he became chairman of the board of directors of the New York Central and Hudson River, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, the Michigan Central, and the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis railroads. In 1885 he refused to be a candidate for the United States Senate, and also declined the office of United States Secretary of State, offered by President Benjamin Harrison. In 1888 he was a prominent candidate for the Presidential nomination in the National Republican Convention, and in 1899 was elected United States Senator from New York. He is widely known as an orator and after-dinner speaker. Washington Centennial Oration.—On April 30, 1889, Senator Depew delivered
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dickinson, Don M., 1846- (search)
Dickinson, Don M., 1846- Lawyer; born in Port Ontario, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1846; settled in Michigan in 1848; graduated at the Law Department of the University of Michigan in 1866; began practice in Detroit; member of the Democratic National Committee in 1884-85; served as Postmaster-General of the United States in 1888-89. He was appointed senior counsel for the United States before the Bering Sea Claims Commission in 1896.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Donaldson, James Lowry, 1814-1885 (search)
Donaldson, James Lowry, 1814-1885 Military officer; born in Baltimore, Md., March 7, 1814; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1836; served in the war with Mexico and through the Civil War; was promoted colonel and brevetted major-general of volunteers; resigned in January, 1874. He was a personal friend of Gen. G. H. Thomas, to whom he made known a plan to establish cemeteries for the scattered remains of soldiers who had been killed in battle. It was this suggestion which led to the institution of Decoration, or Memorial, Day. He died in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 4, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Drake, Francis Samuel, 1828-1885 (search)
Drake, Francis Samuel, 1828-1885 Biographer; born in Northwood, N. H., Feb. 22, 1828; son of Samuel Gardner Drake. He is the author of Dictionary of American biography; Life of Gen. Henry Knox; The town of Roxbury; Indian history for young folks, etc. He edited Schoolcraft's history of the Indians. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 22, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dwight, Timothy 1752-1817 (search)
Dwight, Timothy 1752-1817 Born in Norwich, Conn., Nov. 16, 1828; graduated at Yale in 1849; tutored at Yale 1851-55; Timothy Dwight. Professor of Sacred Literature and New Testament Greek at Yale, 1858-86; president of Yale University, 1886-99, when he resigned the office. President Dwight was one of the American committee on Revision of the Bible from 1878 till 1885. Educator; born in Northampton, Mass., May 14, 1752; graduated at Yale College in 1769, and was a tutor there from 1771 to 1777, when he became an army chaplain, and served until October, 1778. During that time he wrote many popular patriotic songs. He labored on a farm for a few years, preaching occasionally, and in 1781 and 1786 was a member of the Connecticut legislature. In 1783 he was a settled minister at Greenfield and principal of an academy there; and from 1795 until his death was president of Yale College. In 1796 he began travelling in the New England States and in New York during his college
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eames, Wilberforce, 1855- (search)
Eames, Wilberforce, 1855- Librarian; born in Newark, N. J., Oct. 12, 1855; appointed assistant in the Lenox Library, 1885; librarian in 1893. He is the author of many bibliographical books, among them an account of the early New England catechisms, a comparative edition of the various texts of Columbus's letter announcing the discovery of America, and editor of several volumes of Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to America, besides many articles on bibliographical subjects.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1827- (search)
Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1827- jurist; born in Salem, Mass., Nov. 19, 1827; graduated at Harvard in 1847; admitted to the bar in 1850; appointed judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in 1873; became Secretary of War in 1885. Judge Endicott was a Democrat, and the unsuccessful candidate of his party for governor of Massachusetts in 1884. His daughter, Mary, married Joseph Chamberlain, English colonial secretary. He died in Boston, May 6, 1900. engineering
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Engineering. (search)
centrated loads, and the Howe truss, with vertical iron rods, was invented, capable of 150-foot spans. About 1868 iron bridges began to take the place of wooden bridges. One of the first long-span bridges was a singletrack railway bridge of 400-foot span over the Ohio at Cincinnati, which was considered to be a great achievement in 1870. The Kinzua viaduct, 310 feet high and over half a mile long, belongs to this era. It is the type of the numerous high viaducts now so common. About 1885 a new material was given to engineers, having greater strength and tenacity than iron, and commercially available from its low cost. This is basic steel. This new chemical metal, for such it is, is 50 per cent. stronger than iron, and can be tied in a knot when cold. The effect of improved devices and the use of steel is shown by the weights of the 400-foot Ohio River iron bridge, built in 1870, and a bridge at the same place, built in 1886. The bridge of 1870 was of iron, with a span
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Expositions, industrial. (search)
ity. The United States stands alone in maintaining four permanent expositions: one in the former Art Palace of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, now known as the Field Columbian Museum; another in the former Memorial Hall of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia; and two, known as Commercial Museums, in Philadelphia. The following is a list of the principal industrial expositions of the world, to nearly all of which the United States has been a large contributor: London, 1851; Cork, 1852; New York, New Brunswick, Madras, and Dublin, each 1853; Munich, 1854; Paris, 1855; Edinburgh and Manchester, each 1857; London, 1862; Paris, 1867; Vienna, 1873; Philadelphia, 1876; Paris, 1878; Atlanta, 1881; Louisville, 1883; New Orleans, 1884-85; Paris, 1889; Chicago, 1893; Atlanta, 1895; Nashville, 1897; Omaha, 1898; Omaha and Philadelphia, each 1899; Paris, 1900; Buffalo and Glasgow, each 1901. For details of the most noteworthy of these expositions, see their respective titles.
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