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Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 213 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 48 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 22 0 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.) 14 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 6 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
he strongest obstacle to his entering the service, though it caused no hesitation in his conduct. It was an account of printers and printing in this country prior to the Revolution, with a catalogue of publications, revised and extended from Isaiah Thomas's History of Printing. His manuscript is now in the possession of the American Antiquarian Society, and it is hoped that it may yet be published. How industriously he pursued his studies was never understood until an examination of his paf in an atmosphere so foul. After a while General Winder modified this barbarous treatment, allowing a half-hour each day to prisoners for a visit to the prison yard; this half-hour being often extended into an hour by the commiserating turnkey, Thomas. In this experience, dreadful as it was, Revere evinced the same patient manliness which had always distinguished his conduct. In a single instance only did he permit his indignation to master the habitual control which he exercised over his
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1853. (search)
for the Second Regiment? I'll tell you where the Second was yesterday. In the foremost front of the battle, fighting like men; and we drove them, boys, drove them. Chaplain Quint writes of him on this journey: If water was given him, or any service rendered, his old Thank you was never omitted. Indeed, the night before, in the garden, he repeatedly sent his servant and others to relieve the wounded men around him, while in pain himself. About one P. M., (September 18), they reached Mr. Thomas's house, where a bed was prepared for him. By following his own suggestions, they were able to place him in bed without his suffering in the process. As they lifted him, he said, Steady and true,—steady and true. As they turned to leave the room, he roused himself and said: Wait a minute, boys; you've taken good care of me; I thank you very much. God bless you. They then partook of a dinner he had provided for them. That afternoon, says Chaplain Quint, he suffered very much. The ne
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1858. (search)
ary (whom I believe to have been a Major Hale of South Carolina), who treated him with kindness, caused him to be removed to a farm-yard near by and laid on the ground between two haystacks, and gave him a blanket, which we are glad to preserve. Thomas lay in this farm-yard until Saturday, when the ground was again occupied by our forces, and he was then removed to a hospital. On Monday he was taken to Hagerstown, where his mother and I, with Dr. Sargent, found him on Wednesday evening. Early h obliged to you. I am perfectly satisfied. He then called his man Isaiah, and said, I hope I have not been unreasonable with you; I have tried not to be. The man burst into tears, and replied, You have always been mighty good to me, sir. Thomas then said: I believe there are no little things I have left unarranged. I should like to have Isaiah ride in the car beside the coffin, so that it shall not be roughly handled. I have tried to do my duty. I hope my example of devotion to my co
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1859. (search)
against his murderers. There was hardly a hope from the first; and on Saturday, May 14th, at ten minutes before two P. M., he breathed his last. His father writes, His life seemed to us a finished one and grieve for him we never could. We grieve and have grieved for ourselves. Francis Custis Hopkinson Private 44th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), September 12, 1862; died at Newbern, N. C., February 13, 1863, of disease contracted in the service. Francis Custis, the oldest son of Thomas and Corinna (Prentiss) Hopkinson, was born at Keene, New Hampshire, June 11, 1838. His father was Judge of the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas, and resided in Lowell, Massachusetts, and there Frank passed his childhood. A playmate of his at that time says:— We used always to look up to Frank as being of a different make from the rest of us. As children, we all freely acknowledged his intellectual superiority. His tastes were more mature than ours, and his habits certainly more s
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1860. (search)
845. The following familiar letter from the then principal of the High School, Mr. William J. Rolfe, correctly describes Thomas's diligent and promising boyhood, while it has a further interest as indicating how he and others were unconsciously fitted to the formation of the Pickwick Club, an association of Dorchester young men for mutual improvement. Of this society Thomas was an interested and active member. One of the best of his juvenile performances was an oration on The Youth of Great Mo of these, as already intimated, have their names inscribed, with prefixed stars, on Harvard's roll of honor. In 1856 Thomas entered college, one of four graduates of the Dorchester High School who passed the examination unconditionally, and tookrmination to win eminence at the bar. As two of his brothers entered the army soon after the commencement of hostilities, Thomas was led by his strong preference for the pursuits of civil life and the wishes of his kindred to resist, as long as he c
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
of an advocate. The Gholsons, wrote William, in 1861, were originally of Saxon descent. . . . . The name is a very rare one, borne, I think, only by our own family. My father has examined a great many lists of English names, and found in one gazetteer the name Gholston. The Pretender at one time assumed the name of Gholston. Before the Revolutionary War the Gholsons were settled in Orange County, Virginia, at the residence lately occupied by Philip P. Barbour. One of the sons, Thomas, my great grandfather, moved to Brunswick County, near the Meherrin River, and gave the name to a town there, Gholsonville. His third son, Thomas Gholson, Jr., my immediate ancestor, was born in 1780, married Miss Ann Yates, was a member of Congress from 1807 until his death, July 4, 1816, leaving three children, of whom my father was the eldest. Daniel Wright, my great-grandfather, on the mother's side, lived in Virginia. His son, Daniel Wright, my grandfather, moved to Mississippi, and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Appendix. (search)
John H. Tucker, who died in the Service of their Country, and were brought Home for Interment under the Auspices of the Irving Literary Association, Cambridge. 1864. 8vo. pp. 23. Wadsworth (H. U. 1828). Memorial of the late Gen. James S. Wadsworth, delivered before the New York State Agricultural Society at the Close of its Annual Exhibition at Rochester, September 23d, 1864, by the Hon. Lewis F. Allen, of Buffalo (Ex-President of the Society). Buffalo: Franklin Steam Printing House. Thomas, Typographer. 1864. 8vo. pp. 38. [the same.] Proceedings of the Century Association in Honor of the Memory of Brig.—Gen. James S. Wadsworth and Colonel Peter A. Porter, with the Eulogies read by William J. Hoppin and Frederic S. Cozzens, December 3, 1864. New York: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway. 1865. 8vo. pp. 88. Willard (H. U. 1852). The Nation's Hour. A Tribute to Major Sidney Willard, delivered in the West Church, December 21, Forefathers' Day, by C. A. Bartol. Boston: W
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
72-86. Fuller, Margaret, I. 72. Fuller, Thomas, I. 73. Fuller, Timothy, I. 72. Fuller, ., Jr., Capt., Memoir, I. 237-242. Gholson, Thomas, II. 237. Gholson, Thomas, Jr., II. 237. Thomas, Jr., II. 237. Gibbon, John, Maj.-Gen., I. 92, 430;, 431; H. 100, 428, 454. Gillmore, Q. A., Maj.-Gen., I. 37362, 464;. James, W., II. 357. Jefferson, Thomas (President U. S.), I. 90. Johnson, Mrs., II Memoir, I. 305-326. Also, I. 355. Savage, Thomas, Maj., I. 305. Schmitt, G. A., Capt., I. 39 266, 271, 272, 273, 437, 445, 446. Sherwin, Thomas, II. 207. Shields, James, Maj.-Gen., II. 25, I. 356. Smith, Nathan, II. 391. Smith, Thomas, II. 391. Snow, Rev. Mr., I. 42. Soule, n., II. 193,194. Thayer, G. F., II. 264. Thomas, Isaiah, I. 182. Thomas, Mr., I. 271. ThThomas, Mr., I. 271. Thompson, D. P., II. 268. Thompson, G. F., Dr., I. 69. Thurston, A. G., Private, Memoir, II. 451;. Wright, Lieut.-Col., II. 292. Wright, Thomas, Hon., I. 138. Wyman, Jeffries, Dr., I. 134[2 more...]