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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holland, Josiah Gilbert 1819-1881 (search)
Holland, Josiah Gilbert 1819-1881 Author; born in Belchertown, Mass., July 24, 1819; graduated at the Berkshire Medical College in 1844; engaged in practice in Springfield, Mass., till 1847; then became a teacher in Richmond, Va., and in a few months was called to the superintendency of the public schools in Vicksburg, Miss. A year later he returned to Springfield, and was made associate editor of the Republican, and continued as such till 1866. In 1870 he became editor and part owner ofm, which was even more popular than Titcomb's letters; Life of Abraham Lincoln; Kathrina: her life and mine in a poem; Lessons in life; The story of Sevenoaks; Nicholas Minturn, etc. He died in New York City, Oct. 12, 1881. The following is Dr. Holland's essay on American public education: A venerable gentleman who once occupied a prominent position in a leading New England college, was remarking recently upon the difficulty which he experienced in obtaining servants who would attend to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holland. (search)
Holland. The United Provinces of Holland, by their States-General, acknowledged the independence of the United States on April 19, 1782. This was brought about by the energetic application of John Adams, who, on the capture of Henry Laurens (q. v.), was sent to The Hague as minister plenipotentiary to the States-General, or e persuaded the States-General that an alliance with the United States of America would be of great commercial advantage to the Netherlands; and immediately after Holland had acknowledged the independence of the United States Mr. Adams negotiated a treaty of amity and commerce (Oct. 8, 1782); he also made a successful application folders whose tenants were military men controlled all labor and bore allegiance to the lordly proprietor, had begun to decay. A new era had gradually dawned upon Holland. Labor had become honorable. The owner of the soil was no longer the head of a band of armed desperadoes who were his dependants, but the careful proprietor of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holland submarine torpedo-boat. (search)
Holland submarine torpedo-boat. John P. Holland devised a submarine boat which met with the requirements of the United States Navy Department. When submerged, the boat was propelled by electricity, and able to make 8 knots for six hours. Among the requirements were power to carry two tubes for automobile torpedoes; ability to reach a depth of 20 feet within one minute after being ordered to dive, the boat running light at full speed, and with smokepipe at full height; power to dive to a depth of 20 feet within thirty seconds, the boat before diving running at full speed with steam-power, and with 3 feet of water over hull, and smoke-pipe up; with complete submergence and 3 feet of water over turret, the pilot to obtain a view with a camera-lucida in a tube projecting above the surface; a turret to rise 4 feet above the hull, with an armor cylinder of 8 inches thickness to protect the pilot's head; a complete double shell to extend The Holland submarine torpedo-boat. about t
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