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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Solberg, Thorvald 1852- (search)
Solberg, Thorvald 1852- Author; born in Manitowoc, Wis., April 22, 1852; received a common school education; was on the staff of the librarian of Congress in 1876-89; manager of the literary department of the Boston Book Company in 1889-97. He was largely instrumental in securing international copyright, being present at the international copyright congresses in Barcelona, 1893; Antwerp, 1894; and Paris, in 1900; and was appointed register of copyrights July 15, 1897. He is the author of International copyright in the Congress of the United States, 1837-86; International copyright; The copyright; The copyright law of the United States in force; Directions for the registration of copyrights under the laws of the United States; Copyright enactments, 1783-1900 and Copyright, its law and its Literature (with R. R. Bowker).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
e he builds a fort, La Navidad......Dec. 6, 1492 Columbus sails for Spain in the Niña, the Santa Maria having been abandoned......Jan. 4, 1493 Reaches Palos......March 15, 1493 Received with distinguished honors by the Spanish Court at Barcelona......April, 1493 Bull of demarcation between Spain and Portugal issued by Pope Alexander VI.,......May 3-4, 1493 The letter of Columbus to Ferdinand and Isabella describing his voyage first printed in Latin......1493 He sails from Cadi of the Treasury calls for bids for $100,000,000 in bonds as a popular loan......Jan. 6, 1896 The American ship St. Paul goes ashore off Long Branch, N. J.......Jan. 24, 1896 [She was released Feb. 4.] The United States consulate at Barcelona, Spain, mobbed......March 2, 1896 American college athletes win many victories in the Olympian games in Greece......April 6, 1896 International Arbitration Congress meets at Washington......April 22, 1896 John Hays Hammond and other Americ
anufacture of cotton in Spain, and in the fourteenth century it was introduced into Italy. When the best part of the inhabitants of Spain were expelled, when the University of Cordova became a thing forgotten on the peninsula, when the memory of Alhazen was lost, and the era of the Pedros and Philips commenced, then the cottonplant, too, faded away, and all the industries growing out of this beautiful staple languished. The culture and manufacture revived again in Spain at Valencia and Barcelona respectively. Fabrics and yarns were largely imported from the East into Europe for several centuries; but the manufacture of the cotton-wool, as it was long called, gradually crept into the various countries of Europe. The earliest notice in England is by Roberts, 1641, who describes the excellent goods, fustians, cermillions, dimities, and other stuffs, made by the inhabitants of Manchester, of cotton-wool brought from Smyrna and Cyprus. First made by machinery by Louis Paul in 17
ed that the multiples and sub-multiples of each kind of measure, whether of weight, capacity, surface, or length, shall be always taken in the decimal or decuple proportion, as the most simple, natural, and easy for calculation, according to the system of numeration which all Europe has used for many centuries. The Institute (National Institute of France) ordered a new and actual measure of the whole are of the meridian extending the whole length of France, from Dunkirk on the north to Barcelona in Spain, and passing Paris, an extent of almost 10°. The measurement of this are employed Mechain and Delambre for several years. They employed rods of platinum of 12 feet in length for measuring the bases; and whole circles, accurately made, for taking the angles to 10ths of seconds, by repeating the measures in different parts of the circumference, and taking the mediums of the whole. The precision with which the angles were observed is such that, out of 90 triangles which connect the
e folio edition Veterum Mathematicorum, Parisiis, Mdcxciii., a copy of which is in the Patent-Office Library. applications of steam. Name.Nationality.Invention.Date. HeroGreekRotary steam-engine (recoil principle)B. C. 150 HeroGreekCylinder and piston in pumps.150 HeroGreekWater fountain caused by pressure of steam150 AnthemiusLydianSteam caldron and escape-pipeA. D. 540 GerbertFrenchSteam-played organ1000 Leonardo da VinciItalianSteam-gun1500 Blasco de Garay?SpanishSteamboat (Barcelona)1543 Baptista PortaItalianSteam water-elevator (boiler and reservoir separate)1600 Solomon de Caus?FrenchSteam water-elevator (boiler and reservoir identical)1620 Giovanni BrancaItalianSteam-blast to rotate fan-wheel applied to pumping and grinding1629 Marquis of WorcesterEnglishSteam water-elevator (two boilers acting alternately)1655 Marquis of WorcesterEnglishFour-way cock1655 Dr. PapinFrenchSteam water-elevator (separation of the steam and water by a float in a cylindrical res
Egypt255Shallow water. 1860*Suakin, Red Sea, to Cassire474 1860*Suakin, Red Sea, to Aden, Arabia627 1860*Aden, Arabia, to Hellania, Arabia718 1860*Hellania, Arabia, to Muscat, Arabia486 1860*Muscat, Arabia, to Kurrachee, India481 1860*Barcelona, Spain, to Mahon, Minorca1981,400 1860*Minorca to Majorca35250 1860*Iviza to Majorca74500 1860St. Antonio to Iviza76450 1861Corfu to Otranto, Italy, about901,000 1861*Malta to Tripoli, Africa230335 1861*Tripoli, Africa, to Bengazi, Africa5084rica660 1874Pernambuco, Brazil, to Bahia, Brazil450 1874Bahia, Brazil, to Rio Janeiro1,240 1874Italy to Sicily7 1874Jamaica to Porto Rico582 1874Rio Janeiro to Rio Grande do Sul840 1874Rye Beach, U. S., to Tarr Bay, Nova Scotia550 1874Barcelona, Spain, to Marseilles, France200 1874Shetland to Orkney60 1874Valentia to Newfoundland1,900 United States vessels have lately been employed in taking soundings for the Pacific cable. When this line of telegraph is laid, its length between
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 8: (search)
wever, I do not give up yet. I have actually engaged a man to come to me six hours a week. . . . . But, as to engage a man to talk with me would be the surest way to stop all conversation, I have taken a professor of architecture, on condition he should explain to me the principles, theory, and history of his art in Italian. This will do something for me. . . . . I should be sorry to go out of Italy without being able to speak the language well. . . . . I shall probably go from Leghorn to Barcelona about May first, and from Portugal to England, uncertain whether by water or by Paris, about the middle of October. More of this hereafter. Geo. To Elisha Ticknor. January 15, 1818. . . . . Rome continues to be all to me that my imagination ever represented it, and all that it was when I first arrived here. This is saying a great deal after a residence of above two months; but in truth I find the resources of this wonderful city continually increasing upon me the longer I remain i
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
Chapter 9: Journey from Barcelona to Madrid. Madrid. Conde. government of Spain. the Inquisition. public institutions. education. School for deaf-mutes. bull-fights. To Elisha Ticknor. Madrid, May 23, 1818. My last was from Barcelona, dear father and mother, just fourteen days ago. As you may well suppose, in a country such as this, where all comfortable or decent means of travelling fail, I took the shortest route to reach this place; but, though the distance i opportunity to purchase provisions, you cannot keep so provided that you will not sometimes want a meal. Since I left Barcelona I have not been in a single inn where the lower story was not a stable, and of course the upper one as full of fleas asa certain degree of obedience, and the king decrees it; but the obedience may or may not follow, as in a case I knew at Barcelona, where an oppressed individual demanded simply a hearing of his case. The king ordered it by a formal decree to be had
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 26 (search)
Pietro, 368 note. Bagot, Sir Charles and Lady Mary, 295 and note. Baillie, Miss, Joanna, 413, 414, 479. Bainbridge, Commodore, 373. Baird, Sir, David, 412, 413. Balbo, Count, Cesare, 210, 212, 213, 306, 307; letters from, 307, 309. Balbo, Countess, 209. Balbo, Count, Prospero, 209, 210, 308. Balhorn, Herr, 85. Baltimore, visits, 41, 349, 351. Bancroft, Hon., George, 385. Banks, Sir, Joseph, 258 note, 263, 294. Barante, Baron de, 137, 138, 256. Barbour, Philip, 347. Barcelona, visits, 185, 191. Baring, Bingham, 411. Baring, Thomas, 411. Barnard, Mr., 459. Baudissin, Count, 467, 468, 473 and note, 475, 476, 482, 491. Baudissin, Countess, 467. Bauer, Mademoiselle, 469, 478 and note. Bavaria, Crown Prince of (Ludwig I.), 177. Beaumont, Gustave de, 421. Beauvillers, M., 122. Beck, Dr., Professor at Harvard College, 351, 352. Beck, Professor, 108. Beckford, William, 246 and note. Bedford, Sixth Duke of, 268-270. Belem Church and Convent,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
127, 353; letters from, I. 307, 309. Balbo, Countess, I. 209. Balbo, Count, Prospero, I. 209, 210, 308, II. 42. Baldissero, Count and Countess, II. 126. Balhorn, Herr, I. 85. Baltimore, visits, I. 41, 349, 351. Bancroft, Hon., George, I. 385, II. 258, 259 note; letter from, 453. Bandinel, Dr., II. 168, 169. Banks, Sir, Joseph, I. 258 note, 263, 294, II. 478. Barante, Baron de, I. 137, 138, 256, II. 129, 130, 134, 136. Barbieri, II. 77. Barbour, Philip, I. 347. Barcelona, visits, I. 185, 191. Baring, Bingham, I. 411. Baring, Thomas, I. 411, II. 324. Barker, Dr., Fordyce, II. 463. Barnard, Mr., I. 459. Barolo, Marchesa, II. 40, 41. Barolo, Marchese, II. 38, 40, 41, 42. Barrett, Elizabeth, II. 146 and note. Barthelemy, E., II. 131. Barthelemy-Saint-Hilaire, Jules, II. 119. Bartlett, Sidney, II. 93 note, 445 note. Bartolini, Lorenzo, II. 55. Barton Library, II. 488 and note. Barton, Mrs. Thomas P., II. 488 and note. Bassa
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