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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nuttall, Thomas 1786-1859 (search)
Nuttall, Thomas 1786-1859 Scientist; born in Yorkshire, England, in 1786; emigrated to the United States in 1808; travelled over the entire United States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains; was appointed Professor of Natural History in Harvard in 1822. Among his works are A journey in Arkansas in 1819; Ornithology of the United States and Canada; The North American Sylva; North American plants, etc. He died in St. Helen's, Lancashire, England, Sept. 10, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pierson, Abraham 1641-1707 (search)
Pierson, Abraham 1641-1707 First president of Yale College; born in Lynn, Mass., in 1641; graduated at Harvard College in 1668; ordained a colleague of his father, at Newark, N. J., in March, 1672: and from 1694 till his death was minister of Killingworth, Conn. He was president of Yale College in 1700-7. He died in Killingworth, Conn., March 7, 1707. His father, Abraham (born in Yorkshire, England, in 1608; died in Newark, N. J., Aug. 9, 1678), was one of the first settlers of Newark (1667), and was the first minister in that town. He also preached to the Long Island Indians in their own language.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Proud, Robert 1728-1813 (search)
Proud, Robert 1728-1813 Historian; born in Yorkshire, England, May 10, 1728; went to Philadelphia in 1759, where he taught Greek and Latin in a Quaker academy until the breaking-out of the Revolution, when he gave a passive adherence to the British crown. In 1797 his History of Pennsylvania was published. It embraces the period between 1681 and 1742. He died in Philadelphia, July 7, 1813.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quakers. (search)
isdiction over the Jerseys. Fenwick, who denied the jurisdiction of the Duke of York in the collection of customs duties, was then in custody at New York, but was allowed to depart with the other Friends, on his own recognizance to answer in the autumn. On Aug. 16 the Kent arrived at New Castle, but it was three months before a permanent place was settled upon. That place was on the Delaware River, and was first named Beverly. Afterwards it was called Bridlington, after a parish in Yorkshire, England, whence many of the emigrants had come. The name was corrupted to Burlington, which it still bears. There the passengers of the Kent settled, and were soon joined by many An old Quaker House, Newcastle, Del. others. The village prospered, and other settlements were made in its vicinity. Nearly all the settlers in west Jersey were members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. One of the earliest erected buildings for the public worship of Friends in New Jersey was at Crosswicks
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Textile fabrics (search)
Textile fabrics The difficulty of paying for imported goods in Massachusetts, about 1640, stimulated the people to new kinds of industry. Among other things, cotton and woollen cloths were manufactured. The cultivation of hemp and flax was successfully undertaken. Vessels were sent to the West Indies for cotton. and, at Rowley, where a colony of Yorkshire clothiers had recently settled, the fabrication of linen, woollen, and cotton cloth was set on foot. The first cotton factory in the United States was started in Beverly, Mass., in 1789, by a company who only succeeded in introducing that industry, with very imperfect machinery. A woollen factory was in operation in Hartford, Conn., in 1789, and in 1794 one was established in Byfield, Mass. The same year a carding-machine for wool was first put into operation in the United States. It was constructed under the direction of John and Arthur Schofield. Samuel Slater (q. v.) may be considered the father of cotton manufacturi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
is named Harvard, after its founder......March 13, 1639 Inhabitants from the town of Lynn settle on Long Island......1640 First original publication from Massachusetts, a volume of poems by Mrs. Anne Bradstreet, wife of Governor Bradstreet......1640 New England navigation and commerce date from......1640 Cultivation of hemp and flax successfully undertaken, and the manufacture of linen, cotton, and woollen cloths are begun, particularly at Rowley, a new town, where a colony of Yorkshire clothiers settle, with Ezekiel Rogers, grandson of the famous martyr (John Rogers), for their minister......1640 Hugh Bewitt is banished from the Massachusetts colony for maintaining that he was free from original sin. By order of the court he was to be gone within fifteen days upon pain of death, and if he returned he should be hanged......Dec. 9, 1640 Trouble of the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies with Samuel Gorton begins......1641 Governor Bellingham, of Massachusetts, se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vincent, Philip 1600-1638 (search)
Vincent, Philip 1600-1638 Clergyman; born in Comsbrough, Yorkshire, England, Nov. 20, 1600; educated at the University of Cambridge; ordained in 1625; later came to the United States and settled in Massachusetts. He wrote The true relation of the late battle fought in New England between the English and the Pequot savages. He died in England after 1638.
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 1 (search)
the agent for some of the largest houses in London. George Meade's children were ten in number, five sons and five daughters. Two of the latter married brothers, Thomas and John Ketland, sons of Thomas Ketland, of Birmingham, England, who were engaged in business in Philadelphia for some years after the Revolution. Neither left any descendants. Another of the daughters married William Hustler, also an Englishman, whose descendants now live at Acklam Hall, Middlesborough-on-Tees, Yorkshire, England. The remaining children, with the exception of one son, died in early life and unmarried. This son was Richard Worsam Meade, the father of the subject of these memoirs. He was born in 1778 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, where the family was temporarily residing, having, with many others, removed from Philadelphia upon the occupation of that place by the British army under General Howe. After a thorough education and careful preliminary training, Richard Worsam Meade entered h
. 1. (Printing.) The part of a letter which overhangs the shank. It occurs more frequently in italic than in Roman: jolly old fag embraces the kerned letters of an italic font. 2. (Milling.) A hand-mill for grain. See Quern. Ker′sey. (Fabric.) A probable corruption of Jersey, whence it came. A coarse ribbed cloth made from wool of long staple. Ker-sey-mere′. (Fabric.) A light woolen twilled goods with an oil finish, for men's wear. Named from Kersey, in Yorkshire, England. Cassimere. Ker-sey-nette′. (Fabric.) A thin woolen cloth. Cassinette. Ketch. (Vessel.) An almost obsolete form of two-masted vessel, carrying a tall, square-rigged main-mast forward, and a shorter fore-and-aft rigged mizzen abaft. Being a favorite form of mortar vessel, we frequently read of bomb-ketch in the wars of a past age. Ket′tle. A metallic vessel in which water or other liquid is boiled. In sugar-houses kettles are arranged in rows called b
puteoli, now Pozzuoli, from whence the name pozzaolana, commonly known as Roman cement. This material consists of porous, half-concreted volcanic matter, which is mixed with lime or common mortar to give it the property of hardening under water. It is mentioned by Vitruvins and Pliny. The use of lime in England, as we gather from the accounts of Julius Caesar, was not known previous to the Roman conquest. The oldest limestone quarry in England was opened by the Romans at Tadeaster in Yorkshire, called Calcariae in the Roman itineraries. The quarry is still used. Stamp-mill Lime most commonly occurs in the state of carbonate, such as marble, calcareous spar, oolite, limestone, or chalk. Some limestones include in their composition so large a proportion of iron and clay as to enable them to form cements which have the property of hardening under water, and are called hydraulic limestones. The proportions of clay in vary in different quarries, and often in the same from 8
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