Fiske, John, 1842-1901Variant names
Historian, philosopher, and librarian. Name originally Edmund Fiske Green; at age thirteen, took name of maternal great-grandfather, John Fiske.
From the description of John Fiske papers, 1867-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 163614392
Philosopher, historian, librarian.
From the description of Papers of John Fiske [manuscript], 1872-1900. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805107
John Fiske was a American author, best known for popular works on scientific ideas. Born Edmund Fisk Green in Hartford, Connecticut, he changed his name in honor of his great-grandfather upon his mother's second marriage. A precocious child, he was educated at Harvard and Harvard Law School, but practiced only briefly as a lawyer. Interested in writing but lacking funds, he was appointed assistant librarian at Harvard, which enabled him to write, gave him access to research materials, and provided a steady income. He proved to be a prolific and diverse author, writing essays and books on a variety of topics; although his scholarship was often questioned, his books were popular with the public. Fiske was an early and adamant supporter of Charles Darwin's theories.
From the description of John Fiske letter to Miss Wright, 1898 Mar. 21. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123906007
John Fiske (1842-1901), lawyer, author, lecturer, and librarian.
From the description of John Fiske papers, 1883-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702201995
John Fiske was born Edmund Fisk Green on Mar. 30, 1842 in Hartford, CT; attended Betts Academy; graduated from Harvard, 1863; married Abby Morgan Brooks in 1864; lecturer in history beginning 1879; served temporary appointments at Harvard and Washington Univ. (St. Louis); wrote books on a variety of subjects: Darwinism and other essays (1879), The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge (1885), The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 (1888), Through nature to God (1899), and Essays historical and literary (1902); died on July 4, 1901.
From the description of Papers, 1865-1917. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38272579
John Fiske (original name Edmund Fisk Green), American philosopher, writer and popular public speaker. He was known for his work that popularized .
From the description of Papers of John Fiske, 1850-1901. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122565045
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Petersham, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644279715
American philosopher and historian.
From the description of Letter [manuscript] Cambridge, to Mr. Sheldon, 1892 February 12. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806339
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to John S. Clark, 1878 Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517494
John Fiske, philosopher and historian, was born in Hartford, Conn. in 1842.
After graduating from Harvard in 1863, Fiske lectured at his alma mater where he also later became assistant librarian. He left Harvard in 1879 and became a popular lecturer in the U. S. and abroad for the next two decades. During this period, Fiske also published over twenty works on American history, philosophy, and the theory of evolution. He died in Gloucester, Mass. in 1901.
From the description of Letter : Edward E. Ayer, Esq., Old Colony Building, Chicago, 1900 Mar. 20. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37113188
John Fiske (1842-1901) was an American historian and lecturer.
John Fiske was born March 30, 1842 to Edmund Brewster and Mary Fisk (Bound) Green in Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard University with his B.A. in 1863. He married Abby Morgan Brooks on September 6, 1864. Fiske passed the bar examination in July 1864 despite having never attended law school. In 1869, Fiske was invited to lecture at Harvard University on philosophy and history. This led to his appointment as assistant librarian in 1872, a position he held at Harvard for 7 years. Fiske spent the rest of his career lecturing on philosophical principles and focusing on historical writing. He died July 4, 1901.
From the guide to the John Fiske Correspondence, 1874-1900, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Middle Atlantic States|
|Publishers and publishing|
|Braddock's Campaign, 1755|
|Lectures and lecturing|
|Lectures and lecturing|
|Male authors, American|