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George Bancroft

  • 1800, 3 Oct.: Born, Worcester, Mass.
  • 1817: A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1818 - 1822 : Studied in Germany, France, England, Switzerland, and Italy
  • 1820: M.A., Ph.D., University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • 1822 - 1923 : Tutor in Greek, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1823: Published Poems. Cambridge, [Mass.]: University Press Established with J. G. Cogswell Round Hill School, Northampton, Mass.
  • 1823 - 1831 : Teacher, Round Hill School, Northampton, Mass.
  • 1827: Married Sarah H. Dwight (died 1837)
  • 1834 - 1875 : Published History of the United States. Boston: Little, Brown
  • 1837: Appointed collector, port of Boston, Mass.
  • 1838: Married Elizabeth Davis Bliss (died 1886)
  • 1845 - 1846 : Secretary of the navy
  • 1846 - 1849 : U.S. minister to Great Britain
  • 1867 - 1874 : U.S. minister, Berlin, Germany
  • 1882: Published History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America. New York: D. Appleton (2 vols.)
  • 1889: Published Martin Van Buren to the End of His Public Career. New York: Harper
  • 1891, 17 Jan.: Died, Washington, D.C.

Alexander Bliss

  • 1827, 29 Dec.: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1847: B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1853: Admitted to the bar, New York, N.Y.
  • 1861: Entered Union Army
  • 1862: Captain and assistant quartermaster, volunteers
  • 1863: Captain and assistant quartermaster, regular army Lieutenant colonel and quartermaster of volunteers
  • 1864: Published with John Pendleton Kennedy Autograph Leaves of Our County's Authors. Baltimore: Cushings & Bailey
  • 1865: Breveted colonel, U.S. Army Married Eleanor Taylor Albert (died 1874)
  • 1866 - 67 : Colonel and quartermaster of volunteers
  • 1867 - 74 : Secretary, U.S. Legation, Berlin, Germany
  • 1868: Resigned from the army
  • 1896, 30 Apr.: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Bancroft-Bliss Families Papers, 1788-1928, (bulk 1815-1875), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Bancroft-Bliss Families Papers, 1788-1928, (bulk 1815-1875) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Bancroft, Elizabeth Davis, 1803-1886 person
associatedWith Bancroft family family
associatedWith Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 person
associatedWith Bliss, Alexander, 1792-1827 person
associatedWith Bliss, Alexander, -1896. Alexander Bliss papers. person
correspondedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 person
correspondedWith Crane, Joseph G. person
correspondedWith Curtis, George William, 1824-1892 person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
correspondedWith Estcomb, Caroline B. person
correspondedWith Hardwick, George person
correspondedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 person
correspondedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905 person
correspondedWith Ingalls, Rufus, 1818-1893 person
correspondedWith Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870 person
correspondedWith Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham), 1816-1892 person
correspondedWith Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 person
correspondedWith Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894 person
associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849 person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
correspondedWith Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 person
associatedWith United States. Army. Quartermaster's Department. corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Buren, Angelica Singleton, 1816-1877 person
correspondedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 person
correspondedWith Williams, Lydia person
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