Thorpe, Francis Newton, 1857-1926

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Francis Newton Thorpe was an author in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, writing extensively about the early history of American government and culture. Some of his books, such as Benjamin Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania, and Government of the People of the State of Pennsylvania, directly reflect early Pennsylvania history.

From the description of Francis Newton Thorpe's typescript manuscript of A history of the American people, 1899-1900. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 307580565

The New York State Constitutional Convention began on October 13, 1801 in Albany, New York. At the core of the convention was discussion about the Council of Appointment, a body comprised of the governor and four senators who had the power to appointment all state, county, and municipal officials. The debate focused on the issue that both the governor and the senators of the Council claimed the right to nominate appointees. Traditionally, the governor would make appointments while the Council would approve them. However, despite the fact that the powers of the Council were intended only for voting on the governor's appointees, they too began to appoint candidates. The Constitutional Convention of 1801 settled the matter. It was decided that the number of state senators was to be fixed at 32, and the assembly would be given 100 members with the possibility of adding 50 more in the future. The right of nomination was also given to each member of the Council of Appointment in addition to the governor.

From the description of Copybook of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York, 1801. (University of Pittsburgh). WorldCat record id: 304518733

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creatorOf Pepper Family. Papers, 1867-1930. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Thorpe, Francis Newton, 1857-1926. Letters to Horace Howard Furness, 1895-1914. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Thorpe, Francis Newton, 1857-1926. Francis Newton Thorpe's typescript manuscript of A history of the American people, 1899-1900. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Thorpe, Francis Newton, 1857-1926. Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1891. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Tabor" to "Vanni". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from Horace Howard Furness, Wallingford and Philadelphia, to various recipients [manuscript], 1863-1912. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912,. Typed letter signed from Horace Howard Furness, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, to Dr. Francis N. Thorpe, Geneva [manuscript], 1910 November 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Thorpe, Francis Newton, 1857-1926. Copybook of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York, 1801. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIg, 1887-1891 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828. person
associatedWith Clinton, James, 1736-1812. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912, person
associatedWith Henry, Vernon. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith L'Hommedieu, Ezra, 1734-1811. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1801) corporateBody
associatedWith Pepper Family. family
associatedWith Thompson, Smith, 1768-1843. person
associatedWith Tompkins, Daniel J. person
associatedWith Van Ness, William Peter, 1778-1826. person
associatedWith Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. person
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