William Blake Dean and family papers, undated and 1813, 1851-1937.
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Mark Twain (b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, November 30, 1835, Florida, MO – d. April 21, 1910, Redding, CT) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pil...
John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...
The United States Monetary Commission was organized under joint resolution of August 15, 1876. From the description of Documents of the United States National Monetary Commission in regards to Portugal, 1710-1877. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 429235322 ...
The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...
William Blake Dean was born on September 28, 1838 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Captain William and Aurelia Butler Dean. He received his education in the Pittsburgh public schools, at Bolmar's Boarding School for Boys in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and at Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania. Dean arrived in St. Paul in 1856, and became bookkeeper for the wholesale iron and hardware firm of Nicols and Berkey. In 1860 he succeeded Berkey in...
The American Field Service (AFS) was founded in 1914 as a volunteer ambulance corps. It served with the French Armies in World War I. In 1939 the American Field Service volunteer ambulance service was reactivated. It served first with French forces in France, then with British forces in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and India/Burma. From the description of World War II records, [ca. 1939-1945] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490917 The American Field ...
Herschel Vespasian Jones was born August 30, 1861, in Jefferson, New York, to William S. Jones and Helen ( née Merchant). Herschel married Lydia Augusta Wilcox in 1885 and had seven children: Tessie Wilcox (b. 1886), Carl Waring (1887), Florence Purrington (1889), Paul Merchant (b. 1890), Jefferson (b. 1891), Herschel V., Jr. (b. 1893), Moses Chase (b. 1894), and Frances Lois (b. 1895). Herschel began working at a small Jefferson, New York newspaper when he was 15 years ...
John Sargent Pillsbury was born in Sutton, New Hampshire, and came to the village of St. Anthony MN in 1855 to open a hardware business. 15 years later, he began his flour milling enterprise, which became one of the largest in the world. In 1863, Pillsbury began to take an interest in the University of Minnesota, which had been closed by debt. Pillsbury accepted an appointment as a University Regent, and began the first of several successful rescues of the University. He served as a Regent until...
Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...
Cushman Kellogg Davis, a Senator from Minnesota, was born in Henderson, Jefferson County, N.Y., on June 16, 1838. He moved with his parents to Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he attended the public schools, Carroll College in Waukesha, and graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1857. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Waukesha. He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1865 and became a member of the State house of representatives ine 1867, then s...
A. Barton Hepburn was born July 24, 1846 in Colton, New York and died January 25, 1922 in New York City after being struck by a bus. He was educated in Colton, St. Lawrence Academy in Potsdam, and Middlebury College in Vermont. He was a lawyer, legislator, head of the Railway Committee of 1879, served as Superintendent to the Banking Deparment of the State of New York, US Bank Examiner, Comptroller of Currency, and with Chase National. He was benefactor to Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg, New Yor...
Banker and railroad executive. From the description of Papers, 1889-1910. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122443188 ...
George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...
Poet and short story writer; daughter of William Dean Howells. From the description of God's will [manuscript], 1913. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 741786541 William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American author, editor, and critic. Mildred Howells was an author and Howells' daughter. In 1959, Van Wyck Brooks published a biography of Howells: Howells, his life and world. From the description of Mildred Howells correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks...
Charles Dickens, English novelist. From the guide to the Charles Dickens manuscript material : 7 items, 1842-1851, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Charles Dickens (1812-1870), the Victorian novelist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography . From the guide to the Correspondence of Charles Dickens, with related material, ca. 1834-1955, (Leeds University Librar...
Railroad financier. From the description of Addresses, 1902-1916. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853289 Businessman and railroad executive, James J. Hill (1838-1916), was founder of the Great Northern Railway Company, which incorporated and extended an important transcontinental line, running from St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington by 1893. Frequently called the "Empire Builder," Hill amassed a personal fortune through h...
Guest was born Aug. 20, 1881 in Eng., the son of Edwin and Julia Guest. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit (Mich.) in 1897. He started writing when age 14. Guest worked as a newspaper man for the Detroit Free Press, 1895-1959. He did radio presentations and his verse was syndicated across the country. Guest married and had two children. He was frequently referred to as "The Poet of the Plain People". Guest died in 1959. (Information from Michigan Authors, pp. 146-147.) The Clarke H...
George VI (b. December 14, 1895, Norfolk, England–d. February 6, 1952, Nofolk, England) was King of the United Kingdom from December 11, 1936 until his death. Known publicly as Albert until his accession, and "Bertie" among his family and close friends, George VI was born in the reign of his great-grandmother Queen Victoria, and was named after his great-grandfather Albert, Prince Consort. As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne. He attended naval colleg...
American charitable organization. From the description of American National Red Cross records, 1906-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867267 Historical Note The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principals of the International Red Cross Movement. The Federal Charter states it is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizat...