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Adventures In Friendship

Adventures In Friendship

Those who fell in love with “Adventures in Contentment” and the man who went straight into nature’s heart and read her message, will welcome with delight this “Adventures in Friendship.” The beauty of the open is in every page.

The Winning of the West – Volume 3

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

The Winning of the West – Volume 4

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1858-1919), also known as T. R., and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. […]

The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century

John Ruskin (1819-1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as well. Ruskin’s essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Ruskin’s range was vast. He wrote over 250 works which started from art […]

A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee in 1856

Stephen Palfrey Webb (1804-1879) was Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts for two nonconsecutive terms (1842-1845, 1860-1862) and Mayor of San Francisco (1854-1855). After finishing law school, he practiced law in Salem. Afterwards, he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature, first as a Representative and then as a Senator. He was then elected Salem’s mayor, serving three […]

The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States

Ida Bell Wells, later Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), was an African American civil rights advocate and an early women’s rights advocate active in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Fearless in her opposition to lynchings, Wells documented hundreds of these atrocities. Wells became a public figure in Memphis when, in 1884, she led a campaign against racial segregation on […]

The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, Vol. XIII. America: Part II

Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) was an English writer, famous for his Voyages, which provided William Shakespeare and others with material, and was a foundation for the travel literature genre. Hakluyt was born in Hereford and educated at Westminster School, where he was a Queen’s Scholar. Hakluyt’s first work brought him to the notice of Lord Howard […]

A Political History of the State of New York, Volume I: 1774-1832

De Alva Stanwood Alexander (1845-1925) was an American journalist, lawyer, historian, and member of the United States House of Representatives. At 16 he enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and fought in the Civil War. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1870, worked briefly as a teacher and newspaper editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana and […]

A Political History of the State of New York, Volume II: 1833-1861

De Alva Stanwood Alexander (1845-1925) was an American journalist, lawyer, historian, and member of the United States House of Representatives. At 16 he enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and fought in the Civil War. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1870, worked briefly as a teacher and newspaper editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana and […]

Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

Mary White Rowlandson (1637-1711) was a colonial American woman who was captured by Native Americans during King Philip’s War. After her release, she wrote a book about her experience, Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, considered a seminal work in the American literary genre of captivity narratives. Her book earned Rowlandson […]

Mob Rule in New Orleans

Ida Bell Wells, later Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), was an African American civil rights advocate and an early women’s rights advocate active in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Fearless in her opposition to lynchings, Wells documented hundreds of these atrocities. Wells became a public figure in Memphis when, in 1884, she led a campaign against racial segregation on […]

Kansas: The Prelude to the War for the Union

Leverett Wilson Spring (1840-1917) was an American author. In 1858, he entered Williams College, but had to give up study due to failing eyesight. He worked for a year as a clerk in a country store, becoming acquainted with all sorts and conditions of goods and wares and dispensing them to all sorts and conditions […]

Indian Speeches (1907-1909)

John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn, OM, PC (1838-1923) was a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor. He was educated at Cheltenham College, University College School and Lincoln College, Oxford. He quarrelled with his father over religion, and had to leave Oxford early without an honours degree. His father had wanted him to […]

History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra

Charles Fayette McGlashan (1847- 1931) was born in Wisconsin. He attended Sotoyme Institute, Healdsburg, California, from 1861 to 1865 and Williston Seminary in Massachusetts, 1868-1870. In 1878 a subscription to the Republican from a survivor of the Donner Party led to McGlashan’s writing several articles on the subject. In 1879 History of the Donner Party: […]

A History of Lawrence, Kansas

Richard Cordley (1829-1904) was an American author. In 1854, he graduated from the University of Michigan and in 1857 from the Andover Theological Seminary. In 1857, he preached his first sermon in the Plymouth Congregational Church at Lawrence, Kansas, where he remained as pastor until 1875. At the time of the Quantrill raid in 1863, […]

The Famous Missions of California

William Henry Hudson (1841-1922) was an author, naturalist and ornithologist. He was born in the Quilmes Partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, where he is considered to belong to the national literature as Guillermo Enrique Hudson, the Spanish version of his name. He spent his youth studying the local flora and fauna and observing both […]

Explorations in Australia: The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

John McDouall Stuart (1815-1866) was the most accomplished and most famous of all Australia’s inland explorers. Stuart led the second expedition to traverse the Australian mainland from south to north, and the first to do so from a starting point in South Australia, achieving this despite poor backing from the Government of South Australia. His […]

England in America, 1580-1652

Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935) was a U. S. educator and historian. He was the son of President John Tyler and First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler, born at Sherwood Forest Plantation. He graduated in 1875 at the University of Virginia. From 1888 to 1919, he served as president of the College of William and Mary (W&M), […]

Customs and Fashions in Old New England

Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911) was an American historian and author from Worcester, Massachusetts, who wrote a number of books on Colonial America (and especially the New England region) such as Curious Punishments of Bygone Days (1874). In 1874, she married Henry Earle of New York, changing her name from Mary Alice Morse to Alice Morse […]

The Coming of the Friars and Other Historic Essays

When King Richard of England, whom men call the Lion-hearted, was wasting his time at Messina, after his boisterous fashion, in the winter of 1190, he heard of the fame of Abbot Joachim, and sent for that renowned personage, that he might hear from his own lips the words of prophecy and their interpretation.

Civil Government of Virginia

William Fayette Fox (1836-1909) was an American author and professor. He was born in King William County, Virginia. He was educated in the old field schools of Virginia, in Rumford Academy, King William County, Richmond College, Richmond, Virginia, and the University of Virginia. From 1859 until 1860 he was a teacher in Columbia, Virginia then […]

California, 1849-1913

The year 1849 has a peculiarly thrilling sensation to the California Pioneer, not realized by those who came at a later date. My purpose in recording some of my recollections of early days is not for publication nor aggrandizement, but that it may be deposited in the archives of my descendants, that I was one […]

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