Excerpt from The History of Portland, From 1632 to 1864: With a Notice of Previous Settlements, Colonial Grants, and Changes of Government in Maine During the third of a century which has intervened since the first pub lication, the population of the town has considerably more than doubled its commerce, and its various industrial, religious, social, and literary institutions have multiplied in far larger proportion, and almost an entirely new community has taken the place of the living generation which I then addressed. -this accumulation of facts, while it has necessarily extendeli the work, has given additional value to its pages. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Henry A. Beers
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.
Author: John Brown
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2005-12-01
I was bitten severely by a little dog when with my mother at Moffat Wells, being then three years of age, and I have remained "bitten" ever since in the matter of dogs. I remember that little dog... and were I allowed to search among the shades in the cynic Elysian fields, I could pick her out still.-from "Our Dogs"The 1858 short story "Rab and His Friends"-based on a true incident about a gray mastiff, Rab, and his relationship with an Edinburgh doctor and one of the doctor's patients-is considered one of the finest examples of Victorian melodrama. It is also beautifully portrays the extraordinary insight author John Brown had into the canine temperament; it and other essays included here on Brown's life with the faithful animals will enchant dog lovers. Also featured in this volume: Brown's renowned 1863 sketch, "Marjorie Fleming."Scottish physician and writer John Brown (1810-1882) is best known for his two volumes of essays, Horae Subsecivae (Leisure Hours) (1858, 1861).
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Author: Elri Liebenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-01-05
This volume comprises the proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography. The nineteen papers reflect the research interests of the Commission which span the period from the Enlightenment to the evolution of Geographical Information Science. Apart from studies on general cartography, the volume, which reflects some co-operation with the ICA Commission on Maps and Society and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), contains regional studies on cartographic endeavours in Northern America, Brazil, and Southern Africa. The ICA Commission on Maps and Society participated as its field of study often overlaps with that of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography. The USGS which is the official USA mapping organisation, was invited to emphasise that the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography is not only interested in historical maps, but also has as mandate the research and document the history of Geographical Information Science. The ICA Commission on Maps and Society participated as its field of study often overlaps with that of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography. The USGS which is the official USA mapping organisation, was invited to emphasise that the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography is not only interested in historical maps, but also has as mandate the research and document the history of Geographical Information Science.
Author: Ronald M. Gephart
Release Date: 1984-01-01
Genre: Library of Congress
The latest in a series of publications celebrating the bicentennial of American independence, this annotated bibliography lists the Library of Congress holdings concerning America during the Revolutionary War. Listed are the Library's most important primary and secondary sources, including books, manuscripts, serials, maps, and atlases. There are 12 chapters (the first 9 in Volume 1, the rest in Volume 2) as follows: (1) Research Aids; (2) General Studies--Regional, State and Local; (3) The British Empire and the American Revolution; (4) The Colonies on the Eve of Independence; (5) The West during the Revolutionary Era; (6) The War for Independence, 1775-1783; (7) The Loyalists in America and in Exile; (8) Diplomacy and Other International Aspects of the Revolution; (9) The Confederation and the Consolidation of the Revolution in the States; (10) the Making of the Constitution; (11) Economic, Social, and Intellectual Life in Revolutionary America; and (12) Biographies and Personal Primary Sources. Also included is an essay, "The Preservation and Publication of Documentary Sources on the Revolution." Concluding the publication are an index and a listing of Advisory Committee names. (RM)