Mid-1920s ERB, Inc. Office Inventory: Displayed in Blue
50s Notebook presented by Danton to the McWhorter Memorial Collection ~ Displayed in Black
Titles in the present Danton Burroughs Collection dictated to Bruce Bozarth ~ Displayed in Red
Titles Collated by George McWhorter from the Porges Papers: Displayed in Green
Burroughs Library List Compiled by Phil Burger: Displayed in Grey
Lost Editions Uncovered by Hillman Research in Gold
George W. The Cavalier
CACKMAN, George ~ Norton's American Indian Vol 1&2 15$ Gilt design, 1926 GRANT
CAINE, Hall The Eternal City
CALHOUN, Frances Boyd Miss Minerva and William Green Hill
CAMERON, Commander V. Lovett ~ Savage Africa - London/New York 1903 T Nelson and Sons
CANFIELD, Dorothy Her Son's Wife
CANFIELD, Dorothy The Brimming Cup
CANOT, Captain Theodore: Adventures of an African Slaver
CAPES, W. W. (William Wolfe): The early empire, from the assassination of Julius Csar to that of Domitian
CARLSON: Swedish Grammar
CARLTON, William Carlton ~ Willie Reilly and his Dear Collie Vaughn Ins: Charles Burroughs, Ellison Iowa DEC 15 1894.
CARMANY: Among the Apaches
CARR, Harry: Old Mother Mexico
CARROLL, Lewis ~ Alice in Wonderland 1908
CARROLL, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
CASE: Thirty Years with the Mex
CASEY, Robert J.: Easter Island: Home of the Scronful Gods
CASEY, Robert J.: Four Faces of Siva
CASTLE, Agnes & Egerton ~ Rose of the World
CASTLE, Egerton Young April
CATHER, Willa The Professor House
CATHERWOOD, Mary Hartwell Lazarre
CATLIN, George: North American Indians (2 voluems)
CATLIN, George. North American Indians; Being Lettera and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years Travel Amongst The Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839. 2 volumes. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1926.
CHAILLU: In African Forests and Jungle (See Paul Belloni Du Chaillu in D3)
CHALFANT, W. A.: Death Valley (1933...(no publisher listed)
CHALFANT, W. A.: Story of Inyo
CHAMBERS, Robert W. The Crimson Tide
CHAMBERS, Robert W. The Dark Star
CHAMBERS, Robert W. The Fighting Chance
CHAMBERS: The Fighting Chance
CHAMBERS, Robert W. The Fighting Chance. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1906. Flyleaf inscription: “To Dear Old Husband from his Dear Old Wife, September first nineteen hundred and six. Ed Burroughs, 194 Park Avenue, Chicago.”
CHAMBERS, Robert W. In Search
CHAMBERS, Robert W. The Slayer of Souls
CHAMBERS, Robert W. Who Goes There
CHAMBERS: Who Goes There
CHILVERS, Hedley A.: Seven Wonders of South Africa
CHURCHILL, Winston Richard Carvell
CHURCHILL, Winston The Crisis
CHURCHILL: The Crisis
CHURCHILL, Winston The Crossing
CLAUDY, C. H. Tell Me Why
COATES Children's Book of Poetry
COBB, Irving S. Goin' on Fourteen
COBB, Irving S. Speaking of Operations
COBURN, F.D. Swine in America; A Text-book for the Breeder, Feeder & Student. New York: Orange Judd Company, 1916.
COBURN: Swine in America
COHEN, Octavus Roy Polished Ebony
COHEN: Polished Ivory
COLUM, Padraic The Island of the Might
COLUMBUS: Columbus Series
COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION: Official Views of the Columbian Exposition - Dept of Photo. 1893
COLVER, Alice Ross ~ Babs at College
COLVER, Alice Ross ~ Babs at Home
COMPOSITION: New Handbook of Composition
COMSTOCK, Harriet T. Joline
COOK, John: Cook's Voyages (1902); DAVIS, George Wesley: Alone: A Beautiful Land of Dreams (Los Angeles, Times Mirror, 1922);
COOKE, Marjorie Benton Cinderella Jane 1917 A.L. Burt
COOKE, Marjorie Benton Cinderella Jane
CORBETT, Jim ~ Man-eaters of Kumaon Oxford 1946 1st American Edition
CORCORAN, Brewer The Princess Naida
CORNELL, Hughes Born Rich
COZZENS: Samuel Woodworth. The Marvelous Country: Three Years in Arizona and New Mexico, the Apache's Home ~ 1873 Shepard and Gill, Boston. (pp. 409-413).
CRANE, Edward A.: The Second French Empire (1905)
CRANE, Leo: Indians of the Enchanted Desert (Boston, Little/Brown, 1925)
CRAWFORD, F. Marion Don Orsino
CROFT, Freeman Wills Pit Prop Syndicate
CRANE: Indians of the Enchanted Desert
CRAWFORD: Dan Orsino
CREMONY, John Carey ~ Life Among the Apaches
CROSS, Ruth The Golden Cocoon
CRUMMER, Wilbur. F. (45th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer). With Grant at Fort Donelson, Shilo and Vicksburg; And an Appreciation of General U.S. Grant. Oak Park, Il: E.C. Crummer and Company, 1915. Flyleaf inscription: “To Edgar Rice Burroughs, compliments of the author Wilbur R. Crummer, Oak Park, Ils, June 20, 1917.”
CUMMINGS. Edward Marmaduke of Tennessee
CURTIS, Alice Turner ~ Grandpa's Little Girls
CURWOOD, James A Gentleman of Courage
CURWOOD, James Back to God's Country
CURWOOD, James God's Country and the Women
CURWOOD, James Isobel
CURWOOD, James The Alaskan
CURWOOD, James The Ancient Highway
CURWOOD, James The Black Hunter
CURWOOD, James The Courage of Marge O'Doone
CURWOOD, James The Danger Trail
CURWOOD, James The Flaming Forest
CURWOOD, James The Golden Snare
CURWOOD, James The Grizzly King
CURWOOD, James The Hunted Woman
CURWOOD, James The River's End
CURWOOD, James The Valley of Silent Men
CUSTER, My Life on the Plains - by Custer - 1881 Sheldon and Company
|George W. Cable 1844-1925|
|The Cavalier 1901 Scribner's & Sons, New York, Illustrations
by Howard Chandler Christy
Gideon's Band: Scribners 1914 ~ This is a Romantic Tale of the Mississippi.
George W. Cable-The Life & Times of a Southern Heretic ~ by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.~ Pegasus ~ 1969.
John March, Southerner ~ 1894/1903 ~ Scribner's Sons ~ NY ~ A story of the American South after the Civil War
George Washington Cable 1844-1925
Author of Peter Pan along with J.M. Barrie
|Hall Caine (1853 - 1931)|
|The Eternal City 1901 ~ NY: Appleton
~ "He looked for a city which hath foundations whose builder and maker
Film adaptation in 1923 many other screen credits in silent films
Henry Hall Caine was born on 14th May 1853 at Runcorn in Cheshire,
where his parents were residing temporarily. His father John Caine, a Manxman,
had gone to Merseyside looking for work. Hall was his mother's name, and
she hailed from Cumberland. During his childhood Thomas Henry was occasionally
sent to stay with his uncle who lived on the Isle of Man in a thatched
cottage at Ballaugh. He would help out with his uncle's butcher-farmer
business and ride into the market in Douglas on a small horse and cart.
His grandmother lived at the cottage and it was she who told him wondrous
tales of Manx fairies and witches and all about the folklore of the island
which would provide material for him to draw on in later life for his novels.
Grandmother Caine taught him the rudiments of the Manx language,and it
was she who gave him the nickname Hommy Veg which in Manx meant little
Tommy. Some of his time in the Isle of Man was spent helping another of
his uncles who was a schoolmaster at Kirk Maughold, near Ramsey. When young
Tommy returned to Liverpool he had sown the seeds of a life-long attachment
to the Island, and this bond grew ever stronger. Thomas became an apprentice
architect in Liverpool, whilst at the same time writing articles for trade
journals and contributions to newspapers and magazines. He gave lectures
around Merseyside to various societies and the subject of one of these,
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, invited him to London. Caine lived with the old
man right up until his death and the two became great friends. Under his
influence Caine took up writing of a more literary kind, contributing to
The Academy and The Atheneum as well as other periodicals. During his time
in London Caine shared rooms with an academic friend Eric Robertson, and
in the evenings they had meals sent over from a nearby café. The
food was delivered by two of the young girls who worked there -- one of
them was called Mary Chandler. Some months later she arrived unexpectedly
with her step-father who claimed she had been "ruined". She was just 13
years old, Hall Caine was 29. Legally, there was nothing to stop them from
marrying, the age of consent at that time being 13, but instead Caine agreed
to keep her and educate her. They both kept quiet, never admitting that
they were not married, and when in company Caine would tell people that
she was 17. They went to live in Sevenoaks in Kent where Mary devoted all
her time to her education and to becoming a fit wife for an intellectual
author. A year later they moved to Worsley Road in Hampstead, and not long
afterwards Mary became pregnant. Her baby was born in 1884 and christened
Ralph. Still Caine made no attempt to legalise the situation -- he did
not register the birth for a month. When he did, he committed perjury by
giving his wife's name as "Mary Alice Caine, formerly Chandler." He was
however a loving, caring father in every other respect, and he loved both
wife and child dearly. In 1886 Caine took Mary to Edinburgh, staying
at 83 Princes Street and arranged a quiet wedding. No one except the Registrar
and two local witnesses knew anything about it. Caine gave his age correctly
as 33, but Mary's was given as 23, but she was in fact only 17. Caine's
marriage marked the start of the most successful stage of his career. His
other son, Derwent was born in 1891. Hall Caine's first novel, The
Shadow of a Crime, published in 1885, and his second, A Son of Hagar, published
one year later, were both set in Cumberland. Rossetti read both of them
and advised Caine to change tack and try his hand at a Manx story. He could,
said Rossetti, become "The Bard of Manxland." Heeding this advice Caine
wrote The Deemster (1887) incorporating aspects of life on the Isle of
Man, and it was this work that brought him to prominence as a novelist.
His next books, The Bondman, and The Scapegoat (1890), and Cap'n Davey's
Honeymoon (1893) all further enhanced his rapidly growing reputation. In
1894 The Manxman sold nearly 400,000 copies and was translated into many
foreign languages, earning Caine a tidy sum of money, but even this was
eclipsed by sales of his next novel The Christian (1897) which reached
650,000 -- a staggering number for that time. And so it continued -- sales
of The Eternal City (1901) a novel set in Rome sold over one million worldwide.
Of all these titles The Scapegoat is authoritatively described as his highest
achievement as a story teller. It can be said that Hall Caine's quest to
become The Bard of Manxland was at the same time putting the Isle of Man
on the map. It was around this time that it became a favourite holiday
resort. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company had purchased brand new steamers
to bring many thousands of tourists to Douglas, the island's capital, from
Liverpool. Local businessmen speculated on providing new hotels and boarding
houses, and new entertainment buildings sprung up to meet the new demand.
More novels followed and many were best sellers of the time. Hall Caine
left his home in England and moved to the Isle of Man where he was not
slow to take full advantage of his fame and popularity, being interviewed
and photographed for numerous magazines and periodicals. One magazine
of the time described Hall Caine as "Slightly built, rather under what
is called medium height. Hair, moustache and pointed beard are of bright
brown, and with a lofty forehead and keen humorous eyes, he would give
you the impression of being a man of great ability even if his name and
real personality were unknown to you." Many people remarked that in appearance
he was not unlike William Shakespeare. Indeed, knowing he was an astute
egotist, many commentators reckoned he deliberately cultivated the likeness.
In October 1901 he stood as a candidate in the Manx elections. He was successful
and became a member of the House of Keys (The Manx Parliament) for Ramsey.
Some years later he moved back to live in England where it was easier to
supervise his many literary projects like the production of his plays,
and he also visited the United States to lobby the government there
about the setting up of copyright legislation. During the Great War (1914-1918)
he wrote many patriotic articles, and edited King Albert's Book, the proceeds
of which went to help Belgian refugees. He cancelled many literary contracts
in America to devote all his time and energy to the British war effort.
He was made a K.B.E in 1918 on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Lloyd George, and four years later he was made a Companion of Honour in
recognition of his distinction in literature. He was received by Kings,
Presidents, Princes and the Pope. He was on speaking terms with Prime Ministers,
Ambassadors, leading politicians, eminent actors, and he had now reached
the summit of international fame. The last of Hall Caine's full length
novels was published in 1921, when he gave up writing to concentrate on
his life's work -- a Life of Christ, which he had been researching for
many years during several visits to Palestine and Transjordania. He died
before this work was completed and it was published posthumously by his
two sons in 1938. Hall Caine died at his home, Greeba Castle on the Isle
of Man on 31st August 1931, in his 79th year. For twenty years between
1893 and 1930 he had held an unquestioned place as one of the best-read
of British authors.
|Frances Boyd Calhoun 1867-1909|
|Miss Minerva and William Green Hill 1909
Online eText version:http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=5187
Part of a 12-book series.Sort of an early "Little Rascals" of the South - humorous and filled with the innocence of the era. The real life character upon whom these books are based is William Green Hill who died at 64, the son of a prominent Tennessee physician Dr. Lafayette Hill. The first book, Miss Minerva and William Green Hill, was originally written by Frances Boyd Calhoun. After she died the series was continued by Emma Speed Sampson, who wrote the sequel Billy and the Major, Miss Minerva's Baby, Miss Minerva on the Old Plantation, Miss Minerva Broadcasts Billy, Miss Minerva's Scallywags, Miss Minerva's Problem, Miss Minerva's Vacation, Miss Minerva's Neighbors, Miss Minerva's Mystery, Miss Minerva Goin' Places, and one other title.
|Calhoun lived in Covington, Tennessee, where she was a teacher.|
|Commander Verney Lovett Cameron July1, 1844 – March 26, 1894|
In Savage Africa or, The Adventures of Frank Baldwin from the Gold Coast to Zanzibar. - 1887/1903 London/New York T Nelson and Sons ~ 359 pp ~ illustrated.
CAMERON, VERNEY LOVETT (1844-1894), English traveller in Central Africa, was born at Radipole, near Weymouth, Dorsetshire, on the 1st of July 1844. He entered the navy in 1857, served in the Abyssinian. campaign. of i868, and was employed for a considerable time in the suppression. of the East African slave trade. The experien.ce thus obtained led to his being selected to command an expedition. sent by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873, to succour Dr. Livingstone. He was also instructed to make independent explorations, guided by Livingstones advice. Soon after the departure of the expedition from Zanzibar, Livingstones servants were met bearing the dead body of their master. Camerons two European companions turned back, but he continued his march and reached Ujiji, on Lake Tanganyika, in February I874, where he found and sent to England Livingstones papers. Cameron spent some time determining the true fOrm of the south part of the lake, and solved the question of its outlet by the discovery of the Lukuga river. From Tanganyika he struck westward to Nyangwe, the Arab town on the Lualaba previously visited by Livingstone. This river Cameron rightly believed to be the main stream of the Congo, and he en.deavoured to procure canoes to foliow it down. In this he was unsuccessful, owing to his refusal to countenance slavery, an.d he therefore turned south-west. After tracing the Congo-Zambezi watershed for hundreds of miles he reached Bihe and finally arrived at the coast ot~ the 28th of November 1875, being the first European to cn~ss Equatorial Africa from sea to sea. His travels, which were published in 1877 under the title Across Africa, contain valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent, including the utilization of the great lakes as a Cape to Cairo connection. In recognition of his work he was promoted to the rank of commander, marie a Companion of the Bath and given the gold medal of the Geographical Society. The remainder of Camerons life. was chiefly devoted to nrolects for the commercial develon ment of Africa, and t~writing tales for the young. He visited the Euphrates valley in 1878-1879 in connection with a proposed railway to the Persian Gulf, and accompanied Sir Richard Burton in his West African journey of 1882. At the Gold Coast Cameron surveyed the Tarkwa region, and he was joint author with Burton of To theGold Coast for Gold (1883). He was killed, near Leighton Buzzard, by a fail from horseback when returning from hunting, on the 24th of March 5894.
|Dorothy Canfield (Fisher) ~ Lawrence,
Kansas February 17, 1879 - Arlington, Vermont November 9, 1958
A respected novelist in the American literary landscape of the early twentieth century.
|Her Son's Wife ~ 1926 Harcourt, Brace and Company, NY
The Brimming Cup ~ 1921 Harcourt, Brace and Company, NY
The Bent Twig: 1925 Grosset & Dunlap with Henry Holt, NY 480 pages ~ A novel about a young woman and the temptations of college life in her senior year only to be saved by the inherited beliefs of her midwestern wholesome upbringing.
Understood Betsy: Online eText: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/canfield/understood/understood.html
Dorothy Canfield Fishe Bio Articles
History: How Dorothy Canfield Fisher burnished Vermont’s image
Dorothy Canfield Fisher: Returning to ‘The Home-Maker’
The most eloquent ode to town meeting ever told
Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born in Lawrence, Kansas, February 17, 1879, the second child and only daughter of James Hulme Canfield, educator, college professor, Chancellor and president, respectively, at University of Kansas, University of Nebraska and Ohio State, and Flavia Camp Canfield, artist and writer. She is of New England descent. The Canfields came to America in 1636, and settled permanently in Vermont in 1764. With her marriage to John Redwood Fisher and their subsequent removal to one of the Canfield family homesteads in Arlington, VT, Dorothy became prominently and intimately connected with Vermont and state affairs - as a most active public citizen, best-known and well-loved woman of letters, and unofficial "biographer."
Dorothy Canfield was educated in the United States and France. At the age of ten she spent a year in Paris while Flavia pursued art studies. Dorothy picked up foreign languages readily, and in the course of later trips, she became an accomplished linguist. Her AB degree was awarded at Ohio State University in 1899 while her father was President there. She pursued graduate study at the Sorbonne and Columbia University in preparation for a career as a teacher of modern languages, and she earned her Ph.D. degree from Columbia in 1904.
While at Columbia, Dorothy Canfield met John Redwood Fisher, and she married him in 1907. Turning aside her plans for an academic career, she devoted herself to creative writing (for both adults and juveniles), translating and criticism. A daughter, Sally, was born in 1909, a son, Jimmy, in 1913.
Because Dorothy had lived and studied in Europe, both she and her husband felt genuine personal distress at the outbreak of the first world war. In 1915 John Fisher joined the American Volunteer Ambulance corps and served with the French Army until the end of the war. In August, 1916 Dorothy and her two children joined him, and the family settled in Crouy-sur-Ourcq situated five miles from the Western Front. For over two years the Fishers did war relief work. Dorothy was instrumental in organizing Braille printing of books and magazines for blinded soldiers and establishing the Bidart Home for Children, a convalescent home for refugees. Her progressive conscience led her into activities which spanned several years and both world wars: fresh-air and adoption programs for refugee children, and the Children's Crusade for Children, a penny-sharing relief program for American schoolchildren. She headed the committee which urged the United States to pardon its conscientious objectors, sponsored the emigration of and resettlement assistance to Jewish intellectuals and professionals; and financed the delivery of CARE packages to families with whom friendships had been formed during earlier visits to Europe. After her son, then an Army surgeon, died as a result of wounds received during the 1945 raid on the Japanese POW camp at Cabanatuan, Dorothy and her husband sponsored a year's study at Harvard Medical School for the Philippine couple who tried to save young Fisher's life. Her war relief work earned Dorothy Canfield Fisher citations of appreciation from Eleanor Roosevelt, Madame Chaing Kai-shek and the Danish government.
It was during a trip to Rome in 1912 that Canfield Fisher met Maria Montessori and became interested in her system of child training. This interest in educational theory remained an active and life-long concern, and led to the publication by Canfield Fisher of several books on education and childbearing. A Montessori Mother explained the theory of the Montessori method, and detailed how it could be adapted to American homes and schools. Another book, Why Stop Learning?, addressed adult education. In 1919, she was appointed a member of the State Board of Education of Vermont, and consequently worked to improve the conditions of rural school systems. The belief in the efficacy of education which she inherited from her father - particularly the benefits of a well-stocked library for every American - convinced her to participate in the Book-of-the-Month Club as a selection judge. This position Dorothy Canfield Fisher filled for twenty-five years, beginning with the Club's inception in 1926.
Of Canfield Fisher's literary production, the Manchester (England) Guardian has written, "She is one of the very few American authors who, while profoundly influenced by her European experiences, and her appreciation of many things in Europe, retains a full-blooded Americanism of the best kind. We are tired of the young men and women who are too proud to live out of Paris, and despise the culture of New England. The other American authors, who have no sense of anything outside the States, seem rather limited to a European. Miss Canfield is happy in being able to apply her European knowledge to American conditions; and she occupies a very remarkable position in consequence among American authors." Thematically, her works concern the problems of personal life and individual growth. Her characters move through a variety of locales, all convincingly presented by the author: New England or Midwestern small towns, war-torn Europe, and the Basque country of France. She portrays men, women, and children experiencing with emotional intensity the intimate conflicts of everyday life- supported by or defending their own best ethical and spiritual standards. Trial and temptation exist in her characters' lives, but Canfield Fisher's heroes and heroines always prevail. Contemporary reception of her work won widespread popular and critical acclaim, with several of her books having been translated into French, German, Dutch and Italian. Present-day tastes, however, would consider her moral standard to be "old-fashioned" and her writing to be obviously didactic. A complete list of Canfield Fisher's major works appears at the end of this biographical sketch.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher died on November 9, 1958. Her philosophy of leading a rich and full life had won her the admiration of her readers and a highly-regarded reputation in many fields, as a novelist and short story writer, an essayist and critic, an educational philosopher and leader of social welfare works. Her correspondence evidences the extensive personal contact she shared with other writers of the day, including Henry Seidel Canby, Heywood Broun, Willa Cather, Isaak Dinesen and of course, Robert Frost. She was awarded honorary degrees from Dartmouth (being the first woman to be so honored), Columbia, Nebraska, Middlebury, Swarthmore, Smith, Williams, Ohio State and the University of Vermont.
|Captain Theodore Canot 1807-|
|The Adventures of an African Slaver: being an account of his career
and adventures on the coast, in the interior, on shipboard, and in the
West Indies ~ 1928 ~ Albert & Chalres Boni Inc. in 1928 ~
Captain Canot told this true account to Brantz Mayer who originally published
the book in 1854 ~ NY: D. Appleton & Co. ~ 448 pp ~ illustrated
A TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN THEODORE CANOT, TRADER IN GOLD, IVORY & SLAVES ON THE COAST OF GUINEA HIS OWN STORY AS TOLD IN THE YEAR 1854 TO BRANTZ MAYER & NOW EDITED WITH AN INTROUCTION BY MALCOLM COWLEY
Captain Canot or Twenty Years of an African Slaver
HIS CAREER AND ADVENTURES ON THE COAST, IN THE INTERIOR, ON SHIPBOARD, AND IN THE WEST INDIES.
WRITTEN OUT AND EDITED FROM THE Captain’s Journals, Memoranda and Conversations, BY BRANTZ MAYER.
CANOT, Theodore, adventurer, born in Florence, Italy, about 1807. He was the son of a captain and paymaster in the French army. After an ordinary school education he shipped as a seaman in the American ship " Galatea," of Boston, from Leghorn to Calcutta. He made several voyages from Boston, was wrecked near Ostend, and again on the coast of Cuba where he was captured by pirates. One of these claimed to be his uncle, and sent him to an Italian grocer near Havana, who was secretly engaged in the slave-trade. At Havana he shipped on a slaver, and made his first voyage to Africa in 1826, landing at the slave factory of Ba.ngahmg, on the River Pongo. Senegam-bia. After quelling a mutiny on board, and aiding to stow away 108 slaves in a hold twenty-two inches high, he entered the service of the owner of the factory. In 1827 a friend in Havana. consigned to him a slave schooner, which he loaded with 217 Negroes, receiving $5,565 commission, while the Cuban owners realized a clear profit of $41,438. Canot then established a slave-station at Kambia, near Bangalang. He became a favorite with the native chiefs, and by their aid soon collected a stock of slaves. Another vessel was sent out to him from Cuba; but, the captain dying, he took command and sailed for Regla, but was soon captured by two British cruisers after a severe fight. He made his escape in a small boat, with one companion, and reached the River Pongo. After the destruction of his factory and goods by fire in May, 1828, he purchased a vessel at Sierra Leone, in which, with a. cargo of slaves, he sailed to Cuba.. Three more expeditions soon followed; in the first he lost 300 slaves by small-pox ; in the last he was taken by the French, and condemned to ten years' confinement in the prison of Brest, but a year after he was pardoned by Louis Philippe. He returned to Africa, and was the pioneer of the slave traffic at New Sestros, and in 1840 shipped 749 slaves from there to Cuba. He established in 1841 a trading and farming settlement, under the name of New Florence, at Cape Mount, where he had obtained a grant of land; but in March, 1847, New Florence was destroyed by the British, who suspected it to be a slave-station, and Cannot removed to South America, where he engaged in commerce. He resided for some time in Baltimore, and finally received from Napoleon III an office in one of the French colonies in Oceania. A narrative of his adventures, compiled by Brantz Mayer from his own notes, and entitled "Captain Canot, or Twenty Years of an African Slaver," has been published (New York, 1854).
Ref: Famous Americans Site
|W. W. (William Wolfe) Capes 1834-1914|
|The Early Empire, from the Assassination of Julius Caesar to that
of Domitian ~ (Ch. 2, “Tiberius,” Ch. 3, “Caligula,” Ch. 4, “Claudius,”
Online eText Edition: http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=AAW7299
|Willie Reilly and his Dear Collie Vaughn (and his Colleen Bawn
Ins: Charles Burroughs, Ellison Iowa DEC 15 1894.
|Old Mother Mexico ~ 1931 ~ Boston: Houghton Mifflin
~ 270 pp, 10 b/w illus. Traveling in Mexico with comments and history.
Illus. by Louis H. Ruyl.
Signed by author Harry Carr in ink on the front free end as well as that of ERB in pencil, “ Emma Merry Christmas Ed, 1931.” Inside the book is a separate Southern Pacific map and suggested itinerary sheet with penciled in writing of a trip to Mexico
|Lewis Carroll 1832-1898|
|Alice in Wonderland ~ 1908
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass ~ 1923 John C. Winston Co. ~ 4 colour plates by Edwin John Prittie
Photographs taken between 1856 and 1880 reflecting Carroll's
lifelong fascination with children and their world during the height of
the Victorian Age.
|Charles "Lewis Carroll" Dodgson (1832-1898) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born 27 January 1832, third child and eldest son of the 11(!) children of the Reverend Charles Dodgson and Frances Lutwidge1. Like many of the Dodgson children, Charles stuttered fairly badly, something he never quite got rid of in spite of years of effort and even consultations with noted speech therapists of the day. In spite of this, Charles was comfortable playing with and even coining new words. He attended Rugby school from 1846 to 1850, and was quite a good student, especially in mathematics. The following year, he began attending Christ Church, Oxford, his father's alma mater. Two days after he started, his mother died. His mother's younger sister, Lucy Lutwidge, moved in to help care for the family, and soon grew much beloved. Charles received his degree with a first in mathematics2 in 1854. In spite of his stutter, he enjoyed teaching math3, and this helped him gain enough confidence to later deliver sermons as well. Charles was at this time under a studentship, which meant he would continue to study and teach at Christ Church for the rest of his life, and he was expected to remain single and also to take holy orders at some point. Already Charles was getting various poems and short stories published in magazines. About 1855, he wrote a "Stanza of Anglo-Saxon Poetry" which would later become better known as the first four lines of Jabberwocky. Charles was very hard working and organized, which enabled him to write a great deal even though he was now Mathematical Lecturer and basically in charge of the whole math department. In 1856, Charles asked for and received a camera and other equipment from his uncle so he could indulge in what was then a very new hobby. Around the same time, Oxford's new dean, Henry George Liddell, arrived on the scene, and Charles became very attached to the Liddell children, especially the middle daughter, Alice4. Charles published his first book in 1860, but it probably wasn't the sort of book you're thinking of. It was actually a math treatise designed to aid struggling students5. It was on 4 July 1862 that Charles, now ordained as a deacon, told the Liddell sisters and a friend of his named Robinson Duckworth the story that was then called Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Unusually for her, Alice Liddell pestered Charles to write up the story for her, which he eventually did. Alice's Christmas present in 1864 was a handwritten copy of the story, slightly expanded, illustrated by Charles himself. Charles presented this handwritten copy as something of a peace offering. Though no one is quite sure (the relevant passages in Charles' diary were removed by a niece), it is probable that sometime in June of 1863, he had suggested to one or perhaps both of Alice's parents that he might someday court and marry her when she grew old enough. At that time, Alice was 11 and Charles 31, and her parents were apparently highly displeased at the suggestion. The peace offering failed, and Charles was never again on truly friendly terms with any of the Liddells. Charles, urged to publish by those who had seen the handwritten copy, eventually published the first 2000 copies of Alice in Wonderland appear at his own expense in November of 1865 under the name "Lewis Carroll". A second edition appeared less than a year later, and sales just never quite slowed. December of 1871 saw 9000 copies of Alice Through the Looking-Glass, and Charles was suddenly famous7. His literary connections allowed him to take photographs of the rich and famous, including Tennyson, the Rossettis, and even much of the minor nobility of the time. If this next part upsets anyone - don't shoot the messenger8. Charles also took photographs of young girls without any clothes on. All I can say in his defense is that he never made them take their clothes off, and he always asked permission from their mothers first9. He stopped photographing altogether in 1880, when it seemed as though gossip about the nude pictures might reach the ears of the girls. Charles had a knack for befriending children which lasted all his life, and he seemed genuinely pleased to amuse them with his stories and word games, which included an early version of Scrabble. He also wrote the children's books Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. His other works still included math texts which were taken quite seriously by math experts of the day, but also several satires as well as humorous poems, many of which were published in 1869 as Phantasmagoria and Other Poems. Charles lived to see Alice in Wonderland become one of the most translated and beloved children's stories ever. He saw the first stage version in 1886, and saw edition after edition sell out. Charles died on 14 January 1898 of a severe bronchial infection, possibly aggravated by the newfangled asbestos fires he had had installed in his rooms to replace the unsafe coal fires. As for Alice, she eventually married one Reginald Hargreaves10 and sometimes toured to speak in celebration of one Lewis Carroll anniversary or another.|
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