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The Benefactors of the World; Short Biographies of the Men and Women Most Prominent in Philanthropy, Patriotism, Art, Literature, Discovery, Science and Invention

Drake, Samuel Adams

Published by W. B. Conkey Company. (1897). Chicago., 1897
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
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Illustrated cloth, gilt lettering. Illustrated with nearly one hundred portraits, emblematically embellished. 728 pages. Front and back end papers partially split at spine. Page 721 partially split at spine. Ink notation on front end paper. So me in dividuals included are: Roger Bacon, 1214 - died about 1292, scientist, developed optical science, mastered geography and several languages, was a linguist and theologian, excelled in mathematics and mechanics, etc; George Augustus Selwyn, 180 9-187 8, appointed by the Queen of England as the first Bishop of New Zealand, learned the Maori language, cared for the sick, established churches and schools, became the bishop of the South Pacific, etc.; Hannah More, 1745-1833, educated by her fat her she became an authoress, her essays and poems drew much attention (several works critical of the manners and conduct of those in high places and the absence of religion from the education of the higher classes), she and her sisters established n ume rous schools for the poor using their own money, etc. Others include: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walter Raleigh, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 2791

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Title: The Benefactors of the World; Short ...

Publisher: W. B. Conkey Company. (1897). Chicago.

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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