Prescott, William H., 1796-1859

Prescott, William H., 1796-1859

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1796 - 1859

Biography

William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Francois Auguste Marie Alexis Mignet meeting report

Mss 845151
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 845151
Date(s): 1845-02-01
Abstract

In English.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Webster Mss 842164
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 842164
Date(s): 1842-02-14
Abstract

In English.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Mss 843221
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 843221
Date(s): 1843-03-21
Abstract

In English.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Mss 844101
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 844101
Date(s): 1844-01-01
Abstract

In English.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Mss 846940.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 846940.1
Date(s): 1846
Abstract

In English.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Mss 850165
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850165
Date(s): 1850-02-15
Abstract

In English.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Mss 856363
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 856363
Date(s): 1856-06-13
Scope and Contents

Four-page letter from William Hickling Prescott in Boston to Lord Wensleydale with an introduction for George Ticknor.

William Hickling Prescott letter

Mss 856101
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 856101
Date(s): 1856-01-01
Scope and Contents

Letter from William Hickling Precott in Boston to Anna Ticknor, presenting a copy of his recently published history of Philip II of Spain.