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Ticknor, George, 1791-1871

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1791 - 1871

George Ticknor was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 1, 1791. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1807, but continued his study of Latin and Greek privately. He was admitted to the bar in 1813, but realized soon after that he was attracted more to classics than to the law. In 1815, he sailed for England and remained in Europe for the next four years where he moved among society, literary, and scientific circles and spent twenty months at the University of Göttingen in Germany. In 1816, he was offered a professorship in French and Spanish at Harvard College. After spending time in Spain he accepted the position in 1819, holding it until 1835, after which he returned to Europe. Upon Ticknors return to the US in 1838, he wrote "History of Spanish Literature" which was published in 1849. From 1823 to 1832, he was a trustee of the Boston Athenaeum and in 1852, helped to establish the Boston Public Library on which board he served from 1852-1866. George Ticknor died on January 26, 1871.

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt letters

Mss 819140
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Identifier: Mss 819140
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Alexander Hill Everett letter

Mss 814680.1
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Identifier: Mss 814680.1
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from Alexander Hill Everett in Boston to George Ticknor in Washington, mentioning happenings in the political world and the literary world. Gives news of friends and declines to defend the editor of "The Patriot."

Alexander Hill Everett letter

Mss 815229
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Identifier: Mss 815229
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Alexander Hill Everett letter

Mss 816262.1
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Identifier: Mss 816262.1
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Alexander Hill Everett letters

Mss 815118.2
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Identifier: Mss 815118.2
Scope and Contents Letters from Alexander Hill Everett to George Ticknor with comments on American politics and foreign relations and on travels in Spain. References to Washington Irving, George Bancroft, to his brother Edward Everett and others. Also comments on supposed literary exchange between Lord and Lady Byron, following their seperation, as well as discussin Robert Walsh and the founding of the "American Quarterly Review." Also general comments on literary and family matters.

Anne-Adrien-Pierre de Montmorency letters

Mss 814670.1
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Identifier: Mss 814670.1
Scope and Contents Letters from Anne-Adrien-Pierre de Montmorency, 1st Duke of San Fernando Luis, 3rd Duke of Laval-Montmorency in Madrid and Paris to George Ticknor including dinner invitations, mentions seeing "Hamlet," "As You Like It" and talks about literary matters and news of various events.

Antonio Benci letter

Mss 818203.2
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Identifier: Mss 818203.2
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Antonio Canova letters

Mss 817659
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Identifier: Mss 817659
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Berthold Georg Niebuhr letter

Mss 818220
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Identifier: Mss 818220
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Carlo Guiseppe Guglielmo Botta letter

Mss 817378.1
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Identifier: Mss 817378.1
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