Ticknor, George, 1791-1871

Ticknor, George, 1791-1871

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1791 - 1871

Biography

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 311 Collections and/or Records:

A. Feder letter

Mss 839613
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839613
Date(s): 1839-11-13
Abstract

In English.

Abbott Lawrence letters

Mss 850164
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850164
Date(s): 1850-02-14 to 1854-05-21
Abstract

In English.

Adolphe Louis de Puibusque letters

Mss 850175.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850175.1
Date(s): 1850-02-25 to 1852-01-16
Abstract

In English.

Albert Gallatin letter

Mss 826318
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 826318
Date(s): 1826-05-18
Abstract

In English.

Albert Gallatin letter

Mss 847679
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 847679
Date(s): 1847-12-29
Abstract

In English.

Albertine Ida Gustavine, Duchesse de Broglie letters

Mss 819157.4
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 819157.4
Date(s): 1819-02-07 to 1838-05-10
Abstract

In English.

Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt letters

Mss 819140
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 819140
Date(s): 1819-01 to 1859-05-09
Abstract

In English.

Alexander Hill Everett letter

Mss 814680.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814680.1
Date(s): 1814-12-30
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
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815229
Date(s): 1815-03-29
Abstract

In English.

Alexander Hill Everett letter

Mss 816262.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816262.1
Date(s): 1816-04-12
Abstract

In English.