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 316 Collections and/or Records:

Christian Karl Josias, Freiherr von Bunsen

Mss 848428
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 848428
Date(s): 1848-07-28
Abstract

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Christian Karl Josias, Freiherr von Bunsen letter

Mss 836477
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836477
Date(s): 1836-08-27
Abstract

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Christian Karl Josias, Freiherr von Bunsen letter

Mss 836621.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836621.1
Date(s): 1836-11-21
Abstract

In English.

Christian Karl Josias Freiherr von Bunsen letter

Mss 840529.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 840529.1
Date(s): 1840-09-29
Abstract

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Christopher Daniel Ebeling letter

Mss 815507
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815507
Date(s): 1815-09-07
Abstract

In English.

Christopher Gore letter

Mss 815176
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815176
Date(s): 1815-02-26
Abstract

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Claire de Durfort, Duchesse de Duras letters

Mss 818572.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 818572.1
Date(s): 1818-10-22 to 1824-04-19
Abstract

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Clemens Lothar Wenzel, Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg letter

Mss 836374.2
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836374.2
Date(s): 1836-06-24
Abstract

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Constantine Henry (Phipps) Mulgrave letter

Mss 835508
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 835508
Date(s): 1835-09-08
Abstract

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Conte Carlo Vidua letters

Mss 827314
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 827314
Date(s): 1827-05-14
Abstract

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