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:

Conte Cesare Balbo letters

Mss 818562
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 818562
Date(s): 1818-10-12 to 1836-09-02
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Conte Frederico Confalonieri

Mss 834566
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 834566
Date(s): 1834-10-16
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Conte Giovanni Arrivabene letter

Mss 839640
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839640
Date(s): 1839-11
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Conte Leopoldo Cigognara letter

Mss 824163
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 824163
Date(s): 1824-02-13
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Count Leo von Thun letters

Mss 838353.2
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 838353.2
Date(s): 1838-06-03 to 1843-10-17
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Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 824690
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 824690
Date(s): 1824-12
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Daniel Webster letter

Mss 825390.3
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 825390.3
Date(s): 1825-06
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Daniel Webster letter

Mss 826674.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 826674.1
Date(s): 1826-12-24
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Daniel Webster letter

Mss 831458
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831458
Date(s): 1831-08-08
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Daniel Webster letter

Mss 825140
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 825140
Date(s): 1825-01
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