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:

David Humphreys letter

Mss 817505.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817505.1
Date(s): 1817-09-05
Abstract

In English.

Domingo Del Monte y Aponte letter

Mss 850940.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850940.1
Date(s): 1850
Abstract

In English.

Dominique Francois Jean Arago memorandum

Mss 817900.4
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817900.4
Date(s): 1817
Abstract

In English.

Edward Everett letter

Mss 817326
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817326
Date(s): 1817-05-26
Abstract

In English.

Edward Everett letter

Mss 817358
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817358
Date(s): 1817-06-08
Abstract

In English.

Edward Livingston letter

Mss 825101
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 825101
Date(s): 1825-01-01 to 1827-02-27
Abstract

In English.

Edward Quillinan letter

Mss 850516
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850516
Date(s): 1850-09-16
Abstract

In English.

Edward Robinson letter

Mss 826251.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 826251.1
Date(s): 1826-04-01
Abstract

In English.

Elisha Ticknor letter

Mss 807168
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 807168
Date(s): 1807-02-18
Abstract

In English.

Frances Erskine Calderon de la Barca letter

Mss 851256
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 851256
Date(s): 1851-04-06
Abstract

In English.