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:

Francis Wayland letters

Mss 831172.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831172.1
Date(s): 1831-02-22 to 1863-10-16
Abstract

In English.

Francisque Xavier Michel letter

Mss 850670.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 850670.1
Date(s): 1850-12-20
Abstract

In English.

Francois Andre Michaux letter

Mss 817409
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817409
Date(s): 1817-07-09
Abstract

In English.

Francois Auguste Rene, Vicomte de Chateaubriand letter

Mss 817331
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817331
Date(s): 1817-05-31
Abstract

In English.

Francois Juste Marie Raynouard letter

Mss 818571
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 818571
Date(s): 1818-10-21
Abstract

In English.

Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot letters

Mss 837613
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 837613
Date(s): 1837-11-13 to 1842-10-14
Abstract

In English.

Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl of Spencer letters

Mss 839203
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 839203
Date(s): 1839-03-03 to 1842-06-29
Abstract

In English.

Friedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer letters

Mss 844601
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 844601
Date(s): 1844-11-01 to 1856-09-04
Abstract

In English.

George Bancroft letter

Mss 829529
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 829529
Date(s): 1829-09-29
Abstract

In English.

George Bancroft letter

Mss 831215.3
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 831215.3
Date(s): 1831-03-15
Abstract

In English.