The Dial Volume 56

The Dial Volume 56

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Association, Mr. Clarence S. Paine, Lincoln, Nebraska, will have charge of the magazine's business details. June 1, 1914, is set as the date of issue of the first number. Major-Geueral Joshua L. Chamberlain, author of numerous books dealing with historical and political subjects, died at Portland, Maine, on February 24. He was born in 1828, and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1852. He served with unusual distinction through the greater part of the Civil War. From 1866 to 1871 he was governor of Maine. Before the war General Chamberlain was professor of rhetoric and oratory at Bowdoin from 1856 to 1862, and at the close of the war he served in the same capacity, and from 1871 to 1883 he was president of the College. He was United States Commissioner to the Paris Exposition in 1878. General Chamberlain was a member of numerous historical societies, and since 1900 has been Surveyor of Customs at Portland. American admirers of the late Alfred Russel Wallace should be glad to know of the opportunity now open to them for subscribing to a Memorial Fund, intended to perpetuate in various fitting ways the great scientist's memory. A few months before his death, Dr. Wallace had consented to sit for his portrait, and Mr. J. Seymour Lucas, R.A., had undertaken to execute the work for presentation to the Royal Society. An extension of this scheme is now under way; and if a sufficient sum can be raised, the following memorials are proposed: (1) A Medallion to be offered to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey. (2) Portrait. (3) A copy of the Portrait for presentation to the Nation. (4) A Statue to be offered to the Trustees of the British Museum for erection in the Natural History Museum. Mr. Lucas is willing to paint a portrait from...show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848799
  • 9781236848796