The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Volume 44

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Volume 44

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... Gilmary Shea and Dr. Henry R. Stiles. It had already gained for itself a place in the periodical literature of the country, when the great Civil War broke out, which necessarily withdrew from its support all its southern subscribers, including many of its valued contributors, the loss amounting altogether to more than one half of its entire subscription list. Unfortunately, those whose names were still left on the books as subscribers, were, many of them at least, such only in name. They were non-paying recipients of the work year after year, and appeared to think that they were entitled to remain such. They had quite reversed the saying, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." The first number of The Historical Magazine under Mr. Dawson's editorial management was that of July, 1866. In the following January, 1867, he commenced a "New Series" of the periodical, giving double the number of pages in each monthly issue, and making two volumes per year, instead of a single volume as before. Into this work he threw his entire strength and intellectual energy during several years in succession, gathering around him also an array of distinguished voluntary contributors to its pages, which had not been surpassed by the paid staff of any similar publication in the country. The "Book Notices," sometimes exceeding a hundred in a single month, for which the Magazine soon became famous, and sought after by librarians and bibliophiles, were always written by Mr. Dawson himself. The effect of all this became soon apparent in the more extended influence of the Magazine as one of the recognized historical authorities in the country. Its material support, however, was largely drawn from the students of history in New...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956133
  • 9781236956132