Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Volume 7

Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Volume 7

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... MEETING OF THE COUNCIL, 7 NOVEMBER, 1901. STATED MEETING of the Council was held on Thursday, 7 Novembe1', 1901, at three o'elock in the afternoon, the President, GEORGE LYMAN KITTREDGE, LL.D., in the chair. Present, Messrs. Henry Winchester Cunningham, Henry Herbert Edes, Frederick Lewis Gay, Edward Hale, George Lyman Kittredge, and John Noble. The following is an extract from the Records of the Meeting: The members of the Council wish to place upon its Records an expression of their sorrow at the death of their colleague, ROBERT Noxon Torran on the tenth of May, and of their appreciation of his character. H Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Toppan came of a family which for more than two centuries and a half has held high social rank in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He graduated with honors at Harvard in 1858, studied law, and was admitted to the New York Bar. After a long residence abroad, he made his home in Cambridge, where for nearly a score of years, possessed of an ample fortune, surrounded by his family, his friends, and his books, he lived the life of a highly cultivated gentleman, scholar, and man of affairs. His knowledge of numismatics was extensive, and he was deeply interested in historical pursuits. He was the author of several monographs and a contributor to the proceedings of those learned societies with which he was in fellowship. His greatest work, entitled Edward Randolph, was published by the Prince Society in five quarto volumes, and is a monument of his ability and patience in bringing together the memorials of Randolph's life and the public papers of that devoted servant and agent of the English Crown. Mr. Toppan was elected to membership in this Society in March, 1893, soon after its...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849981
  • 9781236849984