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920.1 Collective Biography – Authors G-P

Explorers and Travellers (Men of Achievement)

Scribner 1904
Greely, Adolphus Washington Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. Louis Joliet, Re-discoverer of the Mississippi
2. Peter Le Moyne, Sieur D’Iberville, Founder of Louisiana
3. Jonathan Carver, the Explorer of Minnesota
4. Captain Robert Gray, the Discoverer of the Columbia River
5. Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieut. William Clark, First Trans-Continental Explorers of the United States
6. Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Explorer of the Sources of the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers
7. Charles Wilkes, the Discoverer of the Antarctic Continent
8. John Charles Fremont, the Pathfinder
9. Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorer
10. Isaac Israel Hayes, and the Open Polar Sea
11. Charles Francis Hall, and the North Pole
12. George Washington De Long, and the Siberian Arctic Ocean
13. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu, Discoverer of the Dwarfs and Gorillas
14. Stanley Africanus and the Congo Free State

Studies in Modern Music

Macmillan 1898-1902
Hadow, W. H. Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2

DDC: Biography

Section headings for the first volume:

– Music and Musical Criticism: A Discourse on Method
– Hector Berlioz and the French Romantic Movement
– Robert Schumann and the Romantic Movement in Germany
– Richard Wagner and the Reform of the Opera

Section headings for the second volume:

– Outlines of Musical Form
– Frederic Chopin
– Antonin Dvorak
– Johannes Brahms

Women Authors of our Day in their Homes; Personal Descriptions & Interviews

NY: James Pott 1903
Halsey, Francis Whiting, ed.Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings:

Introduction: The Pecuniary Rewards of our Older Authors
1. Marion Harland in Pompton, New Jersey
2. Bertha Runkle in New York
3. Agnes Repplier in Philadelphia
4. Margaret Deland in Boston
5. Lucas Malet in London
6. Frances Hodgson Burnett in England
7. Kate Douglas Wiggin in New York
8. Mary Johnston in Birmingham, Alabama
9. John Oliver Hobbes in London
10. Amelia E. Barr in Cornwall-on-the-Hudson
11. Louise Chandler Moulton in Boston
12. Mrs. Humphry Ward in London
13. Mrs. Sherwood in Delhi and in New York
14. Blanche Willis Howard in Munich
15. Harriet Prescott Spofford in Deer Island, Massachusetts
16. A.D.T. Whitney in Milton Lower Mills, Massachusetts
17. Margaret E. Sangster in Brooklyn
18. Ruth McEnery Stuart in New York City
19. Mary E. Wilkins in Randolph, Massachusetts
20. Julia Ward Howe in Boston and Newport
21. Jeannette L. Gilder in New York
22. Edith Wharton in New York
23. Gertrude Atherton in New York
14. Mary Mapes Dodge in New York
25. Rebecca Harding Davis in Philadelphia
26. Edith M. Thomas in New Brighton
27. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps in Gloucester, Mass.

There are a number of photos of authors and/or their homes.

Collective Biographies – Authors G-P

Little Pilgrimages Among the Women who have Written Famous Books

Boston: L. C. Page 1902
Harkins, E. F. and C. H. L. JohnstonGo to Book

DDC: Biography

“The purpose of this book is to renew an intimate acquaintance with the women whom the American reading public regards as favorites, and to establish a like intimate acquaintance with the promising newcomers.” – from the Preface. Illustrations of nearly all the authors are included.
Authors profiled are:

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sarah Orne Jewett
Mrs. Burton Harrison
Charles Egbert Craddock
Anna Katharine Green
Molly Elliot Seawell
Amelia E. Barr
Mary E. Wilkins
Octave Thanet
Marshall Saunders
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Gertrude Atherton
John Oliver Hobbes
Lilian Bell
Ruth McEnery Stuart
Anna Farquhar
Pauline Bradford Mackie
Mary Johnston
Ella Anderson G. Glasgow
Bertha Runkle

Washington and his Generals

Baker and Scribner 1847
Headley, Joel TylerGo to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2

DDC: Biography

“Contents: Vol 1 – Washington; Putnam; Montgomery; Arnold; Stark; Schuyler; Gates; Steuben; Wayne; Conway and Mifflin; Ward and Heath. Vol 2 – Greene; Moultrie; Knox; Lincoln; Lee; Clinton; Sullivan; St. Clair; Marion; Stirling; Lafayette; De Kalb; Thomas and McDougall; Wooster, Howe and Parsons; Commodore Paul Jones; The brigadier generals; Morgan.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Inventors (Men of Achievement)

Scribner 1896
Hubert, Philip G. Jr. Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. Benjamin Franklin
2. Robert Fulton
3. Eli Whitney
4. Elias Howe
5. Samuel F. B. Morse
6. Charles Goodyear
7. John Ericsson
8. Cyrus Hall McCormick
9. Thomas A. Edison
10. Alexander Graham Bell
11. American Inventors, Past and Present. James M. Townsend, E. L. Drake, Alvan Clark, John Fitch, Oliver Evans, Amos Whittemore, Thomas Blanchard, Richard M. Hoe, Thomas W. Harvey, C. L. Sholes, B. B. Hotchkiss, Charles F. Brush, Rudolph Eickemeyer, George Westinghouse, Jr.

Collective Biographies – Authors G-P

Stories of Remarkable Women

Lothrop 1887
Huntington, FayeGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Profiled are:

1. Alden, Isabella M.
2. Bonheur, Rosa
3. Cary, Alice and Phoebe
4. Dix, Dorothea Lynde
5. Esther
6. Fiske, Fidelia
7. Gage, Mrs. Frances Dana
8. Hoge, Mrs. A. H.
9. Isabella I.
10. Joan of Arc
11. Kaufman, Maria Anna Angelina
12. Lyon, Mary
13. Mitford, Mary Russell
14. Newell, Harriet Atwood
15. Ossoli (Margaret Fuller)
16. Prentiss, Elizabeth
17. Ross, Anna Maria
18. Smith, Mrs. Hannah Whitall
19. Thompson, Mrs. E. J.
20. Victoria
21. Willard, Frances E.
22. Youmans, Mrs. Letitia

Americans by Adoption; Brief Biographies of Great Citizens Born in Foreign Lands

Atlantic Monthly 1920
Husband, JosephGo to Book

DDC: Biography

“Clear and inspiring accounts of what some great men gave to and received from their adopted country. Includes Stephen Girard, John Ericsson, Louis Agassiz, Carl Schurz, Theodore Thomas, Andrew Carnegie, James J. Hill, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Jacob Riis.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926
“The book is highly appropriate as a high-school reader or reference book.”
– The Book Review Digest

Leading American Inventors. (Biographies of Leading Americans series)

Holt 1912
Iles, George Go to Book

DDC: Biography

“Sketches of the lives of John and Robert Livingston Stevens, Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, Thomas Blanchard, Samuel Morse. Charles Goodyear, John Ericsson, Cyrus Hall McCormick. Christopher Latham Sholes, Elias Howe, Benjamin Chew Tilghman, and Ottmar Mergenthaler, with interesting and clear descriptions of their inventions.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Leading American Soldiers (Biographies of Leading Americans series)

Holt 1907
Johnston, Robert M.Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: George Washington, Nathaniel Greene, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan, George B. McClellan, George Gordon Meade, Robert Edward Lee, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

For biographies of Civil War Generals, see:
– Grant, F. D., ed., Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant in Century Past Biographies: G & H
;
White, Henry Alexander, Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870 in Century Past Biographies: I, J, K & L;
Sherman, William Tecumseh, Personal Memoirs in Century Past Biographies: S;
Bradford, Gamaliel, Confederate portraits in Century Past Collective Biography A – F;
Bradford, Gamaliel, Union portraits in Century Past Collective Biography A – F

Collective Biographies – Authors G-P

Leading American Men of Science (Biographies of Leading Americans series)

Holt 1910
Jordan, David Starr, ed.Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: Benjamin Thompson, Physicist; Alexander Wilson, Ornithologist; John James Audubon, Ornithologist; Benjamin Silliman, Chemist; Joseph Henry, Physicist; Louis Agassiz, Zoologist; Jeffries Wyman, Anatomist; Asa Gray, Botanist; James Dwight Dana, Geologist; Spencer Fullerton Baird, Geologist; Othniel Charles Marsh, Paleontologist; Edward Drinker Cope, Paleontologist; Josiah Willard Gibbs, Physicist; Simon Newcomb, Astronomer; George Brown Goode, Zoologist; Henry Augustus Rowland, Physicist; William Keith Brooks, Zoologist.

Great Masters

McClure 1903
La Farge, JohnGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: Michelangelo: Raphael; Rembrandt; Rubens; Velasquez; Durer; Hokusai.
Each number devoted to a single artist, with reproductions of 10 masterpieces, portrait of artist, short biographic sketch, some criticism, descriptive list of paintings, and bibliography of books and magazine articles dealing with his works.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

Pathfinders of the West; Being the Thrilling Story of the Adventures of the Men who Discovered the Great Northwest

Macmillan 1914
Laut, Agnes ChristinaGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Part One – Pierre Esprit Radisson
1. Radisson’s First Voyage
2. Radisson’s Second Voyage
3. Radisson’s Third Voyage
4. Radisson’s Fourth Voyage
5. Radisson Renouces Allegiance to Two Crowns
6. Radisson Gives Up a Career in the Navy for the Fur Trade
7. The Last Voyage of Radisson to Hudson Bay

Part Two – The Search for the Western Sea, Being an Account of the Discovery of the Rocky Mountains, the Missouri Uplands, and the Valley of the Saskatchewan
8. The Search for the Western Sea

Part Three – Search for the Northwest Passage Leads Samuel Hearne to the Arctic Circle and Athabasca Region
9. Samuel Hearne

Part Four – First Across the Rockies; how Mackenzie crossed the Northern Rockies and Lewis and Clark were First to cross from Missouri to Columbia
10. First Across the Rockies
11. Lewis and Clark

Collective Biographies – Authors G-P

Masters of German Music (Masters of Contemporary Music)

Scribner 1894
Maitland, John Alexander Fuller Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

– Johannes Brahms
– Max Bruch
– Karl Goldmark
– Josef Rheinberger
– Theodor Kirchner, Carl Reinecke, Woldemar Bargiel
– Joseph Joachim, Clara Schumann
– Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Heinrich Hofmann, Anton Bruckner, Felix Draeseke
– Jean Louis Nicode, Richard Strauss, Hans Sommer, Cyrill Kistler

From Grieg to Brahms; Studies of some Modern Composers and their Art

Macmillan 1902
Mason, Daniel Gregory Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. Introduction: The Appreciation of Music
2. Edvard Grieg
3. Antonin Dvorak
4. Camille Saint-Saens
5. Cesar Franck
6. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky
7. Johannes Brahms
8. Epilogue: The Meaning of Music

Our American Humorists

Dodd 1922
Masson, Thomas LansingGo to Book

DDC: Biography

“Informal articles on the leading American humorists, made up of personal recollections, brief autobiographical contributions, and samples of their humor. Deals more briefly with the columnists, comic poets and artists, and writers of humorous stories.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926
Contents: George Ade, Franklin P. Adams, John Kendrick Bangs, Robert C. Benchley, Gelett Burgess, Ellis Parker Butler, Irvin Cobb, Homer Croy, Finley Peter Dunne, Arthur Folwell, Simeon Ford, S. B. Gillilan, Montague Glass, Beatrice Herford, Oliver Herford, Kin Hubbard, Wallace Irwin, Burges Johnson, Philander C. Johnson, Ring Lardner, Stephen Leacock, C. B. Lewis, Roy L. McCardell, Don Marquis, Christopher Morley, Dorothy Parker, Henry Shute, Edward Streeter, E. W. Townsend, J. A. Waldron, Harry Leon Wilson, Carolyn Wells, U. S. Anonymous.

Collective Biographies – Authors G-P

The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

Dutton 1903
Mauclair, CamilleGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. The Precursors of Impressionism
2. The Theory of the Impressionists
3. Edouard Manet: His Work, His Influence
4. Edgar Degas: His Work, His Influence
5. Claude Monet: His Work, His Influence
6. Auguste Renoir: His Work, His Influence
7. Pissarro, Sisley, Caillebotte, Cezanne, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt; the Secondary Artists
of Impressionism, Jongkind, Boudin
8. The Modern Illustrators connected with Impressionism: Raffaelli, Toulouse Lautrec, Forain,
Cheret, etc.
9. Neo-Impressionism: Gauguin, Denis, Theo van Rysselberghe, the Theory of Pointillism – Seurat, Signac and the Theories of Scientific Chromatism. Faults and Qualities of the Impressionist Movement, what we owe to it, its place in the history of the French School. Some Words on its Influence Abroad

Discusses theory of impressionism, with critical estimates of work of Manet, Degas, Claude Monet, Renoir and briefer mention of many other impressionists and neo-impressionists. 60 half tones.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

British Political Portraits

Macmillan 1903
McCarthy, Justin Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. Arthur James Balfour
2. Lord Salisbury
2. Lord Rosebery
4. Joseph Chamberlain
5. Henry Labouchere
6. John Morley
7. Lord Aberdeen
8. John Burns
9. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach
10. John E. Redmond
11. Sir William Harcourt
12. James Bryce
13. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Portraits of the Sixties

Harper 1903
McCarthy, JustinGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

1. The Early Sixties
2. Charles Dickens
3. W. M. Thackeray
4. Thomas Carlyle – Alfred Tennyson
5. Richard Owen – The Brothers Newman
6. Richard Cobden
7. John Bright
8. Sir Stafford Northcote
9. A Parliamentary Group
10. Another Parliamentary Group
11. From Commons to Lords
12. “Crownless Sovereignties”
13. Sir Richard and Lady Burton
14. Two Philanthropists
15. Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites
16. John Arthur Roebuck
17. Italy’s English Sympathizers
18. Stars that Rose in the Sixties
19. Lord Clarence Paget – Thorold Rogers
20. Goldwin Smith
21. The Keeleys, Robson, and Webster
22. The Bancrofts
23. Three Queens of Song [Teresa Titiens, Adelina Patti, Christine Nilsson]
24. Three Stage Graces [Lydia Thompson, Adah Isaacs Menken, Nellie Farren]
25. Some Queens of Society [Lady Palmerston, Frances Countess Waldegrave, Mrs. George Cavendish Bentinck]
26. Last Words

Collective Biographies – Authors G-P

American Writers and Compilers of Sacred Music

Abingdon 1925
Metcalf, Frank Johnson Go to Book

DDC: Biography

“Brief biographical sketches of American tune composers, from 1689 to 1903. Gives some evaluation of their works. One section is devoted to camp meeting music and the revivalist group.”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Heroes of Progress in America

Lippincott 1919
Morris, CharlesGo to Book

DDC: Biography

Chapter headings are:

Roger Williams, the Pioneer of Religious Liberty
John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians
William Penn, the Friend of the Red Men
James Oglethorpe and the Debtors’ Refuge
Benjamin Franklin, the Father of the American Union
Patrick Henry, the Orator of the Revolution
Samuel Adams, the Pioneer of American Liberty
Thomas Jefferson, the Author of the Declaration of Independence
Robert Morris, the Financier of the Revolution
Alexander Hamilton, the Architect of American Finance
John Adams, the Leader of the Boston Patriots
Eli Whitney, America’s First Great Inventor
Robert Fulton, the Inventor of the Steamboat
John Jacob Astor, the Monarch of the Fur Industry
Stephen Girard, the Friend of the Orphan
John Marshall, the Expounder of the Constitution
Henry Clay, the Great Advocate of Compromise
Daniel Webster, the Giant of the American Senate
John C. Calhoun, the Champion of Southern Institutions
Samuel F. B. Morse, the Discoverer of Electric Telegraphy
Cyrus W. Field, the Designer of the Atlantic Cable
Elias Howe, the Inventor of the Sewing Machine
Cyrus H. McCormick, the Developer of the Reaping Machine
Charles Goodyear, the Prince of the Rubber Industry
DeWitt Clinton, the Father of the Erie Canal
Horace Wells and the Discoverers of Anesthesia
William Lloyd Garrison, the Great Emancipator
Wendell Phillips, the Silver-Tongued Orator of Reform
Charles Sumner, the Champion of Political Honor
Lucretia Mott, the Quakeress Advocate of Reform
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Women’s Rights Pioneer
Susan B. Anthony, the Old Guard of Women Suffrage
Dorothea Dix, the Savior of the Insane
George Peabody, the Banker Philanthropist
Peter Cooper, the Benefactor of the Uneducated
Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipator of the Slave
William H. Seward, the War-time Secretary of State
James G. Blaine, the Plumed Knight of Republicanism
Horace Greeley, the Premier of American Editors
John Ericsson, the Inventor of the Monitor
Thomas A. Edison, the Wizard of Invention
Frances E. Willard, the Woman’s Temperance Leader
Clara Barton, the Red Cross Evangel of Mercy
Andrew Carnegie, the Apostle of the Gospel of Wealth
Booker T. Washington, the Pioneer of Negro Progress
Theodore Roosevelt as America’s All-around Man and Champion

“A series of brief, popular sketches of men and women prominent in American history because of their activities in various fields which contributed to the building up of the nation. ”
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1926

Collective Biographies – Authors G-P

Makers of Florence; Dante, Giotto, Savonarola, and their City

Macmillan 1897
Oliphant, Mrs M. O. Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Studies of Dante, Arnolfo, Giotto, Ohiberti, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Agnolo, Fra Angelleo, Antonino, Savonarola, Fra Bartolommeo, Michael Angelo.
— A.L.A. Catalog 1904

The Women who Make our Novels

Moffat, Yard 1919
Overton, Grant M.Go to Book|Audio Book
DDC: Biography

A chapter on each of the following:
Edith Wharton, Alice Brown, Ellen Glasgow, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Kathleen Norris, Margaret Deland, Gene Stratton-Porter, Eleanor H. Porter, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Mary Johnston, Corra Harris, Mary Austin, Mary Watts, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Anna Katharine Green, Helen R. Martin, Sophie Kerr, Marjorie Benton Cooke, Grace S. Richmond, Willa Sibert Cather, Clara Louise Burnham, Demetra Vaka, Edna Ferber, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Amelia E. Barr, Alice Hegan Rice, Alice Duer Miller, Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, Harriet T. Comstock, Honore Willsie, Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Heroines of Service

Century 1917
Parkman, Mary RosettaGo to Book

DDC: Biography

“The author has written sketches of the lives of eleven women: Mary Lyon; Alice Freeman Palmer; Clara Barton; Frances E. Willard; Julia Ward Howe; Anna Howard Shaw; Mary Antin; Alice C. Fletcher; Mary Slessor; Marie Sklodowska Curie, Jane Addams. Writing of the work of these women, she says. “The service of the true woman is always ‘womanly.’ She gives something of the fostering care of the mother, whether it be as nurse, like Clara Barton; as teacher, like Mary Lyon and Alice Freeman Palmer; or as social helper, like Jane Addams. So it is that the service of these “heroines’ is that which only women could have given to the world.” Each sketch is accompanied by a portrait and there are other illustrations.”
– The Book Review Digest

For works about leading American women of the 19th century, see:
– Adams, Elmer Cleveland and Foster, Warren Dunham, Heroines of modern progress in Century Past Collective Biography A – F
;
Worthington & Co. , Our Famous Women in Century Past Collective Biography Q – Z

Leading American Essayists (Biographies of Leading Americans series)

Holt 1910
Payne, William Morton Go to Book

DDC: Biography

Contents: Washington Irving; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; George William Curtis.

Maids & Matrons of New France

Toronto: Morang 1902
Pepper, Mary SiftonGo to Book
DDC: Bio

Chapter headings are:

First Period: Pioneer Women of Acadia
1. Marguerite de Roberval, the Heroine of the Isle of Demons
2. The Marchioness de Guercheville, First Patroness of American Missions
3. The Lady de la Tour, a Fair Chatelaine of Acadia

Second Period: Pioneer Women of Quebec
1. Dame Hebert
2. Madame de Champlian, the First Lady of Canada
3. Madame de la Peltrie, Foundress of the First Girls’ School in Canada
4. Mother Marie Guyard of the Incarnation
5. Some Dainty Nurses of Long Ago

Third Period: Maids of Montreal
1. The Founding of Montreal
2. The Work of Jeanne Mance and Marguerite Bourgeois
3. Judith de Bresoles and her Companions
4. Jeanne le Ber, the Recluse of Montreal
5. Madeleine de Vercheres, the Heroine of Castle Dangerous

Fourth Period: Advent of the Carignan Regiment
1. Coming of the King’s Girls, or Marriages and Social Life in New France
2. Women in the First Siege of Quebec
3. The Two Pompadours, or Women in the Downfall of New France

Four American Pioneers: Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, David Crockett, Kit Carson. A Book for Young Americans.

Werner 1900
Perry, Francis Melville, & Beebe, Katherine Go to Book

DDC: Biography Youth



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