Parkman, Francis


Parkman, Francis
(1823-1893)
   Born in Boston. Educated at Harvard, where he graduated, 1844. While still at college decided to write the history of the struggle between France and Britain for the dominion of the New World, and the remainder of his life was devoted to carrying out this great plan. Lived among the western tribes for months at a time, and on several occasions visited Canada and Europe for material for his work.
   Index: F On the Jesuit Relations, 30; on the beginnings of education and its founders, 31-32; on the encouragement of marriage, 57-58; reference to his account of the defence of fort at Verchères, 319-320. L On the friction of Laval with the governor-general and others, 34. WM On French colonization, 19.
   Bib.: Works: Pioneers of France in the New World; Count Frontenac; The Jesuits in North America; La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West; The Old Régime in Canada; A Half Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe; The Conspiracy of Pontiac; The Oregon Trail. For biog., seeFarnham, Life of Francis Parkman.

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  • Parkman, Francis — born Sept. 16, 1823, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Nov. 8, 1893, Jamaica Plain, Mass. U.S. historian. Parkman graduated from Harvard University before embarking in 1846 on a journey to the West that resulted in The California and Oregon Trail (1849).… …   Universalium

  • Parkman,Francis — Park·man (pärkʹmən), Francis. 1823 1893. American historian whose works include The California and Oregon Trail (1849). * * * …   Universalium

  • PARKMAN, FRANCIS —    American historian, born in Boston; his writings valuable, particularly in their bearing on the dominion of the French in America, its rise, decline, and fall (1823 1893) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Parkman, Francis — (1823 1893)    Historian, s. of a Unitarian minister in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated at Harvard, and qualified as a lawyer, but never practised, and though hampered by a state of health which forbade continuous application, and by partial… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Parkman — Francis Parkman Francis Parkman. Francis Parkman (16 septembre 1823 8 novembre 1893) était un historien et un spécialiste en horticulture américain natif de Boston. Il est connu pour avoir publié plusieurs ouvrages sur l Amérique française …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Francis Parkman — Francis Parkman. Francis Parkman (16 septembre 1823 8 novembre 1893) était un historien et un spécialiste en horticulture américain natif de Boston. Il est connu pour avoir publié plusieurs ouvrages sur l Amérique française. Quelques ouvrages… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Francis — /fran sis/, n. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning Frenchman. * * * (as used in expressions) Abbott George Francis Adams Charles Francis Bacon Francis Viscount St. Albans Bacon Francis Bayard Thomas Francis Beaumont Francis Bebey… …   Universalium

  • Francis Parkman — (September 16, 1823 ndash; November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of and his monumental seven volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although… …   Wikipedia

  • Francis Parkman — Parkman Memorial in Jamaica Plain (Mass.) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Parkman — may refer to: *Francis Parkman (1823–1893) *His uncle George Parkman (c. 1790 1849), the victim in the Parkman Webster murder case *Parkman, Maine *Parkman, Ohio *Parkman, Wyoming *Matt Parkman, a fictional character portrayed by Greg Grunberg on …   Wikipedia