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William H. Prescott

Historian (4-May-1796 — 28-Jan-1859)


Clinton Harvey Gardiner. William Hickling Prescott: A Biography. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 1969.

Clinton Harvey Gardiner (editor). William Hickling Prescott: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Works. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. 1958. 275pp.

Harry Thurston Peck. William Hickling Prescott. New York: Macmillan. 1905. 186pp.

George Ticknor. Life of William Hickling Prescott. Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1864. 491pp.

Roger Wolcott (editor). Correspondence of William Hickling Prescott, 1833-1847. Boston, MA and New York: Houghton Mifflin. 1925. 691pp. For the Massachusetts Historical Society.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.550)

  6. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.822)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.405)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.844)

  9. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.359)

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