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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Eggleston  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History Mystery Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1837 in Vevay, Indiana


Illinois Connection

In 1866, Eggleston moved to Evanston, Illinois, to become the associate editor of the Chicago based magazine.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edward Eggleston was born on December 10, 1837, in Vevay, Indiana. He married Lizzie Snider of St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1858, and they had three daughters, Lillie, Blanche, and Allegra. His family inspired him to write children's stories, several of which were published in the Little Corporal magazine. In 1866, he moved to Evanston, Illinois, to become the associate editor of the Chicago based magazine. One year later, he landed a position as editor of the National Sunday School Teacher. In 1870, Eggleston moved to New York, becoming literary and superintending editor of a well-known journal called the Independent. His summer home, Owl's Nest, in Lake George, New York, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

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Titles At Your Library

A first book in American history
ISBN: 1175920010

Nabu Press. 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The United States: And Its People for Young Americans (Classic Reprint)
ISBN: 144007836X

Forgotten Books. 2016

ONE of our American humorists has said that it is better not The first reto
know so much than to know so many things that are not true.
Errors accepted in childhood become articles of faith, and are
not easily got rid of. The absence from this book of certain
well-worn fables, which have served more than one generation
of American school-children for historic facts, will be regretted,
perhaps, on sentimental grounds. It does not seem worth ",hile,
however, to keep current in elementary books statements which
every sound historical scholar rejects. No work of history ever
yet escaped error, but I have at least tried to make this a genuine
history, in harmony with the best historical scholarship of the
time. Many laborious years passed in the critical study of
original printed and manuscript authorities for the history of
American institutions and American life have perhaps given the
author of this history some right to speak with assurance on
questions relating

Table of Contents



I-How Columbus discovered America

I I-Other Discoveries in America 7

I I I-Sir Walter Ralegh tries to settle a Colony in America 13

IV-How Jamestown was Settled 19

V-The Starving Time, and what followed :24

V1-The Great Charter of Virginia, and the First

Iassacre by

the Indians 29

VI I-The Coming of the Pilgrims 34-

VI I I-The Coming of the Puritans 39

IX-The Coming of the Dutch 45

X-The Settlement of lIaryland and the Carolinas 50

XL-The Coming of the Quakers and Others to the Jerseys

and Pennsylvania 57

XI 1--The Settlement of Georgia, and the Coming of the Germans,

Irish, and French 62

XIII-HOv the Indians Lived 71

XIV-Early Indian Vars 79


The circuit rider

University of Michigan Library. 2009

The Shelf2Life Western Fiction Collection is a fascinating set of pre-1923 materials that capture the beauty, mystery and adventure of the old west. From honorable cowboys and spirited pioneer women to questionable sheriffs, notorious gunslingers and unruly outlaws, these classic westerns introduce lively characters who embody the essence of the American frontier. Authentic dialog combined with vivid scenic descriptions help re-create a time and place where chasing cattle rustlers, tracking wild horses and fighting for land were a part of everyday life, highlighting the strength of character necessary to survive. The Shelf2Life Western Fiction Collection allows readers to escape the modern world and be transported into the rough and tumble escapades of the Wild West.

The Mystery Of Metropolisville
ISBN: 0548193940

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Graysons: A Story of Illinois
ISBN: 0559881096

BiblioBazaar. 2008

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.

Queer Stories for Boys and Girls
ISBN: 1421839490

1st World Library - Literary Society. 2007

You think that folks in fine clothes are the only folks that ever see fairies, and that poor folks can't afford them. But in the days of the real old-fashioned "Green Jacket and White Owl's Feather" fairies, it was the poor boy carrying fagots to the cabi

The End of the World: A Love Story
ISBN: 0554035537

BiblioBazaar. 2007

Samuel Anderson made no reply. It would be of no use to reply. Shrews are tamed only by silence. Anderson had long since learned that the little shred of influence which remained to him in his own house would disappear whenever his teeth were no longer able to shut his tongue securely in.

The Schoolmaster's Stories, for Boys and Girls: -1877
ISBN: 1112289259

Cornell University Library. 2009

Originally published in 1877. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.