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Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin) 1831-1917

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Works: 556 works in 1,371 publications in 1 language and 18,822 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Essays  Diaries  Controversial literature  Trials, litigation, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Composer
Classifications: PS3053, 814.3
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Henry D. Thoreau by F. B Sanborn( Book )

66 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When in 1879, 1 was asked by my friend Charles Dudley Warner to write the biography of Thoreau which follows, I was by no means unprepared. I had known this man of genius for the last seven years of his too short life; had lived in his family, and in the house of his neighbor across the way, Ellery Channing, his most intimate friend outside of that family; and had assisted Channing in the preparation and publication of his Thoreau, the Poet-Naturalist, the first full biography which appeared. I received from Mr. Blake ... the correspondence of Thoreau and his college essays, with some other papers of Henry s and his own ... I perceived that the character and genius of Thoreau could not be well understood unless some knowledge was had of the Concord farmers, scholars, and citizens, among whom he had spent his days, and who have furnished a background for that scene of authorship which the small town of Concord has presented for now more than seventy years. Therefore ... I sketched therefrom the character of our interesting community, which gave color and tone to the outlines of this thoughtful scholar s career. ... Much misconception of his character and the facts of his life still prevails; and singular statements have been made in text-books, as to his origin and training. One authority described Thoreau as descended from farmer folk in Connecticut, who were recent immigrants from France. So far as I know, not a single ancestor of his ever dwelt in Connecticut; they were all merchants; and though his Thoreau ancestors spoke French, or a patois of it, in Jersey, there is no evidence that any of them had lived in France for more than five centuries. This initial authentic biography, with its few errors corrected, now comes forth in a new edition, which will long be found useful, in the manner indicated, and I hope, may be received as the earlier edition has been, with all the favor which its modest aim deserves."--From the preface
Recollections of seventy years by F. B Sanborn( )

22 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn was born in 1821 at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, the fifth of seven children of Aaron and Lydia Leavitt Sanborn. He was active in the anti-slavery movement and wrote of that movement, John Brown and other abolistionists, and politics in general in the United States, 1854-1861
The life of Henry David Thoreau, including many essays hitherto unpublished and some account of his family and friends by F. B Sanborn( Book )

30 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of John Brown : liberator of Kansas and martyr of Virginia by F. B Sanborn( Book )

52 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1885 biography of radical abolitionist John Brown was written by F.B. Sanborn, a journalist and social reformer. Sanborn had been a friend and ally of Brown's and served as a member of the Secret Six, or Committee of Six, that provided funds for Brown's attack on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Sanborn praises Brown for his role in the bloody Kansas skirmishes and calls him a "martyr" for his execution after the Harper's Ferry raid
Civil disobedience, and other essays by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

30 editions published between 1887 and 1970 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the 17th book in the twenty-volume set of Henry David Thoreau's collected writings. It is the "Manuscript Edition" and contains the 11th part of Thoreau's Journal
Thoreau, the poet naturalist; with memorial verses by William Ellery Channing( Book )

28 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a biography of Henry David Thoreau
A. Bronson Alcott, his life and philosophy by F. B Sanborn( Book )

29 editions published between 1893 and 1999 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights of man in America by Theodore Parker( Book )

15 editions published between 1911 and 1969 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius and character of Emerson; lectures at the Concord School of Philosophy by Concord School of Philosophy( Book )

30 editions published between 1884 and 2017 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Hampshire; an epitome of popular government by F. B Sanborn( Book )

17 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Institute of Mental Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice present the downloadable version in PDF format of "Validity and Use of Evidence Concerning Battering and Its Effects in Criminal Trials: Report Responding to Section 40507 of the Violence Against Women Act." The report originally appeared in May 1996
Hawthorne and his friends : reminiscence and tribute by F. B Sanborn( Book )

26 editions published between 1908 and 2016 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar letters of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

27 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau published only two books in his short lifetime. Reading his letters provides a way to access his thought processes outside of his scant published writings
Dr. S.G. Howe, the philanthropist by F. B Sanborn( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years of Concord, 1855-1915 : life, people, institutions, and transcendental philosophy in Massachusetts, with memories of Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, Channing, and others by F. B Sanborn( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first and last journeys of Thoreau : lately discovered among his unpublished journals and manuscripts by Henry David Thoreau( )

15 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn lived in Concord, Mass. in the mid 19th-century in the company of greatness. Among his peers were master thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. A follower of their works and teachings, Sanborn was a devoted abolitionist who sought reforms for the social issues of his time. He had quite a bit of personal experience with Thoreau, and as such, was uniquely qualified to write biographies of the great poet-naturalist. This work, which was published in 1905, contains manuscripts of Thoreau discovered after his death. Sanborn edited the writings into two volumes and called them, "The First and Last Journeys of Thoreau."
The personality of Emerson by F. B Sanborn( Book )

21 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a work about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his "personal traits." Author F.B. Sanborn wrote biographies of other Concord writers including Emerson's friends, Thoreau, Channing and Alcott
Bronson Alcott at Alcott house, England, and Fruitlands, New England (1842-1844) by F. B Sanborn( Book )

18 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Memorial of George Gilman Fogg by Augustus Woodbury( )

6 editions published in 1882 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and journals of Samuel Gridley Howe by S. G Howe( Book )

10 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social sciences, their growth and future by F. B Sanborn( )

6 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of Henry David Thoreau, including many essays hitherto unpublished and some account of his family and friends
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Thoreau, the poet naturalist; with memorial versesThe genius and character of Emerson; lectures at the Concord School of PhilosophyThe first and last journeys of Thoreau : lately discovered among his unpublished journals and manuscriptsLetters and journals of Samuel Gridley Howe
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Franklin Benjamin Sanborn American activist, journalist, editor and author

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn Amerikaans journalist (1831-1917)

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