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Thornton, William 1759-1828

Overview
Works: 329 works in 535 publications in 2 languages and 6,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Apologetic writings  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Composer
Classifications: F597, 917.8
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Short account of the origin of steam boats : written in 1810, and now committed to the press by William Thornton( Book )

15 editions published between 1814 and 1818 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political economy : founded in justice and humanity. In a letter to a friend by William Thornton( Book )

14 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidental architect : William Thornton and the cultural life of early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828 by Gordon S Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the members of the House of Representatives of the United States : Gentlemen, I consider it as a duty ... to correct some unfounded statements made by Mr. Benjamin H. Latrobe by William Thornton( Book )

14 editions published between 1805 and 1955 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Carolina Gold-Mine Company by William Thornton( Book )

9 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of gold mines near Concord, North Carolina; soliciting share holders for a new company
Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )

3 editions published in 1781 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second edition published in Dublin followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a continental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the west (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution and stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. The book proved and remained immensely popular. The profits did not come soon enough for him, however. He died in poverty on January 31, 1780 in London. In the 20th century, the reliability of Carver's narrative has been debated by scholars; examination of Carver's manuscript journal establishes that it differs in important respects from the published version. More recent research points to the conclusion that while Carver actually made the tour he describes, he suppressed the fact that he performed it as a hired agent of Royal Governor Major Robert Rogers, rather than on his own responsibility. E.G. Bourne, in a 1906 essay published in the American Historical Review, summarized his view of Carver's book: "Scholars are in general agreement that much of the work in this volume is an abridgement or adaptation of historical writings by Charlevoix, Adair, and La Hontan. Entire chapters read as near verbatim text from one or more of these other authors."
Outlines of a constitution for united North & South Columbia by William Thornton( Book )

13 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short account of the origin of steam boats written in 1810, and now committed to the press by William Thornton( )

3 editions published between 1814 and 1818 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata, for alto saxophone and piano by William Thornton( )

2 editions published in 1987 and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manoeuvres of horse artillery : written at Paris in the year 1800, at the request of W.R. Davie, then envoy from the United States to France by Tadeusz Kościuszko( Book )

1 edition published in 1808 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patents : Patent-office, March 5, 1811 by William Thornton( Book )

6 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new, complete, and universal history, description, and survey of the cities of London and Westminster by William Thornton( Book )

6 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The counterpoise : being thoughts on a militia and a standing army by W. T( )

10 editions published between 1752 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the mode of teaching the surd or deaf and consequently dumb to speak by William Thornton( Book )

7 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possit by William Thornton( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Incidental architect : William Thornton and the cultural life of early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828
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