A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
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The History of the White Mountains fromthe First Settlement of Upper Coos and Pequaket, by Lucy, Wife of Ethan Allen Crawford, Esq.
24mo, 204 pages. White Hills, 1846.
The book was printed in Portland, where it was reprinted in 1883, with introduction by Henry Whedock Ripley, and again in 1886, with wood cuts, and poems by Mr. Ripley, Bethra laedean, and C. £. Swinerton.
Scenery of the White Mountains, by William Oakes, with 16 plates from drawings by Isaac Sprague. Folio. Boston, 1848.
Two of the lithographs are from paintings by Godfrey N. Frankenstein, who was bom in Germany, 1820, and died in Springfield, O., 1873.
The views of Profile Mt. and the Old Man of the Mountain, with description, appeared separately in 1847.
A portrait of Wm. Oakes, who was bom in Danvers, Mass., 1799, and was drowned between Boston and East Boston, 1848, appears in the New England Magazine, March, 1896, and a sketch of his life in American Journal of Science and Arts, 2d series. Vol. 7, January, 1849, reprinted in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Vol. 46, April, 1849. For Frankenstein, see the account of Springfield, in History of Clark County, Ohio, published in Chicago, 1881, and Studies in Literature by Gilderoy W. Gri£Sn, Baltimore, 1870.
Historical Relics of the White Mountains,also, a Concise White Mountain Guide, by John H. Spaulding. 16mo, 96 pages. Boston, 1855.
The 3d edition, Mt. Washington, 1858, has a list of plants of the alpine regions of the White Mountains, 3 pages, by Professors Clark and Tuckerman of Amherst.
Portrait and sketch of the author, bom 1821, died 1893, in the History of Coos County, N. H., Syracuse, 1888; small portrait in Burt's Mount Washington Hand-book.
Three Days on the White Mountains: beingthe perilous adventure of Dr. B. L. Ball on Mount Washington, during Oct. 26,and 27, 1855, written by himself. 12mo, 72 pages. Boston, 1856.
Reprinted in Boston, 1877.
Dr. Ball was born in Northboro, Mass., in 1820, and died in Chiriqui, Ftoama, in 1859.
Incidents in White Mountain History, by [Rev.] Benjamin G. Willey.
12mo, 321 pages. Illustrated. Boston, 1856.
New edition with title. History of the White Mountains, with illustrations, revised and edited by Frederick Thompson, New York, 1870.
The author, born in Conway, N. H., 1706, died in East Sumner, Me., 1867, was a brother of Samuel T^ey, Jr., who with his family was killed in the great slide of 1826.
The White Hills; Their Legends,Landscape, and Poetry, by Thomas Starr King, with sixty illustrations, engraved by [John] Andrew, from drawings by [Merrill G.] Wheelock.
12mo, 403 pages. Boston, 1860 (1859).
Although written more than fifty years ago, this is still the best book about the White Mountains. Several editions. In 1887 it was re-issued by Estes and Lauriat of Boston, with the addition of eleven photogravures.
Prof. Edward Tuckerman, born in Boston in 1817, died in Amherst, Mass. in 1886, contributed chapters on the Exploration of the White Hills and Vegetation of the White Mountains. Tuckerman's portrait appears in the New England Magazine, March, 1896, and there is a notice of his life by Asa Gray in Proceedings of the American Academy, Vol. 21, 1886.
Starr King was bom in N. Y. City in 1824, died in San Francisco in 1864. His portrait appears in a volume of his sennons, Christianity and Humanity, with memoir by E. P. Whipple, Boston, 1877, in the American Portrait Gallery, Vol. 1, 1877, in Repre* sentative and Leading Men of the Pacific, in H. S. Ballou's Life of Hosea Ballou, 2d, DD., Boston, 1896, m Ballou's Pictorial Magazine, Vol. 11, Aug. 9, 1866, in the Outlook, Vol. 58, March 5, 1898, in the New England Magazine, Vol. 22, May, 1900, and in Elbert Hubbard's Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Orators, 1903.
For memoirs of Kng see A Tribute to Thomas Starr King, by Richard Frothingham, 247 pages, Boston, 1865, The Character and Genius of Thomas Starr King, by E. P. Whipple, in Unitarian Review, VoL 9, pp. 5S7— 548, May, 1878, Reminiscences, by £. E. Hale, DD., in Unitarian Review, Vol. 29, April, 1888. See also TVhittier's poem, Thomas Starr King, 17 lines.
Mt. Washington in Winter, or TheExperiences of a Scientific Expedition upon the Highest Mountain in NewEngland, 1870-71. 12mo, 363 pages. Boston, 1871.
The book was written by Prof. Charles H. Hitchcock and J. H. Huntington, with chapters contributed by S. A. Nelson, A. F. Clough, Howard A. Kimball, and Thomas Smith, U. S. A.
Prof. Hitchcock was born in Amherst, Mass. in 1886, and is living (l910) in Honolulu. A sketch of his life, with portrait, will be found in the Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 54, December, 1898. Mr. Huntington was born in Bosrah, Conn., in 1833, and died in Baker City, Oregon, in 1904.
The Heart of the White Mountains, theirLegend and Scenery, by Samuel Adams Drake, with illustrations by W, Hamilton Gibson.
Quarto, 818 pages. New York, 1881.
This volume gives the Indian Legends, Autumn Foliage in the Valley of the Saco, Winter Ascent of Mt. Kearsarge, as well as a general description.
Part of the description and pictures appeared in Harper's Magazine for June, July, and August, 1881.
Fortrait of the author, who was bom in Boston in 1833 and died in Kennebunkport, Me., in 1005, in the New England Magazine, VoL 4, August, 1891.
The White Mountains: A Guide to Their Interpretation, by Julius H. Ward. 16mo, 258 pages. Map and Illustrations. New York, 1890.
Appeared originally in the Boston Sunday Herald, of which Mr. Ward was an editoanal writer.
New edition with four additional chapters, including The Mountain Colors and Snowshoeing on Osceola, 311 pages. Boston, 1896.
Portrait of author, who was bom in Charlton, Mass., 1837, died in Worcester, 1897, in New England Magazine, Vol. 4, August, 1891.
At the North of Bearcamp Water:Chronicles of a Stroller in New England from July to December, by Frank Bolles. 16mo, 297 pages. Boston, 1893.
Bird life and plant life, as well as mountain climbing in summer, autumn, and winter, and a chapter on A Night Alone on Chocorua.
Portrait of the author, and sketch of his life by Mabel Hill, in Granite Monthly, VoL 23, October, 1897. He was bom in Winchester, Mass., in 1856, and died in Cambridge in 1894.
Footing It in Franconia, by Bradford Torrey. 16mo, ^1 pages. Boston, 1901.
Essays on birds, flowers, and saunterings over the roads of Franconia Notch and vicinity, mm^ed with the delightful philosophy of the author.
Portrait in The Book Buyer, Vol. 20, March, 1900, and in Houghton Mifflin Co.'s Portrait Catalogue of Publications. The author was born in Weymouth, Mass. in 1843^ and is living (l910) in Santa Barbara, Cal.