"Stockton's Method of Working," Current Literature, 32:495. "Criticism," Atheneum, 1:532. "Estimate," Harper's Weekly, 46:555. The Beeman of Orn, and Other Fanciful Tales, Frank R. Stockton. The Lady or the Tiger, Frank R. Stockton. Rudder Grange, Frank R. Stockton. A Tale of Negative Gravity, Frank R. Stockton. The Remarkable Wreck of the Thomas Hyde, Frank R. Stockton.
I remembered at once that I had seen two in the library room of the Atheneum, which I had carefully refrained from disturbing. I found them perfect, and unrolled them.... Fearing that I might not succeed in managing them, I procured some hairs from C.'s head.
Its collection of books, consisting principally of Spanish and French literature, is an important one, both in numbers and quality. It has been enriched by accessions of books from the library of the extinct Society of Friends of the Country. It is open to members of the Atheneum only, or to visitors introduced by them.
I bought a ring which was made out of it, but unfortunately lost it overboard. As to places of worship, I think the only two which remained intact were the barracks of the Salvation Army. As a relic of that great fire, I have in my possession the stamp with which the books and papers in the Atheneum reading room were marked.
Yesterday James Freeman Clarke, the biographer of Margaret Fuller, came into the Atheneum. It was plain that he came to see me and not the institution.... He rushed into talk at once, mostly on people, and asked me about my astronomical labors. As it was a kind of flattery, I repaid it in kind by asking him about Margaret Fuller.
Horace Greeley, in an article in a recent number of the 'Tribune, says that the fund left by Smithson is spent by the regents of that institution in publishing books which no publisher would undertake and which do no good to anybody. Now in our little town of Nantucket, with our little Atheneum, these volumes are in constant demand....
When Ernst died the critic of the Atheneum compared him with other players of his day in the following words: "Less perfection in his polish, less unimpeachable in the diamond lustre and clearness of his tone, than De Bériot, Ernst had as much elegance as that exquisite violinist, with greater depth of feeling.
"I do not suppose that such works as those issued by the Smithsonian regents are appreciated by all who turn them over, but the ignorant learn that such things exist; they perceive that a higher cultivation than theirs is in the world, and they are stimulated to strive after greater excellence. So I steadily advocate, in purchasing books for the Atheneum, the lifting of the people.
The parents Home life Education, teachers, books Astronomical instruments Solar eclipse of 1831 Teaching Appointment as librarian of Nantucket Atheneum Friendships for young people Extracts from diary, 1855 Music The piano Society Story-telling Housework Extract from diary, 1854 "Sweeping" the heavens Discovery of the comet, 1847 Frederick VI. and the comet Letters from G. P. Bond and Hon.
She took a little journey every year, and could always have little presents ready for the birthdays and Christmas days, and for the necessary books which could not be found in the Atheneum library, and which she felt that she ought to own herself, all this on a salary which an ordinary school-girl in these days would think too meagre to supply her with dress alone.