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Francis Parkman (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Francis ParkmanThe life of a scholar is almost of necessity nu eventful, and his accomplished work speaks for itself; therefore the biographer must deal in the main with the scholar's labors of acquisition and preparation. Journals kept on two summer vacations, and on a trip to Europe, and several erratic and scrappy notebooks, show Parkman's methods of examining historic places and of col lecting historical materials. These, together with the Oregon Trthods of examining historic places and of col lecting historical materials. These, together with the Oregon Trail, his own brief narrative of his life, and an irregular correspondence, consti tute the autobiographical records of his life.My thanks are due to Miss Parkman, the his torian's sister, for putting those records at my disposal to Mr. Charles Haight Farnham the author of the Life of Francis Parkman, for his generous permission to make what use I might wish of his biography - and but for his labors my own would have been fourfold greater.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more