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The Wheelwright Family Story

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ISBN 10 : 9781445278063
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Download or read book The Wheelwright Family Story PDF or another Format written by Steve J. Plummer and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2010-02-24 with total page 588 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an illustrated history of the extraordinary Anglo-American Wheelwright family.In 1636 an outspoken Puritan, Reverend John Wheelwright, left his native Lincolnshire and headed for the new Boston Bay Colony. His stay in Massachusetts would be short lived.Persecuted and banished, Reverend John went on to found two New England towns and a dynasty which now spans six continents.The Wheelwrights have produced explorers, engineers, clerics, consuls and a family of cannibals. There are philanthropists, philanderers, psychoanalysts, scientists, soldiers and sailors.A sea captain became a pirate. A lawyer became a gold-digging sportsman and a kidnapped child was transformed from Puritan to Catholic mother superior.The Wheelwright's story, complete with black sheep and skeletons a-plenty, spans four centuries. Hundreds of illustrations and family charts, drawn from years of research, bring 580 pages of this most remarkable family's history to life.


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The Wheelwright Genealogy

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ISBN 10 : 9781445731599
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Download or read book The Wheelwright Genealogy PDF or another Format written by Steve J Plummer and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2010-04-29 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A register report is one of the clearest and most comprehensive ways to record a family tree - and is certainly far easier to handle than acres of family charts! This is a clearly presented register report with a full alphabetical index for the Wheelwright family. A companion volume to 'The Wheelwright Family Story', it follows their history from Lincolnshire, England to The Americas and back to England, Africa, Australasia and beyond. Spanning 400 years, 13 generations and over 2,000 individuals it is an essential resource for anyone researching the history of New England's founding families.


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The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

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ISBN 10 : 9780300224627
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Download or read book The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright PDF or another Format written by Ann M. Little and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in the tribe. At age twelve, she was enrolled at a French-Canadian Ursuline convent, where she would spend the rest of her life, eventually becoming the order’s only foreign-born mother superior. Among these three major cultures of colonial North America, Wheelwright’s life was exceptional: border-crossing, multilingual, and multicultural. This meticulously researched book discovers her life through the communities of girls and women around her: the free and enslaved women who raised her in Wells, Maine; the Wabanaki women who cared for her, catechized her, and taught her to work as an Indian girl; the French-Canadian and Native girls who were her classmates in the Ursuline school; and the Ursuline nuns who led her to a religious life.


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Arthur H. Vinal / Edmund March Wheelwright and the Chestnut Hill Pumping Station

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ISBN 10 : 9781519310231
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Download or read book Arthur H. Vinal / Edmund March Wheelwright and the Chestnut Hill Pumping Station PDF or another Format written by Dennis J. De Witt and published by Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. This book was released on 2016-08-12 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book arose from a need to understand one of late nineteenth century Boston’s most prominent buildings, the Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station, now the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. It considers how such a municipally designed, high-style, Richardsonian Romanesque, yet also industrial, building came into existence. Arthur H. Vinal and Edmund March Wheelwright, its two architects working a decade apart, in 1884-88 and 1898-99 respectively, left a seamlessly unified building. They were never partners nor colleagues. But almost sequentially, in 1884-88 and 1891-95 respectively, each was given charge of the same large municipal architectural office. Each also began his professional career, again almost in sequence, with same important firm, Peabody & Sterns, after which each left Boston for a few years before returning. Wheelwright and Vinal came from different backgrounds and arguably had differing sensibilities. Vinal’s generally preferred style as City Architect was Richardsonian Romanesque — a mode Wheelwright never employed, except when extending Vinal’s Chestnut Hill Pumping Station. Remarkably, the written record suggests these two architects had no other connections, despite having both practiced, throughout their careers, in the guild-like world of Boston’s late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century architectural profession. They only had in common the Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station and the distinction of having been, for approximately four highly productive years each, Boston’s City Architect. There has been no previous study of either architect’s work. In Vinal’s case, except for his time as City Architect, his career and life left a scant written record. Almost none of his work was published. It is primarily known to us through municipal records, advertisements for constructor bids, and occasional references in newspaper articles. Other than his term as City Architect, which produced the major portion of the Chestnut Hill Pumping Station and a remarkable number of municipal buildings in a short time, his career was little different from those of many other successful, now largely forgotten, architects who contributed to the fabric of an expanding metropolitan Boston during its so called Golden Age from the Civil War through the First World War. Most of what he produced was conservative, well constructed row housing plus some multi-story buildings containing the then still novel “French flats.” In contrast, Wheelwright’s work was published. He was active and well respected at the highest levels of the profession, locally and nationally. Far more is known of his life and practice. Even in the relatively conservative milieu of metropolitan Boston, his work could not generally be called dramatic, although there were exceptions. Rather than simply representing an aesthetic exercise, his architecture was also informed by his predisposition to political and social reform. Perhaps as a result, while not unknown, he has not received the attention he deserves. The present study for the most part tells its stories visually. It is heavily illustrated. In addition to Vinal and Wheelwright, a third actor is touched upon, that is the City Architect’s Office, with its patronage and professional practice, and its evolution over the two decades — having been initially created as a good government reform in 1874 and finally abolished with, Wheelwright's support, for similar reasons in 1895. Without it, neither architect could have designed and built the prodigious number of buildings credited to them during their tenures. Lastly, this volume includes an attempt to produce catalogs raisonné of Vinal’s and Wheelwright’s known bodies of work — which, in each case, research for this study has significantly expanded.


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The Salem Belle

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ISBN 10 : 9780271077055
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book The Salem Belle PDF or another Format written by Ebenezer Wheelwright and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2016-01-08 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Salem Belle is a historical novel, a tale of vengeance and superstition set against the Salem witchcraft tragedy of 1692. Rejected by the beautiful Mary—“the Salem belle”—the bitter Trellison accuses her of witchcraft, mistakenly thinking himself motivated by religious faith. She is quickly tried and convicted, and her brother James and her fiancé, Walter, must try to rescue the persecuted woman. Engaging in its own right, The Salem Belle invites renewed interest because it is a critical source for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterwork, The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne transformed three scenes from Wheelwright’s novel for his own. In so doing, Hawthorne covertly elaborated his lifelong theme: original sin and the possibility of redemption. Hawthorne scholar Richard Kopley, who has recovered The Salem Belle for twenty-first-century literary study, introduces and annotates Wheelwright’s novel, providing relevant historical details as well as pertinent details about Wheelwright’s life and reading. Kopley also furnishes three appendixes that will facilitate understanding of The Salem Belle and further analysis of its place in American literary history.


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Esther

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ISBN 10 : 1554688949
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book Esther PDF or another Format written by Julie Wheelwright and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 2012-02-21 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1703, a war party of French soldiers and Abenaki warriors raided the Puritan village of seven-year-old Esther Wheelwright, killing several men, women and children and taking twenty-two captives. That Esther managed to survive the 200-mile journey by foot through swamps and forests to a Jesuit mission in New France is astonishing. That she was adopted, quite happily, into a family of her Abenaki captors is equally amazing. But for the Wheelwright family, who waited years before receiving word that Esther had even survived the raid, the abduction was a tragedy. Esther’s release from her Abenaki family was finally negotiated through a French Jesuit who took her to the city of Québec—but it was too late. Esther, by then twelve years old, broke her parents’ hearts by refusing to go home. They never saw her again. Instead, she remained in Québec, the capital of New France, where, against all odds, she went on to become Mother Superior of the Ursulines—and a pivotal figure after the siege of Québec in 1759. Written by Julie Wheelwright, Esther’s descendant, thisbook is a spiritual and an emotional journey of survival, and an awe-inspiring example of the human capacity for transformation.


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True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars

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ISBN 10 : 9781556134203
Pages : 412 pages
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Download or read book True Stories of New England Captives Carried to Canada During the Old French and Indian Wars PDF or another Format written by Charlotte Alice Baker and published by Heritage Books. This book was released on 1897 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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ISBN 10 : 9781844686506
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Download or read book Family Matters PDF or another Format written by Michael Sharpe and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2011-12-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Family history is one of Britain's most popular pastimes. Around six million people in Britain are researching their family trees, and genealogy is one of the top categories for online searches. The opening up of public records, the growth of family history societies and the introduction of computers and the internet have made the subject accessible to everyone. Yet, while there is no shortage of books on how to do family history, few writers have attempted to put the field itself into a historical and social context, and no popular history of the subject has been published in Britain in the last 50 years. That is why Michael Sharpes new history is so significant. He traces the rise of genealogy from an esoteric interest of gentlemen and scholars to a mainstream hobby enjoyed by millions. He describes in vivid detail the landmark events and the personalities behind them, telling the story of the evolution of family history through the eyes of those involved. His original and highly readable work offers a fresh perspective on an activity that is not just a fast-growing leisure pursuit but also a rapidly expanding business sector and an important field for public policy.


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The Sterling Papers - Volume Two: Sterling In The Crimea

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ISBN 10 : 9780244176471
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Download or read book The Sterling Papers - Volume Two: Sterling In The Crimea PDF or another Format written by Steve J Plummer and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-04-12 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of Will Sterling of Her Majesty's Grenadier Guards continues with this, the second volume of his journals. We find Will reluctantly travelling with his hedonistic and despotic officer, Sebastian D'Arkley as they sail into the Black Sea and the tumult that is The Crimea just as Britain enters the violent argument brewing between Turkey and the mighty Russian Empire. As D'Arkley careers from embarrassment to disaster and back again, Will is expected to discreetly save him from himself, from Russian bullets, from the outrage of his fellow officers and from D'Arkley's own self-created reputation as a master tactician and war-hero. And all the while, he must keep under wraps the increasing list of crimes and indiscretions that are collecting in D'Arkley's past. While every volume stands on its own, it is recommended that you read them in chronological order, starting with 'The Sterling Papers - Volume One: Sterling Goes East'.


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ISBN 10 : 9781446738337
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Download or read book The Legendary Lieutenant PDF or another Format written by Steve Plummer and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-02 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Legendary Lieutenant is the tale of a young man, schooled in the science of warfare and sent reluctantly to India to defend Victoria's Empire. Poorly suited for life as a soldier and wounded early in his career, he finds solace in an unsuitable romance. When tragedy strikes, his only comfort is the medication prescribed by his military surgeons and the rum ration issued by his employer. Can his story, confused and embellished by generations of descendants, now be unravelled?


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The Sterling Papers - Volume One: Sterling Goes East

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Watford and South West Herts in the Great War

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ISBN 10 : 9781473866072
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Download or read book Watford and South West Herts in the Great War PDF or another Format written by Eugenia Russell and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2015-08-31 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book highlights the importance of Watford as a regional centre within South West Herts during the years of the Great War as well as the cohesion of the local area and the impact events and initiatives had on the entire region. The organization and presence of the Army are discussed before focusing on different aspects of civilian life such as the contribution of civilians to the war effort, the Police and Fire Service, the role of Churches, Schools and the Press and changes in employment and local businesses. As the War wore on and the magnitude of the sacrifice sunk in, hospitals and charities became more prominent. The latter part of the book presents these as well as the many public and private ways of commemorating the War Dead in the aftermath of the conflict. The distinctiveness of such Memorials reflects the legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the artistic communities resident in Bushey and Watford.


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ISBN 10 : 9781477306406
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Download or read book Mythology and Values PDF or another Format written by Katherine Spencer and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2014-11-11 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Katherine Spencer examines Navaho cultural values by studying a specific subset of Navaho mythology: chantway myths, part of ceremonies performed to cure illness. She begins with a summary of the general plot construction of chantway myths and the value themes presented in these plots., then discusses “explanatory elements” inserted by the narrators of the myths. She continues with a deeper analysis of the cultural value judgements conveyed by these myths. At the end of the book, Spencer includes abstracts of the myths she discusses.


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Download or read book A Man of Invention PDF or another Format written by Steve J Plummer and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2013-04-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jack Wheelwright was a talented artist and designer with a promising career when war broke in 1914. He volunteered for the Royal Navy and within weeks became one of the Royal Naval Air Service's first airship pilots. He saw action in the Dardanelles and then over the North Sea, defending convoys against enemy submarines. His greatest contribution, however, was his imagination and ability to adapt and design, transforming the Admiralty's fault ridden fleet of airships. The Suvivor of several air crashes, Jack volunteered again in 1939, putting his skills to use once more, this time fighting to prove the value of his work with barrage balloons. This is a story of human endeavour, generously illustrated with contemporary images and re-worked with greater detail. Chiefly, however, it is the story of a man of extraordinary ability, energy and determination.


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ISBN 10 : 1459700856
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Download or read book 100 More Canadian Heroines PDF or another Format written by Merna Forster and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2011-09-07 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the bestselling 100 Canadian Heroines, Merna Forster presents 100 more stories of amazing women who changed our country. In this second installment of the bestselling Canadian Heroines series, author Merna Forster brings together 100 more incredible stories of great characters and wonderful images. Meet famous and forgotten women in fields such as science, sport, politics, war and peace, and arts and entertainment, including the original Degrassi kids, Captain Kool, hockey star Hilda Ranscombe, and the woman dubbed "the atomic mosquito." This book is full of amazing facts and trivia about extraordinary women. You’ll learn about Second World War heroine Joan Fletcher Bamford, who rescued 2,000 Dutch captives from a prison camp in a Sumatran jungle while commanding 70 Japanese soldiers. Hilwie Hamdon was the woman behind the building of Canada’s first mosque, and Frances Gertrude McGill was the crime fighter named the "Sherlock Holmes of Saskatchewan." Read on and discover 100 more Canadian heroines and how they’ve changed our country.


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The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England

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Download or read book The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England PDF or another Format written by Samuel G. Drake and published by . This book was released on 1856 with total page 840 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: