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Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin) 1831-1917

Overview
Works: 540 works in 1,240 publications in 1 language and 18,187 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Trials, litigation, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: PS3053, B
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Henry D. Thoreau by F. B Sanborn( Book )

66 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When in 1879, 1 was asked by my friend Charles Dudley Warner to write the biography of Thoreau which follows, I was by no means unprepared. I had known this man of genius for the last seven years of his too short life; had lived in his family, and in the house of his neighbor across the way, Ellery Channing, his most intimate friend outside of that family; and had assisted Channing in the preparation and publication of his Thoreau, the Poet-Naturalist, the first full biography which appeared. I received from Mr. Blake ... the correspondence of Thoreau and his college essays, with some other papers of Henry s and his own ... I perceived that the character and genius of Thoreau could not be well understood unless some knowledge was had of the Concord farmers, scholars, and citizens, among whom he had spent his days, and who have furnished a background for that scene of authorship which the small town of Concord has presented for now more than seventy years. Therefore ... I sketched therefrom the character of our interesting community, which gave color and tone to the outlines of this thoughtful scholar s career. ... Much misconception of his character and the facts of his life still prevails; and singular statements have been made in text-books, as to his origin and training. One authority described Thoreau as descended from farmer folk in Connecticut, who were recent immigrants from France. So far as I know, not a single ancestor of his ever dwelt in Connecticut; they were all merchants; and though his Thoreau ancestors spoke French, or a patois of it, in Jersey, there is no evidence that any of them had lived in France for more than five centuries. This initial authentic biography, with its few errors corrected, now comes forth in a new edition, which will long be found useful, in the manner indicated, and I hope, may be received as the earlier edition has been, with all the favor which its modest aim deserves."--From the preface
The life of Henry David Thoreau, including many essays hitherto unpublished and some account of his family and friends by F. B Sanborn( Book )

28 editions published between 1917 and 2006 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and letters of John Brown : liberator of Kansas and martyr of Virginia by F. B Sanborn( Book )

50 editions published between 1885 and 2010 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1885 biography of radical abolitionist John Brown was written by F.B. Sanborn, a journalist and social reformer. Sanborn had been a friend and ally of Brown's and served as a member of the Secret Six, or Committee of Six, that provided funds for Brown's attack on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Sanborn praises Brown for his role in the bloody Kansas skirmishes and calls him a "martyr" for his execution after the Harper's Ferry raid
Recollections of seventy years by F. B Sanborn( Book )

18 editions published between 1909 and 1978 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau, the poet naturalist; with memorial verses by William Ellery Channing( Book )

26 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first biography of the poet-naturalist, Henry David Thoreau
A. Bronson Alcott, his life and philosophy by F. B Sanborn( Book )

17 editions published between 1893 and 1983 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius and character of Emerson; lectures at the Concord School of Philosophy by Concord School of Philosophy( Book )

24 editions published between 1884 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Hampshire; an epitome of popular government by F. B Sanborn( Book )

17 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawthorne and his friends : reminiscence and tribute by F. B Sanborn( Book )

25 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. S.G. Howe, the philanthropist by F. B Sanborn( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years of Concord, 1855-1915 : life, people, institutions, and transcendental philosophy in Massachusetts, with memories of Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, Channing, and others by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronson Alcott at Alcott house, England, and Fruitlands, New England (1842-1844) by F. B Sanborn( Book )

18 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

9 editions published between 1906 and 1968 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personality of Emerson by F. B Sanborn( Book )

15 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a work about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his "personal traits." Author F.B. Sanborn wrote biographies of other Concord writers including Emerson's friends, Thoreau, Channing and Alcott
The rights of man in America by Theodore Parker( Book )

13 editions published between 1911 and 1969 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar letters of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau( Book )

21 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoreau published only two books in his short lifetime. Reading his letters provides a way to access his thought processes outside of his scant published writings
A Memorial of George Gilman Fogg by Augustus Woodbury( Book )

6 editions published in 1882 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social sciences, their growth and future by F. B Sanborn( Book )

6 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prison science versus prison discipline : reminiscences of six-and-thirty years by F. B Sanborn( Book )

6 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memorandum on the prisons and reformatories of the United States of America by F. B Sanborn( Book )

5 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of Henry David Thoreau, including many essays hitherto unpublished and some account of his family and friends
Alternative Names
Franklin Benjamin Sanborn American activist, journalist, editor and author

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn Amerikaans journalist (1831-1917)

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Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin 1831-1917

Languages
English (418)

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Thoreau, the poet naturalist; with memorial verses