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Author: Jeremiah Curtin; Alma Curtin; Joseph Schafer
Publisher: Madison, Published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1940.
Series: Publications of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin., Biography series ;, v. 2.
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Born to an Irish Catholic family, Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906), a linguist, translator, and folklorist, spent his early years on a farm in Greenfield, Wisconsin, and the first portion of this memoir, compiled by his wife, Alma Cardell Curtin, concerns his rural Wisconsin boyhood and subsequent struggles to obtain a scholarly education. After graduating from Harvard (1863), where he studied under Francis James Child,  Read more...
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Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906.
Memoirs of Jeremiah Curtin.
Madison, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1940
(OCoLC)558593668
Named Person: Jeremiah Curtin; Jeremiah Curtin; Jeremiah (1835-1906) Curtin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah Curtin; Alma Curtin; Joseph Schafer
OCLC Number: 2274318
Notes: "Except as to spelling, and to some extent punctuation and paragraphing, the text is left precisely as the Curtins, husband and wife, wrote it."--Pref.
"Paid for out of the income of the George B. Burrows Fund."
Description: ix p., 1 l., 925 p. front., ports. 22 cm.
Contents: Early years --
College life --
A New York interlude --
Introduction to Russia --
A Moscow banquet --
Fox's visit to Russia --
Adventures in the Caucasus --
Trouble with Clay --
A secretary on vacation --
Business and travel --
Marriage and return to Russia --
The Caucasus again --
With John Fiske in London --
Caucasian timber and scenery --
A letter from Fiske --
War forces changes --
Ethnology : Seneca studies --
In the Indian Territory --
California : Wintu myths --
A winter in Oregon (1884-85) --
Modocs and Klamaths : Wintu --
A quiet interval --
First visit to Ireland (1887) --
Discovers Sienkiewicz --
California again (1888) --
Study and sickness --
The second Irish period (1891-93) --
Scotch Gaelic --
A tour of Italy (1894) --
With Charles A. Dana --
Mexico : a bullfight --
Aztec monuments --
The Guatemala adventure begins (1896) --
Delays and difficulties --
Hunting for the modern Mayas --
Multiplied distractions --
The elusive Lacandones --
The expedition fails --
Europe and Sienkiewicz --
Excursion in Poland and Russia --
An American interlude --
A new European travelogue --
Egypt and the Nile (1899) --
Visit to the Holy Land --
Sojourn in Wales and Ireland --
An interview with Tolstoi --
A world tour begun --
Siberia, Japan and China --
Home and away (1901) --
Seeing northern North America --
Sojourn with Sienkiewicz --
The Balkans visited (1903-04) --
All voyaging concluded.
Series Title: Publications of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin., Biography series ;, v. 2.
Responsibility: Edited with notes and introduction by Joseph Schafer, superintendent of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

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Born to an Irish Catholic family, Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906), a linguist, translator, and folklorist, spent his early years on a farm in Greenfield, Wisconsin, and the first portion of this memoir, compiled by his wife, Alma Cardell Curtin, concerns his rural Wisconsin boyhood and subsequent struggles to obtain a scholarly education. After graduating from Harvard (1863), where he studied under Francis James Child, he moved to New York, read law, and worked for the U.S. Sanitary Commission while translating and teaching languages. He then traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia (1864), where he served as Secretary to the American legation headed by Cassius Clay. The memoir describes their difficult relationship, as well as Curtin's first travels through Russia and the Caucasus. Upon his return to the United States, Curtin lectured throughout the country about Russia, marrying Alma Cardell of Warren, Vermont in 1872.

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