The Life and Works of Francis Hopkinson

The Life and Works of Francis Hopkinson

The Life and Works of Francis Hopkinson

The Life and Works of Francis Hopkinson

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This biography is a revision of a doctoral thesis written at Harvard University in 1917-18. The subject was suggested by Professor C. N. Greenough, to whom I am indebted for many valuable suggestions and much helpful criticism. Mr. Alexander Pulling, C.B., of Whitestone, near Exeter, England, furnished me the information about the ancestors of Francis Hopkinson embodied in the first chapter. Mrs. Francis Tazewell Redwood, of Baltimore, Mrs. Florence Scovel Shinn, of New York, and Edward Hopkinson, Esq., of Philadelphia, by giving me access to their family papers and by assisting me in every way possible, have contributed information without which the book could never have been written.

Others to whom I am indebted for assistance and to whom I wish here to express my gratitude are the following: Professor Bliss Perry, of Harvard University; Dr. and Mrs. Oliver Hopkinson, of Philadelphia; the late Dr. I. Minis Hays, of the American Philosophical Society; the late Dr. John W. Jordan and Mr. Ernest Spofford, of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Mr. George M. Abbot and Mr. and Mrs. Bunford Samuel, of the Library Company of Philadelphia; Mr. A. P. C. Griffin, the late Dr. Gaillard Hunt, and Mr. J. C. Fitzpatrick, of the Library of Congress; Mr. Clarence Brigham, of the American Antiquarian Society; the Rev. Dr. O.T. Allis, of the Princeton Theological Seminary; Dr. Edmund C. Burnett, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington; John H. Hazelton, Esq., of New York; Mr. Burton Alva Konkle, of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Commander Byron McCandless, of the United States Navy; Mrs. Annie Russell Marble . . .

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