The Art of Biography

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THE BARBOUR-PAGE LECTURE
FOUNDATION

The University of Virginia is indebted for the establishment of the Barbour-Page Foundation to the wisdom and generosity of Mrs. Thomas Nelson Page, of Washington, D. C. In 1907, Mrs. Page donated to the University the sum of $22,000, the annual income of which is to be used in securing each session the delivery before the University of a series of not less than three lectures by some distinguished man of letters or of science. The conditions of the Foundation require that the Barbour-Page lectures for each session be not less than three in number; that they be delivered by a specialist in some branch of literature, science, or art; that the

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  • Title Page iii
  • The Barbour-Page Lecture Foundation vii
  • Contents ix
  • II- From Medieval to Modern Biography 55
  • III- Biography in the Nineteenth Century 101
  • A Short LIst of Books 149
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