William Hickling Prescott

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Y con mis ojos oygo hablar los muertos ...

THEY INVADED HIS TIME, especially increasing his correspondence, but the numerous honors tendered Prescott greatly pleased him. Significant and trifling, from far and near, they attested his expanding popularity and reputation. When, on April 20, 1838, the American Philosophical Society elected him to membership, he received one of the earliest and most important of his American honors. As became a habit, he acknowledged it by sending a copy of his history to the Society. The first local honor, election to membership in the Massachusetts Historical Society, also came in 1838. Then and later that scholarly body included many of his cronies, and although he seldom attended meetings during the ensuing decades, he always treasured his identification with the Society. The lasting proof of that regard was the portion of his will which bequeathed one of his most treasured mementos to the Society. 1 Many other state historical societies quickly

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American Philosophical Society, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society ( Philadelphia, 1840), I: II-13. A partial view of Prescott's relations with the Massachusetts Historical Society may be seen in Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, 2 ( 1835- 1855); 110, 112, 113-115, 117, 129, 132, 147, 182, 245, 265, 312, 347-348, 368, 372, 375, and 3 ( 1855- 1858): 33, 63, 154; and Gardiner, ed., Papers, p. 403. For general background for the interval treated in this chapter, see Gardiner, ed., Literary Memoranda, 2: 79-120.

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