Biographical Memoir of James Hammond Trumbull, 1821-1897. Arthur Williams Wright.

Biographical Memoir of James Hammond Trumbull, 1821-1897

Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1911. First Edition. Wraps. Octavo; pp; 145-169, with bibliography; frontispiece portrait, original printed paper wrappers;. Light soiling else very good. Item #17256

James Hammond Trumbull (December 20, 1821 – August 5, 1897) was an American scholar and philologist.He settled in Hartford and was assistant-secretary of state of Connecticut in 1847-1852, Connecticut state librarian in 1854, assistant-secretary again in 1858-1861, and (Republican) Secretary of the State in 1861-1866. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1855.He was a prominent member of the Connecticut Historical Society, of which he was president from 1863 to 1889. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1872. He died in Hartford. His works include a number about the history of Connecticut, such as Historical Notes on some Provisions of the Connecticut Statutes (1860–1861) and The True Blue Laws of Connecticut (1876). His studies of Native American dialects led to The Composition of Indian Geographical Names (1870), The Best Methods of Studying the Indian Languages (1871), Indian Names of Places in Connecticut (1881) and other similar works.

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