Preface Acknowledgments Introduction I. Mr. and Mrs. Prescott request the honour II. Your description of men and places is very entertaining III. By the time I am 30, (God willing) I propose IV. Down the stream of Italian narrative poetry we have wandered V. Finally for the hundredth time I confirm my preference and choice VI. Twenty noctographs I can read for and VII. Mr. Prescott's work is one of the most successful VIII. My journal is paved, like some other places IX. Y con mis ojos oygo hablar los muertos X. I have lost the greatest stimulus, and XI. The triumph of moral power over the physical XII. ... the most brilliant visit ever made to England XIII. The evening of life is coming Manuscript Collections Cited Index
C. Harvey Gardiner (1913-2000) was Research Professor of History at Southern Illinois University.
Professor C. Harvey Gardiner's study of one of America's earliest and ablest historians deserves a place among the memorable biographies of distinguished Americans. Based on impeccable research and a thorough knowledge of the man, his times, and the subject matter of his historical contributions, it was written with the sure hand of a seasoned author. The result is an intimate and sympathetic portrait of a prominent New England family and a day-by-day account of the development of a great historian.