Letters of a Ticonderoga Farmer

His lecture tours took him around the world and his books became bestsellers in their day. After leaving home at the age of thirteen, Joseph only returned to Ticonderoga infrequently.

Author: Frederick G. Bascom

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501723510

Category: History

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William H. Cook, of the village of Ticonderoga, exemplified the strong, high-minded farmer of the nineteenth century. Devoted to his only son, Joseph, William's one consuming desire was to see that this boy should have an education with the best. Although it meant years of financial sacrifices for the old farmer, Joseph was sent to the finest schools: Phillips Andover, Yale, Harvard, and universities in Germany. After twenty years of education, Joseph became famous as the "Boston Monday Lecturer," whose talks on subjects ranging from theology and science to current events and world history attracted thousands of listeners every week and were reprinted in newspapers around the world. His lecture tours took him around the world and his books became bestsellers in their day. After leaving home at the age of thirteen, Joseph only returned to Ticonderoga infrequently. But father and son kept in close touch by letter over a thirty-year period. In Letters of a Ticonderoga Farmer (first published by Cornell in 1946), Frederick G. Bascom has made selections from their correspondence between 1851 and 1885, which together present a delightful running narrative of both William's day-to-day life in nineteenth-century upstate New York, revealing a shrewd yet generous nature and a homely genius, and Joseph's experiences in higher education and as a celebrity. Letters from Joseph's mother to her son, though fewer in number, round out the portrait of both farm and family life in this period. Introduced and lightly annotated by Bascom, these letters continue to offer useful and charming insights into the social history of upstate New York, from economic and industrial developments to local politics and religious controversies, as well as offering much human interest and considerable local color.

Moral Reconstruction

Joseph Cook, Bascom, Letters of a Ticonderoga Farmer, Cumbler, Moral
Response to Industrialism; the Cook Papers, Duke (which include an
autobiography that is more a biography, written by his wife); and the far more
extensive and ...

Author: Gaines M. Foster

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Between 1865 and 1920, Congress passed laws to regulate obscenity, sexuality, divorce, gambling, and prizefighting. It forced Mormons to abandon polygamy, attacked interstate prostitution, made narcotics contraband, and stopped the manufacture and sale of alcohol. Gaines Foster explores the force behind this unprecedented federal regulation of personal morality--a combined Christian lobby. Enriching our understanding of the aftermath of the Civil War and the expansion of national power, Moral Reconstruction also offers valuable insight into the link between historical and contemporary efforts to legislate morality.

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In the last letter to his son , penned two months before his death in March of 1885
, the elder Cook noted that lambs were ... Frederick G. Bascom , ed . , Letters of a
Ticonderoga Farmer : Selections from the Correspondence of William H. Cook ...

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North Country Life

—Clarence J. Webster in the Watertown Daily Times Letters of a Ticonderoga
Farmer. Edited by Frederick G. Bascom. Cornell University Press. 1946. Letters of
a Ticonderoga Farmer should be of particular interest to residents of Essex
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The Mississippi Valley Historical Review

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Letters of a La . Private to His Wife , 1862-65 , " ed . by J. A. Cawthon , XXX , 533-
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Library Journal

Late spring will see Isaac P. Roberts ' Autobiography of a Farm Boy ( Cornell
Univ . Press ) and Letters of a Ticonderoga Farmer ( Cornell Univ . Press ) edited
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Library Journal

Late spring will see Isaac P. Roberts ' Autobiography of a Farm Boy ( Cornell
Univ . Press ) and Letters of a Ticonderoga Farmer ( Cornell Univ . Press ) edited
by Frederick G. Bascom . Farmers of the Macrostachya ( single lilac bloom ) , from
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.

Rural Sociology

Rural - sociologists and others associated College of Wooster . with such an
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Includes sections "Current bulletins" and "Book reviews".

A Photo Heritage of the Hutsell and Thedford Families

Earl Wiley Hayter - 1959 Reviews : Bascom , F . C . Letters of a Ticonderoga
Farmer : Selections from the Correspondence of William H . Cook and his Wife
with Their Son , Joseph Cook , 1851 - 1885 . Ithaca , N . Y . ; Cornell University
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Johann Georg Hützell (1711-1778) and his brother, Ludwig, immigrated from Germany to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1730. Johann Georg married Anna Maria Magdalena Schweinhardt in 1739, and moved to Prince George County, Maryland in 1747. Descendants (chiefly spell- ing the surname Hutsell) lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and elsewhere. Includes ancestors in Germany to the early 1600s.

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J.Norman Heard's Bookman's Guide to Americana has been a standard reference in the antiquarian book trade for almost four decades. The tenth edition, compiled by Lee Shiflett, contains price quotations for approximately 10,000 titles relating to the history, culture, and literature of the Americas. The prices quoted are derived from booksellers' catalogs issued since the ninth edition of the Guide (Heard and Hamsa, 1986). ...an essential purchase. --FINE TOOL JOURNAL ...a sound contribution to the literature. --RQ

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record

A year later , he wrote : . . . our ports are all stopped and the letters opened , they
have not got near a packet yet . . . you might send me ... In July 1777 , with
complete knowledge that his mill at Ticonderoga had been burned by a British
battalion , he wrote , “ I have the ... Deall ' s lands were eventually restored to his
heirs , and the development of farm and timber lands was continued by his son
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Letters of a Ticonderoga farmer . Ithaca , N . Y . , 1946 . New , Irene D . Erastus
Corning . Ithaca , N . Y . , 1960 . Crater , Stella . The empty robe . 1st ed . Garden
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THE LETTERS OF A TICONDEROGA FARMER. Selected and Edited by
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. COLLINS DURING the latter part of the nineteenth century, both In this country
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The Published Diaries and Letters of American Women

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Letters of a Ticonderoga Farmer Carson , Russel . Peaks and People of the
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