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Nathaniel Hawthorne

One of the great American authors of the 19th century, Nathaniel Hawthorne grew up in New England and published his first novel, Fanshawe, in 1828. Though he went on to help lay the foundations of…

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

(Encyclopedia) Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804–64, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Salem, Mass., one of the great masters of American fiction. His novels and tales are penetrating…

Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne

(Encyclopedia) Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851–1926, American nun, philanthropist, and writer; youngest daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In 1871 she married George Parsons Lathrop. In 1891 she and her…

hawthorn

(Encyclopedia) hawthorn, any species of the genus Crataegus of the family Rosaceae (rose family), shrubs and trees widely distributed in north temperate climates and especially common in E North…

Hawthorne

(Encyclopedia) Hawthorne. 1 City (1990 pop. 71,349), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1922. Located in an oil- and gas-producing area, Hawthorne manufactures navigation…

Brewer's: Hawthorn

in florology, means “Good Hope,” because it shows the winter is over and spring is at hand. The Athenian girls used to crown themselves with hawthorn flowers at weddings, and the marriage-…

Nigel Hawthorne 2001 Deaths

Nigel Hawthorne Age: 72 British film, television, and stage actor who earned an international following for his portrayal of the domineering Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes, Minister, a 1980s…

Ames, Nathaniel

(Encyclopedia) Ames, Nathaniel, 1708–64, American almanac maker, b. Bridgewater, Mass. His Astronomical Diary and Almanack, begun in 1725 and issued annually after c.1732 from Dedham, Mass., was…

Hone, Nathaniel

(Encyclopedia) Hone, Nathaniel, 1718–84, Irish miniaturist and portrait painter. Hone is noted for his smoothly painted, informal portraits of middle-class subjects. His painting The Conjurer (1775)…

Bacon, Nathaniel

(Encyclopedia) Bacon, Nathaniel, 1647–76, leader of Bacon's Rebellion in colonial Virginia. An aristocrat (he was kin to Francis Bacon, had been educated at Cambridge and Gray's Inn, and…