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Francis Parkman

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Francis Parkman and Caroline Parkman
Husband of Catherine Scollay Parkman
Father of Grace Coffin and Katherine Scollay Coolidge
Brother of Caroline Hall Cordner; Mary Brooks Parkman; Elizabeth Willard Shaw and John Eliot Parkman
Half brother of Sarah Cabot Atkinson

Occupation: writer, historian
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About Francis Parkman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Parkman

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic.

For an example of his bias read The Failure of Universal Sufferage published in July 1878.

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Francis Parkman's Timeline

1823
September 16, 1823
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
1851
August 29, 1851
Age 27
Brookline, Ma
1858
August 22, 1858
Age 34
1893
November 8, 1893
Age 70
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States