Harriet Elizabeth Prescott (Spofford)

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott (Spofford), an American authoress, born in Calais, Me!, April 3, 1835. She was educated at Newburyport, Mass., and in 1805 married Richard S. Spofford of that place. She has published "Sir Rohan's Ghost" (1859); "The Amber Gods, and Other Stories " (18G3); "Azarian, an Episode" (1864); "New England Legends" (1871); and "The Thief in the Night" (1872).

Harriet G Hosmer

Harriet G Hosmer., an American sculptor, born in Watertown, Mass., Oct. 9, 1830. She studied sculpture in the studio of Mr. Stevenson in Boston, also with her father, a physician, and in the medical college of St. Louis. In the summer of 1851 she commenced her first original work, a bust of Hesper. Late in 1852 she went to Rome, entered the studio of Gibson, and passed her first winter in modelling from the antique. Her busts of Daphne and Medusa were her first attempts at original design in Rome, and were followed by a statue of CEnone. For the public library of St. Louis she also executed her " Beatrice Cenci." In 1855 she modelled a statue of Puck, the popularity of which procured her orders for nearly 30 copies. In 1859 she finished a colossal statue of " Zenobia in Chains." This was followed by a statue of Thomas H. Benton in bronze for Lafayette park, St. Louis, and a " Sleeping Faun." She still resides in Rome (1874).

Harriet Mellon Saint Albans

Harriet Mellon Saint Albans, duchess of, born about 1775, died Aug. 6, 1837. She was a popular comic actress, when she married Mr. Coutts, a wealthy London banker. She soon after became a widow and sole mistress of a colossal fortune. On June 16, 1827, she married the duke of St. Albans, and when she died left him an income of £10,000 per annum with a life interest in some landed estates; but the great bulk of her vast property was left to Miss Angela Georgina Burdett, daughter of Sir Francis Burdett and granddaughter of her first husband. (See Burdett-Coutts).


Harrington , Sir John. See Harington.

Harrogate, Or Harrowgate

Harrogate, Or Harrowgate a village of Yorkshire, England, 20 m. W. by N. of York; pop. in 1871, 10,820. It has chalybeate and sulphurous springs, and is the principal watering place in the north of England. It contains public baths, hotels, lodging houses, a theatre, promenade rooms, ball rooms, and libraries.


Hartebeest ,.See Antelope.


Hartshorn , Spirits of. See Ammonia.


Hartsville , a town of Bartholomew co., Indiana, about 40 m. S. S. E. of Indianapolis; pop. in 1870, 433. It is the seat of Hartsville university, established in 1851 under the auspices of the United Brethren, which in 1872 had 14 professors and instructors and 117 students, mostly in the preparatory department, of whom 38 were females. The theological school connected with the university had one professor and 11 students.


Hartwick , a town of Otsego co., New York, situated on the Cooperstown and Susquehanna Valley railroad, 4 m. S. of Cooperstown and Otsego lake, and about 60 m. W. of Albany; pop. in 1870, 2,339. The surface is a hilly upland, the highest summits being from 200 to 350 feet above the valleys. The E. part is drained by the Susquehanna, and the W. part by Otsego creek. The town contains four post offices, viz. : Hartwick, Hartwick Seminary, South Hartwick, and Toddsville. In the village of Hartwick Seminary is Hartwick theological and classical seminary, incorporated Aug. 13, 1810, and endowed by John C. Hartwick, from whom it received its name. The building has recently been remodelled, and is now one of the finest seminary buildings in the state. Hartwick seminary is connected with the Lutheran church, and in 1873-'4 had 5 instructors and 85 students, of whom GO were males and 25 females, and 7 were in the theological department. There are 3,000 volumes in the library.