Harvey , a S. central county of Kansas, recently formed, and not included in the census of 1870, intersected by the Little Arkansas river, and watered by affluents of Whitewater creek; area, about 450 sq. m. The Arkansas touches the S. W. corner. The Atchison, To-peka, and Santa Fe railroad and Wichita branch traverse it. Capital, Newton.
Harvey Newcomb, an American clergyman, born at Thetford, Vt., in 1803, died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1863. He removed to western New York in 1818, was a teacher for eight years, and from 1826 to 1831 edited several journals, the last being the "Christian Herald," at Pittsburgh, Pa. For the next ten years he was engaged in writing books for Sabbath schools. He was licensed to preach in 1840, and took charge of a Congregational church at West Roxbury, Mass., and subsequently was pastor in other places. In 1850-'51 he was assistant editor of the New York " Observer," also preaching for some time in Brooklyn, and in 1859 became pastor of a church in Hancock, Pa. He contributed largely to religious journals, and wrote in all 178 volumes, of which 14 are on church history, but most of them are books for children. They include "Young Lady's Guide," "Manners and Customs of the North American Indians" (2 vols.), and "The Cyclopaedia of Missions" (1855).
Harvey Prindle Peet, an American instructor of the deaf and dumb, born in Bethlehem, Litchfield co., Conn., Nov. 19, 1794, died in New York, Jan. 1,1873. He graduated at Yale college in 1822, and became an instructor in the asylum for the deaf and dumb at Hartford, of which he was soon appointed steward. In 1831 he was appointed principal of the institution for the deaf and dumb in New York. For some years he acted as principal, superintendent or steward, teacher and chaplain, as well as secretary of the board of directors, and managed all the details of the institution. The want of suitable elementary books led him to prepare a series which are now in general use. In 1868 he resigned, and was succeeded by his son, Isaac Lewis Peet.
Hasenclever ,.I. Peter, a German manufacturer, born at Remseheid. Rhenish Prussia, Nov. 24, 1716, died in Landshut, Prussian Silesia, June 13, 1792. Frederick the Great had a high opinion of his business capacity, and was in the habit of consulting him. In 1765 he established a house in New York for the sale of hemp, potash, and iron. Having become bankrupt by the mismanagement of a partner, he returned to Europe, and carried on a large linen trade in Landshut until his death. He was the author of "Letters from Philadelphia" in the correspondence of Schlozer, part 35 (1780), and of a "Description of the City of New York," in the commercial notices of Sinapius, part 4 (1781). II. Johann Peter, a German painter, of the same family with the preceding, born at Remscheid, May 18, 1810, died in Dus-seldorf, Dec. 16, 1853. He was educated at Dusseldorf under Schadow, and subsequently at Munich. Among his works, a series entitled the "Jobsiad" are well known.