Hercynia Silva

Hercynia Silva , the ancient name of a forest of Germany, covering a mountain range whose position and extent are very differently described by various writers. It probably comprised the whole mountain system of central Europe, extending from the sources of the Danube to Transvlvania, and thus inclu-ding the Hartz, which seems to have retained a trace of the ancient name. The term Hercy-nian Forest was afterward restricted to the ranges which connect the Thuringian Forest with the Carpathians.


Hereditaments , in law, whatever may be inherited. Hereditaments are corporeal, embracing lands and tenements of every description, and incorporeal, of which ten classes are usually enumerated: advowsons, tithes, commons, ways, offices, dignities, franchises, coro-dies or pensions, annuities, and rents. The first, second, and sixth do not exist in the United States, and the fifth is never the subject of inheritance here; but there are many easements that may be inheritable in connection with corporeal hereditaments to which they are appendant or appurtenant. In England there are also heirlooms which pass with the realty to the heir, such as the family pictures, and by custom the furniture of the mansion house; but heirlooms are scarcely known to the law of America.


Herford , a town of Prussia, in the province of Westphalia, on the Werra and Aa and the Minden and Cologne railway, 4G m. E. N. E. of Munster; pop. in 1871,10,968. It has a Roman Catholic and four Protestant churches and a synagogue. The Munsterkirche, a vast Romanesque building of the 13th century, was formerly attached to the monastery founded in 789, to which the town owes its origin, and of which the abbess was a princess of the empire. There are also a gymnasium and a museum for art and antiquities. Tobacco, linen, carpets, and leather are manufactured. At Engers, 5 m. E., is the tomb of Wittekind the Saxon.

Herman Husbands

Herman Husbands, an American revolutionist, born in Pennsylvania, died near Philadelphia about 1794. Removing to Orange co., N. C, he became a member of the legislature and leader of the "regulators," a party which was organized in 1768 for the forcible redress of public grievances. He published in 1770 a full account of the rise of the troubles. A battle took place in 1771 between Gov. Tryon with 1,100 men and 2,000 of the insurgents on the banks of the Alamance, in which the latter were defeated. Husbands escaped to Pennsylvania, where he was concerned in the whiskey insurrection in 1794, and was associated with Albert Gallatin, Breckenridge, and others, as a committee of safety.


Hermann ,.See Arminius.

Hermann Adalbert Daniel

Hermann Adalbert Daniel, a German theologian and geographer, born in Kothen, Nov. 18, 1812, died in Leipsic, Sept. 13, 1872. He studied in Halle, and was a professor there till 1870 when he retired to Dresden. As a geographer he is one of the most eminent followers of Kitter, whose life he sketched in the Preus-sische Jahrbucher. His works include Thesaurus Hymnologicus (5 vols., 1841-'56), Codex Liturgicus (3 vols., 1847-,54), Lehrbuch der Geographie (31st ed., 1872), Leitfaden der Ge-ograpliie (68th ed., 1872), and Handouch der Geographie (3d ed., 4 vols., 1870-'72).