Ledru Rollin

See Ledru-Rollin.


Leelanaw, a N. W. county of the S. peninsula of Michigan; area, about 1,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,570. It occupies a peninsula formed by Grand Traverse bay and Lake Michigan. The chief productions in 1870 were 24,112 bushels of wheat, 19,989 of Indian corn, 15,322 of oats, 84,343 of potatoes, 53,971 lbs. of butter, 37,056 of maple sugar, and 1,607 tons of hay. Value of live stock, $123,022. There were 5 flour mills and 7 saw mills. Capital, Northport.


Leeuwarden, a town of Holland, capital of the province of Friesland, situated in a fertile plain on the Ee, 10 m. from the sea, and 70 m. N. E. of Amsterdam; pop. in 1872, 26,264. It is well built, intersected by numerous canals, and connected by others with Harlingen, Gro-ningen, and Delfzyl. The principal buildings are the ancient palace of the princes of Orange, the government house, and the old Landhuis. It has a society for Frisian history, antiquities, and language, a natural history society, a gymnasium, a musical school, a school of design, 12 churches, and various manufactures.

Leeward Islands

Leeward Islands, a name applied by European navigators and geographers to such of the Lesser Antilles as lie between lat. 15° and 19° N., comprising the British islands Dominica, Montserrat, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Christopher, Anguilla, and the Virgin group, the French islands Guadeloupe and Marie Galante, with the Danish and Swedish and most of the Dutch possessions in these waters. The English Leeward islands, which in 1872 received a common administration under a governor-in-chief, have an area of 733 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 120,491. The islands lying south of lat. 15° N. along the northern coast of South America are called Windward islands. American geographers generally reverse these appellations.


Leflore, a N. W. county of Mississippi, formed since the census of 1870; area, about 700 sq. m. The Tallahatchie and Yallabusha rivers unite in the N. part to form the Yazoo, which bounds the county partly on the S. E. The surface is level and the soil very fertile. Capital, McNutt.

Legh Richmond

Legh Richmond, an English clergyman, born in Liverpool, Jan. 29, 1772, died at Turvey, Bedfordshire, May 8, 1827. He graduated at Trinity college, Cambridge, in 1794, was ordained in 1797, became a curate in the Isle of Wight, and in 1805 chaplain of the Lock hospital, London, and in the same year was presented to the rectory of Turvey. He wrote "Annals of the Poor," including the celebrated story of the "Dairyman's Daughter," of which separately more than 4,000,000 copies in 19 different languages have been circulated. He also published "The Fathers of the English Church, or a Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines of the Church of England" (8 vols. 8vo, 1807-'11), and "Domestic Portraitures," consisting of memoirs of his three children.