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" The specific and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice to a man's modest estimate of himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave the perpetual record establishing his character by the consensus of opinion on the part of his fellowmen. "
History of Kentucky - Page 276
by William Elsey Connelley, Ellis Merton Coulter - 1922
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MEMORIAL RECORD OF THE NORTHEN-PENINSULA

1895
...result have built up a large and lucrative business. m The specific and distinctive office of /• 1 biography is not to give voice to a man's modest estimate...himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave the perpetual record of the verdict establishing his character by the consensus of opinion on the part...
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Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton ..., Volume 1

Benton County (Ind.) - 1899 - 1075 pages
...i.1-il-iiiP.e . to v.... i BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY. HON. ULRIC Z. WILEY. • The specif1c and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice to a man's...himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave the perpetual record establishing his character by the concensus of opinion on the part of his fellow...
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History of Long Island: From Its Earliest Settlement to the ..., Volume 3

Peter Ross - Long Island (N.Y.) - 1903
...is in charge of the old home farm and- is tmmarried. SAMUEL D. NUTT, MD The specific and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice to a man's...himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave the perpetual record establishing his character by the .concensus of opinion on the part of his fellow...
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HISTORY OF WEXFORD COUNTY, MICHIGAN

JOHN H. WHEELER - 1903
...promote the general prosperity while advancing individual interests. CHARLES W. BUTTON. The specific office of biography is not to give voice to a man's modest opinion of himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave upon record the verdict establishing...
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A Twentieth Century History of Allegan County, Michigan

Henry Franklin Thomas, Lewis Publishing Company - Allegan County (Mich.) - 1907 - 655 pages
...state. He has also attained the thirtysecond degree of the Scottish Rite. The specific and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice to a man's...himself and his accomplishments but rather to leave the perpetual record of establishing his character by the consensus of opinion of his fellowmen. That...
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History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa: From the Earliest Historic ..., Volume 2

Homer Howard Field, Joseph Rea Reed - Pottawattamie County (Iowa) - 1907
...Avoca, where he lived and labored over thirty years. ALBRECHT C. MEITZEN. The distinctive and specific office of biography is not to give voice to a man's modest estimate of himself but rather to leave the perpetual record established by the consensus of public opinion, and determined...
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Past and Present of DeKalb County, Illinois, Volume 2

Lewis M. Gross, H. W. Fay - De Kalb County (Ill.) - 1907
...entertaining for them favorable regard. HON. GEOEGE W. CULVEH. The province of biography is not to give a man's modest estimate of himself and his accomplishments but rather to establish his worth and position by the consensus of public opinion, which, in the case of George W....
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A history of Quebec: its resources and people : illustrated, Volume 2

Benjamin Sulte, C. E. Fryer, Laurent-Olivier David - Québec (Province) - 1908
...number of years has made his residence in Montreal. MAJOR GW STEPHENS. The specific and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice to a man's...himself and his accomplishments, but rather to leave the perpetual record establishing his character by the consensus of opinion on the part of his fellowmen....
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History of Whiteside County, Illinois from Its Earliest Settlement ..., Volume 1

William W. Davis - 1908
...LEWIS EDWIN BROOKFIELD. The specific and distinctive office of biography is not to give voice' to ft man's modest estimate of himself and his accomplishments, but rather -to leave the perpetual record establishing his character by the consensus opinion on the part of his fellowmen....
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