A Brief Memoir of John Barstow, of Providence, R.I.

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J. Munsell, 1864 - Businessmen - 11 pages

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Page 8 - as to render success almost a matter of certainty. And it was seldom that, in this respect, he had any reason to be
Page 6 - there was a high toned sense of honor about him and a dignified presence that commanded the respect of all with whom he had intercourse.'' He was soon elected a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and a Director in the
Page 9 - be found with his table covered with books, settling for himself with the zeal of a professional student some disputed point of history, or chronology, or some mooted problem in mechanics, or navigation, or astronomy. Night might find him unwearied but not satisfied ; and the inquiry would be sure to be resumed at his earliest leisure.
Page 6 - partner in his integrity, ability and energy that we did not hesitate to advance him whatever capital he wanted for building or buying vessels." It is hardly necessary to add that during the ten or twelve years in which he was engaged in these various pursuits his success, if not equal to
Page 3 - earlier years of his youth. He watched the progress of shipbuilding from the laying of the keel to the bolting on of the last plank and the rigging of the last sail; he listened to the conversation and narratives of shipmasters and voyagers ; lie gathered Up unheeded many items of information
Page 3 - among the citizens of his town and county. His house was always open and noted for its hospitality. It was often the resort of men in the pursuit of business and participated largely in the social intercourse of the place. It was here, under the fostering care of the best of mothers that the son spent all
Page 11 - he had more than the ordinary share of muscular strength and physical endurance. He was uniformly an early riser. The morning hours were turned to valuable account not only in making his toilet, which was always done with scrupulous care, but in arranging for the business of the day.
Page 3 - in 1636. It is probable that he soon removed to Scituate where his descendants have continued to reside to the present time. The parents of the subject of this memoir. While he was but an infant, bought an estate in the town of HanoVer, known as the " Broad Oak,
Page 7 - not too much to say that the eminent success of the very extensive establishment of Corliss, Nightingale & Co., second, as we presume, to no other of the kind in this country, was largely due to his financial ability and resources and his personal influence. He was the
Page 10 - would, perhaps, be closed by the presentation on his part of a set of books prepared for the use of his pupil. I refer to these unostentatious modes of doing good, not for their individual importance but as indices of character. They ever point to one who

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