Hand-book of Universal Geography: Being a Gazetteer of the World : Based on the Census of the United States, England and France, for 1851
Theophilus Carey Callicot
G.P. Putnam & Company, 1853 - Geography - 856 pages
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Page 78 - P. 9,106. It has a venerable cathedral, in which is preserved the celeb, tapestry of Bayeux, said to be the work of Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, A representing his exploits in the conquest of Engl.
Page 210 - The harbor of Cleveland is one of the best on Lake Erie. It is formed by the mouth of the Cuyahoga river, and improved by a pier on each side, extending 425 yards into the lake, 200 feet apart, and faced with substantial stone masonry. Cleveland is the great mart of the greatest grain-growing state in the Union, and it is the Ohio and Erie canals that have made it such, though it exports much by the way of the Weiland canal to Canada.
Page 389 - India, at one time considerable, also yielded to the superior enterprise of the British, and finally the French relinquished the field. In 1625, the first English settlement was made by a company of merchants in a small spot of the Coromandel coast, of five square miles, transferred in 1653 to Madras. A short time previous a settlement had also been obtained at Hooghly, which afterward became the Calcutta station. In 1687, Bombay was erected into a presidency. In 1773, by act of the British Legislature,...
Page 105 - Guise was assassinated. There is here an anc. aqueduct cut in the rock by the Romans. The magnificent dykes for the protection of the valleys from the encroachments of the Loire, one of the most remarkable works of the kind in Europe, commence at Blois. BLOKULLA, a small rocky isl. in the Baltic, between Oeland & the mainland of Sweden. BLOKZYL, a marit.
Page 577 - ... entitled to a copy of all new works published in the United Kingdom. There are besides about 23 other libraries. Total revs, of the university estimated at 457,490Z.
Page 205 - Erie ; but low water mark is 432 feot above tide-water, and 133 feet below the level of Lake Erie. " The shore of the Ohio here forms a good landing for boats at all seasons of the year, the principal landing being paved to...
Page 368 - E. Area, 30,300 ac. P. (1837), 4,977. It is of volcanic origin, & consists of rugged mountains, interspersed with numerous ravines. St. Helena is chiefly noted as the place of exile of Napoleon Bonaparte. — Port St. Helena, E. Patagonia, is an inlet, intermediate between the gulfs of St. George & San Matias.
Page 457 - Southwark, and Lambeth districts. The two latter are on the south side of the Thames. It contains 300 churches and chapels of the Establishment ; 364 Dissenters' chapels ; 22 foreign chapels ; 250 public schools; 1,500 private schools; 150 hospitals; 156 almshouses, besides 205 other institutions ; 550 public offices ; 14 prisons ; 22 theatres ; 24 markets.
Page 154 - P. 1,156. CAMBRIDGE, t., semi-cap, of Middlesex co. Mass. This place was settled in 1631 under the name of Newtown. It is the seat of Harvard University, the oldest college in the country, having been founded in 1638.
Page 26 - England were planted in 607 & 1620. North America is principally peopled by Britons & their descendants, a considerable number of French in Canada, some Germans in Pennsylvania & N. York, & Dutch, Swedes, & Spaniards, in other localities. At one period nearly the whole continent was nominally, if not actually, possessed by European sovereigns ; at present, except the wide regions claimed by Gt.