(1452-1519) Famous Italian polymath who was a successful scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer.

Leonardo Da Vinci

(1452-1519) Famous Italian polymath who was a successful scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor,…

(1850- ) American statesman and author

Henry Cabot Lodge

(1850- ) American statesman and author

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

James Russel Lowell

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." —The…

United States writer, diplomat, and abolitionist.

James Russell Lowell

United States writer, diplomat, and abolitionist.

"(1800-1859), an English historian, essayist and statesman, celebrated for the brilliance of his prose style." -Foster, 1921

Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay

"(1800-1859), an English historian, essayist and statesman, celebrated for the brilliance of his prose…

By about 1910, the mechanical typewriter had reached a somewhat standardized design. There were minor variations from one manufacturer to another, but most type writers followed the concept that each key was attached to a type bar that had the corresponding letter molded, in reverse, into its striking head. To have letters typed in exact location, the type bar was guided all its way till the ribbon by segment. When a key was struck briskly and firmly, the type bar hit a ribbon stretched in front of a cylindrical platen that moved back and forth. The paper was rolled around by the type writers platen, which was then rotated by the carriage return lever into position for each new line of text.

Type Writing Machine

By about 1910, the mechanical typewriter had reached a somewhat standardized design. There were minor…

(1850-1907) Scottish writer

Ian Maclaren

(1850-1907) Scottish writer

The leader of the Cuban independence movement as well as an esteemed poet and writer.

Jose Marti

The leader of the Cuban independence movement as well as an esteemed poet and writer.

(1830- ) Irish historian and novelist

Justin McCarthy

(1830- ) Irish historian and novelist

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau (March 9, 1749 – April 2, 1791) was a French writer, popular orator and statesman. During the French Revolution, he was a moderate, favoring a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain. He unsuccessfully conducted secret negotiations with the French monarchy in an effort to reconcile it with the Revolution.

Mirbeau

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau (March 9, 1749 – April 2, 1791) was a French…

A French writer, director and actor. He was born on January 15, 1622 and died on February 17, 1673.

Mollere

A French writer, director and actor. He was born on January 15, 1622 and died on February 17, 1673.

(1817-1903) German historian and archaeologist most celebrated for his work with Roman history.

Theodor Mommsen

(1817-1903) German historian and archaeologist most celebrated for his work with Roman history.

(1838- ) English statesman and writer

Viscount Morley

(1838- ) English statesman and writer

(1814-1877) American historian and Harvard graduate most noted for his works on the Netherlands.

John Lothrop Motley

(1814-1877) American historian and Harvard graduate most noted for his works on the Netherlands.

(1838-1914) American geologist, naturalist, explorer, and one of the first preservationists.

John Muir

(1838-1914) American geologist, naturalist, explorer, and one of the first preservationists.

((1823-1900) German writer

Max Muller

((1823-1900) German writer

(1801-1890) Roman Catholic cardinal and venerable.

Cardinal John Henry Newman

(1801-1890) Roman Catholic cardinal and venerable.

(1737-1809) British political theorist that published the pamphlet Common Sense.

Thomas Paine

(1737-1809) British political theorist that published the pamphlet Common Sense.

Editor and proprietor of "Peck's Sun."

George Peck

Editor and proprietor of "Peck's Sun."

Writer for a weekly press.

Hon. William Walter Phelps

Writer for a weekly press.

"Edgar Allan Poe, the son of a Baltimore gentleman and an actress, Elizabeth Arnold, was born in Boston, January 19, 1809. He was left an orphan when three years old, and was adopted by a wealthy merchant in Richmond, Virginia, who gave him his own name for a middle name. Poe was well educated by his foster father and sent to the University of Virginia, but he was an ungovernable, wayward youth, keenly intellectual, brilliant, and restless. He ran into debt, enlisted in the army under an assumed name, published a small volume of poems, was for a while at West Point, and finally, thrown on his own resources, became editor of one magazine after another, married a mere girl, and came under the strong sane influence of her mother. He died finally in poverty and degradation, October 8, 1849, but he had written poems and tales which the world will not let die."—Scudder, 1897

Edgar Allan Poe

"Edgar Allan Poe, the son of a Baltimore gentleman and an actress, Elizabeth Arnold, was born in Boston,…

A Renaissance writer, born in Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France.

Francois Rabelais

A Renaissance writer, born in Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France.

Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier, courtier and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier,…

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I., was the second son of a gentleman of ancient family in Devonshire, and was born in 1552.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.,…

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I., was the second son of a gentleman of ancient family in Devonshire, and was born in 1552.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh, navigator, warrior, statesman, and writer in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.,…

One of the most celebrated and most influential writers of the 18th century, was the son of a watchmaker at Geneva. (1712-1778)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

One of the most celebrated and most influential writers of the 18th century, was the son of a watchmaker…

An illustration of the bust of Seneca the Elder. Lucius or Marcus Annaeus Seneca, known as Seneca the Elder and Seneca the Rhetorician (ca. 54 BC – ca. 39 AD), was a Roman rhetorician and writer, born of a wealthy equestrian family of Cordoba, Hispania.

Bust of Seneca the Elder

An illustration of the bust of Seneca the Elder. Lucius or Marcus Annaeus Seneca, known as Seneca the…

Shakespeare was a famous writer during the 16th century

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare was a famous writer during the 16th century

(1823- ) English scholar and writer

Goldwin Smith

(1823- ) English scholar and writer

An English writer who is well-known for her romantic friendship with Anna Seward.

Honora Sneyd

An English writer who is well-known for her romantic friendship with Anna Seward.

(1850-1894) Scottish writer

Robert Stevenson

(1850-1894) Scottish writer

(1811-1896) American writer

Harriet Beecher Stowe

(1811-1896) American writer

Bayard Taylor (James) (January 11, 1825 &ndash; December 19, 1878) was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author. In 1844-46 he made a tour on foot in Europe, of which he published (1846) an account in <em>Views Afoot</em>. In 1847 he went to New York and wrote for the <em>Literary World</em> and published <em>Rhymes of Travel</em>.

Bayard Taylor

Bayard Taylor (James) (January 11, 1825 – December 19, 1878) was an American poet, literary critic,…

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Terence

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Known as the "Citizen Train," he was a confidante of French and Australian revolutionaries.

George Francis Train

Known as the "Citizen Train," he was a confidante of French and Australian revolutionaries.

There were minor variations from one manufacturer to another, but most typewriters followed the concept that each key was attached to a type bar that had the corresponding letter molded. To have letters typed in exact location, the type bar was guided all its way till the ribbon by segment. When a key was struck briskly and firmly, the type bar hit an inked fabric stretched in front of a cylindrical platen that moved back and forth. The paper was rolled around by the typewriter's platen, which was then rotated by the "carriage return" lever into position for each new line of text

Type Writing Machine

There were minor variations from one manufacturer to another, but most typewriters followed the concept…

R. F. T. Allen's original model of the typewriter.

Typewriter

R. F. T. Allen's original model of the typewriter.

(1827-1905) American general and writer

Gen. Lew. Wallace

(1827-1905) American general and writer

(1829-1900) American writer

Charles Dudley Warner

(1829-1900) American writer

Journalist and editor of the Louisville "Courier Journal."

Henry Watterson

Journalist and editor of the Louisville "Courier Journal."

Mason Locke Weems (October 11, 1756 &ndash; May 23, 1825), generally known as Parson Weems, was an American printer and author. He is best known as the source of some of the apocryphal stories about George Washington, including the famous tale of the cherry tree ("I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet"). The Life of Washington, Weems' most famous work, contained the story.

Mason Locke Weems

Mason Locke Weems (October 11, 1756 – May 23, 1825), generally known as Parson Weems, was an American…

(1759-1825) Clergyman that wrote the first biography of President George Washington

Reverend Mason L. Weems

(1759-1825) Clergyman that wrote the first biography of President George Washington

A writer trying to find inspiration.

Writer

A writer trying to find inspiration.