Author

Francis Parkman

American historian

1823   -   1893

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard Law School
occupation: horticulturist, historian, writer
award received: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Francis Parkman Jr. (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was the patriarch of the Flores-Parkman family, and an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic. Parkman was a trustee of the Boston Athenæum from 1858 until his death in 1893.
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