Archive for May, 2007

Resources for the Doxographic tradition

May 16, 2007

Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis (CCCM)
The Continuatio Mediaevalis assembles Christian texts from the Carolingian era to the end of the Middle Ages. It also includes works absent from Migne’s Patrologia Latina or published elsewhere in a deficient way.

Raimundi Lulli Opera latina (ROL)
Ioannis Rusbrochii Opera omnia
Gerardi Magni Opera omnia
Hermes Latinus: Opera omnia
Lexica Latina Medii Aevi
Sciptores Celtigenae


Corpus Christianorum Series Latina (CCSL)
This is a series of critical editions of all the Latin texts of Christian writings from the first eight centuries.


Monumenta Germaniae Historica (MGH)
The collection consists of five main areas, Antiquitates, Diplomata, Epistolae, Leges, Scriptores as well as Necrologia

MGH is a comprehensive series of edited and published sources for the study of German history from the end of the Roman Empire to 1500. The society to sponsor the series was established by the Prussian reformer Heinrich Friedrich Karl Freiherr vom Stein in 1819 and the first volumes appeared in 1826.

All of its publications which have been in print for more than five years can now be read online, in photo-digital reproduction, via


Patrologia Latina (PL)
Jacques-Paul Migne’s Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. Cataloged as a CD-ROM at NYPL, also possibly a Chadwyck database.

See also: Online catalogue at


Dr. Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan, 1797-1880

May 15, 2007

Dr. Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan was born at Mallow, near Cork, Ireland in 1797. He studied medicine in his native country and in Paris, and came to Canada in 1823. He took an interest in politics on the patriots’ side and fled to America settling in Albany in 1837. He worked in American History, especially with colonial New York history. The last decade of his life was spent in New York City where he died on May 29, 1880.

The catalog of his library (Google’s Harvard copy is annotated by Luther S. Livingston) sold in December, 1882, & compiled by E. W. Nash. “The best working library of Americana in general, and New York Americana in particular ever offered at public sale.”

Biographical sources

John G. Shea printed an account of O’Callaghan in the Magazine of American History, v. 77.
Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online


History of New Netherland or New York, Under the Dutch 1846.
Volume I, 1848
Volume II, 1855

Records and Historical Documents Published by the State of New York.

The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries & Martha J. Lamb

May 9, 2007

Martha J. Lamb papers to be found at the Five Colleges and at New-York Historical Society.  NYHS’ collection appears to have more materials realted to the Magazine of American History which she purchased in 1877. 30 volumes published between 1877-1893

Magazine of American History Company 743 Broadway, NYC. (As these volumes appear to be from Michigan, they are also accessible in one catalog entry at the Michigan Mirlyn catalog.)

Lamb also authored History of the city of New York in 3 volumes. Published by A.S. Barnes, 1877, 1880, 1899. 
Vol. I
Vol. II
Vol. III

The Magazine of American History Via Google (more article references to be pulled for personal use)
Vol I, No. 7 1877
Vol. II, January 1878
Fall of the Alamo.  Piece by DePeyster.
Vol. III, No. 1 January 1879
Birth of the Empire State
Vol. VII, No. 1
Schuyler House
Vol. VII, No. 1, July
Vol. VIII 1885
Vol. XI 1884
Van Rensselaer Manor
Vol. XXI 1889
Historic Homes and Landmarks
Vol. XXIII,  1890
William Cullen Bryant in History
Vol. XXIV, 1890
Golden Age of Colonial New York
Vol. XXIX Jan. -Jun. 1893

Regarding the history of Grace Church, Broadway and 10th st.

May 8, 2007

Architect: James Renwick
Consecrated 7 March 1846.

Sources, particular:
William R. Stewart, Grace Church and Old New York, Dutton, 1924
C. Carmen, The Years of Grace, privately printed 1958
Source, general (recent):
Robert W. Prichard, A history of the Episcopal Church, Morehouse, 1991

Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes.

May 7, 2007

Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 6 volumes. 1888-1889.

Vol. I, 1888

Enlarged 1901, 1918.

Vol. VII, 1901

Vol. VIII, 1918

Drake’s American Biography, 1879 ed.

May 7, 2007

Drake’s Dictionary of American Biography. Including men of the time, containing nearly 10,000 notices of persons of both sexes, of native and foreign birth, who have been remarkable, or prominently connected with the arts, sciences, literature, politics, or history, of the American continent. By Francis S. Drake. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1879 ed.