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Francis Parkman

Born: Sep 16, 1823

Death: Nov 8, 1893

Birthplace: Boston

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Francis Parkman

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1823
Date of Death : Nov 8, 1893
Birth Place : Boston

Francis Parkman, Jr. was 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 Athen?um from 1858 until his death in 1893.


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