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TOWLE, George Makepeace (tole), author, born in Washington, D. C., 27 August, 1841. He was graduated at Yale in 1861 and at the Harvard law-school in 1863, and practised in Boston in 1863-'5. He was United States consul at Nantes, France, in 1866-'8, and in the latter year was transferred to the consulate at Bradford, England, where he remained until his return to Boston in 1870. He became president of the Papyrus club in 1880, and was a delegate to the Republican national convention at Chicago in 1888. He was managing editor of the Boston "Commercial Bulletin" in 1870-'1, was foreign editor of the Boston "Post" in 1871-'6, and became a contributor to many foreign and American periodicals. He has published "Glimpses of History" (Boston, 1865) ; "The History of Henry the Fifth, King of England" (New York, 1866); "American Society" (2 vols., London, 1870) ; "The Eastern Question : Modern Greece" (Boston, 1877); "Principalities of the Danube: Servia and Roumania" (187'7); "Beaconsfield" (New York, 1878) ; "Young Folks' Heroes of History," including "Vasco da Gama," "Pizarro," "Magellan," "Marco Polo," "Raleigh," and " Drake" (6 vols., Boston, 1878-'82) ; "Modern France, 1851-'79" (New York, 1879); " Certain Men of Mark" (1880) ; "England and Russia in Asia" (1885) ; "England in Egypt" (1885); "Young People's History of England" (1886); and "Young People's History of Ireland" (1887). He has translated several French works into English.
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