A Journey in Southern Siberia: The Mongols, Their Religion and Their Myths (Classic Reprint)

A Journey in Southern Siberia: The Mongols, Their Religion and Their Myths (Classic Reprint)

by Jeremiah Curtin
     
 

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Jeremiah Curtin took the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Harvard College in 1863, having been a member of the last college class that studied their required mathematics under me as Assistant Professor. I found young Curtin's personal appearance and his mental processes unusual

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Jeremiah Curtin took the degree of Bachelor of Arts at Harvard College in 1863, having been a member of the last college class that studied their required mathematics under me as Assistant Professor. I found young Curtin's personal appearance and his mental processes unusual and interesting. He was a good scholar in general, with an extraordinary capacity for acquiring languages. In his autobiography (unpublished) he states that seven months and a half before he entered Harvard College he did not know one word of Latin or Greek, but at the admission examination he offered more of each language than was required. At the time of his death, 1906, he knew more than sixty languages and dialects, and spoke fluently every language of Europe and several of the languages of Asia. He was Secretary of Legation of the United States in Russia from 1864 to 1870, during which period he was acting consul-general for one year, 1865-1866. He was connected with the Bureau of Ethnology in the Smithsonian Institution from 1883 to 1891, and later was employed from time to time by the Bureau for special work.

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ISBN-13:
9781332162680
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
08/04/2015
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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