- Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
Sanborn was born at
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, the son of Aaron and Lydia (Leavitt) Sanborn. He graduated Harvard in 1855. As secretary of the Massachusetts Kansas Commissionhe came into close touch with John Brown.
He was one of the founders of, and was closely identified with, the
American Social Science Association, the National Prison Association, the National Conference of Charities, the Clarke School for the Deaf, the Massachusetts Infant Asylum, and the Concord School of Philosophy.
From 1874 to 1876 he was chairman of the
Massachusetts State Board of Charities, and from 1879 to 1888 State Inspector of Charities. He lectured at Cornell, Smith, and Wellesley, edited writings of Thoreau, Paul Jones, J. H. Payne, Mary Shelley, and Thomas Love Peacock, and also published a number of books. He lived at Concord, Massachusetts.
* "Thoreau" (1872)
* "John Brown" (1885)
* "Dr. S. G. House" (1891)
* "A. Bronson Alcott: His Life and Philosophy" (with
William Torrey Harris) (1893)
* "Emerson" (1895)
* "Dr. Earle" (1898)
* "Personality of Thoreau" (1902)
* "Personality of Emerson" (1903)
* "A History of New Hampshire" (1904)
* "Hawthorne" (1908)
* "Recollections of Seventy Years" (1909)
* "Final Life of Thoreau" (1914)
*" [http://www.bungalowshop.com/sanborn/index.html The Significance of Being Frank] ", by Tom Foran Clark
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