October 1955

Volume 6
Issue 6


Most terrible steamboat disaster in history, probably, was the loss of the Sultana in 1865. Some 1,700 returning Union veterans died—yet the tragedy got very few headlines.

John Filson first brought the frontier hero to notice, giving him fine words that made him the idol of the romanticists

Despite lapses in taste and confusion as to style the Nineteenth-Century architect knew that he was doing, and often did it well

Spokesman for a rising industrialism, this prime minister bid for free trade with the United States and helped to create something quite different

Matthew Lyon did not like John Adams, and insisted on his right to say so. He spent months in jail but he could not be silenced.

General Grant escapes the swamps and a War Department move to relieve him of command


Aided by certain residents of South Carolina, Colonel Moultrie built a fort, beat a British fleet, and started an enduring legend of valor

How the Saskatchewan-Montana prairie country looked a generation ago, and what it meant to a youngster who lived there

The clippers were beautiful, fast, too expensive to endure long—and a perfect expression of a great American urge

A thoughtful discussion of the men who contributed the most to what is now the dominant political pattern

An artist recalls the picturesque devices that helped a young nation get ready for the age of machinery

A recently discovered sketchbook of Lewis Miller


as recalled by War Correspondent SYLVANUS CADWALLADER

Brought to the stage without her consent, this enduring American drama did not bring the author a cent—but it gave actors a living for generations

October 1955