Autobiography Memories and Experiences, Volume 2 cover

Autobiography Memories and Experiences, Volume 2

Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907)

1. Chapter 28 part 1 - Discussions in London concerning slavery and the Negro - Testimonies Concerning Slavery - Commemoration of John Brown - Charles Dickens - The Shakespeare tercentenary at Stratford-on-Avon
2. Chapter 28 part 2 - Death of Emerson - Dr Strauss - Residence at Notting Hill - J.S Mill - Helen Taylor
3. Chapter 29 part 1 - My reviews of Browning - The wrapper of his poems - Carlyle’s account of the marriage of the Brownings - Browning’s father - “Mr. Sludge, the Medium” - Margaret Fuller Ossoli
4. Chapter 29 part 2 - The sisters Eliza and Sarah Flower, Browning and W.J. Fox - Tennyson at Farringford - Mrs. Cameron - “The Promise of May” - Tennyson’s dread of agnosticism and orthodoxy
5. Chapter 30 part 1 - Settlement at South Place chapel - London City in 1864 - Executions at the Old Bailey - Open air debates at Smithfield - G.J. Holyoake - Collet - Letter from Horace Greeley
6. Chapter 30 part 2 - Unitarianism in England - J.J. Taylor - Martineau - Comparison of Martineau and Emerson - Dr. Aspland - My new Christ - Collectivist deity - The ethics of skepticism - W.J. Fox
7. Chapter 31 part 1 - The Taylors of Aubrey House - “Pen and Pencil Club” - The Hon. James Stansfeld, M.P. - Mazzini - Gallenga - Garibaldi in England - Hustling Garibaldi out of England
8. Chapter 31 part 2 - Mazzini’s talks and letters - Mazzini’s religion - Carlyle’s talk about Mazzini - Karl Blind - Ferdinand Blind’s attempt on Bismark - Mathilde Blind
9. Chapter 32 part 1 - Parliament - Broughham, Russel, Derby, Dufferin - Aristocracy - Robert Lowe - Shaftesbury - Disraeli - Palmerson - Bulwer
10. Chapter 32 part 2 - Gladstone - Cobden - His acquaintance with Jefferson Davis - Cobden’s death - The funeral of Palmerson - The death of President Lincoln - Letters from Sumner - His attack on England
11. Chapter 33 part 1 - Lord Rector Carlyle in Edinburgh - The address - Dinner at Erskine’s - Carlyle talks of his life - Talk with Dr. Carlyle
12. Chapter 33 part 2 - Lord Neave, Dundas, Carlyle - Dr William Smith - Robert Chambers - Death of Mrs. Carlyle - Ruskin and Carlyle - The Kingsleys - John Burroughs and Carlyle about birds
13. Chapter 34 part 1 - Ruskin - Carlyle and Ruskin - Ruskin’s lectures - Contemporary art - “A Caution to Snakes” - The Rossettis - Dante Rossetti’s “Nonsense Verses” - Rossetti’s “Mary Virgin”
14. Chapter 34 part 2 - “Mary Magdalene” - Rev.Dr. Storrs - “The Gate of Memory” - Dante and Beatrice - “The fall of the leaf” - Religion and Preraphaelists - Holman Hunt - Ford and Oliver Madox Brown
15. Chapter 35 part 1 - “Artimus Ward” - Tom Robertson - Allingham - Mrs. Allingham and Carlyle - Charles Dickens
16. Chapter 35 part 2 - Mark Twain - Lord Lytton - Church and Stage Guild - Toole - Joseph Jefferson - the “Daily News” - U.S. Minister Johnson - Motley - Sir Henry Taylor - Lady Taylor - Wordsworth and Tennyson
17. Chapter 35 part 3 - Mrs. Call and George Eliot - Mrs. Bray of Coventry - Emerson - Omar Khayyam Club - Edward Fitzgerald - George Eliot and G.H. Lewes - Mark Twain in London - Dr. and Mrs. Humphrey Sandwith
18. Chapter 36 part 1 - Paris - Exposition 1867 - Emperor and Empress - Maximilian - July 4 - Tallandier - Ledru Rollin - Louis Blanc - Anti-Russian feeling
19. Chapter 36 part 2 - Stockholm - St. Petersburg - Moscow - Professor Buslaef - Eugene Schuyler - Baronial hospitality - Among the peasants - Traveling with the Czar - Nijni-Novgorod Fair
20. Chapter 37 - London scientific circle - Fossil man - Kent’s Cave - A phenomenal mummy - The burial of Lyell in the Abbey - Sir William Grove - Professor Tyndall - Professor Huxley - Sir Joseph and Lady Hooker - Scientific maidens - My Glastonbury thorn - A geological ramble in the Weald
21. Chapter 38 part 1 - James Anthony Froude - Working with Froude on “Fraser’s magazine” - His early experiences-Letters of Froude - Scepticism - Experiences in Ireland - Froude’s biography of Carlyle
22. Chapter 38 part 2 - The funeral of Carlyle - Two serious errors in the biography of Carlyle - Impressions of Mrs. Carlyle - My love of Froude
23. Chapter 39 part 1 - Belgium at the outbreak of the Franco-German war (1870) - Paris and the theatrical war - Strasburg camps - Basle - The International League - Freiburg - The female telegraph corps
24. Chapter 39 part 2 - Rastadt, Carlsruhe, in war time - The King and Bismarck at St. Avold - The battle of Gravelotte - Otto Gunther - A dreadful night - Travelling on the car roof -“Bonaparte in Hell”
25. Chapter 40 - The fete of victory at Berlin - Barbarossa tableaux at the opera - Fran Lewald - Lepsius and his circle - Curtius - Wagner’s “Rienzi” at Munich - Kaulbach - Rev. Thomas Arnold the younger - George Meredith
26. Chapter 41 part 1 - First visit to Rome - An effaced fresco - Catholic piety - Signor Rosa - General Sherman - Hiram Powers - Professor Villari - Trouville - George Sand - “Republican Superstitions” - The French Constitution - French “Communards” in London
27. Chapter 41 part 2 - Elie Réclus - General De Cecilia - The dead Napoleon - Battlefields revisited - Henry Bacon - The centenary of Voltaire at Paris - Visit to Victor Hugo - The menace of war in England (1878) - Letter from Gladstone
28. Chapter 42 - George Peabody - Sir Sydney Waterlow - “Fairseat” and “Lauderdale” houses - Julia Ward Howe in London - Professor Seeley - Mrs. Duncan Maclaren - Garrison at a woman suffrage meeting in London - The poet R.H. Horne
29. Chapter 43 - Visit to America - Washington - Welcome in Virginia - Cinders of the War - Visit to our family Negroes in Yellow Springs - A colored folks’ banquet - My lecture on Demonology - visions of the devil - Lecturing in the West
30. Chapter 44 - Max Müller at Oxford - His services to mankind - His tolerance - Max Müller and the phonograph - Personal traits - Extracts from letters - Professor Whitney - Bayard Taylor meets Max Müller
31. Chapter 45 part 1 - Dr. Jowett at Balliol, 1863 - The national Church - Bishop Tait and Martineau - Matthew Arnold - Rev. Stopford Brooke - The English clergy
32. Chapter 45 part 2 - A walk with Rev. Phillips Brooks and Dean Stanley in Westminster Abbey - Bishop Colenso - “The Sacred Anthology” - “Vox Populi” - Max Müller and my Anthology - “The Earthward Pilgrimage”
33. Chapter 46 part 1 - Anthropology - Museum at Oxford - Admission of women to membership of the Anthropological Institute - Hunting for flint arrows - ancient coins - Exploring barrows - Contemporary Stone and bronze Ages - Faraday
34. Chapter 46 part 2 - Helmholtz in London - Psychological wonders - A.J. Ellis on language - J.M. Spear - London school for spirit mediums - Irvingites and their heretics - George Macdonald as Bunyan’s Christian
35. Chapter 47 part 1 - Sorby and the spectrum - An excursion with Herbert Spencer - Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) - A strange sect in Scotland - A Dutch criticism on my ministry - My “Earthward Pilgrimage”
36. Chapter 47 part 2 - A visit to Darwin - Darwin in his garden and laboratory - Blank misgivings - The funeral of Darwin - A French Catholic on Darwinism - Science and ethics - The popular reverence for science
37. Chapter 48 part 1 - Residence at Hamlet House - Sir Charles and Lady Dilke - W.L. Garrison’s visit - Ex-President Grant in London - Wagner in London - “Hugh Conway” - Ballad of Bedford Park
38. Chapter 48 part 2 - Edwin Abbey - Cambridge University - Minister Lowell and Selwyn College - Karl Pearson’s Passion Play - Positivist festivals - Dr. Congreve - Frederic Harrison and his wife - Frederic Harrison
39. Chapter 49 part 1 - London as Mars Hill - Professor Clifford’s apostolate - The Liberal Congress - Clifford’s notes for the congress - The Association - Mohammed Bakher - “Ion’s cartoon of the National Church
40. Chapter 49 part 2 - The death of Clifford - The Church and Freethought Congresses in England - Dr. Ludwig Buchner - Max Müller on Atheism - Renan in London - The Channing Centenary - Kuenen’s lectures in London
41. Chapter 50 - Carlyle-Emerson letters - Their theft - Their recovery - Letter from Sir James Stephen - Letter from Emerson
42. Chapter 51 part 1 - Memoranda - Sara Hennell and George Eliot - Berlin - Herman Grimm - Bismark - Hon. Alphonzo Taft in Russia - A saying of Jesus
43. Chapter 51 part 2 - The mythical pall-bearer of Shakespeare - “Prisons of Air” - “Edmund Randolph” - Historic studies - Andrew Carnegie - Helen Jackson - “Life of Hawthorne” - Thomas Davidson - Rome - Centenary of South Palace chapel
44. Chapter 51 part 3 - Life of Thomas Paine - Personal liberty - Letters from Herbert Spencer - My wife’s death - Translating my “Paine” into French - Letter from Frances Power Cobbe
45. Chapter 51 part 4 - Hawthorne centennial at Concord - Paris as a haven of the disillusioned

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Summary

Moncure Daniel Conway was an American abolitionist, Unitarian, clergyman and author. This second volume of his autobiography covers the years from the US Civil War to roughly 1904.