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KIMBALL, Richard Burleigh, author, born in Plainfield, New Hampshire, 11 October, 1816. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1834, studied law, and in 1836 went to Paris, continuing his studies in the university there. On his return he practised his profession in Waterford, New York, and afterward in New York city. He founded the town of Kimball, in Texas, and built the first railroad that was constructed in that state, running from Galveston to Houston and beyond, of which he was president from 1854 till 1860. In 1873 he received from Dartmouth the degree of LB.D. He has published in magazines of travel, and essays on biographical, historical, and financial subjects. Of his books four have been translated into Dutch, and several into French and German. They include "Letters from England" (New York, 1842)" " St. Leger, or the Threads of Life," a novel that had previously appeared in the "Knickerbocker Magazine" (1850); "Cuba and the Cubans" (1850); "Letters from Cuba" (1850)"Romance of Student Life Abroad" (1852); "Lectures before the Law Institute of New York City" (1853)" "Undercurrents of Wall Street" (1861); "hi the Tropics, by a Settler in Santo Do-mingo," edited (1862); " Was he Successful ?" a novel (1863)" "The Prince of Kashna," a West Indian story, edited (1864); "Henry Powers, Banker, and how he Achieved a Fortune and Married" (1868)" "To-Day in New York" (1870)" and "Stories of Exceptional Life" (1887). He was also an editor of the "Knickerbocker Gallery" (New York, 1853).
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