This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... acteristic than anything else was his bigness of heart that made the veteran scholar a lovable man, and added to the bond of a common purpose the closer tie of genuine friendship. Happily the Encyclopedia was brought to completion while its Editor-in-Chief was still vigorous in body and mind. He enjoyed, for a little while, the fruit of his labors by taking up other tasks and working quietly to the last. He felt that he had rounded out his career with an achievement that would be productive of good long after his labors had ceased. It is indeed a fitting memorial, yet not the greatest. Faith, learning and integrity are his titles to distinction: and for these he has the greater reward. Edward A. Pace. Editorial "America," September 2, 1916 Charles George Herbermann Death has claimed another loyal and eminent Catholic in the person of Charles George Herbermann, who died in New York City, on August 24. Coming from Germany in early boyhood, Dr. Herbermann entered the College of St. Francis Xavier in 1853, and five years later received his first degree from Fordham University. From that day almost to the hour of his death he gave himself to study with an ardor no less vehement than enlightened. In 1869, he became Professor of Latin in the College of the City of New York, and held the chair with distinction until 1914, when failing eyesight forced him to retire. But ill-health seemed but to whet his appetite for intellectual pursuits and though totally blind for the last two years, he continued his work and finished the "History of the Sulpicians in the United States" just before his last illness came upon him. Dr. Herbermann was a rare type of person, at once a scholar and a man of affairs. He was the author of six or eight serious books, he was Editor-in-Chi...