The New Student's Reference Work/Harrison, Frederic
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Harrison, Frederic, an English lawyer, publicist and author. He was born at London, Oct. 18, 1831; was educated at King's College, London, and at Wadham College, Oxford. He became professor of jurisprudence for the Inns of Court in 1878, and was a member of the royal commission on trades-unions from 1867 to 1869. He was secretary to the royal commission for the digest of the law from 1869 to 1870, and was a member of the state-trials committee in 1888. He was president of the London Positivist committee, and as such published numerous articles on positivism, and was a voluminous writer in the technical and scientific periodicals. He is the author of The Meaning of History; Order and Progress; Social Statistics; a translation of the second vol. of Comte's Positive Polity; The Choice of Books; Oliver Cromwell; and a large number of lectures on social, historical and religious topics. His later writings embrace a Life of Chatham; Nicephorus; a Tragedy of Modern Rome; and Memories and Thoughts, a volume on men, books, cities and art. In 1906 he received the honorary LL.D. from Cambridge.