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1889. From the Mayflower to the present time; with autobiography, recollections, letters, incidents and genealogy of the author. John Alden was a cooper, or barrel-maker, by trade and was popularized in the poem, The Courtship of Miles Standish, published by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1858, which tells of the legendary rivalry between Miles Standish and John Alden for the hand of Priscilla Mullins, which Alden won. Contents: Childhood and Youth; College Life; Teaching; Preaching; Prime of Life; Later Public Work; Fifty Wedded Years; Golden Wedding Letters; Silver Wedding of Son; Stories for Winter Evenings; Statesmen of My Day; Religious Anecdotes; Celebrated Divines; Funeral Sermon of John Leland; Exciting and Tragic Stories; Stories for Sabbath Schools; Tribute to My Wife; The Pilgrim Fathers; Mayflower Passengers; Pilgrim Leaders; John Alden; Descendants of the Alden Family; Rev. Timothy Alden, A.M., President of Alleghany College; Miles Standish; The Author's Line of Ancestry; and Plymouth-1888.