Definition of Robert Fulton
1. Noun. American inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship (1765-1815).
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Literary usage of Robert Fulton
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1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1909)
"Robert Fulton. Memorial erected by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ... Robert Fulton, [Appeal for the collection of a fund for the benefit of ..."
2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1818)
"The Life of Robert Fulton. By his friend Cadwal- lader D. Colden. Comprising some Account of the Invention, Progress, and Establishment of Steam-Boats; ..."
3. The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans: With Biographical ...by James Herring, James Barton Longacre by James Herring, James Barton Longacre (1854)
"... Robert Fulton. THE aid of the historian or biographer is hardly necessary to preserve the name of FULTON. He is identified with the age in which he ..."
4. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1879)
"If Robert Fulton was born in the year 1765, after the purchase of the farm in Little Britain, that was doubtless the place of his nativity. ..."
5. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1904)
"TO Robert Fulton. December 10, 1807. Thomas Jefferson presents Mr. Fulton his thanks for the communication of his Memoir, which he has read with great ..."
6. The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society by American-Irish Historical Society (1914)
"THE EMMET PORTRAIT OF Robert Fulton. BY THOMAS F. TUITE. Students of matters affecting the Irish people recognize the fact that many ignorant and prejudiced ..."