Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1802-02-08
Death 1884-06-07
English, French

Biographical notes:

James Watson Webb was born in Claverack, New York on February 8, 1802. Webb's military career included service in Illinois during the 1820s. In 1827 his journalistic career began with the acquisition of the New York Morning Courier. In 1829 he acquired and merged the New York Enquirer with the Courier. In 1861 he sold his newspaper interest to the New York World. Webb was a nationally prominent journalist and editor whose writings sometimes resulted in libel suits and duels. During the Civil War he held the diplomatic post of Minister to Brazil, in support of the Union cause. He married twice, in 1823, and in 1849, to Laura Virginia Cram. He died on June 7, 1884.

From the guide to the James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967, 1819-1890, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Journalist and diplomat.

From the description of J. Watson Webb correspondence, 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981326

Epithet: Major-General; USA Minister in Brazil

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000979.0x00032b

American journalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Mssrs. Gales and Seaton, 1849 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588520

James Watson Webb was born in Claverack, New York on February 8, 1802. Webb's military career included service in Illinois during the 1820s. In 1827 his journalistic career began with the acquisition of the New York Morning Courier. In 1829 he acquired and merged the "New York Enquirer" with the "Courier." In 1861 he sold his newspaper interest to the "New York World." Webb was a nationally prominent journalist and editor whose writings sometimes resulted in libel suits and duels. During the Civil War he held the diplomatic post of Minister to Brazil, in support of the Union cause. He married twice, in 1823, and in 1849, to Laura Virginia Cram. He died on June 7, 1884.

From the description of James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967 (inclusive), 1819-1890 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702204737

American journalist and diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, N.Y., yo Mr. Weed and Harper and Brothers, 1860 Nov. 15 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588674

New York author and publisher.

Born in Claverack, N.Y., comm. 2nd Lieut. U.S. Army, resigned 1827, acquired the Morning Courier, N.Y.C., merged with N.Y. inquirer, 1829. Appt. U.S. Charge d'Affairs to Austria, senate refused to ratify. U.S. minister to Brazil 1861-69. Author of five books. Died N.Y.C. June 7, 1884. (from Who Was Who, p. 567)

From the description of James W. Webb papers, 1820-1841 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 505927565

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  • Soldiers
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  • Diplomats
  • Editors

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Brazil, South America (as recorded)
  • Brazil. (as recorded)
  • Latin America. (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • France. (as recorded)
  • Austria (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Brazil (as recorded)
  • Cochin-China, Asia (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Morocco, North Africa (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Women. (as recorded)
  • Serbia, Europe (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Women (as recorded)
  • Borneo, Indonsesia (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)
  • Persia, Asia Minor (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Poland, Europe (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • China, Asia (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)