Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860

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Birth 1778-08-22
Death 1860-04-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Author and naval officer. A close friend of Washington Irving, Paulding collaborated with him to produce the satirical periodical, Salmagundi. He also wrote poetry, fiction, and a popular biography of George Washington. President Martin Van Buren appointed Paulding Secretary of the Navy in 1839, in which post he served until 1841.

From the description of [Letter] 1839 May 7, Navy Department [Washington, D.C., to] Gilbert Davis, New York. (University of South Florida). WorldCat record id: 70141095

Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Virgil David, near Pittsburgh, Pa., 1836 Apr. 29. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 78342971

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Virgil David, near Pittsburgh, Pa., 1836 Apr. 29. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 55822263

James Kirke Paulding was associated with the Navy Department.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1839. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155886335

James Kirke Paulding was born in New York state and as a young man moved to New York City, where he became a friend of Washington Irving and a frequent contributor to Salmagundi. His novels, short stories, plays, and histories tended to be anti-British and emphasize American life and themes. He also served as Secretary of the new Board of Navy Commissioners under the Madison administration, a Navy Agent under the Monroe administration, and as Secretary of the Navy in Van Buren's cabinet.

From the description of J.K. Paulding letters, 1839-1856 (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60718005

James K. Paulding served as the 12th SecNav, 1838-1841.

From the description of Letter, July 14, 1840. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18178445

American author and naval official.

From the description of Papers of James Kirke Paulding [manuscript], 1804-1849. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833923

Author and secretary of the navy.

From the description of Letter of James Kirke Paulding, 1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449995

Paulding was Secretary of the Navy, 1838 -1841, and a published author of novels and plays.

From the description of Letter, December 4, 1839. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 706823352

Secretary of the Navy under President Van Buren; author.

From the description of Letters, 1839 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32878736

James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860) was an American writer. A member of the so-called "Knickerbocker Group," he wrote poetry, novels and plays. With his friend Washington Irving, he was the creator and publisher of the satirical periodical Salmagundi . His extensive knowledge of naval affairs led President Martin Van Buren to appoint him Secretary of the Navy (1838-1841).

From the guide to the James K. Paulding Correspondence, 1827-1843, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • Historiography
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Biographers
  • New York State
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Learned institutions and societies--History--19th century
  • Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
  • Artists
  • National characteristics, American
  • American literature--New York (State)
  • Illinois Indians
  • Politics, government and public administration

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  • Cabinet officers
  • Authors

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)