Warden, David Bailie, 1772-1845

Alternative names
Birth 1772
Death 1845
English, French

Biographical notes:

American diplomat, author, and book-collector.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Noah Webster, 1829 Sept. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659525

Author, book collector, and diplomat.

From the description of Papers of David Bailie Warden, 1800-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455374

David Bailie Warden was a diplomat and teacher, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1809.

From the description of Papers, 1797-1851. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298257

From the guide to the David Bailie Warden papers, 1797-1851, 1787-1851, (American Philosophical Society)

Biographical Note

  • 1772: Born at Bally Castle, County Down, Ireland
  • 1797: M. A., University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1797, May: Licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Bangor, Scotland
  • 1799: Emigrated to the United States
  • 1801 - 1804 : Principal tutor, Kingston Academy, Ulster County, N.Y.
  • 1804: Admitted to citizenship Became private secretary to John Armstrong, minister to France
  • 1808: Designated consul pro tempore
  • 1810 - 1814 : Consul at Paris, France, and agent for prize cases
  • 1816: Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia. Paris : Printed and sold by Smith
  • 1819: Published A Statistical, Political and Historical Account of the United States of America. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Constable and Co; .Philadelphia: T. Wardle; and [etc., etc.]. 3 vols.
  • 1820: Published Bibliotheca America Septentirionalis. [Paris, L'imprimerie de Nouzou]
  • 1831: Published Bibliotheca Americana. Paris
  • 1845, Oct. 9: Died, Paris, France

From the guide to the David Bailie Warden Papers, 1800-1840, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--France
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Diplomats
  • Geography
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Diplomats--United States
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--19th century
  • Indians of North America


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