Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George), 1855-1924Alternative names
American journalist and author, wrote numerous articles and books on travel.
From the description of Letters to Mrs. Murdy and Samuel Sidney McClure, 1891 November 15 and 1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54674154
From the description of Frances Carpenter collection, 1875-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79005912
From the description of Papers 1890-1917. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 47699389
Poster about Susan B. Anthony, with photo and page of writing, undated
Frank G. Carpenter, journalist, author, photographer, and world traveler, was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1855. Following his graduation from the University of Wooster in Ohio in 1877, Carpenter began working for the Cleveland Leader and in 1882 he became the Washington, D.C. correspondent for that newspaper and had a regular column entitled "Carp's Washington." He also wrote for the American Press Association and the New York World . In 1888 and 1889 he financed a trip around the world with his "travel letters" submitted to Cosmopolitan Magazine and twelve syndicated publications.
In 1883 Carpenter married Joanna Condict and they had two children. The family resided in the Washington, D.C. area. After her graduation from Smith College, their daughter Frances Carpenter accompanied her father, as his secretary and photographer, in his travels which continued throughout his career.
Frank Carpenter was a fellow of the National Geographic Society and published many articles and books on geography, some co-authored with Frances Carpenter. Together they also compiled an impressive collection of over 15,000 images (later donated by France Carpenter to the Library of Congress). Frank Carpenter died in 1924 in Nanking, China, during his third trip around the world.
From the guide to the Frank G. Carpenter Papers MS 29., 1890-1917, (Sophia Smith Collection)
Frank G. Carpenter
1855, May 8:
Born, Mansfield, Ohio
A.B., Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
Legislative correspondent, Cleveland Leader
A.M., Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
Traveled in Europe and Egypt
Washington correspondent, Cleveland Leader
Married Joanna D. Condict
American Press Association correspondent
Correspondent, New York World
1888- 1889: Traveled around the world
Toured Russia, Germany, and England
Toured China, Japan, and Korea
Toured South America
Toured the Philippines, China, Java, Australia, and New Zealand
Toured Western Europe to investigate American "economic invasion"
Toured Panama, Cuba, and Canada
1906- 1907: Toured Africa
Toured China, Korea, and Japan
Toured India, Turkey, Palestine, and Egypt
Litt. D., Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
Toured Central America
Made letter-writing tour of South America
1915- 1916: Toured Alaska
1922- 193: Toured Europe
Began trip to the Orient
1924, June 18:
Died, Nanking, China
1890, Apr. 30:
Born, Washington, D.C.
Graduated, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Married William Chapin Huntington (d. 1958)
Arranged and edited Carp's Washington. New York: McGraw-Hill
1972, Nov. 2:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the Frances Carpenter Collection Relating to Frank G. Carpenter, 1875-1960, (bulk 1883-1924), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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