Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878

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Dates:
Birth 1826-02-09
Death 1878-01-16

Biographical notes:

Bowles was an American journalist and publisher.

From the description of Letter, a portrait, and newspaper clippings, 1872-ca. 1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80880580

Samuel Bowles was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 9, 1826. He was the editor of the daily edition of the Springfield Republican from 1844 to 1878. Noted for his willingness to comment on matters of political corruption, he was the subject of a libel suit. Bowles was involved with the Liberal Republican movement of 1872 and worked for the presidential nomination of Charles Francis Adams at the party's convention. He authored several books and was considered a pioneer of independent journalism. Samuel Bowles died in Springfield, Massachusetts, on January 16, 1878.

From the description of Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702204921

Journalist; Editor of the Springfield, Mass., Republican.

From the description of Letters of Samuel Bowles, 1874, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50771466

Son of Samuel Bowles 1797-1851.

From the guide to the Samuel Bowles letters and miscellany, 1852-1878, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Samuel Bowles (1826-1878) was the editor of the Springfield, Mass. newspaper, The Republican. William Austin Dickinson was the older brother of American poet Emily Dickinson and his wife was Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson.

From the description of Samuel Bowles letters to Austin and Susan Dickinson, 1859-1877. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612775710

Samuel Bowles was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 9, 1826. He was the editor of the daily edition of the Springfield Republican from 1844 to 1878. Noted for his willingness to comment on matters of political corruption, he was the subject of a libel suit. Bowles was involved in the Liberal Republican movement of 1872 and worked for the presidential nomination of Charles Francis Adams at the party's convention. He authored several books and was considered a pioneer of independent journalism. Samuel Bowles died in Springfield, Massachusetts, on January 16, 1878.

From the guide to the Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Samuel Bowles (1826-1878) was the editor of the Springfield Republican , the local newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts that was founded by his father, Samuel Bowles (1797-1851) in 1824, and later run by his son, Samuel Bowles (1851-1915). Upon the death of his father in 1851, Bowles took control of the paper at age 25 and he soon made it one of the most influential newspapers in the United States.

William Austin Dickinson, known as Austin (1829-1895), was the older brother of American poet Emily Dickinson. He was a prominent attorney in Amherst, Massachusetts, town meeting moderator, and treasurer of Amherst College.

Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson (1830-1913) was Austin's wife, and was a childhood friend and close confidante of Emily Dickinson.

From the guide to the Samuel Bowles letters to Austin and Susan Dickinson, 1859-1877 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Subjects:

  • Journalists--Portraits
  • Journalism
  • Journalists--Biography
  • Journalists--Correspondence
  • Newspapers

Occupations:

  • Journalists

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Amherst (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New England (as recorded)