Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1795-10-25
Death 1870-08-18

Biographical notes:

Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer.

From the guide to the Elisha Kent Kane letters, 1853-1857, (American Philosophical Society)

American Secretary of Navy (1852-53), lawyer, and author known for his political satire.

From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1842-1866. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547449

American novelist and Congressman from Maryland; Secretary of the Navy.

From the description of Letter to George P. Putnam [manuscript], 1856 January 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647831761

The talented and versatile John Pendleton Kennedy was a businessman, politician, lawyer, and author. Born and educated in Baltimore, he was admitted to the bar in 1816 and had a successful career as a lawyer. He was elected to the Maryland house of delegates, and later served in the United States Congress, ultimately being named Secretary of the Navy in 1852. Early in his life he published three popular works of fiction, which helped shape America's national literature, and he remained active in literary circles, aiding the career of the young Edgar Allan Poe. He was also a railroad president and mill owner, and helped found the University of Maryland.

From the description of John Pendleton Kennedy letters, 1857-1863. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64582045

Author and attorney.

From the description of Papers, 1822-1859. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38196451

American author and Congressman; secretary of the Navy under President Fillmore.

From the description of Letter to A.T. Goodman, 1861 July 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55532304

American statesman and author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to a Miss Smith, 1864 May 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486576

Epithet: author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000576.0x000062

American novelist and politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Dr. I.I. Cohen, [no year] Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491455

From the description of Letter, 1842 August 2, House of Representatives to Penelope D. Goodwin, Baltimore, Maryland [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810748

From the description of Letter to B. B. French [manuscript], 1853 July 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647849380

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to John Tomlin, 1841 Dec. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270485186

Kennedy was an American author and Secretary of the Navy.

From the description of Collection, 1824-1864. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 155181129

American author.

From the description of Letters of John Pendleton Kennedy [manuscript], 1856 and 1867. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647832063

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Subjects:

  • Lawyers--Correspondence
  • Authors and publishers
  • National Museum
  • Patent Office
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Ethnology Archaeology Anthropology
  • Land titles
  • Natural history
  • Smithsonian Building
  • Lectures, Popular
  • Authors--Correspondence
  • Genealogy
  • Navies
  • Surveys And Explorations, General
  • Smithsonian Exchange
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Cholera
  • Scientific organizations
  • Meteorology
  • Magnetism, Terrestrial
  • Wills
  • Congress
  • Voyages and travels
  • Male authors, American--19th century--Correspondence

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Places:

  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)