Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894

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Birth 1809-05-12
Death 1894-11-16

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Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894), of Boston, Mass., was a U.S. Representative, 1840-1850, Speaker of the House, 1847-1849, and U.S. Senator, 1850-1851. He was a descendant of Gov. John Winthrop (1587-1649) and an attorney, lecturer, and president of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

From the description of Letters, 1843-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207181863

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and son of Wilton and Jane A. (Barron) Hope. James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Anne Beverley Whiting. The couple had two daughters, Jane A. Barron (Janey Barron Marr) and Nanny Hope. Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

From the guide to the James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1790-1965., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Lawyer and U.S. Congressman; of Boston, Mass.

From the description of Robert C. and Adele Winthrop correspondence, ca. 1850-1887. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71130449

American politician.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Boston, to B. Perley Poore, 1855 Jan. 4-1885 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588729

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to John Bartlett, 1852 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586826

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to H.B. Dawson, 1859 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586830

Epithet: of Brookline Mass

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x0001a9

James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

From the guide to the James Barron Hope Papers (II), 1820-1923., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

U.S. senator and representative from Massachusetts and jurist.

From the description of Robert C. Winthrop papers, 1840-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981406

Robert Charles Winthrop was an American statesman and author. Born in Boston, he studied law with Daniel Webster, and served with the Massachusetts legislature, the House of Representatives, where he was Speaker, and, briefly, with the Senate. A moderate Whig politically, he was described as a fine orator. After politics, he dedicated himself to philanthropy and writing, producing historical sketches of people and events.

From the description of R.C. Winthrop letter to Dr. Ellis, 1878 Dec. 6. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56717683

Epithet: American statesman

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000354.0x000200

Massachusetts politician; served in both U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

From the description of Letters of Robert Charles Winthrop [manuscript], 1855-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880302

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Subjects:

  • Williams, Mr
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Centennial celebrations, etc
  • Real property--New York (State)--Long Island
  • Land titles--New York (State)--Long Island
  • Dueling--Virginia
  • American poetry--19th century
  • Indians of North America--New York (State)--Long Island
  • Genealogy
  • Voyages and travels
  • Statesmen--Correspondence
  • Letters

Occupations:

  • Representatives U.S. Congress--Massachusetts
  • Jurists
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Massachusetts
  • Poets, American--19th century--Correspondence

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  • Taunton (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Africa, Africa (as recorded)
  • Long Island (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Manchester, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • New York (Colony) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Baltimore (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Brookhaven (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Borneo, Indonsesia (as recorded)
  • Yorktown (Va.) (as recorded)