Burlingame, Anson, 1820-1870

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Birth 1820-11-14
Death 1870-02-23

Biographical notes:

Attorney, Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts state senator, 1852; congressman, 1855-1860; U.S. minister to Peking, China, 1860-1867.

From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C], to W[illia]m L. Lincoln, 1860 June 10. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27988840

Anson Burlingame was American envoy to China. The city of Burlingame, Calif., was named in his honor by William C. Ralston.

From the description of Anson Burlingame papers, 1856-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863422

Anson Burlingame, Massachusetts state legislator, U.S. representative from Massachusetts, and minister to China; and Edward L. Burlingame, editor.

From the description of Anson Burlingame and Edward L. Burlingame family papers, 1810-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83989348

Biographical Note

Anson Burlingame

  • 1820, Nov. 14: Born, New Berlin, N.Y.
  • 1847: Married Jane Cornelia Livermore
  • 1852: Elected to Massachusetts senate
  • 1855: Elected to Congress
  • 1861: Appointed minister to Austria, which declined to receive him Appointed minister to China
  • 1865: Returned to United States for a visit
  • 1867: Resigned to become head of Chinese delegation to Europe
  • 1868: Negotiated and signed Burlingame Treaty between the United States and China establishing friendly relations and granting most favored nation status to China
  • 1870: Visited Europe
  • 1870, Feb. 23: Died, St. Petersburg, Russia

Edward L. Burlingame

  • 1848, May 30: Born
  • 1867: Graduated, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1871: Joined New York Tribune
  • 1871: Married Ella Francis Badger
  • 1879: Entered publishing as staff member at Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • 1887 - 1914 : Editor, Scribner's magazine
  • 1922: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Anson Burlingame and Edward L. Burlingame Family Papers, 1810-1922, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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