Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832Alternative names
Epithet: Lieutenant; RN
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000244.0x0001f4
Merchant, diplomat, and U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, Leader of Jeffersonian Party; Charge d'Affaires at Paris (1810), and at London(1811); Minister to Sweden and Norway at Stockholm (1814-18); negotiator at Council of Ghent.
From the description of Papers, 1795-1832. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122411145
U.S representative and public official of Massachusetts, diplomat, businessman, and jurist.
From the description of Papers of Jonathan Russell, 1809-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015422
Class of 1791.
From the description of Letter-books, 1809-1813, Paris, etc. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 145429811
From the description of Diary, 1814, Philadelphia. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122480351
From the description of Records of the American legation at Stockholm, 1814-1816, Stockholm. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122631383
From the description of Account book, 1807-1810, Paris, etc. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122318529
From the description of Records of U.S. Commissioners to negotiate with Great Britain at Ghent, 1913-1914. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122529127
Confederate Army officer, from Winchester (Frederick Co.), Va.
From the description of Papers, 1875-1915. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273064
Jonathan Russell (1771-1832), diplomat, was born in Providence on February 27, 1771, the son of Jonathan and Abigail (Russell) Russell. His father was descended from John Russell, a 1640 resident of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to whom his mother of the same surname was not related. He graduated from Rhode Island College in 1791. He studied law, but did not practice. He married Sylvia Ammidon and entered into European trade with his partner Otis Ammidon. He was known as an orator, and his Fourth of July oration in 1800 in the First Baptist Church in Providence was published in a number of editions. His diplomatic career began when President James Madison appointed him chargé d’affaires in Paris in 1810. The next year he was given the same position in London. From 1814 to 1818 he was United States minister to Sweden and Norway. He was one of the negotiators of the Treaty of Ghent, with John Quincy Adams, James A. Bayard, Henry Clay, and Albert Gallatin. In 1818 he was recalled from Sweden by James Monroe, and the next year he settled in Mendon, Massachusetts. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for one term in 1820. He was then elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives for the Seventeenth Congress and served from March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823. During his term he was also the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Thereafter, Russell retired from public life. He died in Milton, Massachusetts on February 17, 1832.
- Mitchell, Martha. "Jonathan Russell." Encyclopedia Brunoniana. Providence: Brown University Library, 1993. 482.
From the guide to the Russell (Jonathan) papers, Jonathan Russell papers, Bulk, 1810-1818, 1661-1838, (Brown University Library Special Collections)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|South Carolina, America|
|Foreign relations--United States|
|United States--Foreign relations--1809-1817|
|United States--Foreign relations|
|Great Britain--Foreign relations--19th century|
|United States--Foreign relations--19th century|
|Diplomatic and consular service--Social aspects|
|Ghent, Treaty of, 1814|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American|
|Representatives U.S. Congress--Massachusetts|