Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832

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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)

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creatorOf Allibone, S. Austin (Samuel Austin), 1816-1889. Correspondence of Baltimore, Maryland merchants 1771-1885. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. The Russell Papers. Letters to and from Christopher Hughes, 1814-1828 [microform]. Maryland Historical Society Library
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Papers of Jonathan Russell, 1809-1917. Library of Congress
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Jonathan Russell, Chargé d'Affaires in Paris, 1810 Nov. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Records of the American legation at Stockholm, 1814-1816, Stockholm. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Jarvis, Russell, 1790-1853. Papers, 1817-1828. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856. Correspondence, 1814. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Letter, 1817. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rush, Richard, 1780-1859. Richard Rush papers, 1805-1852. Library of Congress
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Letter, 1804 June 29, Providence, [Rhode Island] to Thomas Jefferson, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Jonathan Russell family papers, 1792-1863; bulk: 1804-1829. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Papers, 1875-1915. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Letter to Albert Gallatin, 1818 February 7. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Moore, Bloomfield Haines. James Monroe collection : manuscript, 1776-1833. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Vol. xxiv. (ff. 453). Home Correspondence Oct.-Dec. 1746.Robert Jackson, formerly Resident at Stockholm: Letters to the Duke of Newcastle: 1741, 1746.John Fuller, MP: Letter to A. Stone: 1746.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcas... British Library
referencedIn Shaler, Nathaniel, 1775-1814. Shaler family papers, 1809-1935. Library of Congress
creatorOf Russell (Jonathan) papers, Jonathan Russell papers, Bulk, 1810-1818, 1661-1838 Brown University Library, Special Collections
referencedIn U.S. History mss., 1612-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Documents in the archives at Stockholm, 1640-1655, 1820. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Patterson family. Patterson-Lord papers, [ca. 1809]-1876. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Papers, 1799-1863 bulk 1804-1829. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Autograph collection, 1810-1851, bulk: 1810-1819. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834. William Harris Crawford papers, 1810-1914 (bulk 1812-1834). Library of Congress
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. War of 1812 collection, 1806-1860. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815. Letter, 1812 January 20. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Account book, 1807-1810, Paris, etc. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Patterson-Lord papers, [ca. 1809]-1876, Circa 1809-1876 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn War of 1812 collection, 1806-1860 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Autograph letters signed (20) : various places, to Henry Wheaton, 1810 Sept. 24-1818 Oct. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Letter-books, 1809-1813, Paris, etc. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Sylvanus Bourne Papers, 1775-1859, (bulk 1800-1815) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911, (bulk 1777-1865) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Bourne, Sylvanus, 1761-1817. Sylvanus Bourne papers, 1775-1859 (bulk 1800-1815). Library of Congress
referencedIn Richard Rush Papers, 1805-1852 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Smith, Samuel, 1752-1839. Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911 (bulk 1777-1865). Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry Goulburn papers, Goulburn, Henry, papers, 1813-1826, 1814 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New Sweden Records, 1650-1655 (1820) American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Letter, 1815 February 14. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Selected materials from the Russell Papers [microform] : John Hay Library, Brown University. Kent State University
creatorOf Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856. Henry Goulburn papers, 1813-1826, bulk 1814. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Records of U.S. Commissioners to negotiate with Great Britain at Ghent, 1913-1914. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Papers, 1795-1832. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834. Papers, 1790-1867; (bulk 1842-1862). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Russell, Jonathan, 1771-1832. Diary, 1814, Philadelphia. Brown University, John Hay Library
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Birth 1771-02-27

Death 1832-02-17

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