Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914

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Founder of Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography.

From the description of Letters, 1853 Nov.-1908 Feb. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 172709192

American author and editor.

From the description of Letters received, 1878 Feb. 25-1902 Mar. 31. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33937785

Scottish-born newspaperman, author, and editor, who served in the Union army during the Civil War, and then settled in New York City.

From the description of Letter, June 20, 1889. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 477282720

Author James Grant Wilson was born in Scotland but brought to the United States as an infant. He worked as a journalist in Chicago and served as a General in the Union Army during the Civil War, settling in New York afterward. He helped John Fiske edit Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited collections of poetry, and wrote biographies of U.S. Grant and other military figures.

From the description of James Grant Wilson letter to My dear Commodore, 1877 May 11. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57659888

Editor, biographer, and Civil War soldier.

From the description of Letters, 1868-1907. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117588

James Grant Wilson was an American author and editor. He served in the Union army in the Civil War, and was brevetted brigadier general in 1865.

From the description of James Grant Wilson letter to Ben W. Austin, 1892 February 17. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 746524282

American historian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point, to Worthington C. Ford, 1893 Jul. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588610

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, 1885 Nov. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588090

Author.

From the description of James Grant Wilson correspondence, 1887-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981390

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creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Papers, 1894, 1912. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn John Sherman Letters, 1852-1898 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914,. Autograph letter signed from Jas. Grant Wilson to William Winter [manuscript], 1884 May 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Autograph letter signed : New York, 1885 Nov. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. Letters, 1841-1883, Washington, D.C., to six correspondents. George Washington University
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letters received, 1878 Feb. 25-1902 Mar. 31. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. James Grant Wilson letter to Ben W. Austin, 1892 February 17. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 (bulk 1849-1888). Library of Congress
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letters, 1853 Nov.-1908 Feb. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letter, 1880, March 29, New York, to Mrs. John Carter Brown. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letter, June 20, 1889. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Cochrane, John, 1813-1898. Letter, 1891 July 29, Brookside [to] General James Grant Wilson. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897. Papers of Margaret Junkin Preston [manuscript], 1889-1893, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letter, New York, from James Grant Wilson [manuscript] 1891, April 1. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Diary entry [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Austin, Jane G. (Jane Goodwin), 1831-1894. Papers of Jane Goodwin Austin [manuscript] ca. 1868-94. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Weik, Jesse William, 1857-1930. Papers, 1833-1929. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. James Grant Wilson correspondence, 1887-1904. Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Thompson, John Reuben, 1823-1873. Papers of John R. Thompson [manuscript], 1842-1926. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Parton, James, 1822-1891. Papers of James Parton [manuscript] 1860-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Neufeld, Philip M.,. Philip M. Neufeld collection of papers relating to Chicago history, [18--?-1893]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Letter, 1836, January 23, New York, to his sister [Maria Halleck]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letter from James Grant Wilson to "Dear Sir" [manuscript], 1885 December 10. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Perry, William Stevens, 1832-1898. Letters, 1869-1890. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Fiske, John, 1842-1901. Papers of John Fiske [manuscript], 1872-1900. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Selkirk, J. B. (James Brown), 1832-1904,. Autograph letter signed from James Brown Selkirk to James Grant Wilson [manuscript], 1900 February 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Fiske, John, 1842-1901. Papers of John Fiske, 1850-1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Benson J. Lossing letters, 1854-1880. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn J. T. (John Townsend) Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Oglesby, Richard J. (Richard James), 1824-1899. Letter, February 5, 1870. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Jamieson, John,. Letters of John Jamieson and John Fiske [manuscript] 1887, 1900. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893. Letter to James Grant Wilson : Boston, 1886 Nov. 16. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. Letter to James Grant Wilson. Augusta, ME. 1886 May 12. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. James Grant Wilson letter to My dear Commodore, 1877 May 11. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889,. Autograph letter signed from James Orchard, West Brompton, London, to Colonel [James Grant] Wilson [manuscript], 1867 January 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Bradlee, C. D. (Caleb Davis), 1831-1897. Correspondence, 1826-1890. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1832-1892. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Political papers, 1761-1926. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letters, 1868-1907. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn W. W. Corcoran Papers, 1791-1896, (bulk 1849-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. Papers of James K. Polk, 1790-1889 (bulk 1845-1849 and 1883-1889). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Scrapbook, 1876-1881. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Neufeld, Philip M.,. Philip M. Neufeld collection of papers relating to Chicago history, [18--?-1893]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882. Thurlow Weed papers, 1838-1891. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Article, 1907. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939. Papers, ca.1800-1941. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928,. Autograph and typescript letters signed to Appleton Morgan from various correspondents [manuscript], 1850-1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867. Papers of Fitz-Greene Halleck, 1803-1948 (bulk 1814-1867). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Autograph letter signed : West Point, to Worthington C. Ford, 1893 Jul. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Willard" to "Yorke". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914. Letter, 1886 May 8, New York, [N.Y.] to N[athaniel] P. Banks, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Ainslie, Hew, 1792-1878. Hew Ainslie : papers, 1834-1902. The Filson Historical Society
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associatedWith Cist, Lewis J. (Lewis Jacob), 1818-1885, person
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correspondedWith Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. person
associatedWith Denham, Edward, 1849-1925. person
associatedWith Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874. person
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associatedWith Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941, person
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correspondedWith Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, person
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associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. person
associatedWith Marshall, O. H. (Orsamus Holmes), 1813-1884. person
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correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
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Birth 1832-04-28

Death 1914-02-01

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