Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888

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American philanthropist, founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

From the guide to the Henry Bergh letters, 1847-1886, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in 1866.

From the description of Henry Bergh autograph letter signed to Richard Kaines, 1887 March 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778836956

Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and helped form both the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He was the son of successful shipbuilder Christian Bergh.

From the description of Henry Bergh letters, 1866-1884. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 703389264

Reformer.

From the description of Henry Bergh papers, 1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450637

Philanthropist; author and playwright; founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

From the description of Letter : to Rev[erend] J. Dewitt Miller, n.d. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27158978

Bergh was an American social reformer and pholanthropist who founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

From the description of Letter, 1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81930471

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referencedIn Appleton, Nathan, 1843-1906. Nathan Appleton papers, 1850-1904 (bulk 1876-1902). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1841-1904. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888. Henry Bergh autograph letter signed to Richard Kaines, 1887 March 10. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842. Political papers, 1761-1926. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wisconsin Humane Society. Records, 1879-1964. Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee
creatorOf Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888. Letter, 1879. American Primers
referencedIn Nathan Appleton Papers, 1850-1904, (bulk 1876-1902) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Appleton, Nathan, 1843-1906. Letters received, ca. 1870-1883. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888. Henry Bergh papers, 1866. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888,. Autograph letters signed from Henry Bergh, New York, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1874-1879. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Henry Bergh letters, 1847-1886 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888. Henry Bergh letters, 1866-1884. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882. Thurlow Weed papers, 1838-1891. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888. Autograph. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bergh, Henry, 1811-1888. Letter : to Rev[erend] J. Dewitt Miller, n.d. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, 1836-1903 person
associatedWith American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. corporateBody
correspondedWith Appleton, Nathan, 1843-1906. person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Barnum's American Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Burns, Denis. person
correspondedWith Burt, John person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Elwood, Augustus R. person
associatedWith Knortz, Kane. person
associatedWith Miller, J. Dewitt, person
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Board of Aldermen. corporateBody
associatedWith Perine, George Edward, 1837-1885 person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
correspondedWith Sedley, Henry, 1831-1899 person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Union League Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Wallack, Lester, 1820-1888 person
associatedWith Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882. person
associatedWith Wisconsin Humane Society. corporateBody
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New York (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
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Animal welfare--History
Social reformers--Correspondence
Animal welfare--Law and legislation
Animal welfare
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Birth 1811-08-29

Death 1888-03-12

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