Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860

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President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

From the description of Henry Gilpin papers, 1853-1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81461324

Henry Dilworth Gilpin was born and raised in England, emigrated to the United States to attend the University of Pennsylvania, and proceeded to practice law, author numerous publications, and serve as editor for the Atlantic souvenir. He went on to become director of the Bank of the United States, and ultimately Attorney General under President Martin van Buren. A patron of the arts, Gilpin later served as president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, as well as similar posts.

From the description of Henry D. Gilpin letter to Charles W. Thomson, 1829 Apr. 25. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52863618

Born in Lancaster, England, Apr. 14,1801; attended school in England 1811-1816; graduate of University of Pennsylvania,1810; studied law and began practice in Philadelphia, 1822; was U.S. attorney for Pennsylvania,1832; solicitor of U.S. treasury, 1837; attorney-general of U.S.,1840-41; edited "Atlantic Souvenir", 7 volumes and a number of juristic papers; died in Philadelphia, Jan. 29, 1860. (from Appleton, with portrait)

From the description of Henry D. Gilpin correspondence, 1835 August 30 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 429518273

Henry Dilworth Gilpin (1801-1860) was born to the expatriate Philadelphian Joshua Gilpin in Lancaster, England, in 1801, and spent most of his youth there. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1819, he studied law under Joseph R. Ingersoll and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1822. Gilpin rapidly gained a reputation in legal circles, earning appointment as U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania in 1832, solicitor of the U.S. Treasury in 1837, and Attorney General of the United States in 1840-1841. He was also a strong supporter of the arts, editing America's first literary annual, the Atlantic Souvenir in 1826-1832. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1832.

From the guide to the Henry Dilworth Gilpin Notebook: Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, ca. 1819, (American Philosophical Society)

Henry D. Gilpin was a lawyer, author, and editor.

From the description of Natural philosophy, [n.d.]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86138577

American lawyer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Wm. Carey Gines, 1857 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269579220

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to C.K. Biddle, 1857 July 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269584407

Jared Sparks was a clergyman, editor, historian, and president of Harvard College; he became an American Philosophical Society member in 1837.

From the guide to the Jared Sparks selected papers, 1819-1863 Franklin Bache S. D. Bradford William Duane Peter S. Du Ponceau J. Francis Fisher George Gibbs Henry D. Gilpin Edward D. Ingraham James Mease William B. Reed Henry Stevens, Sr. Henry Stevens, Jr. Benjamin Vaughan Petty Vaughan William Vaughan There are also extracts from Sparks's journal, 1831-1841, relating to his Franklin researches. Table of contents (11 pp.). (Film 570), 1819-1863, (American Philosophical Society)

U.S. attorney general.

From the description of Letters of Henry D. Gilpin, 1837-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450483

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referencedIn Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787-1910, (bulk 1820-1850) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Jared Sparks selected papers, 1819-1863 Franklin Bache S. D. Bradford William Duane Peter S. Du Ponceau J. Francis Fisher George Gibbs Henry D. Gilpin Edward D. Ingraham James Mease William B. Reed Henry Stevens, Sr. Henry Stevens, Jr. Benjamin Vaughan Petty Vaughan William Vaughan There are also extracts from Sparks's journal, 1831-1841, relating to his Franklin researches. Table of contents (11 pp.). (Film 570), 1819-1863 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Bining, Arthur C., b. 1893,. Collection, 1787-1957, 1787-1908, 1957. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Letter to H.D. Gilpin, 1842 November 27. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Robb, James, 1814-1881. James Robb papers, 1846-1871. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn William Parker Foulke Papers, 1840-1865, 1840-1865 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Lucullus, pseud. Political reflections, or, A warning to the people : Holograph, 1829. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Maria and Elizabeth Gilpin Collection, 1739-1878. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Foulke, William Parker, 1816-1865. Papers, ca. 1840-1865. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Autograph File, E, 1564-1961. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry Dilwood. Autograph letter signed : to C.K. Biddle, 1857 July 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Johnston, Josiah Stoddard, 1784-1833. Papers, 1821-1839. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Ingersoll, Charles Jared, 1782-1862. Papers, 1803-1862. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Mitten, Arthur G., 1866-1938. Collection, 1755-1936. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Henry D. Gilpin letters, 1834-1857 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry D. (Dilworth), 1801-1860. Natural philosophy, [n.d.]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. Henry Gilpin papers, 1853-1854. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Campbell, Charles, 1807-1876. Papers, 1743-1896. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Robert M. (Robert Maskell) Patterson papers, 1775-1853, 1775-1853 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. Henry D. Gilpin letter to Charles W. Thomson, 1829 Apr. 25. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Sales Catalogs, 1876-1879. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin, Circa 1819-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cope, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854. Letterbooks, 1788-1853 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. Henry D. Gilpin correspondence, 1835 August 30 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896. Letters : to Ralph Waldo Emerson and other correspondents, 1832-1896, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Hopkinson family. Papers, 1735-1863. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. Letters of Henry D. Gilpin, 1837-1858. Library of Congress
creatorOf Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. Papers of James Kirke Paulding [manuscript], 1804-1849. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1843. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn New York (Province) General Assembly. Journal, 1766-1767. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
referencedIn Rosenthal, Max, 1833-1918. Descriptions and portraits of American government officials, circa 1891-1893. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Carey, Lea & Blanchard. Correspondence, 1823-1849. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Meredith family. Meredith family papers, 1756-1964, bulk 1772-1873. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Charles Sumner Letters, 1848-1861 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1848-1861. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry Dilwood. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Wm. Carey Gines, 1857 Jan. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Henry Dilworth Gilpin Notebook: Natural Philosophy, Mathematics, ca. 1819 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Martin Van Buren papers, 1787-1910 (bulk 1820-1850). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889. Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. Letter, 1838. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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Birth 1801-04-14

Death 1860-01-29

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