Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869

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American journalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1850 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616358

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, 1848 Aug. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616356

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to President Lincoln, 1864 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616354

American journalist and politician.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Burlington, Vermont, to Harper & Bros., 1847 July 20, 1853 Jan. 4, [no year] Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616360

Henry Jarvis Raymond (1820-1869), an American journalist and politician, was the first editor of the New York Times.

He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with George Jones. Raymond was also a member of New York's Whig and Republican parties and active in state and national politics. During his political career, he was an assemblyman and later speaker of the New York State Assembly, lieutenant-governor of New York, and a member of the United States House of Representatives.

From the description of Henry J. Raymond papers, 1840-1951 (bulk 1846-1869). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122431668

Henry J. Raymond was a New York politician and the first editor of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with George Jones .

Between 1841 and 1851, Raymond worked for various newspapers, including Horace Greeley's New York Tribune and James Watson Webb's Courier and Enquirer, as a journalist and associate editor. He had known George Jones since their time at the Tribune and the two had often discussed the possibility of starting a newspaper themselves. In 1851 Raymond convinced Jones and Wesley to become his partners and publish a new paper that would report the news in an neutral manner. The Times was to fall between the sensationalism of James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald and the idealism of Greeley's Tribune. Raymond was the editor, Jones the publisher, and Wesley the business manager.

During this time Raymond was also a member of New York's Whig and Republican parties and active in state and national politics. Throughout his political career, he served as an assemblyman, speaker of the assembly, lieutenant governor of New York, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. He died in 1869.

Henry Jarvis Raymond (1820-1869), an American journalist and politician, was the first editor of the New York Times. He worked for various New York City papers before founding the New York Daily Times (later the New York Times) in 1851 with George E. Jones and Edward B. Wesley. Raymond's political career started when he was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1849. He was elected speaker of the Assembly in 1851, lieutenant-governor of New York in 1854, and member of Congress in 1864. His books included works about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

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Brown, Francis, Raymond of the Times. New York : W. W. Norton & Company,1951.

Davis, Elmer, History of the New York Times, 1851-1921. 1921. Reprint, St. Clair Shores, Mich. : Scholarly Press, 1971.

Dictionary of American Biography, s.v. "Raymond, Henry Jarvis."

From the guide to the Henry J. Raymond papers, 1840-1951, 1846-1869, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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referencedIn William Douglas O'Connor collection of papers, 1863-1888 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Letter, 1864 Sep. 25, New York, N.Y. [to] H.J. Raymond. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967, 1819-1890 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf New York Times Company. New York Times Company Records. George Jones and Henry J. Raymond papers, 1838-1981 (bulk 1859-1869). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ensign, Harry H.,. Harry H. Ensign autograph collection, 1818-1880 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 60: Meteorological Project, 1849 1875.
referencedIn Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967 (inclusive), 1819-1890 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Raymond, Henry Jarvis, 1820-1869. Autograph letter signed : New York, to President Lincoln, 1864 May 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857. Rufus W. Griswold papers, 1785-1897 year (Bulk: 1834-1857) Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869. Letter : New York, to Joseph H. Barrett, n.p., 1860 Nov. 17. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Raymond, Henry Jarvis, 1820-1869. Autograph letter signed : Rye, New York, to Calfax, "Sunday night" [1856]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Young, John Russell, 1841-1899. Men who reigned : manuscript, [ca. 1893] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Mansfield, Edward Deering, 1801-1880. Papers 1810-1878. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869. Letter : New York, to Joseph H. Barrett, [Washington, D.C.], 1861 May 2. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Raymond, Henry Jarvis, 1820-1869. Autograph letters signed (3) : Burlington, Vermont, to Harper & Bros., 1847 July 20, 1853 Jan. 4, [no year] Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jones, George, 1811-1891. George Jones papers, 1825-1894 (bulk 1860-1887). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Henry J. Raymond papers, 1840-1951, 1846-1869 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869. Henry J. Raymond papers, 1840-1951 (bulk 1846-1869). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Raymond, Henry Warren, 1847-1925. Henry J. Raymond and George Jones papers, 1853-1869. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection, 1790-1928, undated USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection, 1790-1928, undated. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Ray" to "Robinson". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926. Robert Todd Lincoln letter, 1865 August 7, to Dr. H. S. Hender. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Raymond, Henry Jarvis, 1820-1869. Autograph letter signed, 1850 Dec. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Congar, Horace N., 1817-1893. Papers, 1863-1905. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brown, James Wright, 1873-1959. Collection, 1789-1951. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn George Jones papers, 1825-1894, 1860-1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers, 1838-1850. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869. Letter : New York, to Joseph H. Barrett, n.p., 1860 Nov. 17. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. Samuel F. B. Morse Papers.
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. Caricatures by Thomas Nast [manuscript], 1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869,. Autograph letters signed from Henry Jarvis Raymond, Washington, D.C., and New York City, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1867-1869. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Raymond, Henry Jarvis, 1820-1869. Autograph letter signed : New York, 1848 Aug. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Robert Carter letters from various correspondents, 1851-1898 (inclusive), 1851-1862 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869. Letter, 1864, July 12, New York, to Edwin M. Stanton. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Park Benjamin Papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869. Letter : New York, to Joseph H. Barrett, [Washington, D.C.], 1861 May 2. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896. Papers of Gail Hamilton [manuscript] 1862-1895. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Brown, Francis, 1903-1995. Papers, 1921- New Hampshire Newsp Project
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New York (N.Y.)
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New York (State)
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Newspaper publishing
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Newspaper publishing--New York (State)--New York
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American newspapers--New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1820-01-24

Death 1869-06-18

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