Swinton, John, 1829-1901

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John Swinton (1829-1901) was a journalist, social reformer, and crusader in the field of labor relations. He was born in Scotland and moved with his parents first to Canada and later to New York, N.Y. He was a journeyman printer, manager of the Lawrence, Kan., Republican, 1856-1857, and studied law and medicine before the Civil War. From 1860 to 1870 he was chief of the editorial staff of the New York Times, having been employed by Henry J. Raymond. He was later connected with the Sun, John Swinton's Paper, a weekly labor journal, and was correspondent for five or six European newspapers.

From the guide to the John Swinton Papers, ., 1863-1865, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lloyd, Henry Demarest, 1847-1903. Papers, 1840-1937, 1977. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf George, Henry, 1839-1897. Letters of Henry George [manuscript] 1880-88. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. Jo Labadie papers, 1880-1931. University of Michigan
creatorOf Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Swinton, John, 1829-1901. Letter, 1881 Oct. 12, New York, to [E.C.] Stedman [New York]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Swingle, John,. John Swingle collection of letters by writers of fiction set in California, 1862-1907. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Swinton, John, 1829-1901. Letter, 1886, May 1, New York, to Comrade Sawyer. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton papers, 1814-1946 (bulk 1840-1902). Library of Congress
referencedIn Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, 1814-1946, (bulk 1840-1902) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Papers of William Dean Howells [manuscript], 1866-1919. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Swinton, John, 1829-1901. John Swinton papers, 1863-1865 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf George, Henry, 1839-1897. Letter to John Swinton : San Francisco : ALS, 1880 Apr. 30. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf John Swinton Papers, ., 1863-1865 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Swingle, John,. John Swingle collection of letters by writers of fiction set in California, 1862-1907. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith George, Henry, 1839-1897. person
associatedWith Hamilton, John R., fl. 1863-1865. person
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith Labadie, Jo, 1850-1933. person
associatedWith Lloyd, Henry Demarest, 1847-1903. person
associatedWith Sawyer, person
associatedWith Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
associatedWith Swingle, John, person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913. person
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. person
associatedWith Winser, Henry Jacob, 1823-1896. person
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Fort Monroe (Va.)
United States
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Socialists
Journalists--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Labor and laboring classes--Poetry
American newspapers--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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Birth 1829-12-12

Death 1901-12-15

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