Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871

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Joseph Green Cogswell was a native of New England and graduate of Harvard. Throughout his long and active life, he was a scholar, educator, editor, bibliographer, and author, as well as superintendent of the Astor Library. Through his reputation, connections, and extensive travelling, he was known by many of the most notable figures of the nineteenth century, including Goethe, Irving, Byron, Scott, and Humboldt.

From the description of Joseph Green Cogswell letter, 1852 April 5. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52577893

Joseph Green Cogswell (1786-1871) was an educator and librarian. He was appointed librarian and professor of mineralogy and geology at Harvard University in 1820, founded the Round Hill School in Northampton, Mass. with George Bancroft in 1823, owned the New York Review from 1839 to 1842, and worked with John Jacob Astor on the establishment of a large public library in New York City. In 1848 he was appointed the first superintendent of the Astor Library.

From the description of Joseph Green Cogswell papers, 1817-1877. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466401

From the guide to the Joseph Green Cogswell papers, 1817-1877, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American librarian and bibliographer.

From the description of Letter and obituary of Joseph Green Cogswell, 1860-1871 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823338

Teacher, librarian, and founder of Round Hill School, Northampton, Mass.

From the description of Letter, 1830 September 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578649

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creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. Papers, 1816-1890. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Spec. Coll., Dibner Coll.. [Contact repository for more information].
referencedIn Photographs of Harvard professors including Oliver W. Holmes, H.W. Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell [manuscript], ca.1864. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871. [Letters, 1849-1860]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Washington Irving papers, 1759-1898, bulk (1805-1866). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871. Joseph Green Cogswell papers, 1817-1877. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Letter to Joseph Cogswell [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886,. Documents relating to Charles Sumner, ca. 1828-1912. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wright, Nathalia. Nathalia Wright collection of Greenough family correspondence, 1830-1873. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Correspondence of William Hickling Prescott [manuscript], 1847-1852. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ebeling, Christophe Daniel, 1741-1817. Bibliotheca Americana : Quinquaginta annorum indefessa opera, summo studio, maximumque impendio collecta Chr. Dan. Ebeling, prof. historia in Gymnasio Hamburgensi : manuscript, 1821. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn John W. Francis papers, 1798-1865, 1820-1860 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Warner letters and papers, 1850-1864, 1850-1864 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Papers of William Hickling Prescott [manuscript], 1836-1858. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Additional papers of the Howe-Richards family, 1843-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847. Letter, 1816 April 12, Hague, to George Ticknor, Gottingen. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Autographs, Miscellaneous, Listed In Catalogues. Bauman Rare Books, Catalogue Of Rare Books & Docs..
referencedIn Howe family papers, 1819-1910. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861. John W. Francis papers, 1798-1865, bulk (1820-1860). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving papers, 1759-1898, 1805-1866 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin, Manuscript Department. Darmstaedter Collection.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Duane Family Collection, 1764-1933 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Meredith, Jonathan D., 1783-1872. Papers of Jonathan D. Meredith, 1795-1859 (bulk 1810-1859). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871. Letters, 1856-1861, Astor Library, New York, to "Sir", Brown University Library. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Huntington Library. William Jones Rhees Collection.
creatorOf Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878. ALS, 1859 July 11, Smithsonian Institution, to Joseph Cogswell. George Washington University
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe, 1845-1865 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. Letter, 1817 June 8, Gottingen, to George Ticknor, Paris. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. Papers, 1819-1901. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Jonathan D. Meredith Papers, 1795-1859, (bulk 1810-1859) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Letter, 1842 February 13, Boston, to Daniel Webster, [Washington]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Papers of Benson John Lossing [manuscript], 1852-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871. Joseph Green Cogswell letter, 1852 April 5. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1790-1951. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871. Letter, 1830 September 30. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Joseph Green Cogswell papers, 1817-1877 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter [1842 December 5, Washington], to [H. Ketchum, New York]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Cogswell, Joseph Green, 1786-1871. Letter and obituary of Joseph Green Cogswell, 1860-1871 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
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Birth 1786-09-27

Death 1871-11-26

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