Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Godkin was an editor and political writer. He was founder and first editor of The Nation (founded in 1865) and later also editor of the New York Evening Post.

From the description of Edwin Lawrence Godkin papers, 1845-1927. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612368182

American journalist and essayist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, Wednesday 12th. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587330

Edwin Lawrence Godkin was an author, journalist, and editor. Born in Ireland, he covered the Crimean War for the London Daily News, later moving to New York. He ws invited to become co-founder and editor of The Nation which, under his guidance, became one of the most influential publications of its era, impacting politics and culture beyond its modest circulation. Godkin was a passionate writer and editor, with a witty, straightforward style and a liberal outlook.

From the description of Edwin Lawrence Godkin letter to E.C. Stedman, 1888 Nov. 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53432438

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn James K. Hosmer papers., 1846-1943. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1802-1898. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902. Edwin Lawrence Godkin letter to E.C. Stedman, 1888 Nov. 22. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Brown, James Wright, 1873-1959. Collection, 1789-1951. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Godkin family. Correspondence, 1857-1888. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951, 1814-1912 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894. William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Francis James Child papers, 1842-1925. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952 (bulk 1838-1903). Library of Congress
creatorOf Century Club (New York, N.Y.). Dinner to Mr. Wilkie Collins : printed menu : New York, 1873 Oct. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Andrews, Avery Delano, 1864-1959. Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Theodore Roosevelt papers, 18-- - 19--. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Edwin Lawrence Godkin letters, 1868-1898 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902. Papers of Edwin Lawrence Godkin, 1898, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn North American Review, papers, ca.1842-1868. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. William Dean Howells Collection, 1859-1924. Rutgers University
referencedIn Chauncey Wright Papers, 1850-1875 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902. Autograph letter signed, Wednesday 12th. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902,. Autograph letters signed from Edwin Lawrence Godkin to various people [manuscript], 1886-1896. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Carl Schurz Papers, 1842-1983, (bulk 1860-1906) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). Nation papers, 1865-1893.. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1976 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902. Edwin Lawrence Godkin papers, 1845-1927. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Nation, papers, 1865-1893. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf North American Review. North American Review papers, ca. 1842-1868 (inclusive), 1864-1868 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902. [Letters, 1865]. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn James, Henry, 1843-1916. Papers of Henry James [manuscript], 1876-1915, 1930-1939. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. Fields-Garrison literary collection, 1869-1906. Library of Congress
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1832-1902. Rockwell family papers, 1813-1927. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn William Gilman Thompson autograph collection, 1771-1924 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894. William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Frederick Law Olmsted Papers, 1777-1952, (bulk 1838-1903) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Henry Hamilton papers, 1768-1933. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Additional papers, 1767-1898. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Charles Francis Adams papers, 1861-1933 ; bulk 1890-1918. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906. Papers of Carl Schurz, 1842-1983 (bulk 1860-1906). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Gillman" to "Halpine". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872. Papers, 1832-1872. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Godkin family correspondence, 1857-1888. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr, 1855-1916 . Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Chauncey Wright Papers, 1850-1875 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Burt, S. W. (Silas Wright), 1830-1912. Correspondence, 1870-1910. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Henry James letters to various correspondents and other material, 1861-1915. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Godkin family correspondence, 1857-1888. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902. Correspondence to George H. Boker, undated. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, 1859-1918. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969, 1811-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Henry Adams letters to various correspondents, 1881-1947. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Jackson, Jonathan, 1743-1810. Lee Family Papers, 1535-1957. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Richard Grant White Papers, 1838-1921 (Bulk 1850-1890) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Hinsdale, B. A. (Burke Aaron), 1837-1900. Papers, 1854-1901 / [Burke Aaron Hinsdale]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr, 1855-1916 . Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Thompson, William Gilman, 1856-1927,. William Gilman Thompson autograph collection, 1771-1924 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Godkin, Edwin Laurence 1831-1902. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1867-1890. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1950 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Armstrong, William M. (William Martin), 1919-. William M. Armstrong collection on Edwin Lawrence Godkin, 1833-1978. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935. Papers of William Dudley Foulke, circa 1470-1952 (bulk 1868-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr, 1855-1916 . Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885. Papers, 1842-1885. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Hosmer, James Kendall, 1834-1927. James K. Hosmer papers, 1846-1943. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Jackson, Jonathan, 1743-1810. Lee family papers, 1535-1957. Library of Congress
referencedIn William Dudley Foulke Papers, circa 1470-1952, (bulk 1868-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. person
associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Armstrong, William M. (William Martin), 1919- person
associatedWith Brown, James Wright, 1873-1959. person
associatedWith Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922. person
associatedWith Burt, S. W. (Silas Wright), 1830-1912. person
associatedWith Century Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
correspondedWith Child, Francis James, 1825-1896 person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Ford collection corporateBody
correspondedWith Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935. person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907. person
associatedWith Godkin family. family
correspondedWith Godkin family. family
associatedWith Godkin, Katherine Sands. person
associatedWith Godkin, Lawrence, 1860- person
associatedWith Hamilton, Henry, d. 1796 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
associatedWith Hinsdale, B. A. (Burke Aaron), 1837-1900. person
associatedWith Hosmer, James Kendall, 1834-1927. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960. person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
correspondedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
associatedWith J.M. Stoddart & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
correspondedWith Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928 person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865) corporateBody
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865) corporateBody
associatedWith North American Review. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. person
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
associatedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
associatedWith Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954. person
associatedWith Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908, person
associatedWith Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Thompson, William Gilman, 1856-1927, person
correspondedWith Villard, Henry, 1835-1900 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Ward, Samuel Gray. person
associatedWith White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885. person
associatedWith White, Richard Mansfield person
associatedWith Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894. person
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
associatedWith Woolsey family. family
associatedWith Wright, Chauncey, 1830-1875 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
American literature--19th century
Periodical editors--correspondence
American periodicals
Occupation
Newspaper editors
Editors
Function

Person

Birth 1831-10-02

Death 1902-05-21

Britons

English

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b56k73

Ark ID: w6b56k73

SNAC ID: 18197742