Wales, Salem Howe, 1825-1902.

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Salem Howe Wales was a journalist, politician, and philanthropist. Born in Wales, Mass. on Ocotber 4, 1825, he attended the Academy of Attica in New York. In 1846, Wales began his career as a clerk in a New York importing house. From 1848 to 1871 he served as managing editor of Scientific American. Wales was a commissioner to the Paris Exposition (1855), a member of the executive committee of the Christian Commission during the Civil War era, and a member of the Union League Club. In 1873 he became President of the New York City Department of Parks and in 1874 ran as the Republican candidate for mayor of the city. From 1874 to 1876, Wales served as President of the Department of Docks; he was the New York City Park Commissioner from 1880 to 1885. Wales was a founder and trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Director of the National Bank of North America. He married Frances Elizabeth Johnson on February 12, 1851 and they had two chidlren; he was the grandfather of Mrs. Henry Francis du Pont.

From the description of Papers, 1837-1908. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 164035660

Salem Howe Wales was a journalist, politician, and philanthropist. Born in Wales, Mass. on October 4, 1825, he attended the Academy of Attica in New York. In 1846, Wales began his career as a clerk in a New York importing house. From 1848-1871, he served as managing editor of Scientific American. Wales was a commissioner to the Paris Exposition (1855), a member of the executive committee of the Christian Commission during the Civil War era, and a member of the Union League Club. In 1873, he became President of the New York City Department of Parks and in 1874 ran as the Republican candidate for mayor of the city. From 1874-1876, Wales served as President of the Department of Docks, and he was the New York City Parks Commissioner from 1880-1885. Wales was a founder and trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Director of the National Bank of North America. He married Frances Elizabeth Johnson on February 12, 1851 and they had two children; he was the grandfather of Mrs. Henry Francis du Pont.

From the description of Papers, 1837-1908. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665535

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associatedWith Astor, William Waldorf, 1848-1919. person
associatedWith Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891. person
associatedWith Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887. person
associatedWith California King Gold Mines Company. corporateBody
associatedWith California King Gold Mines Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
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associatedWith Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883. person
associatedWith Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874. person
associatedWith Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879. person
associatedWith Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. person
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associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
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associatedWith National Bank of North America. corporateBody
associatedWith National Bank of North America in New York. corporateBody
associatedWith National Temperance Society. corporateBody
associatedWith National Temperance Society (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith New England Society in the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Medical College. corporateBody
associatedWith New York, N.Y.). Commissioners of Public Parks. corporateBody
associatedWith New York State Bar Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Pepoon, Marshall, 1813-1877. person
associatedWith Quincy, Josiah, 1802-1882. person
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associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith South Yuba Water Comapny. corporateBody
associatedWith South Yuba Water Comapny. corporateBody
associatedWith Union League Club. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Civil Service Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877. person
associatedWith Wales, Edward Howe, 1856-1922. person
associatedWith Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery (Wilmington, Del.). corporateBody
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Philippines
England
United States
Southampton (N.Y.)
Southampton (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
England
Central Park (New York, N.Y.)
Europe
United States
Europe
Philippines
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Upper class--Social life and customs
Parks--Management
Charities
Editors
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Parks
Social problems
Social reformers
Philanthropists
Journalism, Scientific
Temperance--Societies, etc
Journalists
Politicians
Photographic prints
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Politicians
Philanthropists
Editors
Journalists
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Birth 1825

Death 1902

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