Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901

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American author and sailor.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1863-1886 Dec. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611572

Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) was an American journalist and author. He edited the New York Evening Post from 1857 to 1871, was the New York Herald's Washington correspondent from 1874 to 1890, and wrote political works and books about the sea. He advocated the Union cause in the U.S. Civil War.

From the guide to the Charles Nordhoff letters, 1865-1887, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Charles Nordhoff was born in Westphalia, Germany on August 31st, 1830. He was brought to the United States by his father in 1834. They settled in Missouri. After the death of his father Mr. Nordhoff was placed in the care of a Methodist Minister in Cincinnati. He was schooled in the printing trade and was working in a printing office when he decided to run away in search of a life at sea. He traveled to Baltimore and after a year of working in newspaper offices shipped in the U.S. Ship "Columbus", which sailed in March 1845 for China. The ship stopped in Yeddo, Japan in 1846, and was the first U.S. Man-of-War ever to lie in a Japanese Port. The ship then traveled to the Hawaiian Islands and then California, arriving in the Bay of Monterey in March 1847 and heading up to San Francisco shortly afterward. It was at this time that Mr. Nordhoff became Captain's clerk on the Sloop-of-War, "Warren". He later returned to his old ship, the "Columbus", and reached Norfolk, Virginia in 1848. He continued to follow the sea until 1853 when he quit and entered Journalism, working on the "Philadelphia Register", the "Indianapolis Sentinel", the "New York Evening Post", and the "New York Herald". He also wrote numerous books on topics such as his sea voyages, his first visit to the coast of California, California travel and life, Oregon and the Sandwich Islands description and travel, and Communistic Societies of the United States. Mr. Nordhoff retired from journalism in Coronado, California.

From the description of Autobiography and Reminiscence of Charles Nordhoff, (Deceased), 1901. (The Society of California Pioneers). WorldCat record id: 55979265

Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) was an American journalist and author.

He edited the New York Evening Post from 1857 to 1871, was the New York Herald's Washington correspondent from 1874 to 1890, and wrote political works and books about the sea. He advocated the Union cause in the U.S. Civil War.

From the description of Charles Nordhoff letters, 1865-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122686990

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referencedIn Letters sent to Robert Carter from various correspondents, 1852-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Nordhoff, New York, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1868 November 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Additional papers, 1767-1898. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Susan B. Anthony papers, 1874-1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908. Daniel Coit Gilman correspondence, 1871-1875. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ford, Emily Ellsworth (Fowler), 1826-1893. Rosalie Ford Barr papers, 1885-1954 (bulk 1898-1909). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901. Autograph letters signed (7) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1863-1886 Dec. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Charles Nordhoff letters, 1865-1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901. Charles Nordhoff letters, 1865-1887. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Chandler, Hewitt, b. 1833,. Alfred, Me., single sheet manuscripts, 1852-1879. United Society of Shakers, Shaker Library
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. Letters received, and other papers, 1862-1866. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901. Letters of Charles Nordhoff [manuscript], 1888-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Paul Leicester Ford papers, 1869-1902, 1885-1895 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hassaurek, Friedrich, 1831-1885. Autograph letter signed : Cincinnati, to Charles Nordhoff, 1868 May 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gordon Lester Ford papers, 1830-1910, 1850-1869 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Worthington Chauncey Ford papers, 1858-1938, 1880-1925 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Halpine, Charles G. (Charles Graham), 1829-1868. Papers of Charles Graham Halpine, 1863-1868. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905. Edward Atkinson letters, 1868-1898. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edward Atkinson letters, 1868-1898 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905. Edward Atkinson papers, 1836-1905, bulk: 1847-1905. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941. Worthington Chauncey Ford papers, 1858-1938, bulk (1880-1925). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891. Gordon Lester Ford papers, 1830-1910, bulk (1850-1869). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Nordhoff, Charles, 1887-1947. Papers of Charles Nordhoff, 1907-1953 1909-1947. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Collection of autograph letters, ca. 1829-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Blatchford, Samuel, 1820-1893. Letters of Samuel Blatchford, 1870, 1886. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Society of California Pioneers collection of autobiographies and reminiscences of early pioneers, 1900-1904 Society of California Pioneers
creatorOf O'Brien, Fitz James, 1828-1862. Papers of Fitz-James O'Brien [manuscript] 1851-61. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885. Autograph letters signed (2) one with initials : New York, to Charles Nordhoff, 1867 May 10 and "Friday Eve" [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901. Autobiography and Reminiscence of Charles Nordhoff, (Deceased), 1901. The Society of California Pioneers - Alice Phelan Sullivan Library
creatorOf Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Charles Nordhoff, 1864 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hawley, Joseph Rawell, 1826-1905. Autograph letter signed : Hartford, to Charles Nordhoff, 1867 Dec. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Douglas Gunn Papers, 1873-1889 San Diego History Center Document Collection
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1861-1914. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress
creatorOf Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. Memorial collection, 1870-1881. Rosenbach Museum & Library
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associatedWith Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 person
associatedWith Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905. person
associatedWith Bennett, Charles G. (Charles Goodwin), 1863-1914. person
associatedWith Blatchford, Samuel, 1820-1893. person
associatedWith Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Carter, Robert, 1819-1879 person
associatedWith Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William), 1865-1933 person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Fearing, Daniel B. (Daniel Butler), 1859-1918 person
associatedWith Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898 person
associatedWith Ford, Gordon Lester, 1823-1891. person
associatedWith Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902 person
associatedWith Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941. person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908. person
associatedWith Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895. person
associatedWith Gunn, Douglas person
associatedWith Halpine, Charles G. (Charles Graham), 1829-1868. person
associatedWith Harper & Brothers, corporateBody
associatedWith Hassaurek, Friedrich, 1831-1885. person
associatedWith Hawley, Joseph Rawell, 1826-1905. person
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Morton, J. Sterling (Julius Sterling), 1832-1902. person
associatedWith Nordhoff, Charles, 1887-1947. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith O'Brien, Fitz James, 1828-1862. person
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
associatedWith Redfield, William C. (William Cox), 1858-1932, person
associatedWith Society of California Pioneers corporateBody
associatedWith Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
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associatedWith White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885. person
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Death 1901-07-14

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