Redpath, James, 1833-1891

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Journalist, educator, and abolitionist.

From the description of Papers of James Redpath, 1861 [microform] (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 173183825

From the description of Papers of James Redpath, 1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455130

American journalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Henry C. Bowen, 1871 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616506

James Redpath was a journalist and activist who joined the Kansas "free state" campaign and befriended John Brown; toured Haiti and worked for Haitian diplomatic recognition on the part of the United States; wrote anti-capital punishment tracts for his own line of cheap paperbound books for the Union military during the Civil War; served as a frontline war correspondent for the New York Tribune; organized a post war lecturing bureau with clients such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Mark Twain; advocated for Reconstruction even as the Republicans were abandoning it under Rutherford B. Hayes; and advocated for Irish nationalism, women's suffrage, and organized labor as editor of Redpath's Illustrated Weekly and the North American Review.

From the description of James Redpath letter, 1883. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 311868110

Proprietor of the Boston Lyceum Bureau who handled sales of Mark Twain's book Roughing it.

From the description of Correspondence, April 24, 1872. (University of Nevada, Reno). WorldCat record id: 41295644

Abolitionist, reformer and author. Redpath was appointed commissioner of emigration in the United States by Haitian president Geffrard in 1859. He founded the Haitian Emigrant Bureau in Boston and New York, and simultaneously published a newspaper, The Pine and Palm (May 1861-), "devoted to the interests of freedom and of the colored races in America." He later became the Haitian Consul at Philadelphia and was instrumental in obtaining recognition of Haitian independence by the U.S. government.

From the description of James Redpath correspondence, 1861-1862. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164233

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referencedIn Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library
creatorOf Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910. Letter to James Redpath. [s.l.] [1872] Jan. 17. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Stevens family. Papers, 1770-1911. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Letter to S.L. Clemens. Boston, MA. 1869 Apr. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. Wendell Phillips papers, 1843-circa 1884 (bulk 1870-1884). Library of Congress
referencedIn Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938, 1870-1938 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Jenkins, Edward, 1838-1910. Letters, 1871-1881. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875, 1875-1876 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. Letters, bookplates, and ticket, 1886-1899. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Letter to Mr. Redpath. Washington, DC. 1869 July 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Letter to Dr. Root, Wabonsa, dated Boston., Nov. 20, ca. 1870 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Parsons, Luke F. Letter to John Redpath. Salina, KS. 1922 Aug. 13. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library
creatorOf Haiti (Republic). Bureau of Emigration, Boston (Mass.). Reports and correspondence [manuscript], 1860-1861. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1761-1904. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890. Papers of John Boyle O'Reilly [manuscript], 1873-1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910. Samuel Langhorne Clemens collection of papers, 1856-1938 bulk (1870-1938). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Catalogue of books at the Haytian Bureau of Emigration, Boston : manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1828-1936 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. Papers of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, 1851-1914. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. [Papers, 1861] [microform] / James Redpath. University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Alcott, John Sewall Pratt, 1865-1923,. Papers of the Alcott family [manuscript] (1845-1915) 1932. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Letter, 1870 Oct. 25, to James Redpath, Boston. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. ALS : New York City, to Mrs. [H.H.] Robinson, 1886 June 17. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Gough, John B. (John Bartholomew), 1817-1886. John B. Gough letter to My dear Mr. Redpath, 1872 July 11. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Letter, 1873 June 14, Brooklyn, N.Y., to James Redpath. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896. Papers of Gail Hamilton [manuscript] 1862-1895. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906. Papers of Horatio Nelson Rust, 1799-1906 (bulk 1870-1906). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library
referencedIn Brown, John, 1821-1895. John Brown, Jr., papers, 1857-1895. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949,. John Brown manuscripts, 1839-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Henry C. Bowen, 1871 Oct. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Letter to Samuel L. Clemens. Boston, MA. 1873 Jan. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Dodge, Mary Abigail, 1833-1896. Mary Abigail Dodge letter, 1886 Nov. 24. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Correspondence with Mr. Howard, Sept. 22nd, 1873, Manitou Springs, Col.; Mr. White, Sept 21, 1853, New Brighton; Mr. Wolbridge, March 1, 1860, New York Mills; George W. Childs, May 29, 1865, Philadelphia; Mr. White, 187-, Minnequa Springs, Pa.; Mr. Bok, 15 East 59th Street, Dec. 26, 1888; Dr. Ward, Feb. 28, 1895, Washington; Fair world [poem & letter to James Redpath, Sept. 9th, 1890, Minnequa Springs, Philadelphia] ; Mrs. Sikes, March 29, 1879, Bedford Square; Horatio Stone, Jan. 22, 1871 ; 2 photographs clipped from periodicals ; engraved portrait, taken from The Ladies Repository ; cabinet photograph ; poem, Mistress O'Raferty on the Womans question. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn White, Sallie Elizabeth Joy. Papers, 1828-1936 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Redpath Lyceum Bureau. Records of the Redpath Chautauqua Collection, 1890-1944 (bulk 1904-1935). University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Papers of Mark Twain [manuscript], 1862-1946, bulk 1872-1910. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library
referencedIn Robert Green Ingersoll Papers, 1826-1940, (bulk 1866-1899) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915. Papers, 1903-1913. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917. Typed copy of a letter signed with initials : Concord, Mass., to James Redpath, undated [original letter dated 1859 Dec. 9]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Papers of James Redpath, 1861. Library of Congress
referencedIn Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899. Robert Green Ingersoll papers, 1826-1940 (bulk 1866-1899). Library of Congress
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library
creatorOf Billings, Josh, 1818-1885. Papers of Josh Billings [manuscript], 1867-1876. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Mass.). Correspondence, 1910 Sept. 2, 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891,. Autograph letters signed from James Redpath, New York City, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1886-1888. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Correspondence, April 24, 1872. University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
creatorOf Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907. Letter to James Redpath. [s.l.] 15 Dec. 1871. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Papers consisting of correspondence, literary manuscripts, legal documents, book reviews, and photocopies [manuscript] 1856 (1863-88) 1910. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Miller, Joaquin, 1841-1913. Letter, [ca. 1861-1891?], Sept. 17, Boston, to James Redpath Esq. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library
referencedIn Brown, John, 1821-1895. John Brown, Jr., papers, 1857-1895, 1931. University of Oslo Medical Library
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. James Redpath letter, 1883. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard [Collection of] John Brown Manuscripts, 1839-1943. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn United States American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission records, 1862-1864. Houghton Library
creatorOf Dodge, Mary Abigail, 1833-1896. Mary Abigail Dodge letter to [James] Redpath : Hamilton, Mass., 1886 May 4. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880. Barbara D. Simison papers relating to Lydia Maria Child, 1836-1947. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. James Redpath correspondence, 1861-1862. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Letter to Samuel Sidney McClure [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907. Letter to James Redpath [manuscript] 1886 Dec. 12. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Eggleston, Edward, 1837-1902. Papers of Edward Eggleston [manuscript], 1867-1900. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Papers of James Redpath, 1861 [microform] Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890. John Boyle O'Reilly letters, circa 1880-1885. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915. person
correspondedWith Brown, John, 1821-1895. person
associatedWith Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880. person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Clarke, Benjamin C. person
associatedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910, person
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associatedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. person
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associatedWith Elie, Auguste. person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
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associatedWith Haiti (Republic). Bureau of Emigration, Boston (Mass.) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
associatedWith Pellet, Sarah person
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884. person
associatedWith Plésance, Victorien. person
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correspondedWith Robinson, Harriet Jane Hanson, 1825-1911 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
Massachusetts--Boston
New York (State)--New York
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
United States
United States
Haiti
Dominican Republic
United States
Haiti
New York (State)--New York
Dominican Republic
Haiti
Washington (D.C.)
Massachusetts--Boston
Canada
Massachusetts--Boston
Haiti
Ireland
Canada
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Subject
Abolitionists
African Americans
Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
Private libraries--Catalogs
Temperance
Slavery--Anti-slavery movements
Freedmen
Letterhead
Blacks
Wabaunsee, Kansas. History
Occupation
Journalists--Ireland
Abolitionists
Authors
Journalists--United States
Function

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Birth 1833-08-24

Death 1891-02-10

Americans

English

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