Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875

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Politician and businessman Gouverneur Kemble was born in New York City and educated at Columbia. He became a businessman, founding America's first quality cannon factory, and was appointed consul of Cadiz by President Monroe, spending much time in the Mediterranean. He served two terms in Congress as a Democrat, declining the nomination for a third term. He remained active in national party politics, and continued to have interest in businesses, including railroads. He was a friend of Washington Irving and a member of the same New York social circle, and was a collector and patron of the arts.

From the description of Gouverneur Kemble letter to Dear sir, 1809 Feb. 8. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64582043

American industrialist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Point Foundry [Cold Spring, N.Y.], to F. R. Hassler, 1828 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491567

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F. R. Hassler, 1826 Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489051

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cold Spring, to J. Carson Brevoort, 1858 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487020

U. S. Congressman from New York, industrialist, diplomat and friend of Washington Irving.

From the description of Gouverneur Kemble letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1844 Mar 6 (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174963422

U.S. representative of New York and manufacturer.

From the description of Letter of Gouverneur Kemble, 1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423774

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creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858. Matthew Calbraith Perry papers, 1839-1931. Library of Congress
referencedIn Read family. Papers, 1568-1906 (bulk 1775-1906). Library of Congress
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Autograph letter signed : New York, to F. R. Hassler, 1826 Nov. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Papers, 1785-1851. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of and regarding Washington Irving [manuscript], 1813-1919. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf West Point Foundry Association. West Point Foundry Association collection, 1817-1878. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Autograph letter signed : West Point Foundry [Cold Spring, N.Y.], to F. R. Hassler, 1828 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Gouverneur Kemble letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1844 Mar 6 University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Washington Irving papers, 1759-1898, bulk (1805-1866). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Read, George, 1733-1798. Read family papers, 1568-1906 (bulk 1775-1906). Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington Irving papers, 1759-1898, 1805-1866 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Joseph G. Swift correspondence, 1809-1862, 1820s-1850s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875,. Autograph letter signed from Gouverneur Kemble, Cold Spring, New York, to [Frances Anne] Kemble [manuscript], 1873 November 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866. Papers, 1774-1924 University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Gouverneur Kemble letter to Dear sir, 1809 Feb. 8. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Autograph letter signed : Cold Spring, to J. Carson Brevoort, 1858 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866. Papers, 1774-1924 University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Read Family Papers, 1568-1906, (bulk 1775-1906) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Letter of Gouverneur Kemble, 1853. Library of Congress
referencedIn Putnam County Historical Society (N.Y.). Letter collection, 1800-1936. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. Martin Van Buren papers, 1806-1882. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Totten, Joseph Gilbert, 1788-1864. Letters. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn West Point Foundry (Cold Spring, N.Y.). Records, 1795-1988, 1795-1920 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Swift, J. G. (Joseph Gardner), 1783-1865. Joseph G. Swift correspondence, 1809-1862, bulk (1820s-1850s). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Martin Van Buren letters and documents, 1814-1858 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Alert (Steamboat?) corporateBody
associatedWith Bailey, Jacob Whitman, 1811-1857. person
associatedWith Baker, Rufus Lathrop, 1790-1868. person
associatedWith Brevoort, James Carson, 1818-1887, person
associatedWith Cadwalader, John L., 1837-1914. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954, person
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Gibson, John, 1740-1822, person
associatedWith Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843, person
associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
correspondedWith Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893 person
associatedWith Kemble, Samuel, fl. 1837. person
associatedWith Kemble, William, 1797-1881. person
associatedWith Knowlton, Miner, 1804-1870. person
correspondedWith Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. person
associatedWith Putnam County Historical Society (N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Read family. family
correspondedWith Read Family family
associatedWith Smith, Charles Ferguson, 1807-1862. person
associatedWith Swift, J. G. (Joseph Gardner), 1783-1865. person
associatedWith Thayer, Sylvanus, 1785-1872. person
associatedWith Totten, Joseph Gilbert, 1788-1864. person
associatedWith United States Military Academy corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy. Board of Visitors. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
associatedWith Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889. person
associatedWith West Point Foundry Association. corporateBody
associatedWith West Point Foundry (Cold Spring, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
New York (State)
Subject
Businessmen--Correspondence
Occupation
Industrialists
Representatives, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
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Birth 1786-01-25

Death 1875-12-16

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