Young, John Russell, 1840-1899

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Irish American journalist, author, diplomat and Librarian of Congress.

From the description of John Russell Young letters [manuscript], 1867-1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 174958754

Journalist, editor, diplomat, and Librarian of Congress.

From the description of John Russell Young papers, circa 1840-1959 (bulk 1858-1898). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449677

Biographical Note

  • 1840, Nov. 20: Born, Dunnamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland
  • 1841: Emigrated to U. S. with parents
  • 1856: Apprenticed to printing office in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1861: Private secretary to John W. Forney, Washington, D.C. Published first account of Battle of Bull Run
  • 1862: One of the founders of Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1864: Joined staff of General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Red River Campaign
  • 1865: Established Morning Post Joined firm of Jay Cooke & Co.
  • 1866 - 1869 : Managing editor, New York Tribune Admitted to New York bar
  • 1869 - 1870 : Founded New York Standard
  • 1870: Special agent of the secretary of the treasury in Europe.
  • 1871: Sent to Europe on confidential mission by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish
  • 1872: In Paris, France, where he joined the New York Herald
  • 1877: In London, England, where he joined Ulysses S. Grant on world tour
  • 1879: Published Around the World with General Grant
  • 1882 - 1885 : United States minister to China
  • 1888: Sent to London, England, to establish an English edition of New York Herald
  • 1891: Director, Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1897: Appointed Librarian of Congress
  • 1899, Jan. 17: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the John Russell Young Papers, circa 1840-1959, (bulk 1858-1898), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

John Russell Young (1841-1899) was an American journalist, editor and foreign minister. Born in Tyrone County, Ireland, Young emigrated at early age with his family to Pennsylvania. He served as a U.S. Civil War correspondent and was one of the first to report on the Battle of Bull Run. In 1877, General Grant invited him on an international tour, which spawned his book Around the World with General Grant and also resulted in Young's appointment to the post of minister to China.

In addition to his international work, Young also worked as editor for the New York Tribune, the New York Herald, and was appointed Librarian of Congress in 1897 by President McKinley. He died in 1899.

From the guide to the John Russell Young Correspondence, 1890-1905, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Hurley, Charles B., b. 1861. Papers, 1881-1885. Washington State Historical Society
creatorOf John Russell Young Correspondence, 1890-1905 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf John Russell Young Papers, circa 1840-1959, (bulk 1858-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899,. Autograph and typed letters signed from John Russell Young to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1886-1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
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creatorOf Jordan, Horace M. (Horace Malcolm), 1838-1926. Horace M. Jordan correspondence, 1853-1865 and undated. Maine Historical Society Library
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creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Collection : 1838-1870. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899,. Autograph letter signed from John Russell Young to William Winter [manuscript], 19th century . Folger Shakespeare Library
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creatorOf Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914. William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Winter, William, 1836-1917. Papers, 1859-1915. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899,. Autograph letters signed from John Russell Young, Philadelphia, New York, London and Paris, to various people [manuscript], 1868, 1888-[1898]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899. John Russell Young letters [manuscript], 1867-1891. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William McKinley Papers, circa 1847-1935, (bulk 1897-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn The Robert Cushman Butler Collection of Theatrical Illustrations Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
creatorOf Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905,. Letters to Albert Marshman Palmer from various people, New York [manuscript], 1890 September 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Correspondence and documents, 1854-1894 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925. James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923 (bulk 1890-1915). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905,. Letters to Albert Marshman Palmer from various people, New York [manuscript], 1890 September 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899. Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1893. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Papers, 1790-1951. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 (bulk 1843-1908). Library of Congress
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899. John Russell Young papers, circa 1840-1959 (bulk 1858-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899. Letter, 1879. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899. Correspondence to George H. Boker, 1867-1868. University of Pennsylvania Library
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referencedIn McKinley, William, 1843-1901. William McKinley papers, circa 1847-1935 (bulk 1897-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers, 1843-1969 (bulk 1843-1908) Library of Congress
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Autograph file, Y, 1754-1914. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1819-1969, (bulk 1843-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1841-1899. Men who reigned : manuscript, [ca. 1893] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn James Harrison Wilson Papers, 1861-1923, (bulk 1890-1915) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. Papers, 1860-1905. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Evarts family papers, 1753-1960, 1798-1901 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn American Press Association. American Press Association correspondence, 1890-1899. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Yoshida" to "Zorn". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Young, John Russell, 1840-1899,. Autograph letter signed from John Russell Young, Washington, D.C., to Chester S. Lord [manuscript], 1897 April 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Dougherty, Daniel, 1826-1892,. Autograph letters signed from Daniel Dougherty to various people [manuscript], 1891. Folger Shakespeare Library
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United States
United States
Philadelphia (Pa.), Social life and customs.
United States
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Authors, American
Journalists--19th century
Journalism
Journalists--United States
Journalism--United States
Voyages around the world--History--19th century
Presidents--Election
Journalism--History--19th century
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Authors
Journalists
Editors
Librarians of Congress
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Birth 1840-11-20

Death 1899-01-17

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