Bonsal, Stephen, 1865-1951

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Journalist and foreign correspondent.

From the description of Papers of Stephen Bonsal, 1890-1973 (bulk 1900-1947). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79448894

Biographical Note

  • 1865, Mar. 29: Born, Baltimore, Md.
  • circa 1878 - 1882 : Student, St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H.
  • 1882 - circa 1883 : Auditor at Heidelberg and Vienna universities, Heidelberg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, earning certificates in German and Italian literature
  • 1885 - 1900 : Special correspondent for New York Herald in Bulgarian-Serbian War (1885), Morocco (1889), Macedonian uprising (1890), Sino-Japanese War (1895), and Cuba and the Spanish-American War (1897-1900)
  • 1893 - 1897 : Secretary of legation and chargé d'affaires, Peking, China, Madrid, Spain, Tokyo, Japan, and Korea
  • 1894: Published Morocco as It Is. London: W. H. Allen
  • 1897: Published The Real Condition of Cuba To-day. New York: Harper
  • 1899: Published The Fight for Santiago. New York: Doubleday & McClure
  • 1900: Married Henrietta Fairfax Morris Published The Golden Horseshoe. New York: Macmillan
  • 1900 - 1910 : Traveled in China, the Philippines, Russia, Japan, the Balkans, the West Indies, South America, and Mexico
  • 1910 - 1911 : Correspondent for the New York Times in Mexico
  • 1912: Published The American Mediterranean. New York: Moffat, Yard Published Edward Fitzgerald Beale. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • 1913: Secretary to the governor-general of the Philippines
  • 1914: Commissioner of public utilities, the Philippines
  • 1915: Special mission in Mexico Accompanied German General Paul von Hindenberg's army on the eastern front as a reporter
  • 1916 - 1917 : Adviser, American-Mexican Joint Commission
  • 1917 - 1918 : Major on duty, Army War College, Washington, D.C., and with the American Expeditionary Force, France
  • 1918: Representative at the Congress of Oppressed Nationalities, Paris, France
  • 1919: Lieutenant colonel attached to American Mission to the Peace Conference, Inter-Allied Mission to Austro-Hungary and the Balkan States, and special mission to Germany and Bohemia
  • 1920 - circa 1923 : Columnist, Baltimore Sun
  • 1937: Published Heyday in a Vanished World. New York: W. W. Norton
  • 1944: Published Unfinished Business. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran
  • 1945: Pulitzer Prize for Unfinished Business Published When the French Were Here. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran
  • 1946: Published Suitors and Suppliants. New York: Prentice-Hall
  • 1951, June 8: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Stephen Bonsal Papers, 1890-1973, (bulk 1900-1947), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949 person
associatedWith American-Mexican Joint Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Auchincloss, Gordon, 1886-1943. person
correspondedWith Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937 person
correspondedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965 person
associatedWith Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898 person
associatedWith Brady, Albert B., d. 1899. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clemenceau, Georges, 1841-1929 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915 person
correspondedWith Douglas, James Stuart, 1868-1949 person
correspondedWith Frazier, Arthur Hugh, b. 1868 person
correspondedWith Gibson, Hugh, 1883-1954 person
associatedWith Gottschalk, Louis Reichenthal, 1899-1975. person
correspondedWith Harrison, Francis Burton, 1873-1957 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
correspondedWith House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938 person
associatedWith Josselyn, Edgar Alonzo, 1861-1943. person
associatedWith Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. person
associatedWith Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920) corporateBody
associatedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Seymour, Charles, 1885-1963. person
associatedWith United States. Legation (Japan) corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944 person
associatedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961 person
correspondedWith Wilson, Henry Lane, 1857-1932 person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
Voyages and travels
Santiago Campaign, 1898
American newspapers
Spanish--American War, 1898
World War, 1914-1918--Peace
American newspapers--New York (State)--New York
World War, 1914-1918
Spanish--American War, 1898--Campaigns--Philippines
World War, 1914-1918--Journalists
Spanish--American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba
Foreign correspondents


Birth 1865-03-29

Death 1951-06-08



Ark ID: w6vq378f

SNAC ID: 30059897