Hinton, Richard J. (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901

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Richard J. Hinton was born on November 26, 1830, in London, England. Hinton crossed the Atlantic in 1851 and took up residence in New York City. While there he learned the printer's trade and soon became a newspaper reporter for several different newspapers in that city, as well as in Boston. As a reporter he opposed the Fugitive Slave Law, became an anti-slavery advocate, and assisted in the organization of the Republican Party. In June 1856 Hinton set out with other free-state emigrants, reached Kansas Territory in August, and took up residency in Lawrence. Hinton helped recruit volunteers for the First Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment early in 1862 and was appointed its adjutant with the rank of first lieutenant. Promoted to captain of Company B, Second Kansas Colored on October 21, 1863, Hinton mustered out of military service in November 1865, having reached the brevet rank of colonel. He finished the war serving as acting inspector general of the Freedman's Bureau as well as being sent South from Washington for a time on secret service work ordered by President Abraham Lincoln. Following the war, Hinton contributed articles to many different magazines and wrote several books. He also held several politically appointed positions within the federal government. While on business in London, England, Hinton died suddenly on December 20, 1901, leaving behind a wife, Isabella H. Hinton, and two sons, George F. and Ralph Hinton.

From the description of Richard Josiah Hinton papers, 1853-1902. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 701559522

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creatorOf Font, Pedro, d. 1781. Journal of Father Pedro Font. Journey from Sonora to Monterey and S. Francisco, with Don J. Bautista de Anza : ms., 1775-1776. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Realf, Richard, 1834-1878. Richard Realf collection, 1857-1898. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Hinton" to "Kidston". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Abbott, Amy G. Letter : ALS, New York, N.Y., to Richard Josiah Hinton, 1900 July 5. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. Letters, 1861-1906. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hinton, Richard J. Papers, 1900 Dec. 27. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hyatt, Thaddeus. Thaddeus Hyatt papers [microform], 1843-1902. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906. Papers of Horatio Nelson Rust, 1799-1906 (bulk 1870-1906). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Brown, John, 1821-1895. John Brown, Jr., papers, 1857-1895. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
creatorOf Pott, Henry, Mrs., 1833-1915,. Autograph letters signed from Constance M. Pott, London and Brighton, to various recipients [manuscript], 1897-1901. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus. Letter and Clipping, 1875-1887. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn United States American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission records, 1862-1864. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Abbott, Amy G. Letter : ALS, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Richard Josiah Hinton, 1900 July 5. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Brown, John, 1821-1895. John Brown, Jr., papers, 1857-1895, 1931. University of Oslo Medical Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Abbott, Amy G. Letter : ALS, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Richard Josiah Hinton, 1900 July 20. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hinton, Richard J. . (Richard Josiah), 1830-1901. Richard Josiah Hinton papers, 1853-1902. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Abbott, Amy G. Letter : ALS, New York, N.Y., to Richard Josiah Hinton, 1900 June 30. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Laura Gordon papers, [ca. 1852-1882] Bancroft Library
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Walt Whitman to Richard J. Hinton, 3 November 1866 Walt Whitman Archive
referencedIn Hinton, Richard J. Chaco Research Archive
Walt Whitman to Richard J. Hinton, 22 October [1872] Walt Whitman Archive
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associatedWith Abbott, Amy G. person
associatedWith Brown, John, 1800-1859. person
correspondedWith Brown, John, 1821-1895. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Font, Pedro, d. 1781. person
correspondedWith Gordon, Laura de Force, 1838-1907 person
associatedWith Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Hyatt, Thaddeus. person
associatedWith Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus. person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
correspondedWith Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884 person
correspondedWith Pott, Henry, Mrs., 1833-1915, person
correspondedWith Realf, Richard, 1834-1878. person
associatedWith Roycroft Shop. corporateBody
associatedWith Rust, Horatio Nelson, 1828-1906. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
correspondedWith United States. American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. person
associatedWith Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
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Chaco Canyon (N.M.)
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