Rivington, James, 1724-1802

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English-American printer and bookseller.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Peter Van Scheeck of Kundahook, 1791 July 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655298

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Samuel Galloway, 1768 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655295

James Rivington was a bookseller, printer, and journalist in London and New York. Publisher of a prominent Loyalist newspaper, he was later discovered to have been passing secrets to General Washington.

From the description of James Rivington collection, 1761-1802. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 727025751

American bookseller and printer. Founded the "New York Gazetteer." British Loyalist during the American Revolution.

From the description of Collection, 1770-1797. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379231

Book seller and journalist.

From the description of Letters of James Rivington, 1768-1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449555

Bookseller, printer, journalist. Born in England, moved to America in 1760, founded Rivington's New York gazette, 1777.

From the description of ALS and enclosures : New York, to John Hamilton, Edenton, N.C., 1795-1796. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586081

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referencedIn The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides, extra-illustrated, 1711-1834 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rivington, James, 1724-1802. Letters of James Rivington, 1768-1793. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Rivington, James, 1724-1802. James Rivington collection, 1761-1802. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Henry Clinton papers, Clinton, Henry papers, 1736-1850 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Wolcot papers, ca. 1790-1819. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Elizabethtown Library Company (N.J.). Records, 1792-1824. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Rivington, James, 1724-1802. ALS and enclosures : New York, to John Hamilton, Edenton, N.C., 1795-1796. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wall, Patrick. Account books, 1781-1784. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn De Lancey, James, 1732-1800. Family papers, 1735-1869 (bulk 1760-1800). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. Wolcot papers, ca. 1790-1819. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rivington, James, 1724-1802. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Samuel Galloway, 1768 May 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. Henry Clinton papers, 1736-1850. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Hewlett, Leroy. James Rivington, loyalist printer, publisher, and bookseller of the American Revolution, 1724-1802 : a biographical study, 1958. American Primers
referencedIn Theatre Royal (New York, N.Y.). Account books, 1778-1779. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Rivington, James, 1724-1802. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Peter Van Scheeck of Kundahook, 1791 July 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Caesar Rodney correspondence, 1749-1823 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Espionage papers, 1775-1956 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Benjamin Franklin Collections, 1710-1822 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VIII, miscellany, 1776-1816. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Kelby, William, 1841-1898. Transcripts of Rebel Mail, 1777, [19th cent.]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Fridenberg, Robert, d. 1946,. Collection of letters and documents relating to American and English booksellers and printers, 1732-1884 (bulk 1732-1814). Grolier Club
creatorOf Rivington, James, 1724-1802. Collection, 1770-1797. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chauncey family. Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Banyor, Goldsbrow, 1725-1815. person
associatedWith Bayard, Samuel, 1767-1840. person
associatedWith Belhaven, William Hamilton, Lord, 1765-1814. person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Bradford, Thomas, 1745-1838. person
associatedWith Bradford, William, 1719-1791. person
associatedWith Chauncey family. family
associatedWith Clinton, Henry, 1771-1829 person
associatedWith Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. person
associatedWith Clossy, Samuel, 1723-1786. person
associatedWith Cuyler, W. H. person
associatedWith De Lancey, James, 1732-1800. person
associatedWith Delves, Thomas. person
associatedWith De Puy, Henry Farr, 1859-1924, person
associatedWith Elizabethtown Library Company (N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fairlie & Bloodgood (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 person
correspondedWith Fridenberg, Robert, d. 1946, person
associatedWith Galloway, Samuel, person
associatedWith Gobert, Charles, 18th century. person
associatedWith Griffiths, James, 18th century. person
associatedWith Hardenbrook, John A. person
associatedWith Hayes, Moses Michael. person
associatedWith Hewlett, Leroy. person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
associatedWith Kelby, William, 1841-1898. person
associatedWith Kip, Isaac L. (Isaac Lewis), 1767-1837. person
associatedWith Laight, Edward William, 1773-1852. person
associatedWith Livingston, John Robert, 1755-1851. person
associatedWith Mabbett, Samuel person
associatedWith Nesbitt, Samuel, Dr. person
associatedWith Pindar, Peter, 1738-1819. person
associatedWith Rodney, C. A. (Caesar Augustus), 1772-1824 person
associatedWith Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784. person
associatedWith Theatre Royal (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Toppin, Peter. person
associatedWith Van Scheeck, Peter, person
associatedWith Wall, Patrick. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)
Great Britain
New York (State)
United States
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Book industries and trade
Boston Massacre, 1770
Booksellers and bookselling
Occupation
Bookseller
Journalists
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Birth 1724

Death 1802

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