Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884

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James Watson Webb was born in Claverack, New York on February 8, 1802. Webb's military career included service in Illinois during the 1820s. In 1827 his journalistic career began with the acquisition of the New York Morning Courier. In 1829 he acquired and merged the New York Enquirer with the Courier. In 1861 he sold his newspaper interest to the New York World. Webb was a nationally prominent journalist and editor whose writings sometimes resulted in libel suits and duels. During the Civil War he held the diplomatic post of Minister to Brazil, in support of the Union cause. He married twice, in 1823, and in 1849, to Laura Virginia Cram. He died on June 7, 1884.

From the guide to the James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967, 1819-1890, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Journalist and diplomat.

From the description of J. Watson Webb correspondence, 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981326

Epithet: Major-General; USA Minister in Brazil

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000979.0x00032b

American journalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Mssrs. Gales and Seaton, 1849 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588520

James Watson Webb was born in Claverack, New York on February 8, 1802. Webb's military career included service in Illinois during the 1820s. In 1827 his journalistic career began with the acquisition of the New York Morning Courier. In 1829 he acquired and merged the "New York Enquirer" with the "Courier." In 1861 he sold his newspaper interest to the "New York World." Webb was a nationally prominent journalist and editor whose writings sometimes resulted in libel suits and duels. During the Civil War he held the diplomatic post of Minister to Brazil, in support of the Union cause. He married twice, in 1823, and in 1849, to Laura Virginia Cram. He died on June 7, 1884.

From the description of James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967 (inclusive), 1819-1890 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702204737

American journalist and diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, N.Y., yo Mr. Weed and Harper and Brothers, 1860 Nov. 15 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588674

New York author and publisher.

Born in Claverack, N.Y., comm. 2nd Lieut. U.S. Army, resigned 1827, acquired the Morning Courier, N.Y.C., merged with N.Y. inquirer, 1829. Appt. U.S. Charge d'Affairs to Austria, senate refused to ratify. U.S. minister to Brazil 1861-69. Author of five books. Died N.Y.C. June 7, 1884. (from Who Was Who, p. 567)

From the description of James W. Webb papers, 1820-1841 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 505927565

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creatorOf James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967, 1819-1890 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Daniel Webster papers, 1800-1895 (inclusive), 1824-1852 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Webb, James Watson, 1802-1884. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Mssrs. Gales and Seaton, 1849 Mar. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856. John M. Clayton papers, 1798-1868 (bulk 1819-1850). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lewis Gaylord Clark corrspondence, 1833-1867 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. James W. Webb papers, 1820-1841 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. James Watson Webb papers, 1834-1877 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn MacLeod family. Papers, 1791-1977 (bulk 1831-1862). Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. Letter [184-] June 3, Philadelphia, to Daniel Webster [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861. Letter: Washington, [D.C.], to J[ames] W[atson] Webb, 1851 Jan. 28. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Willie Person Mangum Papers, 1771-1906, (bulk 1771-1868) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Daniel Webster Papers, 1800-1900, (bulk 1824-1852) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Gardiner, Asa Bird, 1839-1919. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to James Watson Webb, 1883 Jan. 3-9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1803-1880. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. Letter, 1850 November 25, New York, to Daniel Webster, [Washington]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Canada (Ship). Papers, 1856-1872. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Webb family papers, 1773-1882 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Letters to J. Watson Webb [manuscript], 1842. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. James W. Webb papers, 1820-1841 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Zachary Taylor letters, 1848. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Zachary Taylor : miscellaneous papers, 1816-1848. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Webb, Samuel Blatchley, 1753-1807. Webb family papers, 1773-1882. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vol. CLXXV (ff. 367). Feb.-Apr. 1863.Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley: Correspondence with Sir A. H. Layard: 1846-1881.includes:ff. 1, 155, 197 William Perry, Consul-General Venice; Knight 1872: Letters to Sir A. H. Layard: 1861-1866... British Library
creatorOf Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. Correspondence with Robert Montgomery Bird, 1844. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. Collection, 1824-1881. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Barrell, Charles. Barrell-Webb papers, 1891-1893. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. J. Watson Webb correspondence, 1857. Library of Congress
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Daniel Webster papers, 1800-1900 (bulk 1824-1852). Library of Congress
referencedIn Mangum, Willie Person, 1792-1861. Papers of Willie Person Mangum, 1771-1906. Library of Congress
creatorOf Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967 (inclusive), 1819-1890 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Webb, James Watson, 1802-1884. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, N.Y., yo Mr. Weed and Harper and Brothers, 1860 Nov. 15 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John M. Clayton Papers, 1798-1868, (bulk 1819-1850) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Abijah Catlin letters, 1848 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. William T. Sherman letter, 1876 Feb. 11. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1821-1898. Papers 1819-1898. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn Mangum, Willie Person, 1792-1861. Willie Person Mangum letters, 1842, 1844. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Headley, Joel Tyler, 1813-1897. Autograph letter signed : Newburgh, to J. Watson Webb, 1884 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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United States
Brazil, South America
Brazil.
Latin America.
New York (State)
United States
France.
Austria
United States
United States
Brazil
Cochin-China, Asia
New York (N.Y.)
Morocco, North Africa
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Women.
Serbia, Europe
United States
Women
Borneo, Indonsesia
United States of America
Latin America
Persia, Asia Minor
Malta, Europe
Poland, Europe
New York (State)
China, Asia
France
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Journalism
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Armed Forces
Occupation
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Birth 1802-02-08

Death 1884-06-07

English,

French

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