Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872

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Newspaper publisher.

From the description of James Gordon Bennett papers, 1845-1934 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979856

Editor of the New York Herald newspaper.

From the description of Papers, 1862-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20839540

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) was the founder and editor of the New York Herald. After working as a teacher and lecturer, he founded the Herald in 1835.

From the description of James Gordon Bennett papers, 1840-1851. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122532687

From the guide to the James Gordon Bennett letters and bank checks, 1830, 1845, 1866, 1867, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Biographical Note

  • 1795, Sept. 1: Born, Keith, Scotland
  • 1819: Moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1822: Moved to New York, N.Y., via New England
  • 1823: Worked for Charleston Courier
  • 1827 - 1828 : Editor, New York Enquirer
  • 1829 - 1832 : Editor, Morning Courier and New York Enquirer
  • 1832: Issued first number of New York Globe
  • 1835: Founder, New York Herald
  • 1835 - 1867 : Editor, New York Herald
  • 1840: Married Henrietta Crean
  • 1864: Declined appointment as U.S. minister to France
  • 1867: Retired from New York Herald
  • 1872, June 1: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the James Gordon Bennett Papers, 1845-1934, (bulk 1861-1864), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) was the founder and editor of the New York Herald. Born in New Mill, Banffshire, Scotland, Bennett emigrated to the United States in 1819. He worked as a teacher and lecturer before founding the New York Herald in 1835.

24 November 1875Lola Maverick Lloyd born 1897Graduates from Smith College 1901-1902Teaches Mathematics at Smith College 1 November 1902Marries William Bross Lloyd 1904Daughter Jessie Bross Lloyd born 1906Daughter Mary Maverick Lloyd born; WBL and LML join Socialist Party 1908Son William Bross Lloyd, Jr. born 1913Daughter Georgia Lloyd born April 1915Attends International Congress of Women at The Hague January 1915Co-founder of Woman's Peace Party December 1915Participates in Ford Peace Expedition and Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation 1916Divorces William Bross Lloyd October 1931Participates in Peace Caravan and presents petitions to President Hoover 1931Organizes reception and press conference on peace with Albert Einstein 1933Organizes second reception and press conference with Albert Einstein 1937Co-founded Campaign for World Government 25 July 1944Lola Maverick Lloyd dies of cancer

From the guide to the James Gordon Bennett papers, 1831-1861, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Calkins, Harrison (?), fl. 1865. Letter, February 19, 1865. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf MS 24502, Ashworth, Brent Ferrin 1949-. Brent F. Ashworth collection 1817-1993 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf James Gordon Bennett papers, 1831-1861 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872. Letter to Jesse Hoyt. Philadelphia, PA. 1833 June 13. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1838-1948. Houghton Library
referencedIn Antioch Review mss., 1940-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Jocknick, Gustavus F., b. 1817. Papers of Gustavus F. Jocknick, 1853-circa 1922. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872. James Gordon Bennett papers, 1845-1934 (bulk 1861-1864). Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1839-1856 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Newton, Byron Rufus, 1861-1938. Byron Rufus Newton papers, 1882-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872. Papers, 1862-1865. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Vanity Fair caricatures, 1872-1902. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln collection, 1849-1945. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Jones, George, 1811-1891. George Jones papers, 1825-1894 (bulk 1860-1887). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf James Gordon Bennett Papers, 1845-1934, (bulk 1861-1864) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cadwallader, Sylvanus, b. 1825 or 6. Sylvanus Cadwallader papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1862-1866 and 1880-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wallis, George B. George B. Wallis letter, 1862 Apr. 28. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872,. Autograph letters signed from James Gordon Bennett to various people [manuscript], 1862-1871. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872. James Gordon Bennett papers, 1840-1851. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn George Jones papers, 1825-1894, 1860-1887 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. Thomas O. Larkin papers, 1822-1858. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. Caricatures by Thomas Nast [manuscript], 1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Byron Rufus Newton papers, 1882-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872,. Autograph letters signed from James Gordon Bennett to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1872-1894. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. James Watson Webb papers, 1819-1967 (inclusive), 1819-1890 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Webb, James Watson, 1802-1884. Papers, 1819-1967; bulk: 1819-1890 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Sylvanus Cadwallader Papers, 1818-1904, (bulk 1862-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Andrew Johnson papers, 1783-1947 (bulk 1865-1869). Library of Congress
creatorOf Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell, 1829-1906. Letters to My Dear Sir, My Dear Bennett, and A.B. Crandell, 186?, 1871 March 29. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882. Letter : Washington, D.C., to James Gordon Bennett, [New York], 1861 Oct. 25. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Andrew Johnson Papers, 1783-1947, (bulk 1865-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bennett, James Gordon, 1795-1872. [Papers : correspondence] / James Gordon Bennett. University of Central Arkansas, Torreyson Library
creatorOf Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1833 May 13, Boston, to James Gordon Bennett [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Abraham Lincoln Collection, 1849-1945 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
creatorOf James Gordon Bennett letters and bank checks, 1830, 1845, 1866, 1867 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houston, James Alexander. Incoming correspondence, 1845-1849 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Brown, James Wright, 1873-1959. Collection, 1789-1951. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Anderson, James R. (James Robertson), 1811-1895 person
associatedWith Antioch review. corporateBody
associatedWith Ashworth, Brent Ferrin 1949- person
correspondedWith Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 person
correspondedWith Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918 person
associatedWith Brown, James Wright, 1873-1959. person
associatedWith Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858. person
correspondedWith Cadwallader, Sylvanus, b. 1825 or 6. person
associatedWith Calkins, Harrison (?), fl. 1865. person
associatedWith Calkins, Hiram. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
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correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Halpine, Charles G. (Charles Graham), 1829-1868 person
associatedWith Houston, James Alexander. person
associatedWith Hoyt, Jesse, person
correspondedWith Hudson, Frederic, 1819-1875 person
associatedWith Jocknick, Gustavus F., b. 1817. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Jones, George, 1811-1891. person
associatedWith Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882. person
associatedWith McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. person
associatedWith Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902. person
associatedWith Newton, Byron Rufus, 1861-1938. person
correspondedWith Ritchie, Thomas, 1778-1854 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell, 1829-1906. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862. person
associatedWith Wallis, George B. person
associatedWith Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
correspondedWith Weed, Thurlow, 1797-1882 person
associatedWith Whiteley, L. A. person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
correspondedWith Wood, Fernando, 1812-1881 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
United States
United States
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)
United States
United States
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
United States
Subject
Peninsular Campaign, 1862
American newspapers--New York (State)
Crime--United States
American newspapers
Publishers and Publishing
Sherman's March through the Carolinas
Journalism
Sherman's March to the Sea
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York
Crime
Occupation
Publisher
Journalists
Activity

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Birth 1795-09-01

Death 1872-06-01

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