Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877

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John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) was an American author.

From the description of John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, ca. 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640035

From the guide to the John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, ca. 1840, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

John Lothrop Motley was born on 15 April 1814 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA. He was educated at Harvard College, 1827-1831. After graduating from Harvard, Motley spent two years as a student at the universities of Berlin and Göttingen. He returned to Boston in 1835, where he began a career as a novelist. His first work Morton's Hope was published in 1839. Motley was appointed secretary of legation in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1841. He returned to Boston in 1842, where he began taking an interest in historical writing. Motley's first piece of historical writing was an essay on Peter the Great, which he contributed to the North American Review in 1845. In 1851 Motley took his family to Europe, where he undertook historical research in many archives and libraries in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Motley published three works on Dutch history including The Rise of the Dutch Republic , (1856). Motley served as minister to Austria between 1861-1867 and to England, 1869-1870. After 1874 he undertook no further literary work. He died at the house of one of his daughters in England on 29 May 1877.

From the guide to the Motley, John Lothrop, 1854-1857, (Senate House Library, University of London)

John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) was an American historian and diplomat. He was secretary of the US legation at St. Petersburg in 1841, and later ambassador to Austria (1861-1867) and Great Britain (1869). While in Europe, Motley researched the history of the Netherlands. In 1856 he completed a three volume history, The Rise of the Dutch Republic . He initially had difficulty finding a British publisher and had to self-publish through John Chapman. The book was a popular success in both Britain and the United States and became a standard work of Dutch history.

From the guide to the John Lothrop Motley Correspondence, 1854-1857, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Motley was an American historian, novelist, and diplomat who was born in Dorchester, Mass. He was minister to Austria, 1861-67, and to England, 1869-70.

From the description of Correspondence, 1841-1867. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78729058

Motley was an American historian, novelist, and diplomat who was born in Dorchester, Mass. He was minister to Austria, 1861-1867, and to England, 1869-1870.

From the guide to the Correspondence, 1841-1867., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Historian and diplomat. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Minister to Austria, 1861-67, and England, 1869-1870.

From the description of Letter, Oct. 10, 1862. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53039977

American historian and diplomat known as a leader of the mid-19th century romantic school of historiography.

From the description of Letter 1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536012

Historian.

From the description of Papers of John Lothrop Motley, 1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454644

American historian.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Horace Greeley, 1869 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613076

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified correspondent (J.W. Parker?), 1856? July 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612873

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to John Bright, [no year] July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612871

From the description of Letter signed : London, to Freeman H. Morse, 1869 Oct. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613341

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Vienna, to William Wetmore Story, 1862 July 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613064

American historian and diplomat.

From the description of Papers of John Lothrop Motley, 1855-1876. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136458

American historian, diplomat, and author. Born Apr. 15, 1814, in Dorchester, Mass.; died May 29, 1877, in England. Following graduation from Harvard College (1831), studied in Germany, travelled in Europe and Great Britain. In 1841, appointed secretary of legation at St. Petersburg, in 1861 minister to Austria, in 1869 minister to Great Britain. Morton's Hope published in 1839, Merrymount in 1849, The Rise of the Dutch Republic in 1856, v. 1-2 of The History of the United Netherlands 1860 (London)/1861 (N.Y.), v. 3-4 1867 (London)/1868 (N.Y.). The Boston firm of Ticknor and.

(Cont.) Fields published Motley's 1868 address Four Questions for the People, at the Presidential Election.

From the description of Speech : holograph / J.L. Motley, 1868 Oct. 20. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 34262373

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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Letter signed : London, to Freeman H. Morse, 1869 Oct. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Letter : Hague, to I. G. Frederiks, [Zutphen, Netherlands?], 1872 Apr. 8. Texas Christian University
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Correspondence, 1841-1867. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, ca. 1840. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Papers of John Lothrop Motley, 1855-1876. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Autograph letter signed : Vienna, to William Wetmore Story, 1862 July 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1854-1857 Senate House Library, University of London
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified correspondent (J.W. Parker?), 1856? July 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Woodman, Horatio, 1821-1879. Horatio Woodman papers, 1843-1899; bulk: 1843-1879. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. John Lothrop Motley letters, 1868-1876. UC Berkeley Libraries
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Speech : holograph / J.L. Motley, 1868 Oct. 20. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
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referencedIn Correspondence, 1841-1867. Houghton Library.
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creatorOf Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. Letter : to John Stuart Mill, 1862. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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