Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889

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Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow, prominent corporation lawyer and backstage Democrat. Co-founder of the law firm of Bowdoin, Larocque, and Barlow in 1852, he specialized in corporate law and management, particularly in railroads, mining, land, and utilities, and was a part owner of the New York World. Barlow represented the English Shareholders Association in a successful attack on the corrupt management of the Erie Railroad in 1872 and was directly responsible for the ouster of Jay Gould from the board of directors of that company. A lifelong Democrat despite his increasing disaffection after 1870, Barlow played a pivotal role in the nomination and presidential campaign of James Buchanan, served as advisor to Buchanan's administration, worked unsuccessfully to restore party's unity at the Charleston Convention of 1860, and engineered the 1864 presidential candidacy of General George McClellan, a close personal friend. A notable collector of early Americana and early printed editions of European Renaissance literature, Barlow also played an active role in the social and cultural life of New York. He entertained lavishly at his Madison Avenue home and his Long Island estate, and was co-founder of the Manhattan Club and patron of museums and historical societies.

From the description of Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905 (bulk 1885-1889). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122545639

American lawyer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to George T. Curtis, [no year] Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623257

American lawyer, collector of books and art works.

From the guide to the Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow letter and miscellany, 1884, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884. Correspondence and subject file, 1788-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Marble, Manton, 1834-1917. Manton Marble papers, 1838-1916 (bulk 1864-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection, 1776-1867 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Manton Marble Papers, 1838-1916, (bulk 1864-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection, 1776-1867 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to George T. Curtis, [no year] Sept. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Latham Mitchell), 1826-1889. Letter to Darius Ogden Mills : New York : ALS, 1857 Nov. 13. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Book of hours, ca. 1450-1475. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Bacon, H. D. (Henry Douglas), 1813-1893. Papers of H. D. Bacon, ca. 1766-1906. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Papers of Samuel L. M. Barlow, 1776-1905 (bulk 1885-1889). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Page, Daniel D. Daniel D. Page correspondence, 1847-1868. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Hunter, John Dunn, 1798?-1827. Reflections on the different states & conditions of society : with the outlines of a plan to ameliorate the circumstances of the Indians of North America, 1823. Newberry Library
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Samuel L.M. Barlow will copy, 1887-1913. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Samuel Latham Mitchill), 1826-1889. Letterbooks, April, 1855-July, 1889 [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow letter and miscellany, 1884, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898 (bulk 1850-1885). Library of Congress
referencedIn George Brinton McClellan Papers, 1783-1898, (bulk 1850-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Miscellaneous Papers University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Jennings, Frederic Beach, 1853-1920. Frederick B. Jennings papers, 1882-1916 Bennington Museum, Incorporated
creatorOf Gaty, Samuel. Documents concerning property in St. Louis, Missouri : ALS, 1868-1873. California Digital Library
creatorOf Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. Diary : manuscript, 1775. Houghton Library
creatorOf Barlow, Samuel L. M. (Latham Mitchell), 1826-1889. Legal agreement concerning property in St. Louis : St. Louis, Missouri : DS, 1868 Mar. 13. California Digital Library
creatorOf Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911. Autograph letter signed : Hoffman House, [New York], to Samuel Barlow, 1880 Jan. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sterling Ironworks Company. Collection, 1740-1901. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Collier, George, Sir, 1738-1795. A detail of particular services performed in America during the years 1776-1777-1778, & 1779 : compiled from journals and original papers : manuscript, 1830. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell, 1829-1906. Correspondence, 1829-1906. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Henry Harrisse papers, 1853-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Academy of Music (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. person
correspondedWith Aspinwall, William Henry, 1807-1875 person
associatedWith Aspinwall, William Henry, 1807-1975. person
associatedWith Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bacon, H. D. (Henry Douglas), 1813-1893. person
correspondedWith Bacon, Henry Douglas, 1817-1893 person
correspondedWith Barlow, Samuel Latham Mitchell, 1826-1889 person
correspondedWith Barnett, T. J. person
correspondedWith Bayard, James A. (James Asheton), 1799-1880 person
associatedWith Belmont, August, 1813-1890 person
correspondedWith Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884 person
correspondedWith Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883 person
associatedWith Bowdoin, Larocque & Barlow (Law firm) corporateBody
correspondedWith Browne, William M. (William Montague), 1823-1883 person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 person
associatedWith Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. person
correspondedWith Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893 person
associatedWith Clemens, Eliza. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Collier, George, Sir, 1738-1795. person
associatedWith Colorado Coal and Iron Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888 person
associatedWith Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894, person
associatedWith Democratic National Convention (1860 : Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Dillon, John Henry person
associatedWith Eisner, Milton Daniel, 1886-1959. person
associatedWith Erie Railroad Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901 person
associatedWith Gaty, Samuel. person
associatedWith Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911. person
associatedWith Gould, Jay, 1836-1892. person
associatedWith Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886. person
correspondedWith Harrisse, Henry, 1829-1910 person
associatedWith Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 person
correspondedWith Holladay, Ben, 1819-1887 person
associatedWith Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. person
associatedWith Hunter, John Dunn, 1798?-1827. person
correspondedWith Jennings, Frederic Beach, 1853-1920. person
associatedWith Jewett, Hugh J. (Hugh Judge), 1817-1898. person
correspondedWith Jewett, Hugh J. (Hugh Judge), 1917-1898 person
correspondedWith King, Clarence, 1842-1901 person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Little Miami Railroad Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Marble, Manton, 1834-1917. person
correspondedWith McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885. person
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884. person
correspondedWith McHenry, James, 1817-1891 person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mills, Darius Ogden, 1825-1910. person
associatedWith Nation Union Club (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pacific Mail Steamship Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Bacon & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Daniel D. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell, 1829-1906. person
correspondedWith Scott, Thomas Alexander, 1823-1881 person
correspondedWith Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886 person
correspondedWith Shipman, William D. (William Davis), 1818-1898 person
correspondedWith Slidell, John, 1793-1871 person
associatedWith Sterling Ironworks Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Taylor, Richard, 1826-1879 person
associatedWith Tehuantepec Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Texas & Pacific Railway. corporateBody
associatedWith Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886. person
correspondedWith Trescot, William Henry, 1822-1898 person
associatedWith United States. President corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Henry, 1835-1900 person
correspondedWith Waite, Morrison R. (Morris Remick), 1816-1888 person
correspondedWith Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Missouri--Saint Louis
New York (State)--New York
United States
Corporation law--History--Sources
Real property
Coal mines and mining
Lobbying--History--19th century--Sources
Land speculation
Rare books--Collectors and collecting
Elections--History--19th century--Sources
Americana--Collectors and collecting
Mineral industries
Corporate lawyers--Archives
Land specualation


Birth 1826

Death 1889



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