Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887

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Journalist and author.

From the description of Ben Perley Poore commonplace book, 1837-1940. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70949739

Author and editor.

From the description of Letters of Benjamin Perley Poore, 1852-1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449406

Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887) was a newspaper correspondent, editor, and author who lived and worked mainly in Washington, D.C. He was born and raised on "Indian Hill Farm" near Newburyport, Mass., a member of a wealthy family. Following a brief stay at West Point, Poore chose to apprentice himself to a printer and eventually became one of the first newspaper correspondents in America, a position which he held for three decades. Stationed in Washington, D.C., he worked for the Boston Journal and a number of other newspapers, and made a name for himself as "Perley" the columnist. Poore also served as clerk of the Senate committee on printing public records, edited the Congressional Directory in 1869, and published a number of biographies of notable Americans.

From the description of Record book, 1854-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207164761

Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887), journalist and historian, editor of the SOUTHERN WHIG, an Athens, Georgia newspaper in the 1840's.

From the description of Letter to Gorham Parsons, 1840 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478239

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creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Ben Perley Poore commonplace book, 1837-1940. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Whittemore, Benjamin Franklin, 1824-1894. Franklin Whittemore papers, 1868. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Townshend, Richard W. (Richard Wellington), 1840-1889. Letter, March 29, 1877. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Puibusque, Adolphe de, 1801-1863. Documens de Paris relatifs au Canada, à l'Acadie et à la Nouvelle Angleterre : Catalogue de la Collection appartenant au Massachussetts et déposée aux Archives de la maison d'Etat (Boston) / rédigée par M. Adolphe de Puibusque, durant son séjour à Boston pendant l'été 1849 : manuscript, 1849. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Farwell, Charles Benjamin, 1823-1903. Letters, 1871, 1874. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Letter, 1850 July 24, Boston, Mass., to Augustus R. Street, New Haven, Conn. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Aylett, Elizabeth Henry, 1769-1842,. Miscellaneous autograph collection [manuscript], 1790-1877. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Burdick, Theodore Weld, 1836-. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, D.C. 1877 Oct. 25. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Corley, Simeon, 1823-1902. Simeon Corley papers, 1868-1869. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Letter, 1883 December 1 : the Ebbitt House, Washington, [D.C.], to Jas. W. Clarke, Boston, Massachusetts. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Adams, George E. (George Everett), 1840-1917. Letter : Chicago [Ill.], to Ben[jamin] Perley Poore, Washington, D.C., 1883 Oct. 26. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Letter, n.d., to Charles Hale. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Thompson, John Reuben, 1823-1873. Letters of John Reuben Thompson [manuscript], 1843-1867. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Falconer, 1828-1895. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, DC. 1865 Dec. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Poland, Luke P. (Luke Potter), 1815-1887. Correspondence, 1868-1876. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852. Letter : Paris, to Benjamin Perley Poore, 1845 Oct. 9. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Ely, Smith, 1825-1911. Smith Ely note to Benjamin Perley Poore, between 1870 and 1876. Cornell University Library
creatorOf McDill, James Wilson, 1834-1894. Letters to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, DC. 1873-1875. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1848-1861. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Lanman, Peter. Letter : Norwich, Conn., to Benjamin Perley Poore, Boston, 1848 Sept. 18. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Babcock, Orville E., 1835-1884. Military officer correspondence, 1866-1907. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Reid, Whitelaw, 1873-1912. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. New York, NY. 1870 Nov. 18. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875. Military officer correspondence, 1836-1899. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Price, Hiram, 1814-1901. Letters to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, DC. 1867-1868. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Benjamin P. Poore Papers, 1855-1886. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. Letters, poem, and song by George Pope Morris, 1842-1860. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Burchard, Horatio C. (Horatio Chapin), 1825-1908. Letter : to Ben[jamin] Perley Poore, [1869?]. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Donnan, W. G. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. Independence, IA. 1873 Dec. 27. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. Letter, Feb. 4, 1887. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Correspondence of Benjamin Perley Poore, 1845-1847. Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wright, George G., 1820-1896. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, DC., 1871 Mar. 3. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Papers, 1857-1884. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Hubbard, Asahel Wheeler, 1819-1879. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, DC. 1867 Dec. 7. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Horatio King Papers, 1832-1906, (bulk 1857-1891) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892. Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Letter to Mrs George H. Stockton. Newbury Port, MA. 1886 Nov. 5. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855,. Argosy collection [manuscript], 1795-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Neal, Henry S. (Henry Safford), 1828-1906. Henry Safford Neal letters 1882, 1886. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Platt" to "Ray". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1819-1889.. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous theatrical papers, 1673-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Record book, 1854-1855. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Deering, Nathaniel Cobb, 1827-1887. Letters to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, DC. 1877-1883. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Samuel Hooper Collection, 1856-1874 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Ben Perley Poore, 1873 Oct. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868. Papers, 1853 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Fuller, William Elijah, 1846-1918. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. West Union, IA. 1885 Oct. 19. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Loughridge, William, 1827-1889. Letter to Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington, DC. [ca. 1867]. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Charles Sumner Letters, 1848-1861 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Winthrop, Robert Charles, 1809-1894. Autograph letters signed (2) : Boston, to B. Perley Poore, 1855 Jan. 4-1885 Dec. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dodge, Ossian Euclid, 1820-1876. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to "My dear Perley" [Benjamin Perley Poore], 1852 May 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vidal, Michel, b. 1824. Michel Vidal papers, 1869. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Coffin, Charles Carleton, 1823-1896. Letter : Boston, to [Benjamin Perley?] Poore, n.p., [1864?] Nov. 25. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1804-1936 (bulk 1804-1859). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cockrell, Francis Marion, 1834-1915. Military officer correspondence, 1848-1904. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916. Papers of J.T. Trowbridge [manuscript], 1850-1907, bulk 1872-1907. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Horatio King papers, 1832-1906 (bulk 1857-1891). Library of Congress
creatorOf Kirkland, John Thornton, 1770-1840. Parsons-Sargent family papers, 1749-1917, bulk: 1793-1842. Library of Congress
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ballou, Maturin Murray, 1820-1895. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Ben. Perley Poore, 1852 Oct. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cabell, George Craighead, 1836-1906. Correspondence, 1874-1883. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Letter to Gorham Parsons, 1840 Feb. 18. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Ellis, E. John (Ezekiel John), 1840-1889. Ezekiel John Ellis letter, 1875. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Letters of Benjamin Perley Poore, 1852-1853. Library of Congress
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Inscriptions, to C. Fiske Harris with signature. Providence, [R.I.], [n.d.]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Goode, John, Jr., 1829-1909. Papers, 1854-1878. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Poems and correspondence, 1824-1851 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. William Warland Clapp papers, 1856-1911. Library of Congress
referencedIn King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Letters, 1855-1856. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Scrapbook, 1860s-1880s. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Anthony, Henry B. (Henry Bowen), 1815-1884. Henry B. Anthony correspondence, 1862-1884 (bulk 1870-1884). Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. Papers of Francis Parkman [manuscript], 1836-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Letters, 1879, to J. C. Buttre. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. Papers, 1836-1937. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. Transcripts and documents collected in France, 1492-1815 (bulk 1650-1780). Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887. Autograph letter signed Ben Perley Poore to: "My Dear Sir" [Charles Tufts] December 9, 1856. Wellesley College
creatorOf Hovey, C. M. (Charles Mason), 1810-1887. Collection of articles relating to Ephraim Bull and the Concord grape, 1871-1930. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
Role Title Holding Repository
Walt Whitman to Benjamin Perley Poore, 7 February 1876 Walt Whitman Archive
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associatedWith Adams, George E. (George Everett), 1840-1917. person
associatedWith Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. person
associatedWith Anthony, Henry Bowen, 1815-1884. person
associatedWith Ballou, Maturin Murray, 1820-1895. person
correspondedWith Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892. person
correspondedWith Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Burchard, Horatio C. (Horatio Chapin), 1825-1908. person
associatedWith Burdick, Theodore Weld, 1836- person
associatedWith Buttre, John Chester, 1821-1893, person
associatedWith Cabell, George Craighead, 1836-1906. person
correspondedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. person
associatedWith Clarke, James W. person
associatedWith Coffin, Charles Carleton, 1823-1896. person
correspondedWith Corley, Simeon, 1823-1902. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Deering, Nathaniel Cobb, 1827-1887. person
associatedWith Dodge, Ossian Euclid, 1820-1876. person
associatedWith Donnan, W. G. person
associatedWith Ellis, E. John (Ezekiel John), 1840-1889. person
associatedWith Ely, Smith, 1825-1911. person
associatedWith Farwell, Charles Benjamin, 1823-1903. person
associatedWith Fuller, B. A. G. (Benjamin Apthorp Gould), 1879-1956 person
associatedWith Fuller, William Elijah, 1846-1918. person
associatedWith Goode, John, Jr., 1829-1909. person
associatedWith Gould, Hannah Flagg, 1789-1865 person
associatedWith Hale, Charles, 1831-1882. person
associatedWith Harris, Caleb Fiske, 1818-1881, person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875 person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hubbard, Asahel Wheeler, 1819-1879. person
associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
associatedWith King, Horatio, 1811-1897. person
correspondedWith King, Horatio C. (Horatio Collins), 1837-1918 person
associatedWith La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Lanman, Peter. person
associatedWith Loughridge, William, 1827-1889. person
associatedWith Massachusetts. Office of the Secretary of State. corporateBody
associatedWith McDill, James Wilson, 1834-1894. person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. person
associatedWith Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868. person
correspondedWith Neal, Henry S. (Henry Safford), 1828-1906. person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893. person
associatedWith Parsons, Gorham, 1768-1844. person
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
associatedWith Poland, Luke P. (Luke Potter), 1815-1887. person
associatedWith Price, Hiram, 1814-1901. person
associatedWith Puibusque, Adolphe de, 1801-1863. person
associatedWith Reid, Whitelaw, 1873-1912. person
associatedWith Stockton, George H., Mrs., person
associatedWith Street, Augustus Russell, 1791-1866. person
associatedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. person
associatedWith Thompson, John Reuben, 1823-1873. person
associatedWith Townshend, Richard W. (Richard Wellington), 1840-1889. person
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associatedWith Tufts, Charles, A. person
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associatedWith Vidal, Michel, b. 1824. person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
correspondedWith Whittemore, Benjamin Franklin, 1824-1894. person
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associatedWith Wilson, James Falconer, 1828-1895. person
associatedWith Winthrop, Robert Charles, 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Wright, George G., 1820-1896. person
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Newburyport (Mass.)
Washington (D.C.)
Murray County (Ga.)
Georgia
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Correspondence
Newspapers
Authors
Authors, American--19th century--Autographs
Newspaper publishing
Slavery
Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Cherokee Indians
Printing--History
Publishers and Publishing
Indians of North America
Plantation life
Occupation
Authors
Editors
Authors, American--Washington (D.C.)
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Birth 1820-11-02

Death 1887-05-30

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