RAYMOND, Henry Jarvis

1820–1869

Biography

RAYMOND, Henry Jarvis, a Representative from New York; born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., January 24, 1820; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1840; moved to New York City and studied law; engaged in journalism; was connected with the New York Tribune 1841-1848, with the Courier and Enquirer 1848-1850, and with Harper's Magazine in 1850; member of the State assembly in 1850 and 1851 and served as speaker in the latter year; established the New York Times in 1851; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1854; declined a renomination; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; again a member of the State assembly in 1862 and served as speaker; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed newspaper activities with the New York Times; died in New York City June 18, 1869; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 19 letters.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY
Papers: n.d. 1 letter. Finding aid in repository.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1838-1866. 15 items.

New York Public Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1840-1897. 1 box. Business correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Brown, Francis. Raymond of the Times. New York: Norton, 1951. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1970.

Dodd, Dorothy. Henry J. Raymond and The New York Times During Reconstruction. Chicago: Distributed by University of Chicago Libraries, 1936.

Hambro, Carl Joachim. "Raymond of the Times." In Drommere og dadsmenn, pp. 62-98. Oslo: H. Aschehoug and Company, 1954.

Krout, John A. "Henry J. Raymond on the Republican Caucuses." American Historical Review 33 (July 1928): 835-42.

Maverick, Augustus. Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press. 1870. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1970.

Raymond, Henry Jarvis. The Administration and the War. Wilmington [?]: N.p., 1863.

------. Disunion and Slavery. New York [?]: N.p., 1861.

------. History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including his Speeches, Letters, Addresses, Proclamations, and Messages. New York: J. C. Derby and N. C. Miller, 1864.

------. The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln. New York: J. C. Derby and N. C. Miller, 1865.

------. "The Life of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois." In The Life of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, by Henry J. Raymond; and The Life of Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, by John Savage, pp. 5-83. New York: Derby and Miller, 1864.

------. New York (state) Legislature. Assembly. Select Committee on Slavery. The Slavery Question in New-York. Report of January 23, 1850. Albany [?]: N.p., 1850.

------. An oration pronounced before the young men of Westchester County, on the completion of a monument, erected by them to the captors of Major Andre, at Tarrytown, Oct. 7, 1853. New York: S. T. Callahan, printer, 1853.

------. Peace and Restoration. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe office, 1865.

------. Political Lessons of the Revolution. An address delivered before the citizens of Livingston County, at Geneseo, NY, July 4, 1854. New York: Baker, Godwin and Company, Printers, 1854.

------. The Rebellion and Our Foreign Relations. Albany: N.p., 1862.

------. Restoration and the Union Party. Speech of the Hon. Henry J. Raymond, of New York, on the conditional admission of the states lately in rebellion to representation in Congress. New York: Baker and Godwin, printers, 1866.

------. Speech of Mr. Henry J. Raymond, of New-York, in the Assembly, in Committee of the Whole, on the resolutions relating to slavery in the territories. January 26, 1850. Albany [?]: N.p., 1850.

------. A state system of education for New York. An address delivered before the literary societies of the Rochester University, at Rochester, NY, July 11, 1854. New York: Baker and Godwin and Company, Printers, 1854.

Stewart, Kenneth Norman, and John Tebbel. Makers of Modern Journalism, pp. 121-37. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1952.

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