“American Consul in Paris” John Bigelow Hand Written 2 Page Letter Dated 1908. This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (November 25, 1817 December 19, 1911) was an. He graduated in 1835 from. Where he was a member of the. And was admitted to the bar in 1838. From 1849 to 1861, he was one of the editors and co-owners of the. New York Evening Post. Bigelow began his political career as a reform Democrat, working with. In 1848, his antislavery convictions led him to leave the party, and he joined the Free Soil Party, supporting the candidacy of. For president in that year. In 1856, he led other former Democrats into the newly-formed Republican party. After the party’s nominee. Was elected president in 1860, Lincoln appointed him American Consul in Paris in 1861, progressing to. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. To the Court of. In this capacity, working together with. The American ambassador to the United Kingdom, Bigelow helped to block the attempts to have France and the United Kingdom intervene in the American Civil War in favor of the. And thereby played a material role in the Union victory. In 1865, he was appointed American ambassador to France. After leaving this position, he went to Germany, where he lived for three years, through the period of the. And became a friend of. In opposing the corruption that flourished in New York City under. Because of the universal respect in which Bigelow was held in New York, he was offered nominations by both political parties for state office in 1872. Under the influence of Tilden, Bigelow decided to rejoin the Democratic party, accepted its nomination, and was elected. Of New York, a position he held until 1876. When the Democrats nominated Tilden for President in 1876, he served as Tilden’s campaign manager, and in that capacity advised Tilden in the famous dispute over the result of the presidential election. Tilden died almost a decade after the dispute was decided in favor of his rival. And Bigelow then acted as one of Tilden’s Estate Trust Executors. He carried out Tilden’s wishes, over several years, to develop the. New York Public Library. And served as the. First president of the Library. He was a staunch proponent of the development of the. He was a friend of. Who brought Panama’s declaration of Independence to Bigelow’s home. S first proposed flag, made there by Mrs. Bunau Varilla, was rejected by the Panamanians, who made their own. Bigelow’s writing career, begun with Bryant on the. He was one of the first Americans to visit Haiti with an open mind, and published The Wisdom of the Haitians , which, before the Civil War, was one of the few American works to take a positive view of Haitian independence. He published an edition of. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. In 1868 and The Life of Samuel J. The item “American Consul in Paris John Bigelow Hand Written Letter Dated 1908 COA” is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
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