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Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824



  • Existence: 1777 - 1824

Biographical History

Joseph Delaplaine (1777-1824)was a Philadelphian bookseller and publisher.

Joseph Delaplaine was born in December 20, 1777 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Jane Anne Livingston and throughout his life was interested in history, especially that of the United States and the early patriots who shaped it. He wrote and had published a book in 1815, entitled "Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters." In this book, Delaplaine wrote on figures such as Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and other American patriots. Joseph Delaplaine died on May 31, 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Citation:, via WWW, March 23, 2018 (name of wife; b. December 20, 1777; d. May 31, 1824), via WWW, March 23, 2018 (name of book; what it was about, when published)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Joseph Delaplaine correspondence

Identifier: Vault MSS 450
Scope and Contents

Handwritten correspondence written between 1813-1824. Contains letters sent between Joseph Delaplaine and popular American figures of the early nineteenth century. The majority of items concern information for Delaplaine's book, "Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished Americans." Includes handwritten autobiographical sketches of Oliver Wolcott Sr. and William Pinkney and letters from prominent political figures such as William Henry Harrison and Richard Mentor Johnson.

Dates: 1813-1824