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James Harper

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
1. James Harper Marker
Inscription.
publisher and
former mayor
of New York,
lived here
from 1847
until his death
in 1869.

 
Location. 40° 44.298′ N, 73° 59.204′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Gramercy Park West south of East 21st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Gramercy Park West, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Henri (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Arts Club (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named National Arts Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Poetry Society of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Cyrus West Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pirates of Penzance Composition Site (about 500 feet away); Brotherhood Synagogue (about 600 feet away); Lincoln Kirstein (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is visible from the street, albeit not accessible to the public, as it is mounted in the area of the second floor balcony.
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
2. James Harper Marker - Wide View

1. James Harper (Publisher) (Wikipedia). James Harper (April 13, 1795 – March 27, 1869), was an American publisher and politician in the early-to-mid 19th century. (Submitted on August 3, 2017.) 

2. Know Your Mayors: James Harper (Bowery Boys). James Harper and his three brothers formed Harper and Brothers in 1833, from the print shop of James and his brother John. It wouldn’t be until mid-century that the small but prolific house started producing Harper’s Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. By then Harper was a well-established and powerful publisher, printing some of New York’s best known authors, including Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville and Washington Irving and delivering the first American printings to such books as Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ and Charles Dickens’ ‘Bleak House’....Harper was an ardent nativist, having made his publishing house’s reputation with a salacious (and apparently deranged) anti-Catholic tome by Maria Monk entitled "Awful Disclosures"....Nominated as a school commissioner in 1842, Harper lurched for the mayoralty two years alter, promising to reform local government of its Irish influence. He had the good fortune of running after an extremely ineffective mayor (Robert Morris) and against two conflicted and split parties (the Democrats and the
<i>James Harper Esq.</i> image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, May 28, 1844
3. James Harper Esq.
Whigs). And so, in April 1844, the American Republicans had their first — and only — mayor.
(Submitted on August 3, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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