LOVELL, James (1737-1814)

LOVELL, JAMES, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., October 31, 1737; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Boston Latin School in 1752 and from Harvard College in 1756; completed a postgraduate course at the latter institution in 1759; taught in the Boston Latin School 1757-1775 and was also master of the North Grammar (now the Eliot) School; imprisoned by General Howe during the Revolutionary War and conveyed to Halifax in 1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1777-1782; receiver of continental taxes 1784-1788; collector of customs at Boston, Mass., in 1788 and 1789; appointed naval officer of the port of Boston and Charlestown and served from August 3, 1789, until his death in Windham, Maine, July 14, 1814.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1780, 2 items.
Letters from James Lovell from 1780.

Papers: In the Daniel Roberdeau Papers, 1767-1791, 1 item.
Correspondents include James Lovell.


Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In Washington Irving's "Life of George Washington," Volume VIII, Miscellany, 1776-1816, 70 items.
Correspondents include James Lovell.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Arthur Lee Papers, ca. 1741-1882, 4.5 linear feet.
Other authors include James Lovell.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Elbridge Gerry Papers, ca. 1772-1936, 8 boxes.
Correspondents include James Lovell.

Papers: In the Elbridge Gerry Papers II, 1770-1848, 2 boxes.
Correspondents include James Lovell.

Papers: In the Charles Lovell Papers, 1657-1863, 1 box and 1 oversize folder.
Other authors include James Lovell.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1782, 1 item.
A letter from James Lovell to Governor Brownson written on August 5, 1782.

Papers: 1791, 1 item.
A letter from Robert Morris to James Lovell written on March 5, 1791.


The New York Public Library
Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
New York, NY
Papers: In the Gerry-Townsend Papers, 1675-1846, 1 linear foot.
Correspondents include James Lovell.


Smith College
Special Collections, Nielson Library
Northampton, MA
Papers: In the Hiram Putnam Papers, 1780-1849, 0.5 linear foot.
Correspondents include James Lovell.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 1810, 0.1 cubic foot.
A bill of merchandise shipped by Henry Lee on the Sloop Juno, giving the packages, contents, and values of duty; with the autograph signatures of Henry Dearborn, collector, and James Lovell, naval officer.

  • Jones, Helen F. ``James Lovell in the Continental Congress 1777-1782.'' Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1968.
  • Lovell, James. An Oration Delivered April 2d, 1771. At the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston; To Commemorate the Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770. By James Lovell... Boston: Printed by Edes and Gill, 1771.
  • ------. Propagation of Truth. Boston: Printed for the author, 1808.