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Maunsell Bradhurst Field

New York

Field attended school in Peekskill, New York, and began his studies at Yale in 1837, graduating in 1841. In poor health he did not take on work for several years, and in 1843 traveled for almost two years in Europe, Asia, and Egypt. He returned to the United States in December, 1845, studied law and was admitted to the New York Bar in January, 1848. After another visit to Europe, he undertook the practice of law with John Jay in New York City. The law turned out not to be all that enticing for him and he departed for Europe as secreatery of legation to John Y. Mason, the U.S. minister to France. Field served as President of United States Commissioners to the French Universal Exposition 1855 and in 1863-65 as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Lincoln. In 1873 he was appointed a New York City judge by Governor John A. Dix.

[Source: "Field, Maunsell Bradhurst," in Allen Johnson & Dumas Malone (eds.), Dictionary of American Biography 368-369 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1959)(1930)(vol.3)][Field was born in New York City on March 26, 1822, and died there, January 24, 1875. He was a graduate at Yale in 1841

Manusell Bradhurst Field


Maunsell B. Field, Trifles in Verse (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1869)


Maunsell B. Field & G. P. R. James, Adrian, or, The Clouds of the Mind, a Romance (New York: Appleton, 1852) [online text] (London: T. & W. Boone, 1852)

Maunsell B. Field, Memories of Many Men and of Some Women: Being Personal Recollections of emperors, kings, queens, princes, presidents, statesmen, authors, and artists, at home and abroad, during the last thirty years (New York, Harper, 1873)(New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874)(London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874)(New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875) [online text]


Sophie de Bezancourt Loyré Arbouville, Three Tales: Christine Van Amberg, Resignation, and The Village Doctor (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853) [online text]