- McCarty, Edwin R., b. 1830
- Call number
- MssCol NYGB 18104
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- McCarty family genealogical research papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Edwin Riley McCarty was born in Pennsylvania in 1830 and worked in the hotel industry in New York City. The McCarty family genealogical research papers consist mainly of the correspondence of Edwin R. McCarty, dating 1869-1903, concerning his genealogical research on the McCarty family of Pennsylvania. McCarty traced the descendants of Thomas McCarty and Elizabeth Lancaster, both of Bucks County, who were married in 1765. The collection includes a few letters to and from Aaron Lancaster, 1853-1854, genealogical notes, family trees, and a map of northern Bucks County showing land held by the McCartys, as well as miscellaneous clippings and printed material. The collection also includes manuscript and typescript copies of an 1880 essay, The Families of Lancaster and McCarty: A Sketch by R. B. H. of New York.
Gift of Edwin McCarty and Frank E. Randall to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1916.
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328