- Potter, Reuben M. (Reuben Marmaduke), 1802-1890
- Call number
- MssCol 2476
- Physical description
- .21 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
- Reuben M. Potter 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.
Reuben M. Potter was born in New Jersey in 1802. From 1827 to 1833 he was an agent of a commercial house in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, after which he served as the customs comptroller at Galveston, Texas. In December 1846 Potter became secretary to Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jessup, quartermaster general of the United States Army. He was made a prisoner of war in San Antonio during the Civil War. After his parole, he moved to New York to resume his quartermaster duties until his retirement in 1882.
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