- Call number
- MssCol 249
- Physical description
- 5 linear feet (6 boxes, 3 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Beinecke-Gillespie family genealogical 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.
Collection consists of genealogical papers relating to the Beinecke and Gillespie families in America and Europe, collected by Paul W. Prindle during the writing of his books: Descendants of John and Mary Jane (Cunningham) Gillespie (1973), Ancestry of William Sperry Beinecke (1974), and Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie (1976). Includes Prindle's correspondence, 1969-1976, with William S. Beinecke, chairman of the board of Sperry and Hutchinson Co., and other family members, and with genealogists and others; drafts and proofs; copies of vital records; and 1865 diary (transcripts in part) kept by Jacob Austin Sperry while he was imprisoned at Knoxville, Tenn., during the Civil War. Also, maps, photographs and newsclippings in addition to all of Prindle's notes.
Source of acquisitionGift, Beinecke, William S, 1975
Prindle, Paul W. Descendants of John and Mary Jane (Cunningham) Gillespie. North Haven, Conn.: Van Dycke Printing Co., c1973
Prindle, Paul W. Ancestry of William Sperry Beinecke. Summit, N.J.: Beinecke, c1974
Prindle, Paul W. Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie (Mrs. William Sperry Beinecke). New York, N.Y.: New York Public Library, c1976
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
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Alternative form available
Diary of Jacob Austin Sperry available on microfilm; New York Public Library