- Call number
- MssCol 577
- Physical description
- 13.5 linear feet (14 boxes, 2 v., 1 package)
- Preferred Citation
- Clymer-Meredith-Read family 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.
The Clymer, Meredith and Read families of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, related by marriage and business, consisted of merchants, lawyers, judges, soldiers, bankers, entrepreneurs, politicians, two signers of the Declaration of Independence (George Read and George Clymer), and poet and diplomat John Meredith Read, II, United States Consul-General in Paris. Papers reflect the economic, professional and personal histories of the Clymer-Meredith-Read families. Includes correspondence, land papers, legal papers, personal and business accounts, estate papers, writings, scrapbooks, and notebooks of George Read, George Read, II, John Read, John Meredith Read, John Meredith Read, II, John Meredith Read, III, Reese Meredith, Samuel Meredith, Thomas Meredith, George Clymer, Henry Clymer, and Thomas Clymer. Also, diary kept by John Meredith Read, II, during the siege of Paris by the Germans in 1870-1871; some papers of Samuel Dickinson, Hannah Carpenter, and George Ross and family; and letters from James Buchanan.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Maher, John; M. Sloog; American Autograph Shop, 1943
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
Sermons of Aeneas Ross available on microfilm; New York Public Library
John Meredith Read II diary, Paris, 1870-1871, available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-365