Research Catalog

George Chalmers collection

Title
George Chalmers collection, 1606-1817.
Author
Chalmers, George, 1742-1825.
Supplementary Content
Collection guide and digital images

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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 2Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 box 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 19 (contains volume 19)Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 box 19 (contains volume 19)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
folder (oversize) 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 folder (oversize) 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
folder (oversize) 2Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 folder (oversize) 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 2Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 3Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 3Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 4Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 4Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 5Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 5Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 6Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 6Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 7Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 7Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 8Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 8Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 9Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 9Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 10Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 10Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 11Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 11Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 12Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 12Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 13Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 13Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 14Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 14Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
volume 15Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 507 volume 15Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Description
4.01 linear feet (2 boxes, 27 volumes, 2 oversized folders), 6 microfilm reels
Subjects
Genre/Form
Maps (documents)
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
  • Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • available as digital images.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source (note)
  • Various purchases, 1890 and 1893.
Provenance (note)
  • This collection was originally part of the library of George Chalmers. When Chalmers died in 1825, the library was inherited by his nephew, James Chalmers, and kept intact until his death in 1841. James Chalmers' sister then sold the original Chalmers library to Messrs. Evans, dealers in London. A large portion was purchased by London bookseller Thomas Thorpe, and Colonel Thomas Aspinwall purchased a number of volumes pertaining to the American colonies from him in 1843. Samuel L. M. Barlow later purchased the Aspinwall volumes, which were purchased by the Lenox Library in 1890 after Barlow's death. The remainder of the volumes were purchased from the estate of George Bancroft in 1893.
Call Number
MssCol 507
OCLC
122576143
Author
Chalmers, George, 1742-1825.
Title
George Chalmers collection, 1606-1817.
Additional Formats
Materials for Connecticut; Georgia; Indians; Nova Scotia; Carolinas; and Virginia volume 1 available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Some materials available as digital images.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Summary
George Chalmers (1742-1825) was a British historian, civil servant, and author. Born in Scotland, he emigrated to Maryland in 1763. He was a lawyer in Baltimore until the American Revolutionary War broke out, when he left for England. Chalmers held the positions of chief clerk for the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade and Foreign Plantations, and colonial agent for the Bahamas. He wrote on historical, political and economic topics, many concerning the American colonies, and collected a large library of books and manuscripts. The George Chalmers collection, dated 1606-1817, consists of materials relating to the North American British colonies of Canada, the Carolinas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Florida, including letters, documents and maps. Also present are papers relating to the Indians in North America, and two variant manuscripts of Chalmers' history of the revolt of the American colonies.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Provenance
This collection was originally part of the library of George Chalmers. When Chalmers died in 1825, the library was inherited by his nephew, James Chalmers, and kept intact until his death in 1841. James Chalmers' sister then sold the original Chalmers library to Messrs. Evans, dealers in London. A large portion was purchased by London bookseller Thomas Thorpe, and Colonel Thomas Aspinwall purchased a number of volumes pertaining to the American colonies from him in 1843. Samuel L. M. Barlow later purchased the Aspinwall volumes, which were purchased by the Lenox Library in 1890 after Barlow's death. The remainder of the volumes were purchased from the estate of George Bancroft in 1893.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Historians.
LCCN
ms 69000811
Research Call Number
MssCol 507
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