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Gerry-Townsend papers

Title
Gerry-Townsend papers, 1675-1846.
Supplementary Content
Collection guide and digital images

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Volume 1 Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1144 Volume 1 Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Volume 2 Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1144 Volume 2 Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
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Description
.84 linear foot (2 boxes, 2 v.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Accounts.
  • Diaries.
  • Estate records.
  • Probate accounts.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
  • Digital images must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available as digital images.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Biography (note)
  • The Gerry-Townsend family of Massachusetts included Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814).
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 1144
Title
Gerry-Townsend papers, 1675-1846.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Digital images must be used in lieu of originals.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence; legal papers and accounts of Eliza Gerry, administrator of Elbridge Gerry's estate; deeds, mortgages, and other land papers concerning lands owned by the Gerry and Townsend families in Boston; and transcript of a diary, 1813, Elbridge Gerry, Jr. kept during a journey from Cambridge, Mass., to Washington, D.C. Includes letters relating to Gerry's mission to France, 1797-1798 (the XYZ Affair), and to national politics. Correspondents include John Adams, William Gordon, Gideon Granger, Thomas Jefferson, James Lovell, James Madison, W. Vans Murray, George Partridge, C.C. Pinckney, Samuel Osgood, Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., James Warren, James Wendell, and John Wendell.
Additional Formats
Original Elbridge Gerry correspondence available as digital images.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Biography
The Gerry-Townsend family of Massachusetts included Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814).
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Occupation
Diplomats.
Statesmen.
Added Author
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814.
Gerry, Eliza.
Gerry, Elbridge, 1791-1883.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Gordon, William, active 1763-1809.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Lovell, James, 1737-1814.
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803.
Partridge, George, 1740-1828.
Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825.
Osgood, Samuel, 1748-1813.
Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809.
Warren, James, 1726-1808.
Wendell, James.
Wendell, John, 1731-1808.
LCCN
ms 70000323
Research Call Number
MssCol 1144
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