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James W. Gerard scrapbook

Title
James W. Gerard scrapbook, 1853-1907.
Author
Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1823-1900.

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volumeMixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 18364 volumeSchwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Additional Authors
  • Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1794-1874.
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Description
.6 linear foot (1 volume)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Source (note)
  • Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Milstein Division of Local History and Genealogy.
  • Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
Call Number
MssCol 18364
OCLC
668119508
Author
Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1823-1900.
Title
James W. Gerard scrapbook, 1853-1907.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
James W. Gerard (1794-1874) was a prominent lawyer born in New York City. After graduating from Columbia, Gerard joined the New York Bar Association and became a prominent member of the city's legal community. He is notable for his work in creating the House of Refuge for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents in 1823, which was the first institution of its kind in the United States. Later, he became the Inspector of Common Schools.
The collection consists of one scrapbook containing personal correspondence; a journal from an 1863 trip to Europe; writings and speeches by James W. Gerard (senior) on crime and juvenile delinquency; obituaries and tributes on the death of Gerard in 1874. The scrapbook was created by Gerard's son, James Watson Gerard junior, himself a lawyer, Commissioner of Education, and a New York State senator; and father to James Watson Gerard III, the American ambassador to Germany , 1913-1917.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Clare McVickar Ward genealogical research files, 1970-1997; Milstein Division of Local History and Genealogy.
John Griscom correspondence, 1804-1851.; Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
Source
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2008.
Occupation
Lawyers New York (N.Y.) 19th century
Reformers New York (N.Y.) 19th century
Added Author
Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1794-1874.
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
Added Title
Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Research Call Number
MssCol 18364
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