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   Elbridge T. Gerry Papers 1856-1912.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elbridge T. Gerry Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the papers, consisting primarily of correspondence, of Elbridege T. Gerry (1837-1927), 1857 graduate of Columbuia College and later famous as a lawyer and philanthropist. There are also documents concerning Columbia College Clasa of 1857, college notebooks, memorabilia, and manuscript copies of Gerry's essays and orations. a

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078804 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Gerry, Elbridge T. (Elbridge Thomas), 1837-1927.
Title:Elbridge T. Gerry Papers 1856-1912.
Physical description:380 items (5 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 4-5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

As secretary of the Columbia College Class of 1857, Gerry carried on a detailed correspondence with many of its members. The bulk of the Gerry Papers are these carefully preserved letters, many of which are of a personal, intimate nature, and documents concerning the activities of the class as a whole. Of special interest are letters from Right Rev. Daniel S. Tuttle and manuscript copies of several of Gerry's own essays and orations. Also, some of Gerry's Columbia College notebooks and memorabilia of Gerry's student days.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 4-5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elbridge T. Gerry Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-06-27 xml document created by Judith Zupnick.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Animal welfare.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Capital punishment--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Child abuse--Societies, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)--Alumni and alumnae.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)--Students.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lawyers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mentally ill--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State)--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philanthropists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social problems--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tuttle, Daniel Sylvester, 1837-1923.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Lawyer, philanthropist. Gerry was an 1857 graduate of Columbia College. He founded the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and was chairman of the legislative committee that abolished hanging in favor of the electric chair as capital punishment in New York State. He also worked with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and was chairman for the New York City commission for the insane.

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