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John C. Mersick family papers

Call Number: MS 1425

Scope and Contents

The John C. Mersick Family Papers consist of correspondence, writings, and notes of John C. Mersick (1804-1887) and his son Charles S. Mersick (1840-1904). Both men were nineteenth century merchants in New Haven. The papers of John C. Mersick relate to his historical interests and include speeches given by him as assistant historian of the Washington Union Brotherhood, a social and charitable fraternity which Mersick helped to found, ca. 1861. Charles S. Mersick's papers include a few letters to his father and notes and correspondence which relate to his genealogical interests.

The Yale Library purchased the papers from Whitlock's in 1945. They were transferred from the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection in 1985.


  • 1856-1903


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Whitlock's in 1945. The papers were originally part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, MS 352.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of correspondence, writings, and notes of John C. Mersick and his son Charles S. Mersick, both merchants in nineteenth-century New Haven, Connecticut. John C. Mersick's papers relate to his historical interests and the Washington Union Brotherhood. The papers also document Charles S. Mersick's genealogical interests.

Guide to the John C. Mersick Family Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and John Espy
July 1986
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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