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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.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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)
Related Names
Mersick, John C., 1804-1887
Language of Materials