Read Family Papers


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Collections of Papers
Read, George
between 1756 and 1833
Read Family Papers
Held at:
University of Delaware
82 items (.4 linear feet)
Scope and Content note from University of Delaware Online Finding Aid:

The Read Family Papers contains correspondence and legal documents drafted by or belonging to three members of the Read family of New Castle, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George Read (1733 – 1798), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and two of his sons, George Read, Jr. (1765 – 1836) and John Read (1769 – 1854). The collection was a gift of Anna D. Moyerman in 1972.

The papers of George Read and George Read, Jr., consist primarily of drafts of legal documents written for the New Castle County Courts. Most of the documents are complaints seeking repayment of debts.

The papers of John Read, which comprise the majority of this collection, reflect ...

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