Sophia Ann McHarg Clark Papers

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Sophia Ann McHarg Clark papers
Creator: Clark, Sophia Ann McHarg
Call Number: D.203
Dates: 1810-1850
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
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Citation
Related Materials
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Collection Overview
Title: Sophia Ann McHarg Clark papers
Creator: Clark, Sophia Ann McHarg
Call Number: D.203
Dates: 1810-1850
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The papers of Sophia Ann McHarg Clark contain over two hundred letters written between members of her family in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and other states and cities in the Northeast during the years 1810 to 1850. Most of the letters are concentrated from 1836 to 1848, and were mainly written to McHarg Clark by her brothers, William N. and Charles McHarg, who attended Union and Hamilton Colleges, and the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

A number of earlier letters exchanged between their parents, William McHarg (1774-1865) and Sophia McHarg, date from 1810-1814 at Albany. Letters written to Sophia Ann McHarg in care of Rufus H. King (1794-1867) at Albany during the 1820s and 1830s, are interspersed with letters from her cousin, Amelia Laverty (?), who married King.

Sophia Ann McHarg's father and King were partners in an Albany wholesaling firm until the late 1830s, when McHarg left to become a bookkeeper in the New York State Bank, of which Rufus H. King was president. McHarg had earlier been postmaster of Albany. There are also a number of letters to McHarg Clark by her son, Edward H. Clark, while studying at Princeton and travelling.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Clark, Sophia Ann McHarg
McHarg, William, 1774-1865
King, Rufus H., 1794-1867
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Allen Paine Mills, January 1985.Access
The Sophia Ann McHarg Clark papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Sophia Ann McHarg Clark papers, D.203, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: William McHarg Papers .


Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, 1810-1814
8 letters

Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, 1826-1829
12 letters

Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, February 1831-March 1836
19 letters

Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, June 1836-December 1838
22 letters

Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, January-November 1839
13 letters

Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, 1840
18 letters

Box 2, Folder 1Correspondence, 1841
17 letters

Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence, 1842
16 letters

Box 2, Folder 3Correspondence, 1843
23 letters

Box 2, Folder 4Correspondence, 1844
21 letters

Box 2, Folder 5Correspondence, 1845
7 letters

Box 2, Folder 6Correspondence, 1846
12 letters

Box 2, Folder 7Correspondence, 1847
11 letters

Box 2, Folder 8Correspondence, 1848-1850
8 letters

Box 2, Folder 9Correspondence, post 1850
9 letters

Box 2, Folder 10Miscellaneous letters
Box 2, Folder 11Undated letters
20 letters



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