Imlay, Gilbert, 1754?-1828

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Gilbert Imlay (February 9, 1754 – November 20, 1828) was an American businessman, author, and diplomat. He served in the U.S. embassy to France. He is best known today for his brief affair with British feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, which resulted in the birth of a daughter, Fanny Imlay.

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referencedIn Clark, William, d. 1791. Draper manuscripts: William Clark papers, 1780-1804. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Gorin family : Papers, 1780-1991. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Beall-Booth family. Beall-Booth family papers, 1778-1956. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Chaapel family. Chaapel family papers, 1852-1942, bulk 1874-1899. University of Michigan
referencedIn Hite, Isaac, 1753-1794. Letter, 1783 Apr. 26. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. ADS : New York, N.Y., 1786 Apr. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Chaapel family. Papers, 1852-1942, bulk 1874-1899. University of Michigan
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referencedIn Imlay, Gilbert - State: Continental Troops, Regiment: Forman's Regiment National Archives at Washington, D.C
referencedIn Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application File S. 40,523, for Nicholas Stephens, New Jersey National Archives at Washington, D.C
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associatedWith Beall-Booth family. person
associatedWith Chaapel family. family
associatedWith Chaapel family. family
associatedWith Clark, William, d. 1791. person
associatedWith Hite, Isaac, 1753-1794. person
associatedWith Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814. person
associatedWith Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey NJ US
Kentucky KY US
Republic of France 00 FR
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Birth 1754-02-09

Death 1828-11-20

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