Genet, Edmond-Charles, 1763-1834Alternative names
French diplomat. First minister of the French Republic to the United States (1792-1793). Later a resident of New York.
From the description of Edmond Charles Genet papers, 1734-1895 (bulk 1789-1793). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80812980
French minister to the United States; married to Cornelia Clinton, daughter of Governor George Clinton.
From the description of Account book, 1799-1801. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58664564
French minister to the United States; married Cornelia Tappen Clinton, daughter of New York Governor George Clinton.
From the description of Account book, 1812-1823. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58664566
From the description of Letter signed : Philadelphia, to M. Eddy in New York, 1799 July 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269597512
From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Peter Van Courtlandt, 1808 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269582623
From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Worth, 1813 Oct. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577057
From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1831 Aug. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269563300
From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, 1817 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577066
French diplomat and author.
From the description of Passport of Edmond Charles Genet, 1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82604756
Epithet: Chargé d'affaires of France at St. Petersburg
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x00001b
Edmond Charles Genet, often refered to as "Citizen Genet," was born in France in 1763 and followed his father into governement service. In 1793, he was appointed as France's minister plenipotentiary to the United States, but his political activities caused the American government to demand his replacement. He was, however, permitted to remain in this country. He lived near Jaimaica on Long Island for a few years, before moving to upstate New York. His first wife was Cornelia Tappen Clinton, a daughter of the governor of New York. After her death, he married Martha Brandon Osgood, the daugher of the first postmaster general. Genet died on July 14, 1834. On some of the bills in this collection, his name is listed as Charles Edmond Genet. On other bills, he is referred to as Citizen Genet.
From the description of Accounts, 1794-1803. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 82731459
1763, Jan. 8:
Born in France
Secretary to his father in the Bureau of Interpretations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Student, Gressen and Berlin, Germany
1780- 1781: Served in secretariat of Baron de Breteuil, Vienna, Austria
1781- 1783: Assumed offices held by his father
Acting secretary, French legation in England
Sent to French embassy, St. Petersburg, Russia
Chargé ďaffaires, French embassy, St. Petersburg, Russia
Expelled from Russia Appointed French minister plenipotentiary to the United States
Arrived at Charleston, S. C. Toured eastern United States Recalled from United States
Purchased a farm on Long Island, N.Y. Married Cornelia Tappen Clinton
Moved to a farm in Rensselaer County, N. Y.
Married Martha Brandon Osgood
1834, July 15:
From the guide to the Edmond Charles Genet Papers, 1734-1895, (bulk 1789-1793), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Turkey, Asia Minor|
|New York (State)|
|New York (State)|
|Poland, Kingdom of, Europe|
|Diplomatic and consular service, French|
|Diplomatic and consular service, French--England|
|Diplomatic and consular service, French--Russia|
|Diplomatic and consular service, French--United States|