Genet, Edmond-Charles, 1763-1834

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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

French diplomat.

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

Biographical Note

  • 1763, Jan. 8: Born in France
  • 1777: Secretary to his father in the Bureau of Interpretations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1780: Student, Gressen and Berlin, Germany
  • 1780 - 1781 : Served in secretariat of Baron de Breteuil, Vienna, Austria
  • 1781 - 1783 : Assumed offices held by his father
  • 1783: Acting secretary, French legation in England
  • 1787: Sent to French embassy, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1789: Chargé ďaffaires, French embassy, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1792: Expelled from Russia Appointed French minister plenipotentiary to the United States
  • 1793: Arrived at Charleston, S. C. Toured eastern United States Recalled from United States
  • 1794: Purchased a farm on Long Island, N.Y. Married Cornelia Tappen Clinton
  • 1800: Moved to a farm in Rensselaer County, N. Y.
  • 1814: Married Martha Brandon Osgood
  • 1834, July 15: Died

From the guide to the Edmond Charles Genet Papers, 1734-1895, (bulk 1789-1793), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to the French minister to the U.S. [manuscript] 1793 July 12. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Minor, John Barbee, b. 1866. Minor family papers, 1932, 1941, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Papers, 1793-1794. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Izard, Ralph, 1742-1804. Letter : Philadelphia, to Herman LeRoy, 1794 Jan. 22. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Edmond Charles Genet papers, 1734-1895 (bulk 1789-1793). Library of Congress
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Correspondence : with Edmond Genet, 1800-1803. James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library
creatorOf Edmond Charles Genet Papers, 1734-1895, (bulk 1789-1793) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Account book, 1812-1823. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Accounts, 1794-1803. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Letter, 1829. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. ALS : Philadelphia, to Richard Henry Lee, 1794 Apr. 15. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Extract from the exposition of the political Jesuitism of James Madison by an observant citizen of the district of Columbia [manuscript], [1812?]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Edwards, Ogden, 1781-1862. Papers of Ogden Edwards, 1753-1876. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Letter, 1811. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lewis Morgan, 1754-1844. Letter, 1808 Spetember 4. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Letters and notes : concerning Andrew Jackson, 1827- 1832. James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library
referencedIn Farmer, John, 1789-1838. John Farmer papers, 1810-1834. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Genet family. Genet family papers, ca. 1719-1925. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Harison, Richard, 1747-1829. Richard Harison papers, 1734-[ca. 1900]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Barker, James Nelson, 1784-1858. Papers, 1793-1927. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1762-1848. Pierre Van Cortlandt correspondence, 1787-1845. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1893 November 27, Germantown, [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] to [Thomas] Pinckney, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Leitch, James, fl. 1809-1826,. Papers pertaining to Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Mann Randolph and Monticello, 1791-1821. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Autograph letter signed, 1831 Aug. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Andrews, Loring, 1768-1805,. Letters to Ebenezer Foote, 1794-1820. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lee, Richard Bland, 1761-1827. Papers of Richard Bland Lee, 1790-1826. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Chancery register of the French Consulate in the United States, 1784-1795 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Hauterive, Alexandre Maurice Blanc de Lanautte, comte d', 1754-1830. Diary, 1793 and 1803. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. Papers, 1757-1836. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Mangourit, M.-A.-B. (Michel-Ange-Bernard), 1752-1829. Papers, 1795-1796. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Universiteit van Amsterdam. Bibliotheek. Collection, 1711-1868. Library of Congress
referencedIn Talbot, Silas, 1751-1813. Letters, 1791-1794. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Clinton family. Papers, 1779-1856. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Butler, Mann, 1784-1852. Letter, 1834 Feb. 9. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Autograph letter signed : New York, 1817 Jan. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn New York (State). Governor (1777-1795 : Clinton). Gubernatorial and personal records, 1725-1854 (bulk 1755-1817). New York State Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834,. Negatives of 100 Jefferson portraits, scenes from his life, signed documents [manuscript], 1787, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Account book, 1799-1801. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume 13, Miscellany, 1771-1832. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Woodfin, Maude Howlett, 1891-1948. Papers, 1915-1948. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816. Gouverneur Morris papers, 1768-1816. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Passport of Edmond Charles Genet, 1792. Library of Congress
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Letter, 1787 September 27, Versailles, to the Marquis de Lafayette, [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Vol. xxviii. (ff. 493). Aug.-Sept. 1791.William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville; Prime Minister: Correspondence with Lord Auckland: 1787-1814.Netherlands, United Provinces: Correspondence, etc., of Lord Auckland while Minister at the Hague: 1790-1... British Library
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. Papers : of James Monroe as minister to France, 1785- 1831. James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Brown, Bertram Erwin, b.1871. Pickett's, History of Alabama and incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi: scrapbooks, [188-?-]-[ca.1919]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Genet family papers, ca. 1719-1925 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Mangourit, M.-A.-B (Michel-Ange-Bernard), 1752-1829. Papers, 1795-1796. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Mr. Worth, 1813 Oct. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962. Library of Congress
creatorOf Genet family. Genet family papers, 1792-1902 (bulk 1792-1835). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Institute of Aerospace Sciences Archives, 1783-1962 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Pierre Van Cortlandt correspondence, 1787-1845 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn France. Consulat (New York, N.Y.). Chancery register of the French Consulate in the United States, 1784-1795. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Letter signed : Philadelphia, to M. Eddy in New York, 1799 July 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Extract from the exposition of the political Jesuitism of James Madison by an observant citizen of the district of Columbia, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Steiner, Walter Ralph, 1870-1942. Walter Ralph Steiner papers, 1780-1937. Library of Congress
creatorOf Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834. Autograph letter signed : to Peter Van Courtlandt, 1808 Feb. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Moultrie, Alexander. Letter: to Citizen Genet /by Alexander Moultrie, 1794 Jan 19. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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correspondedWith Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818 person
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Birth 1763-01-08

Death 1834-07-14

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