Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896

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John Meredith Read, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1837; graduated from Brown University and Albany Law School; served as Adjutant-General of the State of New York, 1860-1866; United States Consul-General for France and Algiers, 1869-1873; Acting Consul-General of The German Government in France, 1870-1872; United States Minister to Greece, 1873-1879; died in Paris, France, 1896. Read was one of the original members of Cornell University's Board of Trustees listed in the University's Charter; he served from 1865 to 1873.

From the description of John Meredith Read correspondence, 1865-1884. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 703165116

American jurist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1867 Oct. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616386

American lawyer; minister to Greece.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, New York, to the Hon. Horace Greeley, 1869 Feb. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616390

Philadelphia, Pa. resident.

From the description of Letter, 1849. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36321568

Epithet: American diplomatist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000877.0x000126

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referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library
creatorOf Read, George, 1733-1798. Clymer-Meredith-Read family papers, 1675-1902, bulk (1760s-1850s). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bining, Arthur C., b. 1893,. Collection, 1787-1957, 1787-1908, 1957. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Muhlenberg, Henry Augustus Philip, 1782-1844. Papers, 1805-1847. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Read, John Meredith. Letters, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Read family. Papers, 1692-1942. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891. George Bancroft papers, 1823-1890. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Read, John M. (John Meredith), 1797-1874. Papers, 1797-1917. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. Papers of David Ames Wells, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress
referencedIn George Bancroft papers, 1823-1890 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library
referencedIn New York (State). Adjutant General's Office. Correspondence and petitions, 1821-1896. New York State Archives
creatorOf Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896. Autograph letter signed : Albany, New York, to the Hon. Horace Greeley, 1869 Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1761-1904. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXV (ff. 310). May-July 1876.includes:f. 1 Arthur Rawson Ashwell, Canon of Chichester: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1874-1879.f. 2 Reverend Alexander Balloch Grosart, editor: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1865-1897.ff. 3, 19, 140, 206 Cou... British Library
referencedIn Henry Augustus Philip papers, 1805-1847, 1805-1847 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Read, George, 1733-1798. Read family papers, 1568-1906 (bulk 1775-1906). Library of Congress
creatorOf Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1867 Oct. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Read, William Thompson, 1792-1873. Manuscripts, 1776-1869. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902. Charles Kendall Adams papers, 1882-1892. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Compositions, 1882-1912 and undated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Read, John Meredith., Sr. Letter, 1849. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896. John Meredith Read correspondence, 1865-1884. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Read, John Meredith, 1837-1896. Letters : Albany, N.Y., Philadelphia, New York, Newport, R.I., and Paris, to Samuel Sartain, 1865-1896. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Ray" to "Robinson". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Read Family Papers, 1568-1906, (bulk 1775-1906) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn David Ames Wells Papers, 1795-1898, (bulk 1860-1886) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902. person
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associatedWith Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874. person
associatedWith Cornell University. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869, person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872, person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Janvier, Thomas Allibone, 1849-1913 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Muhlenberg, Henry A., (Henry Augustus), 1823-1854 person
associatedWith Muhlenberg, Henry Augustus Philip, 1782-1844. person
associatedWith New York (State). Adjutant General's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Read, Emily. person
associatedWith Read family. person
associatedWith Read Family family
associatedWith Read, George, 1733-1798. person
associatedWith Read, John M. (John Meredith), 1797-1874. person
associatedWith Read, William Thompson, 1792-1873. person
associatedWith Ross, George, 1730-1779. person
associatedWith Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906. person
correspondedWith State Department corporateBody
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
correspondedWith Wells, David Ames, 1828-1898. person
associatedWith White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918. person
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Birth 1837-02-21

Death 1896-12-27

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