Clayton-Evans Family Papers, MS 3097

Finding Aid to the Clayton-Evans Family Papers, MS 3097

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary 

Title

Clayton-Evans Family Papers

Call number

MS 3097

Inclusive dates

1780-1903

Bulk dates

1890-1889

Extent

3 boxes; 2 oversized folders

Abstract

The collection consists of documents related to the Clayton-Evans families of Eastern Maryland and Northern Delaware.

Administrative summary 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of Barbara C. Rex, Rex family, 1999

Accession number

2012-146-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Cathy McDermott and Ben Koshland, completed November, 2013

 

 

Biographical Note

The Clayton-Evans family lived scattered across the Maryland-Delaware state line. The family held strong military traditions with their most famous member Amos Alexander Evans serving as the Surgeon General aboard the USS Constitution during the War of 1812.

Scope and Content

This collection mostly consists of genealogical papers collected by A.W. Evans. Evans collected or copied papers from several historical societies all relating to his direct and extended family. The collection also includes journals from prominent war figures like Amos Evans, Surgeon Gen. of the USS Constitution.

This collection is catalogued according to its accession arrangement. There is no specific series - items are merely arranged in folders based on likeness.

Container List 

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

 

 

 

 

Book/Letters of Paul Taylor Brown (Trip Around the World)

1902-1903

1

1

Clayton, Evans, Oliver Family Photographs

1908

1

2

Clayton Family History Testament

n.d.

1

3

Clayton Family Genealogy from Family Bible

1769-1803

1

4

Moore Family Genealogy

1888-1889

1

5

Memorial Papers to Gen. W. Montgomery & D. Montgomery

1879

1

6

Journal of Amos Evans (photocopy)

1812

1

7

Journal of Capt. W.M. Crane

1814-1815

1

8

Journal of Amos Evans (19th century copy)

1812

1

9

Deed of Gift Papers and Letters

1999

1

10

 

 

 

 

U.S. Bond from Ardmore Nat’l Bank

1910

2

11

Correspondence, Sons of the American Revolution

1891-1893

2

12

Miscellaneous Documents, Bills, Receipts

1889

2

13

Military Ephemera

1848-1889

2

14

The Clayton Family, His. Society of DE

1904

2

15

A History of Rock Presbyterian Church, Cecil County, MD

1872

2

16

Catalogue, His. Society of DE; Samuel White Pamphlet

1871, 1903

2

17

Records, New Castle County, Collected by A.W. Evans

1890

2

18

Putnam’s Monthly; New England Magazine

1853, 1896

2

19

Genealogy Papers, A.W. Evans

n.d.

2

20

Correspondence, Copies, A.W. Evans

1889-1902

2

21

Extracts, Books, Articles, by A.W. Evans

1888-1890

2

22

Col. Henry Hollingsworth Papers (copies)

1780-1783

2

23

Philadelphia Minstrel Group, History

1880

2

24

Memoir, John Brown

1886

2

25

Correspondence, Helen E. Brown to Parents

1882

2

26

Genealogy Papers, A.W. Evans

n.d.

2

27

 

 

 

 

Correspondence, Helen E. Brown

1891-1895

3

28

Brown Family Miscellaneous

1889

3

29

Travel Guides, Programs

1888

3

30

Extracts, Books, Articles by A.W. Evans

1890

3

31

Brown Family Genealogy Papers

1885

3

32

Signature Tracings by A.W. Evans

1890

3

33

Deeds (copies) by A.W. Evans

1890

3

34

Wills (copies) by A.W. Evans

1890

3

35

Genealogy Papers, A.W. Evans

1890

3

36

Gen. Henry Kemble Oliver, Biography

1902

3

37

Records, Paul Clayton of Amateur Literary Society

n.d.

3

38

Invitation, Lincoln Inauguration, James W. Clayton

1865

3

39

Correspondences, Gen. H.K. Oliver (copies)

1859-1874

3

40

Miscellaneous Calling Cards

n.d.

3

41

Ephemera & Currency

n.d.

3

42

Hymn Book, Taylor Brock

1859

3

43

 

 

 

 

Play Bills

1850

Oversize

1

Reference Newspapers

-

Oversize

2

 

 

 

 

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