Accesion Number 91-018

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Overview of Records
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Series Descriptions
Container Listings

Overview of Records:

The Reads - Walter George, his wife Elinor Mathews Read, and their children Viola C. Read and Lloyd C. Read - lived in Flatbush, Brooklyn at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Read Family Papers (1875-1948) include a certificate of U.S. citizenship for Walter George Read, 1894; family photos (including photos of houses, 1890's -1900's; scrapbook of miscellaneous clippings, 1908-1910; sketchbooks of Walter George Read, 1887; glass negatives; bills; a wedding album; a published pamphlet, "Breathings On a Sickbed" by Clement Light Read, 1876; family correspondence including a large amount from Lloyd Read to his parents, 1920's; and a travel diary describing a driving trip out West (California, Yellowstone National Park, Montana) that started in Montclair, New Jersey, the summer of 1926.

The Read Family Papers were donated to the Brooklyn College Library Special Collections Department by Professor Lindsay Perkins of the Brooklyn College Speech Department circa 1965.

Creators: Read Family members
Title: Read Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1948
Bulk Dates: 1889-1948
Quantity: 0.75 Cubic Feet
Accession: Number 91-018
Repository: Brooklyn College Library Archives & Special Collections
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11210
(718) 951-5346
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Copyright: Copyright is retained by Brooklyn College Library
Citation: Item, folder title, box number, Read Family Papers, Brooklyn College Special Collections, Brooklyn College Library