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Clayton-Evans family papers

Identifier: MS 3097


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


  • 1780 - 1903


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.

Biographical / Historical

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.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes; 2 Oversize folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara C. Rex, 1999.

Related Materials

PP261, Clayton-Evans family photograph collection, 1850-1902

Scope and Contents

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.

Guide to the Clayton-Evans family papers
Under Revision
Cathy McDermott and Ben Koshland
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-01: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States