Connecticut Historical Society
Contains the correspondence of William Augustus Muhlenberg Wainwright to his future wife, Helena "Nellie" Barker Talcott, while he was practicing medicine in New York between 1864 and 1868. In his letters to Nellie, he makes references to treating soldiers at the New York Hospital. Includes correspondence to Wainwright from other physicians as well as letters to his daughter, Mabel Wyllis Wainwright. Also contains correspondence from William Henry Jones, including letters to his future wife, Sarah Russell Barker, and his father, Isaac Jones, as well as correspondence from his sister, Harriet Jones Brooks. Includes correspondence to Sarah's parents, Colonel Edward and Rachel Barker, as well as to William and Sarah's children, Isaac Eaton Jones, Charles Sidney Jones, Edward B. Jones, Henry A. Jones, William A. Jones, Harriet Jones Crawford and Sarah Jones Talcott. Contains correspondence from Richard Ross Crawford, Jr. to his aunt and uncle, Sarah and Thomas Grosvenor Talcott, during ... Read More
Connecticut Historical Society
The collection was created by New Haven Probate Judge Livingston W. Cleaveland who was assigned administrator of General Nathaniel Lyon's estate around 1910. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence regarding the settlement of the estate among Cleaveland, the numerous heirs of the Lyon estate, the Law Offices of Frederic A. Fenning & Brainard W. Parker of Washington D.C., Eastford Probate Judge John M. Tatem, and the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company of Baltimore, MD. The papers are arranged, as found, in reverse chronological order. Most of the letters seem to be original copies typed on onionskin paper which are hard to read since the ink is faded. The collection also includes newspaper clippings related to the questionable death and burial of General Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861), legal documents and notes
Connecticut Historical Society
Infantry training certificates for Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 1942, military commencement exercises, and honorable discharge and separation documents, 1946, of Attilio Gianini, a Hartford, Connecticut, resident who served with the infantry during World War II. Also a "Crossing the Line" certificate presented to Anthony M. Cecere upon crossing the equator in 1943. Cecere married Violet A Gianini in 1983
Connecticut Historical Society
Deeds for land purchased by Merrick Chapin in Hartford, Connecticut. One deed is for the land called "Steamboat Wharf." Chapin was a merchant of Hartford
Connecticut Historical Society
An extensive collection of family papers gathered by I.B. Holley, Jr. in preparation for writing a four-volume family history. Papers represent five generations of the family, most of whom lived in Salisbury or Torrington, Connecticut, and Lyon, New York. The bulk of the early documents include correspondence, deeds, legal documents, bills and accounts, wills and estate records, and writings such as essays and letters to the editor. Luther Holley's papers include licenses to sell liquor, and a record book for the Society for Promotion of Good Morals (1814). Luther's son Newman Holley was a lawyer and justice of the peace, and these roles are reflected in his papers that include writs, summonses, executions, and probate records. Orville Holley, another son of Luther, was a newspaper editor in New York for such papers as the Troy Sentinel and the Western Repository. He also served as New York State Surveyor General. Among his correspondents were abolitionist and social reformer Gerrit ... Read More
Connecticut Historical Society
This collection contains two signed versions of Mary Chapman's will, an unsigned draft, an inventory of household goods, and a bond. Chapman was a widow living in Hampton, Connecticut. Also included are an 1814 plot of land in Windham County, Connecticut, several scraps of paper used for accounts, medical advice copied from the Mass Ploughman, and a copy of the Law in Regard to Impounding. One of the accounts is for Cows to the Bull in 1847
Connecticut Historical Society
Sermons delivered by Asa Hinckley at Yale College in 1826, and at West Woodstock and Willimantic, Connecticut, between 1833-1834. Hinckley was a member of the Class of 1829 at Yale. Between 1830 and 1833 he attended Yale Divinity School, although he was not ordained
Connecticut Historical Society
A letter written by Lydia Starr to her sister-in-law, Sarah Starr, upon the death of Sarah's mother. Lydia expresses her sympathy, discusses being in the same situation when her own mother died, and relates other Starr family news. Lydia was writing from Guilford, Connecticut
Connecticut Historical Society
Photocopies of letters and poems written by Rose Terry Cooke. The originals are held by other libraries
Connecticut Historical Society
Account book kept by a cider maker in Weston, Connecticut. Lists the customers' names and the number of gallons purchased