Connecticut Historical Society
Deeds for land in Westfield, Massachusetts, sold and purchased by Caleb Bosworth. There are also deeds written for his estate; one sells a portion of the family home. Other names appearing on the deeds are Mosley and Merrick. Bosworth was born and died in Connecticut
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Handwritten notes for sermons and full sermons by Daniel Wadsworth, minister at the First Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut. Includes Thanksgiving and fast day sermons. A significant number of sermons are undated
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Genealogical research, extracts from vital and town records and town histories, and correspondence of a Hartford, Connecticut, genealogist. The information is arranged alphabetically by family name, town, or topic and that original order has been maintained. Some of the names Manwaring was researching were Coggan, Butler, Bradley, Robinson and Talcott
Connecticut Historical Society
Letter from either Henry or Horatio Webb of Windham, Connecticut, newspaper publisher, to Calvin W. Philleo of Suffield, Connecticut, about the upcoming presidential election. Philleo was an advocate of the Free Soil Party. Webb asserted that the Whigs would be given a "Buena Vista" defeat next spring. Buena Vista is a reference to a decisive defeat on February 23, 1847, of Santa Anna's larger army of Mexicans by the United States in the war with Mexico
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Correspondence, invitations, writings and other items of Dorothy Palmer, a resident of Stonington, Connecticut. The invitations are mainly for visits from her friends. Many of the writings are poems. Palmer's sister and her friends were the correspondents
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A bill to Mr. Giles Wright of Berlin, Connecticut, for a bureau, cherry stand, and common chairs, was not signed or dated. Found with two documents signed by Jabez Southard of Berlin, one instructing E.D. Buckingham to deliver Mr. Blakeslee's furniture, and the other, also to Buckingham, regarding chisel and file handles and a dozen walnut chisel stands. He explains he could not deliver them because he was lacking an assortment of "ferrils?"
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Primarily papers of Solomon and Gideon Welles of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Consists of correspondence to Solomon Welles, one dated 1784 from Samson Occom about religious services in Albany, New York, and two from Solomon's brother Gideon of Canterbury, Connecticut; a Justice of the Peace record of Solomon Welles and a notebook that includes notations on his children's births and marriages; military records; deeds to and from Gideon Welles; ships' papers and customs documents for the Sloop Fair Trader, the Schooner Oliver, and the Sloop Dolphin, commanded by Captain Edward Bulkley, who sailed to the West Indies, once for transporting six Negroes; estate records of Gideon Welles; and assorted legal documents. Also correspondence of Lemuel A. Welles and notes and correspondence of Florence Welles Carpenter regarding the history of the Welles, Carpenter, Griswold, Harris, Pilsbury and Warner families. Also typescripts and Photostats of the original documents
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The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Appleton Meech, a merchant and sea captain of Preston, Connecticut. Included are a provision book from his Brig Constitution, travel journals of multiple voyages to South America and China, privateering instructions against Spanish shipping from William P. Ford of Buenos Aires, business correspondence, receipts, and bills of lading. A journal entry some time in May 1815 describes the town and native inhabitants of Wampoo, a village in China, written by a crew member of the Ship Stagg. Also includes legal documents, deeds and financial papers of James Munroe Meech, Benjamin, Joshua and Andrew Huntington, and sketches by Huntington Phelps Meech
Connecticut Historical Society
The earliest document in the collection is a deed for William Rockwell of Norwich, Connecticut. The remainder of the collection relates to Charles Rockwell, a Norwich merchant and ship's captain. His vessels went to the West Indies, Savannah, Georgia, and in Europe to Amsterdam and Liverpool. His business correspondents and sometimes partners included Jabez Huntington, John Hamilton, Peter Lanman, Hezekiah and Jabez Perkins, and Elisha and William Coit. The correspondence primarily concerns selling cargoes, repairing and insuring vessels, and debts. The vessels named in the collection are the Sloop Little Nat, the Sloop Hope, and the ships Stabrock, Commerce, William and Thomas Gibbons. In addition to business letters are a few missives from his sister Betsy Rockwell, his wife Sally, and his son Charles W. Rockwell