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Two scrapbooks about Hartford and Hartford families kept by Charles Nason. The newspaper clippings mostly pertain to social events, including class day exercises at Hartford Public High School, Nason's membership in the Hartford Camera Club, the Ladies' Bicycle Club socials of 1892-1893, his own wedding to Fannie Esther Spencer, and the births of their children. Nason worked for Aetna Life. The second volume is incomplete, though it contains a collection of loose clippings. Two other documents found with the scrapbooks are the will of Martha Greenfield (1820) and a chart of the battles of the American Revolution
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Bela Peck of Norwich, Connecticut, was ordered to serve a summons to Edmund Badger of Windham, Connecticut, ordering him to appear at the Norwich jail, "to shew reasons, if any you have, why the oath by law provided for poor prisoners, should not be administered to Edward Parkis [Parkhurst?] a prisoner now confined in said goal on an execution in your favor, and you stand chargeable with his support". Docket on the verso. The name of the issuing judge is illegible
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Specifications for a stone villa to be built in Hartford, Connecticut, for Francis Junius Huntington. Contains information on all aspects of the building's construction, as well as accounts for the construction of the house and a barn
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Handwritten poem entitled "The Old Garden" and signed by Rose Terry Cooke. Includes lines about the variety of flowers in her grandmother's garden
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A collection of family papers and research material compiled by William Lawson Warren, a longtime Connecticut resident and former curator of the Connecticut Historical Society. Approximately the first third of the collection (13 boxes, processed) is correspondence of Warren's with family, friends, colleagues, and others in the museum world. Family material relates to the Johnson, Tomlinson, and Warren families. Additionally, 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes, unprocessed) of material is the personal papers of Warren's father, Charles Hyde Warren. The elder Warren was Dean and a Professor at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. Letters Warren sent and received during World War II can be found in the Family and Friends series, particularly among the letters written to Warren from Benton C. Hatch and from Warren to his aunt, Jane Root Johnson. Other series include a manuscript of Warren's book on Furniture, a Personal series of early family correspondence and similar material ... Read More
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Primarily correspondence to and from John M. Niles of Hartford, Connecticut. Correspondents include Gideon Welles, Noah A. Phelps, and President Martin Van Buren. Also contains drafts of speeches and essays, including one written for the Hartford Times on the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. Includes legal documents from when he was an associate judge in the Hartford County Court and documents relating to his position as United States Postmaster General. Also includes some bills and receipts, resolutions, a notebook primarily containing newspaper clippings, and assorted notes. Contains an 1842 poem, On the death of Mrs. Niles, handwritten by Lydia Sigourney
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Contains correspondence, land deeds, testimonies, petitions, wills, estate inventories, and other documents relating to the Wyllys family of Hartford. Individuals represented in the collection include: George Wyllys (d. 1645), Samuel Wyllys (1631-1709), Hezekiah Wyllys (1672-1741), George Wyllys (1710-1796), Mary Woodbridge Wyllys, Samuel Wyllys (1739-1823), Hezekiah Wyllys (1747-1827), Amelia Dyer Trumbull Wyllys, John Palsgrave Wyllys, Rev. Timothy Woodbridge, Jr., Dudley Woodbridge, Dorothy Lamb Woodbridge, Ashbel Woodbridge, Theodore Woodbridge, Governor John Winthrop, Jonathan Trumbull, Roger Sherman, Gershom Bulkley, William Samuel Johnson, John Pynchon, James Wadsworth, Silas Deane, Joseph Wadsworth, and Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Materials include petitions regarding Indian lands; a document of questions and answers in the Witchcraft examination in Stamford in 1692; a resolve regarding the purchase of lands by free blacks; a letter from Queen Anne to the Governor and Colony of ... Read More
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Correspondence of the Akerly family over several decades. Some of the earlier letters were written to Benjamin Akerly in Wilton, Connecticut, but the family seems to mostly have been in New York. Later on Rev. Benjamin Akerly and his wife, Ann, were living in Detroit, Michigan and later in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Most of the letters were written to Samuel Akerly and Benjamin Akerly, both father and son. Correspondents include Samuel Mitchell, Catherine Akerly, Mary Akerly, Eliza Akerly, James A. Riley, Mary Bowne, and Kate Akerly
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A collection of letters sent among members of the Harris-Dyer family. Includes letters sent to Douglas W. Harris, Alfred Harris, Hiram Harris, Dyer Harris, Sarah Dear, John Dear, Thomas Harris. The family lived in the New London, Connecticut, area