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Samuel J. Hitchcock Papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1878
Scope and Contents

Papers of Samuel J. Hitchcock, 1810-1845. Includes personal papers and business papers for matters primarily taking place in New Haven, Connecticut. Personal papers document Hitchcock's private and family correspondence and finances. Business papers document Hitchcock's work with Seth Perkins Staples in the operation of their law firm Staples and Hitchcock, as well his work with the Farmington Canal Company and Hartford and New Haven Rail Road Company.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Samuel J. Hitchcock Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roger S. White, 2nd, 1913.


Organized into three series: I. Personal Papers, 1810-1845. II. Staples and Hitchcock Papers, 1817-1827. III: Other Business Papers, 1825-1845.

Related Materials

Associated material: Samuel Johnson Hitchcock Papers (MS 1184), Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.

3 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Related Names
White, Roger Sherman, 2nd, 1876-1941
Hitchcock, Samuel J. (Samuel Johnson), 1786-1845
Staples, Seth Perkins, 1776-1861
Staples and Hitchcock (New Haven, Conn.)
Language of Materials