Prescott & Sherman Records
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2.68 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
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A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Prescott & Sherman
Prescott & Sherman remained in business through the death of Benjamin Prescott in 1839.
Benjamin Prescott (1757-1839)
Benjamin Prescott moved to New Haven in 1772 to live with his sister and family; in 1793 he formed a mercantile partnership with his nephew Roger Sherman Jr. He married twice, first to Hannah Blakeslie (1762-1824) and then to Jane Woodford (1788-1867).
Prescott remained a partner in Prescott & Sherman through his death in New Haven on October 23, 1839.
Roger Sherman Jr. (1768-1856)
Sherman entered into the mercantile business with his uncle Benjamin Prescott in 1793, and served as a representative for New Haven in the Connecticut General Assembly in 1810 and 1811. He married Susannah Staples (1778-1855) in 1801.
Sherman remained in partnership with Prescott until 1839, and died in New Haven on March 5, 1856, at age 88.
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Former call numbers: Z117 0135, MS Vault Sect 13 Drawers, Z117 0180f, Z117 0135c, Z117 0135a, Z117 00161b, MS Vault Shelves Prescott, Z117 00149, Z117 00148, Z117 0135d, Z117 00149d, Z117 00161e, Z117 0180, and Z117 216.
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