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Williams family papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1180
Scope and Contents

The Williams Family Papers consists of correspondence, documents, and financial records kept by descendants of William Williams who lived in and near Wethersfield, Connecticut, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The papers include those of Elisha Williams, his second wife Elizabeth Scott Williams Smith, and his nephew Ezekiel Williams, merchant and sheriff of Hartford County.

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Williams Family 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 Francis Parsons (Yale BA 1893, LLB 1897, MA (Hon) 1925), 1937. Other additions are noted at the folder level.


Organized into four series: I. Elisha Williams Papers, 1711-1759. II. Elizabeth Scott Williams Smith Papers, 1735-1775. III. Ezekiel Williams Papers, 1751-1812. IV. Other Papers, 1724-1930.

Majority of material found within 1724-1800
0.96 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Williams family
Parsons, Francis, 1871-1937
Smith, Elizabeth Scott Williams, 1708-1776
Williams, Elisha, 1694-1755
Williams, Ezekiel, 1729-1818
Williams, Solomon, 1700-1776
Williams, Thomas Scott, 1777-1861
Language of Materials
Language of Materials