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Manuscripts in the Monroe, Wakeman, and Holman Collection of the Pequot Library Association

Call Number: GEN MSS 1309

Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript material documenting chiefly eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American history. A small number of seventeenth-century items are present. The collection consists mainly of correspondence and documents from the colonial, revolutionary, Federal, and antebellum periods, but extends well into the post-Civil War era. The collection includes a substantial group of the papers of writer and politician Joel Barlow (1754-1812), covering the period 1775-1812.


  • 1616-1910

Language of Materials

Chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Monroe, Wakeman, and Holman Collection is the physical property of the Pequot Library Association, Southport, CT. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.


Arranged by manuscript number, as listed in the printed catalog of the collection.


7.14 Linear Feet (17 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Other Finding Aids

This finding aid must be used in conjunction with the printed volume, Catalogue of the Monroe, Wakeman, and Holman Collection of the Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut, deposited in the Yale University Library. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1960.

The printed catalog contains a detailed desripiton of each item in the collection, and identifies each item with a manuscript number. This finding aid lists only the span of manuscript numbers housed in each box.

Custodial History

Placed on deposit at the Yale University Library in 1952 by the Pequot Library Assocation, Southport, Connecticut.

Separated Materials

Printed items in the Monroe, Wakeman, and Holman Collection of the Pequot Library Association are cataloged separately.
Manuscripts in the Monroe, Wakeman, and Holman Collection of the Pequot Library Association
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Finding aid written in English.

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