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Trumbull College manuscript collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 331

Scope and Contents

This finding aid encompasses material that was deposited at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 1972 by Trumbull College; this material pertains to Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), Jonathan Trumbull (1740-1809), and John Trumbull.


  • 1743-1830


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Trumbull College Manuscript Collection is the physical property of Trumbull College, 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

Deposited at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 1972 by Trumbull College, Yale University.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Contains legal documents signed by Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785) while governor, and one letter from him to Jonathan Trumbull (1740-1809); a letter from George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull (1740-1809); letters between John Trumbull and various people, regarding his paintings and exhibitions; receipts relating to his work; and draft and printed versions of the handbill announcing the print of his "The Declaration of Independence."

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing inventory. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained.

Guide to the Trumbull College Manuscript Collection
Under Revision
by Beinecke Staff
October 1997
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.