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George G. Phelps Family papers

Call Number: MS 17

Scope and Contents

The papers of George G. Phelps and other members of the Phelps Family of Hebron, Meriden and Wallingford, Connecticut, consist primarily of family letters, business letters and papers for the period 1838-1928. Most of the correspondence is concentrated in the period 1855-1859 and concerns Mr. Phelps' farm in Manchester, various real estate interests in Hebron, Grand Lodge matters and proceedings on financial notes. The 173 piece collection was purchased from George L. Gaines, Jr., in 1942, and is of limited historical interest, providing some information on the business of farming in Connecticut in the mid-nineteenth century and on the local history of the towns discussed in the letters.


  • 1838-1927


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from George L. Gaines, Jr., in 1942.


I. Correspondence. II. General Subject Files.


0.5 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


Correspondence and business papers of George G. Phelps, farmer and businessman, and other members of the Phelps family of Hebron, Meriden and Wallingford, Connecticut.
Guide to the George G. Phelps Family Papers
Under Revision
Compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives under the supervision of Francis Radvonovsky
September 1969
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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