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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.
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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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)
Related Names
Phelps, George G.
Language of Materials