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Day family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 175

Scope and Contents

The Day family papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, journals, lectures, manuscripts, notes, sermons, and related papers of the Day family, 1767-1929. The personal lives, academic activities, and professional careers of several family members are documented, including Reverend Jeremiah Day (1737-1806), Reverend Jeremiah Day (1773-1867), Henry Noble Day (1808-1890), Mills Day (1783-1812), and others.

Dates

  • 1767-1929

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. 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

Gift of children of Thomas M. Day, 1929. Gift of Harold L. Leupp, 1936. Gift of Sherman Day and Henry V. Day, 1939. Gift of Emma Thacher, 1943. Gift of Schaffer Library, Union College, 1988. Gift of Anne Day Thacher, 2003. Gift of Thomas Mcfadden, 2016.

Arrangement

Arranged in ten series and three additions: I. Correspondence, 1795-1905. II. Jeremiah Day, (1737-1806). III. Jeremiah Day, (1773-1867). IV. Thomas Day, (1777-1855). V. Thomas Mills Day, (1817-1905). VI. Henry Noble Day, (1800-1903). VII. Mills Day, (1783-1812). VIII. Jeremiah Day, (1773-1867): Presidential Papers, 1805-1860. IX. Marble Family, 1815-1845. X. Miscellaneous, 1789-1929.

Extent

25.83 Linear Feet (60 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0175

Overview

The Day family papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, journals, lectures, manuscripts, notes, sermons, and related papers of the Day family, 1767-1929. The personal lives, academic activities, and professional careers of several family members are documented, including Reverend Jeremiah Day (1737-1806), Reverend Jeremiah Day (1773-1867), Henry Noble Day (1808-1890), Mills Day (1783-1812), and others.

Biographical / Historical

The Day family of Connecticut traces its American origins to Robert Day (1604-1648), who settled in Massachusetts in 1634 and shortly thereafter relocated in Connecticut. Several generations of family members, many of whom are represented in this collection, were educated at Yale University and later taught or held administrative positions there. Many family members chose a religious career, including Jeremiah Day (1737-1806), Jeremiah Day (1773-1867), Henry Noble Day (1808-1890), and Mills Day (1783-1812). Brief genealogical charts for the families of Jeremiah Day (1737-1806) and Thomas Day (1777-1855) are locatedhere.

Other Finding Aids

For a listing of correspondents with the Day family, please consult theCorrespondents Index.

Index of Correspondents

Andrews, Catharine Augusta (Day), 1819-;

  1. 1 autograph letter signed to Mary (Day) Ely; 1845 November 29, Brattleboro, Vermont
  2. 5 autograph letters signed to Thomas Mills Day; 1841 March 21, New York; 1846 October no day, Brattleboro, Vermont; 1891 November 21, Hartford, Connecticut; 1892 November 21; 1897 November 20
  3. 2 autograph letters signed to Thomas Day; 1851 March 28, Hartford, Connecticut; 1853 January 2, Scantic, Connecticut
  4. 27 autograph letters signed to Sarah (Coit) Day, 1786-1885; 1834 August 4, 9, various places; 1840 August 13; 1843 October 13; 1844 August 6; 1845 March 23, July [no date]; 1849 September 21; 1851 September 26; 1852 October 18; 1852 October 20; 1854 August 13; 1855 September [no date]; 1857 August 3; 1864 February 5; 12 undated
  5. 3 autograph letters signed to Ellen Day; 1841 April 2, New York; 1846 January 23, Brattleboro, Vermont; 1849 September 15, Lyme, Connecticut

Baldwin, Roger Sherman, 1793-1863;

  1. 2 autograph letters signed to Thomas Day; 1835 March 5, April 18, Middletown, Connecticut

Baldwin, Simeon, 1761-1851;

  1. 2 autograph letters signed to Thomas Day’ 1807 August 7, New Haven; 1817 April 17
Title
Guide to the Day Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
October 1984
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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New Haven, CT 06511

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