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Buck family papers

Call Number: MS 1162

Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of ledgers and other papers relating to the farm and sawmill of the Theodore Buck family of New Milford, Connecticut. The oldest ledger was kept by Theodore Buck (1796-1873); the entries deal with the sale of farm produce and lumber, as well as activities of the sawmill. Included are a record of personal expenses and an authorization by Buck to his son, Anan, to collect rents. Two later ledgers and a day book kept by Buck's son, Salmon Waller Buck (1823-[1893?]), were continued after his death by his son, Frederick T. Buck. The entries in these deal primarily with the activities of the sawmill and, after 1860, a cidermill. There are also entries for the sale of farm produce and carting.

Also in the collection are a number of loose papers, including a deed for land in New Milford and a plan of land owned by Josiah Lockwood; a report to the Probate Court on the estate left by Salmon W. Buck; and bills, receipts, and related papers. There are, in addition, six letters, of which the two most recent are family letters and the remainder business letters.


  • 1822-1910


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

Purchased from Whitlock's in 1940-1941.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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Financial records and other papers relating to the farm and sawmill of the Theodore Buck family of New Milford, Connecticut.

Guide to the Buck Family Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
August 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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