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Skinner family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1211

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence and financial records of John Skinner concerning the Rimmon Falls Turnpike Company and his medical practice in East Hartford, Connecticut. Also included are notes, made by Roger Sherman Skinner, of lectures by James Gould at the Litchfield Law School.

Dates

  • 1802-1849

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Notes made by Roger Sherman Skinner of lectures by James Gould at the Litchfield Law School, 1815-1816 are also available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, at cost. Order no. HM246.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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.

Extent

5.33 Linear Feet (5 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.1211

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence and financial records of John Skinner concerning the Rimmon Falls Turnpike Company and his medical practice in East Hartford, Connecticut. Also included are notes, made by Roger Sherman Skinner, of lectures by James Gould at the Litchfield Law School.

Biographical / Historical

John Skinner (1765-1850): physician; sheriff of New Haven County in 1809; treasurer of Rimmon Falls Turnpike Co. Roger Sherman Skinner (1795-1838): lawyer; practiced in New Haven 1816-1828; clerk of city and county courts around 1820; 1828 moved to New York City.

Roger Sherman Skinner, the eldest and only surviving child of Dr. John Skinner, of East Hartford, Connecticut, and grandson of John and Sarah (Kennedy) Skinner, of East Windsor, was born in East Hartford on January 19, 1795. His mother was Chloe, daughter of the Hon. Roger and Elizabeth (Hartwell) Sherman, of New Haven. The family settled in New Haven about 1799, and the son was prepared for College by Elizur Goodrich, Junior (Williams Coll. 1806) at the Hopkins Grammar School.

On graduation he entered the Yale Medical School, but soon transferred himself to Litchfield Law School and in March 1816, was admitted to the bar.

He settled in New Haven, and was married on September 27, 1817, to Mary Lockwood, daughter of Lockwood and Mehitable (Wheeler) DeForest, of New York.

He was for several years, about 1820, Clerk of the City and County Courts.

About 1828 he removed to New York City.

He died while temporarily in Peru, Lasalle County, Illinois, on December 6, 1838, in his 44th year.

His children were three sons and three daughters, all of whom survived him. The second daughter married the Rev. Samuel D. Marsh (Yale 1844), and is now the widow of the Rev. Professor Samuel Harris, of the Yale Divinity School, while the youngest daughter is the wife of President Timothy Dwight (Yale 1849).

His widow died at President Dwight's house in New Haven, on June 17, 1889, aged 92 years.

Taken from F.B. Dexter, Yale Biographies and Annals, Vol. VI, 603-604.
Title
Guide to the Skinner Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by John Espy
Date
October 1980
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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