Allis family papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, diaries, bills, recepits, legal papers, genealogical notes, and miscellanea concerning the Allis family of New Haven, Connecticut, and members of the Colton, Stockbridge, and Foote families, 1840-1895.
Papers concerning personal finances, 1840-1895, consitute the bulk of the collection. These include miscellaneous bills and receipts of Joseph Colton, and papers concerning the stock investments, and debts, of Salmon White Allis and his widow Emily Colton. Other materials include childhood diaries, 1849-1850, of Gertrude Allis; and letters to Joseph Colton from family and friends. There is little or nothing concerning Colton's military career or his work as a merchant; most of his papers date from the last years of his life.
The papers were given to the Yale Library by the Yale University Treasurer's Office in 1942. A few papers concern a scholarship fund established at the Divinity School in 1890, in acordance with Emily Colton's will, in memory of her son Henry W. Allis (d. 1841), a member of the Yale College class of 1844.
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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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
Donated by the Yale University Treasurer's Office, 1942.
Arranged alphabetically by the name of family members.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Correspondence, diaries, bills, receipts, legal papers, genealogical notes, and miscellanea concerning the Allis family of New Haven, Connecticut, and members of the Colton, Stockbridge, and Foote families, 1840-1895.
Biographical / Historical
EMILY COLTON, 1803-1887
Emily W. (Stockbridge) Allis Foote Colton (1803-1887), the daughter of David and Sarah (Allis) Stockbridge of Whately, Massachusetts, was married three times. All of her husbands were residents of New Haven, Connecticut.
Her first husband was Salmon White Allis (d. 1868), proprietor of the New Haven Hotel. By him she had three children, Henry W., Fannie and Gertrude Allis. She next married Dr. Elial T. Foote, and then General Joseph Colton (1813-1895).
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JOSEPH COLTON, 1813-1895
Joseph Colton was born on December 19, 1813, in West Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a tailor and merchant, and a Confederate general during the Civil War. He died in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 9, 1895.
- Guide to the Allis Family Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by John Espy
- October 1983
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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