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Daggett family papers

Call Number: MS 1382

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence, legal and financial documents, writings, photographs and ephemera, and research materials and genealogies pertaining to the Daggett family.

Includes the correspondence of David Daggett, his wife Wealthy Ann Munson Daggett, his sons Leonard Augustus Daggett and Rev. Oliver Ellsworth Daggett, and his grandson Dr. David Lewis Daggett. Also included is correspondence between Dr. David Lewis Daggett and his wife, Margaret Donaldson Gibbons Daggett, their son Leonard Mayhew Daggett, and Margaret's sister Sarah Ellen Gibbons Thompson. Business records include business, legal, and financial records from several members of the Daggett family, including a group of deeds belonging to David Daggett. Also contains estate records and property inventories relating to the deaths of Daggett family members. Research materials consist of biographical information, family histories, obituaries, and geneologies, the majority being compiled by Beatrice S. Bartlett. Included in smaller quantities are papers of Alfred, Ebenezer, Henry (1741-1830), Henry (1758-1843), Horace, Naphtali, and William Daggett. Napthali, who was president of Yale College (1766-1777), and Henry (1758-1843) were father and son; the relationships of other family members is distant or unclear.


  • 1755-2012


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Gifts from various sources, 1931-1975, purchases from several dealers, 1944-1954, and gifts from Beatrice S. Bartlett, 2019-2021.


The material is arranged into five series: correspondence, business and legal records, writings, photographs and ephemera, and family research materials.

Associated Materials

Additional Henry Daggett (1741-1830) material is available in the Hooker Family Papers (MS 289). Additional Naphtali Daggett material is available in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Additional David Daggett material is available in the David Daggett Papers (MS 162).


19.31 Linear Feet (45 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial documents, writings, photographs and ephemera, and research materials and genealogies pertaining to the Daggett family.

Guide to the Daggett Family Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Robert Bartels, Diane E. Kaplan and William E. Brown, Jr.
April 1986
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 2002: Finding aid revision description not supplied.
  • April 2023: Finding aid revised and updated by Robert Bartels

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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