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Gustave Reinhold Sattig collection

Call Number: MS 1429

Scope and Contents

The Gustave R. Sattig Collection is composed of Gustave Sattig's personal papers and collected materials including papers such as letters, financial records, and official documents relating to American history. The largest quantity of material is in folder 4, which contains 31 letters from George Dudley Seymour. The letters concern their mutual antiquarian interests. Papers collected by Sattig include individual items relating to several New England and mid-Atlantic states and autographed letters signed by Dorothea Dix, Peter Dumont Vroom, and Thurlow Weed.

Gustave Sattig and his estate donated these materials to the Yale Library in 1946, 1948, and 1950. The collection was transferred from the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.


  • 1739-1930




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 Gustave R. Sattig and his estate, 1946-1950. The collection was originally part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, MS 352.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

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

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This is a miscellaneous collection of letters and papers assembled by Gustave R. Sattig. The material falls into two broad divisions: Sattig's personal correspondence and papers, which include letters from George Dudley Seymour; and papers of historical interest, collected by Sattig, which mainly document the American Revolution and Civil War.

Biographical / Historical

Gustave Reinhold Sattig was born in 1876 and died on May 14, 1950. He was a member of the Yale Law School Class of 1903, but did not graduate. He lived in Guilford, Connecticut, and for half a century was considered an authority on American antiques.
Guide to the Gustave R. Sattig Collection
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and John Espy
September 1986
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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