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Albert Lemuel Judd family papers

Call Number: MS 827

Scope and Contents

The Albert Lemuel Judd Family papers contain the diaries of Albert Lemuel Judd (b. 1864), his sister, Katherine Wells Judd, and his wife, Ethel (Gardiner) Judd (b. 1869), and notes from the diaries of his father, Albert Dunham Judd (1830-1908). In addition to the diaries there are five memo books and three miscellaneous documents. The Judds were a prominent Connecticut family involved in manufacturing and active in community affairs. Albert D. Judd moved from New Britain to New Haven in 1864, simultaneously selling his interest in the family business, M. Judd & Co. of New Britain, and becoming president of the Judd Manufacturing Company in New Haven. That business moved to Wallingford in 1878, becoming part of H. L. Judd & Co., and he followed it there with his family after a year's residence in Orange, New Jersey. The diaries number 36 volumes covering the years 1861 to 1944. They include discussions of politics, business dealings, real estate, and the social life and customs of the day. They were received from the Whitlock Farm Booksellers on February 2, 1973.


  • 1861-1944


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 1973.


1.25 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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Diaries of Albert Lemuel Judd, Katharine Wells Judd, Ethel Gardiner Judd and notes from the diaries of Albert Dunham Judd, members of a New Britain, Connecticut family involved in manufacturing and active in community affairs. The papers also include five memo books and three miscellaneous documents.

Guide to the Albert Lemuel Judd Family Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Nancy L. Fappiano
June 1978
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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