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David Chittenden Collins papers

Call Number: MS 886
Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of correspondence of David Chittenden Collins with family and a few others between the years 1845 and 1851. The bulk of the letters are thirty-three exchanged between Collins and his wife, Clarissa (Ely) Collins during his business trips to New York City, and three letters to Collins from his daughters. These letters deal almost entirely with household matters and family news; frequent topics are the upbringing of the children, the family's health, and relations with Clarissa Collins' family. The remaining nine letters from other correspondents discuss such matters as renting property and hiring servants.

The letters are arranged alphabetically by author. They were given to Yale University in 1956, and previously formed part of the Daniel Collins Family Papers, Manuscript Group Number 894.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Gift in 1956 as part of the Daniel Collins Family Papers (MS 894).

0.25 Linear Feet
Related Names
Collins, David Chittenden, 1805-1861
Language of Materials