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Alling family papers

Call Number: MS 1091

Scope and Contents

Legal and financial papers of various types (1726-1885) make up the Alling Family Papers. Included are deeds, wills, lists of estates, quit claims, receipts, lists and maps of real estate holdings, and other related papers belonging to the Alling family of New Haven, Connecticut, and environs. The largest group of papers concerns Joseph Alling (1767-1842). Also included in the papers is a book of poetry belonging to Anna L. Johnson, of unknown date.

A partial genealogical chart of the Alling family is available in the repository. Further details may be found in A history and Genealogical Record of the Alling-Allens of New Haven, Connecticut by George P. Allen. The Alling Family Papers were purchased by Yale University in 1945 and 1950. Legal papers of Josiah Francis Clark, relating to his services in the Union Army (1859-1962) have been removed from this collection and transferred to the Civil War Collection, Manuscript Group Number 619.


  • 1726-1885


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Purchased in 1945 and 1950.


2.5 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 folio)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Chiefly legal papers of the Alling family of New Haven, Connecticut. Included are ninety Connecticut deeds (1742-1871) many of which are for Orange and Milford, Connecticut. The largest group of papers concerns Joseph Alling and the estate of his father Chauncey Alling. Other items are a report of Thaddeus Alling's estate (1832), an application for oyster grounds in New Haven by Chauncey Alling, and a book of poetry by Anna L. Johnson.

Biographical / Historical

For a chart outlining the partial genealogical relations of the Alling family, please consult the Genealogical Chart.

Guide to the Alling Family Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
November 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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