Scope and Contents
The Rogers Family Papers consist of diaries, account books, legal and financial documents, letters, and exercise books of the Rogers family of Branford, Connecticut, from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. The papers dated earlier than 1820 are all of a legal or financial nature, including deeds, receipts, reports on surveys, and accounts of the administration of estates. The principal items from the later period are tax lists of Branford and North Branford, 1824-1832; account books of Elizur H. Rogers (d. 1849), apparently a merchant in Hartford, 1836-1840, and A. A. Hemmingway, a butcher in Fair Haven, 1852-1853; and diaries of Samuel Rogers (b. 1824), working on the family farm and mill in North Branford, teaching school in Wallingford, and engaging in the dry goods business in New Haven, 1847-1849.
The Rogers Family Papers were received from Marjorie Earle in 1945 except that the diaries were purchased from Whitlock's in 1952.
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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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
Diaries purchased in 1952; remainder of the papers given by Marjorie Earle in 1945.
1.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, and legal and financial papers of the Rogers family of Branford, Connecticut. Family members documented in the collection include a Hartford merchant, Elizur B. Rogers, and a Fair Haven butcher, A. A. Hemmingway.
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Rogers, son of Samuel A. and Esther J. Page Rogers of North Branford, Connecticut, was born in 1824. He worked on the family farm with his father and then moved to Wallingford, Connecticut to teach school. In 1848 Rogers entered into a dry goods partnership in New Haven with Leonard A. Dickinson, under the name Rogers & Dickinson. Later that same year Rogers entered into business with William L. Kilbourn, under the name Rogers & Kilbourn.
- Account books
- Branford (Conn.)
- Connecticut -- Commerce
- Fair Haven (New Haven, Conn.)
- Family farms
- Hemmingway, A. A.
- Montague Mining and Trading Association
- New Haven (Conn.)
- North Branford (Conn.)
- Rogers family
- Rogers, Elizur H.
- Rogers, Samuel, 1824-
- Guide to the Rogers Family Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Susan Grigg
- March 1980
- 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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