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Curtis Thompson papers

Call Number: MS 1109

Scope and Contents

The Curtis Thompson Papers consist of thirty-eight numbered journals which chronicle the events in the life of his family from the year 1867 to 1903. The chronological sequence is interrupted in volumes 15 and 16 by a brief autobiographical sketch, and in volumes 27 and 28 by genealogical notes. Scattered throughout the volumes are newspaper clippings, primarily pertaining to births, deaths, and marriage announcements, though some current events are included, especially those describing the 250th anniversary of the founding of Stratford (No. 22).


  • 1867-1903


Conditions Governing Access

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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


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Catalog Record

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

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Diaries of Curtis Thompson, 1835-1904, of Stratford, Connecticut, from 1867-1903. Included in the diaries is an autobiographical sketch; genealogical data on the family of the author, and that of his wife, Louise Wilcox Thompson; and numerous notes and clippings, chiefly concerning contemporary personalities in Connecticut and elsewhere.

Biographical / Historical

Curtis Thompson was a lawyer, born in Stratford, Connecticut. In 1877, he moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut where he practiced law and was active in local politics.

Guide to the Curtis Thompson Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Betsy H. Morris
April 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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