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Account books collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 29
Overview: An artificial collection of account books and financial volumes, ca. 1680-1930, relating to such occupations as: farmers, merchants, traders, millers, blacksmiths, lawyers, manufacturers, laborers, physicians, shoemakers, carpenters, tailors, and cigar makers. Materials relating to private organizations and businesses are also included. The collection focuses on the Connecticut and New England region.
Dates: 1680-1925

Alsop family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 34
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, diaries, estate records, account books, notebooks, deeds, and miscellanea of the Alsop family of Middletown, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers including: Joseph Wright Alsop (1772-1844), Joseph Wright Alsop (1804-1878), Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891), Joseph Wright Alsop (1876-1953), Mary Alsop Oliver Alsop (1815-1893), Richard Alsop (1726-1776), Richard Alsop (1789-1842), Charles Richard Alsop...
Dates: 1734-1986

Baldwin family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 55
Overview: The papers detail the personal lives and professional careers of several generations and family lines of the Baldwin family. The legal, political, and business activities of family members in Connecticut, New York, and elsewhere are documented. Major topics include: family, women, law, education, Connecticut and New York politics and government, New Haven, Connecticut, and Yale University.
Dates: 1584-1977

Blake family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 85
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, financial papers, printed material, photographs, and miscellanea of the Blake family of New Haven, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers, including Eli Whitney, Eli Whitney Blake (1795-1886), Eli Whitney Blake (1836-1895), Henry Taylor Blake (1828-1922), and William Phipps Blake (1826-). Additional family members represented in the papers include: Charles Thompson Blake, Edward Foster Blake, James Pierrepont Blake,...
Dates: 1773-1921

Bostwick Company records

 Collection
Call Number: MS 625
Overview: The records consist of correspondence from the business records of William Bostwick (1796-1863), merchant of Augusta, Georgia, and New Haven, Connecticut, who dealt primarily in cotton. While most of the letters are on business, there are personal letters (1854, 1856) from Benjamin Silliman, Noah Porter, James Browning Miles, and Willis Strong Colton. The records also include sixty-two account books.
Dates: 1819-1856

Aaron Columbus Burr papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 116
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence and business papers of Aaron Columbus Burr, merchant of New York City and adopted son of Aaron Burr. The papers relate to an attempt by Burr and James Grant to establish a colony for freed American slaves in Honduras. There is also material relating to the American Honduras Company, a firm formed by Burr and Grant for the cutting and exporting of mahogany.
Dates: 1838-1871

Burr family papers

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Call Number: MS 303
Overview: Correspondence and other papers relating to members of the Burr family of Fairfield, Conn. Principal figures represented in the papers include Aaron Burr (1756-1836), soldier, politician and third vice-president of the United States; and his father, the Reverend Aaron Burr (1716-1757), scholar, clergyman, and second president of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). These papers were formerly part of the Annie Burr Jennings Memorial Collection (MS 687). See also the Bidwell Family Papers...
Dates: 1750-1890

Canby family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 126
Overview: The papers consist of diaries (1779-1831) of Samuel Canby and 24 letters to James Canby from James Asheton Bayard, Outerbridge Horsey, Louis McLane and Samuel White. Also included is a copy of the agricultural almanac for 1819 annotated by Samuel Canby.
Dates: 1779-1831

Connecticut Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 149
Overview: An artificial collection of material relating to the cities and towns of Connecticut, containing printed material, legal records, military papers, and miscellanea. Specific items include: deeds, indentures, leases, military commissions, enrollment lists, record books, and muster rolls.
Dates: 1655-1950

Chauncey Mitchell Depew papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 180
Overview: Newspaper clippings documenting his personal life, his business affairs as president of the New York Central Railroad and his political career as senator from New York (1899-1905), as delegate-at-large to nine Republican National Conventions (1888-1924) and as a prominent figure in Republican national politics.
Dates: 1879-1928

Diaries (Miscellaneous) collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 181
Overview: An artificial collection of diaries relating to Connecticut and other states and regions in the United States. Topics including farming, religion, military life, student life, travel, and the weather are documented.
Dates: 1681-1945

Edwards family papers

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Call Number: MS 191
Overview: Correspondence and scrapbooks of the fourth and fifth generations of the family of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) chiefly relating to their health and welfare. Includes the correspondence of Jonathan Edwards (1789-1875), a politician from upper New York State; his brother-in-law, George Champion, a missionary to the Zulus in 1838; and his son, Jonathan Edwards, Jr. (1841-1886), who studied medicine but did not practice and who edited Yale's catalogue of Greek and Roman coins. Subjects covered in...
Dates: 1805-1874

Lewis W. Fairchild papers

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Call Number: MS 921
Overview: A large part of the papers consist of letters from Alvin J. Johnson, publisher in New York of bibles, atlases and encyclopedias, to Lewis W. Fairchild concerning the sale of books in Fairchild's territory. The remainder of the papers consists of letters and weekly reports on sales to Fairchild and Johnson from their agents and canvassers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Also included are Fairchild's personal bills (1884-1888). These papers were formerly known as the Alvin J. Johnson...
Dates: 1867-1888

G. & C. Merriam Company archive

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Call Number: GEN MSS 370
Overview: The archive consists of correspondence, documents, writings, printed material, and photographs documenting the history of the G. & C. Merriam Company. The papers provide insight into the business practices of the nineteenth century publishing and bookselling trade, particularly in Massachusetts, and contain much material on lexicography, the development of American English, and the publishing history of Webster's Dictionary. Principal correspondents include Merriam Company editors Chauncey...
Dates: 1797-1978, bulk 1830-1892

Hillhouse family papers

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Call Number: MS 282
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, deeds, account books, estate records, architectural drawings, legal papers, notebooks, commonplace books, letterbooks, scrapbooks, daybooks, and miscellaneous papers documenting the personal lives and professional careers of three generations of the Hillhouse family of New Haven, Connecticut and New York. Major figures represented in the papers include: James Hillhouse (1754-1832), Mary Lucas Hillhouse (1785-1871), James Abraham Hillhouse (1789-1841),...
Dates: 1707-1943

Holmes family papers

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Call Number: MS 1000
Overview: The principal figure in these papers is Charles Edward Latimer Holmes, of Waterbury and Bridgeport, Connecticut, manufacturer of brass and silver, and the son of Israel Holmes. Included are correspondence, business papers, a diary, and family scrapbooks. Holmes' letters to his second wife, Annie E. Slade Holmes, and his daughter, Lydia Holmes Bliss, were chiefly written while he was traveling on business to France and England in 1879 and to England in 1883. His business papers consist of letter...
Dates: 1823-1896, bulk 1856-1896

Johnson family papers

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Call Number: MS 305
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, papers, volumes, deeds, and other material documenting several generations of the Johnson family of Connecticut and New York. Samuel Johnson (1696-1772), William Samuel Johnson (1727-1819), William Samuel Johnson (1795-1883), and Samuel William Johnson (1828-1895) are prominent figures in the papers. The correspondence of William Livingston (1723-1790) and Noah Welles (1718-1776) is also arranged in the papers. In addition to extensive correspondence...
Dates: 1631-2017, bulk 1631-1918

Livingston family papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 680
Overview: The Livingston Family Papers spans the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries, and represents six generations of descendants of John Livingston (1750-1822) of Oak Hill and their relatives by marriage in the Curran, Mulford, Hopkins, and Rogers families. The correspondence, legal and land records, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, graphics, ephemera, and printed material chronicle the families' business and social lives, travels, interests, and investments. Also documented are their...
Dates: 1702-2003, bulk 1850-2003

Sylvanus Dyer Locke papers

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Call Number: MS 327
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, patents, and printed material which relate to Sylvanus Dyer Locke's patented self-binding harvester and other inventions. Correspondents include attorneys, patent solicitors, and other manufacturers of farm equipment and heavy machinery. Some materials also relate to Sylvanus D. Locke, Jr. and the Locke Steel Chain Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The additions to the papers contains family correspondence, photographs, and academic reports...
Dates: 1859-1957

Makepeace family papers

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Call Number: MS 977
Overview: Account books and autograph albums kept by various members of the Makepeace family of Connecticut. One, kept by Orlando Porter, relates to the clock manufacturing company of Samuel Harrison and Company. Another, kept by Ward Peck betweeen 1818 and 1842, records his farming activities in Waterbury. The four autograph albums (1827-1885) contain the signatures of such notables as John Burroughs, Leonard Bacon, Timothy Dwight, James A. Garfield, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Wendell Phillips, Henry Ward...
Dates: 1773-1925