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Herman Landon Vaill papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1615
Scope and Contents: The Herman Landon Vaill Papers contain Vaill family correspondence, and diaries, other writings, and financial records of clergyman and teacher Herman Landon Vaill. Most letters are from Vaill to his wife Flora Gold Vaill, 1818-1847, with smaller concentrations of letters to Vaill from Flora Gold Vaill, 1818-1846, and from his father Benjamin Vaill, 1819-1837. Most other correspondence, 1816-1869, is between Vaill and his children, siblings, and cousins, and among members of the related Vaill,...
Dates: 1816-1928, bulk 1816-1870

Verstille family papers

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Call Number: MS 522
Overview: The principal figures in these papers are Peter Verstille of Wethersfield and Hartford, Connecticut, his wife Naomi Ridgway Verstille, their children and grandchildren. Most of the papers consist of correspondence, but also included are financial and legal papers, among them accounts of the estate of Peter Verstille and lists of house furnishings. The largest part of the correspondence is the exchange of letters between Nancy and Charlotte Verstille, grandaughters of Peter Verstille. Both were...
Dates: 1754-1858

Alexander Orr Vietor collection

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Call Number: MS 542
Overview: The collection consists of ships' logs, nineteenth-century cargo manifests of Connecticut ships on fishing voyages, and the papers of ships sailing to the West Indies for rum and sugar and to the Antarctic on sealing expeditions. Also included are miscellaneous legal documents related to ships and shipping and a group of ten letters to Captain George W. Lee or to members of his family (1811-1833). Among the writers is Asa Fitch. Charts, writings on voyages to the Antarctic, including an essay...
Dates: 1774-1956, bulk 1815-1867

Wadsworth family papers

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Call Number: MS 525
Overview: Chiefly correspondence of the Wadsworth, Silliman, and Trumbull families. Of note in the eighteenth century correspondence is the exchange between Joseph Trumbull and Jeremiah Wadsworth concerning the business of the Commissary General during the American Revolution. Major correspondents in the later period are Faith Trumbull Wadsworth, Benjamin and Harriet Trumbull Silliman and their children. There is a long series of ninety-one letters (1806-1846) to Eliza Winthrop Sebor from Faith Trumbull...
Dates: 1745-1914, bulk 1775-1862

Frederic Collin Walcott papers

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Call Number: MS 529
Overview: The early papers relate to Walcott's business concerns and his game preserve. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1915-1919 when Walcott was with the Rockefeller Foundation War Relief Commission and the U.S. Food Administration. Beginning with 1929 there is some correspondence from his career as Republican Senator from Connecticut. The remainder of the collection relates to Walcott's work in Polish relief (1939-1940) and his interest in conservation. Other persons represented...
Dates: 1850-1948

George Waldo papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 9
Overview: The papers contain family correspondence, commonplace books, diaries, poetry and sermons of eighteenth-century Waldo ancestors, including the Reverends Ebenezer Devotion (1714-1771) and James Cogswell (1720-1807).
Dates: 1732-1910 (inclusive), bulk 1872-1884

Ebenezer Warner family papers

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Call Number: MS 1050
Overview: Deeds and other legal documents, chiefly relating to land in Hamden, Connecticut owned by Ebenezer Warner and his sons, Amos and Ebenezer. Sixteen of the transfers are to Eldad Wolcott of Hamden.
Dates: 1775-1846

Selden Warner papers

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Call Number: MS 536
Overview: Correspondence and family legal and financial papers. The bulk of the papers relate to the activities of family members in the shad fishing industry near Lyme, Connecticut.
Dates: 1780-1839

Waterbury family papers

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Call Number: MS 537
Overview: Correspondence, financial records, and memorabilia of this Stamford, Connecticut family. The principal figure is David Waterbury (1722-1801), who served as a colonel in the French and Indian War and again in the American Revolution. Included in the papers are military records relating to these events and a letter to him from Roger Sherman (1776 Apr 30) about a Continental Commission. Also two travel journals kept by his son, William Waterbury IV, one for a trip throught New York, Pennsylvania,...
Dates: 1700-1966, bulk 1750-1897

Waterman family papers

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Call Number: MS 793
Overview: The papers represent four generations of the Nehemiah Waterman family of Norwich, Connecticut. The principal figures are Elijah Waterman and his son Thomas Tileston Waterman, both Congregational ministers. The papers of Elijah Waterman consist of correspondence with other ministers, approximately 125 sermons, and histories of Woodstock, Pomfret, Lebanon and Hampton, Connecticut. The papers of Thomas Tileston Waterman also contain professional correspondence, sermons and religious publications....
Dates: 1757-1954, bulk 1757-1911

Ebenezer Wells Webster papers

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Call Number: MS 1174
Overview: The papers consist of business correspondence and other business papers concerning Ebenezer Wells Webster's carriage business and that of his successor, Jeremiah Sanford Corban, in Plainville, Connecticut.
Dates: 1850-1899

Whaling logs collection

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Call Number: MS 540
Overview: A collection of eleven logs of whalers mostly sailing from New London and Norwich, Connecticut. Also two from Massachusetts (New Bedford and Provincetown) and one from Sag Harbor, Long Island. Also in the collection are newspaper clippings relating to whaling vessels.
Dates: 1830-1970, bulk 1830-1912

Dyer White papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1862
Overview: Papers of Dyer White pertaining to his efforts as a lawyer, judge, and revenue collector in New Haven, Connecticut, 1785-1841. Included are 12 account books, three sets of bound stubs from application entries for stills, eight applications for licenses to retail wine, a cash book, correspondence, two ledgers, and a waste book.
Dates: 1762-1856, bulk 1799-1841

Nathan Whiting papers

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Call Number: MS 552
Overview: The papers consist of family correspondence of the Whiting family as well as the personal correspondence of Nathan Whiting, military and legal documents and miscellaneous family papers, including an address by Polly Whiting on the importance of education for women (undated), an essay by Samuel Whiting on his marriage (pre-1725) and a plan of the Township of Cumberland showing land belonging to Colonel Nathan Whiting and others..
Dates: 1705-1828

Whitney Arms Company papers

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Call Number: MS 618
Overview: Correspondence, financial papers, and miscellanea of the Whitney Arms Company of New Haven, Connecticut.
Dates: 1862-1886

Stillman King Wightman papers

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Call Number: MS 1079
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, lecture notes, financial papers, and writings relating to Wightman's student years at Yale University and his early legal practice. Correspondents include his parents, his Yale classmates, his brother-in-law, and various young men and women (mainly from Middletown, Connecticut) who were his friends. The notes are from lectures and other activities in Yale College. The financial papers are for his college expenses.
Dates: 1817-1837

Wildman family papers

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Call Number: MS 1029
Overview: Principal figure in the papers is Zalman Wildman, lawyer and congressman who, with his brother, Seymour, were proprietors of Z. & S. Wildman, Hat Manufacturers, and the first manufacturers from Danbury to establish outlets in the South for Danbury hats. The papers consist almost entirely of business records including correspondence, financial and legal papers, and a receipt book. This latter volume (1803-1821) records the commodities shipped from Danbury by the firm to its Charleston, South...
Dates: 1803-1877

John Arthur Wilkinson papers documenting the Center for Advocacy, Research, and Planning

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Call Number: MS 1661
Overview: The John Arthur Wilkinson Papers Documenting the Center for Advocacy, Research, and Planning (CARP) document the administrative and institutional history of CARP, and offer a detailed view of the workings of a non-profit civil rights legal agency. CARP's work in the New Haven area with dozens of minority economic interests and neighborhood organizations is reflected in extensive correspondence, legal memoranda, proposals, and collected material. Much of the CARP material also addresses the...
Dates: 1973-1983

Amos Loomis Williams papers

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Call Number: MS 1081
Overview: Notebooks, financial records, and miscellanea of Amos L. Williams, a physician in Brookfield, Connecticut. Includes notes on lectures of Eli Ives, William Tully, and others.
Dates: 1830-1888

Williams family papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1180
Overview: The Williams Family Papers consists of correspondence, writings, documents, and financial records kept by descendants of William Williams who lived in and near Wethersfield, Connecticut, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The papers are those of Elisha Williams, his second wife Elizabeth Scott Williams Smith, and his nephew Ezekiel Williams, merchant and sheriff of Hartford County. The correspondence is with family members and associates; the writings consist of sermons and...
Dates: 1711-1930, bulk 1724-1800