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Thomas Sewall Adams papers

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Call Number: MS 31
Overview: The papers, relating almost exclusively to matters of taxation, consist of material collected and written for a survey for the American Gas Association; material for a survey of the cement industry in the case United States v. Atlas Portland Cement Company, et al.; material concerning the Committee on Double Taxation of the International Chamber of Commerce and of the League of Nations; papers relating to the Wisconsin Tax Commission; papers relating to the President's Conference on Home...
Dates: 1900-1936

Paul Moody Atkins papers

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Call Number: MS 41
Overview: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed material, writings, clippings, diaries, photographs, and miscellanea relating to Paul Moody Atkins, a financial management consultant, international economic and banking expert, author, educator, and special liquidator of securities for the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency (1932-1937). Atkins' professional work in Peru (1931), French West Africa (1940-1941), Iran (1943-1945), Greece (1947-1948), and Japan (1948) are documented through correspondence,...
Dates: 1749-1976

Backus family papers

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Call Number: MS 47
Overview: The papers are composed of correspondence, legal and financial papers, and memorabilia of several descendants and relatives of Samuel (1693-1740) and Elizabeth Tracey Backus of Norwich, Connecticut. Papers of Samuel Backus's grandson James, his partner Rufus Backus, and James's brother-in-law Dudley Woodbridge concern mercantile establishments, commerce, and shipping in Norwich following the Revolutionary War. There is also correspondence between several family members of this generation, as...
Dates: 1728-1893

Nathaniel Terry Bacon papers

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Call Number: MS 696
Overview: Incoming letters of Nathaniel T. Bacon, largely on financial matters from companies in which Bacon had invested. Principal correspondents include Edmund Jandrier about the production methods of the Solvay Process Company, where Bacon worked as technical expert, and his brother Selden.
Dates: 1897-1924

Baldwin and Company papers

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Call Number: MS 56
Overview: A shipping firm based in New York trading with Europe, South America and various ports in the United States. The principal partner in the firm was Simeon Baldwin of New Haven. The records include account books, correspondence, papers dealing with the general business of the firm and papers dealing with the individual ships. The records for each of the 124 ships consist of bills of lading, manifests, freight lists, settlements of earnings, letters of instruction to captains, captain's accounts...
Dates: 1818-1876

Caesar R. Bannihr papers

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Call Number: MS 830
Overview: The papers are made up almost entirely of diaries and account books that record Bannihr's business career, both as the owner of a trimming business in New York, and as an engraver and die sinker. Bannihr's early diaries (1883-1891) describe his life as a young working man in Cheshire, Connecticut, where he was active in Democratic politics and the district school committee. Included in the diaries are descriptions of his mechanical inventions. His wife also kept a diary for a portion of this...
Dates: 1883-1942

Bartram family papers

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Call Number: MS 63
Overview: The principal figures in the papers are Captain Thomas Bartram, a shipmaster of Black Rock, Connecticut, and his two sons, Joseph and Thomas Burr Bartram. The papers consist chiefly of records connected with the operation of their schooner, Live Oak (1823-1851) and financial and legal papers relating to land transactions in Fairfield, Connecticut (1800-1846). Also included are a small amount of family correspondence, genealogical materials, financial records of the First Congregational Society...
Dates: 1795-1928

Beer family papers

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Call Number: MS 73
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and other papers documenting the personal lives and professional careers of the Beer family. Extensive files of correspondence and papers for family members from the 1850s through the 1980s detail the lives and activities of such family members as William Collins Beer, a lobbyist for J.P. Morgan and Company, International Harvester Company, and the government of Italy, and a close friend of Mark Hanna; Thomas Beer, a...
Dates: 1740-1981, bulk 1827-1981

Ephraim B. Bishop papers

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Call Number: MS 585
Overview: Business correspondence, legal papers, receipts, notes and bills concerning the sale of cattle, goods and slaves from South Carolina to Texas. Included also are Confederate States' exchange certificates. Bishop held a patent for river dredging machinery and a segment of the papers concerns his marketing of this equipment after the Civil War.
Dates: 1832-1887

Boardman family papers

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Call Number: MS 89
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, account books, daybooks, legal papers, deeds, and land books of the Boardman family of New Haven and New Milford, Conn., which had extensive real estate holdings in Connecticut and the Western Reserve. Family members include William Whiting Boardman, (1794-1871) lawyer and probate judge of New Haven, Conn.; his father Elijah Boardman, (1760-1823) U.S. Senator from Connecticut who had holdings in the Connecticut Land Company and the three Ohio townships of Palmyra,...
Dates: 1770-1917

Elisha Bradley family papers

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Call Number: MS 1208
Overview: Account books, deeds, and one letter from S. Hart, Jr. to Harriet Canfield, later the wife of Anson Bradley. The account book (1805-1806) was kept by Elisha Bradley in connection with his woolen business. The deeds reflect the transactions of Elisha Bradley and his son Anson in Southbury, Connecticut.
Dates: 1790-1848

Bradley family papers

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Call Number: MS 777
Overview: Correspondence, notebooks, account books, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers of the Bradley family of New Haven, Connecticut. The papers, which are largely from the 19th century, include Civil War letters, account books by a New Haven manufacturer, and a photograph album. There are also World War I letters from Edward H. Bradley.
Dates: 1817-1950

Fred H. Brice California real estate papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-3806
Overview: Collection of papers relating to the career of California real estate agent Fred H. Brice, 1923-1978. Includes 105 file folders documenting property transactions in Alameda County and Contra Costa County; 120 remittance receipts from real estate and insurance firm Mason-McDuffie Co.; an accounting ledger recording expenses and income; and a record book with tipped-in paperwork, including contracts and correspondence with buyers and sellers.
Dates: 1923-1978

Bristol family papers

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Call Number: MS 101
Overview: Correspondence, financial records, diaries, scrapbooks, account books and memorabilia of the Bristol family of New Haven and New London, Connecticut. The major figures in the collection are the descendants of Simeon Bristol (1739-1805); his son, William Bristol, and his grandsons, William Brooks Bristol, and Louis Bristol, all prominent lawyers, judges and members of the state legislature in Connecticut.Nearly a third of the papers is made up of land deeds for New Haven and New London counties...
Dates: 1769-1877

Bromfield family papers

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Call Number: MS 599
Overview: Correspondence, legal documents, business and other papers relating to the Bromfield family of Boston and collateral families. The papers relate primarily to Henry Bromfield (1727-1820), his descendants and their families. There is also material relating to Richard Clarke (1711-1795), a Boston merchant who was involved in the pre-Revolutionary difficulties about the tax on tea.
Dates: 1682-1914

Buck family papers

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Call Number: MS 1162
Overview: Financial records and other papers relating to the farm and sawmill of the Theodore Buck family of New Milford, Connecticut.
Dates: 1822-1910

Carpenter family papers

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Call Number: MS 911
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence among members of a single family: William Carpenter, his wife, Charity, and their nine children. The letters reveal the departure of William Carpenter from his family and his estrangement from his wife ca. 1810. The major subjects of the letters are the children's education and their careers. One son, Walter, attended Yale (1824-1828) and describes student life. Other letters describe the terms of an apprenticeship and a daughter, Philinia, writes of her...
Dates: 1810-1828

John Graves Chapman papers

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Call Number: MS 891
Overview: The papers consist of nine volumes, six of which contain records of claims for pensions made by Civil War veterans from Connecticut. The remaining volumes contain accounts related to John Graves Chapman's insurance business, a letterbook (ca. 1866-1879), and a collection of mounted postmarks.
Dates: 1866-1914

Chauncey family papers

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Call Number: MS 135
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, financial records, diaries, journals, and other papers relating to the personal lives and professional careers of the Chauncey family of Connecticut. Material relating to the American Revolution and the colonial period includes the correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of Charles Chauncey (1747-1823). The legal papers of Charles Chauncey (1777-1849) document his work in Philadelphia. The European travel diaries for Nathaniel...
Dates: 1675-1928

Colgate Family papers

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Call Number: MS 144
Overview: Letters, diaries, account books, financial and legal papers and memorabilia of the Davies, Brasher, Craig and related families, based in New York City. The business documents relate to the Atlantic trade (1788-1814) and comprise, among other records, receipts for the purchase of slaves in Jamaica in 1801. The diaries and account books in the collection include the family expense book (1739-1819) of Helen Kortright Brasher, a diary kept by Judith Brasher in 1766, extracts from a journal of a...
Dates: 1752-1875