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Edwin Hale Abbot family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 27
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, letterpress copybooks, legal and financial documents, diaries, maps, blueprints, and photographs, the bulk of which documents the personal life and law and business careers of Edwin Hale Abbot.
Dates: 1787-1933

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

Alaska manuscripts collection

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-3176
Overview: This collection encompasses accessions of single letters and small groups of letters and other manuscripts pertaining to the history of Alaska, which the library has chosen to group and list as an artificial collection. Letters and documents discuss travel in Alaska, interactions with Native Alaskans, the Alaska gold rush, the fur industry, surveying, business operations, and naval service. Also includes one photograph of the U.S.S. Pinta.
Dates: 1841-1906

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 and Company papers

 Collection
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

Caleb Baldwin papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 53
Overview: Schoolmaster, postmaster and town clerk in Newtown, Connecticut. The papers relate to Baldwin's various occupations and consist largely of account books, legal documents and miscellaneous items recording, among others, the cost of education, charges for lots in the Burying Ground and aid to the poor. Of particular interest are two documents concerning slaves and one concerning an illegitimate child.
Dates: 1774-1871

Baldwin family papers

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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

Caesar R. Bannihr papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Beecher Family Papers

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Call Number: MS 71
Overview: Correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries, clippings, printed matter, sermons, and other papers of two centuries of Beecher family members. The papers relate principally to Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), popular 19th century clergyman and orator, and members of his family. Among those represented are his father, the Reverend Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), clergyman; his brothers, Edward Beecher (1803-1895), educator and antislavery leader, and Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824-1900) and Charles...
Dates: 1704-1964

William Blake collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 914
Overview: The collection consists of documents, correspondence, and drawings by the English artist William Blake and his colleague John Linnell. Included are business and financial documents covering the relationship between Blake and Linnell, a letter from Blake to Linnell, two drawings by Blake, and a portrait of Blake by Linnell. The items were acquired by the library between 1941 and 1973.
Dates: 1780-1957, bulk 1780-1834

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

Bostwick Company records

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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

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

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

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-Fowler family papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 814
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, Yale College diplomas, and miscellaneous documents related to Nathaniel Chauncey, and his son Elnathan Chauncey and great-grandson William Chauncey Fowler. The collection contains more than 5,000 letters exchanged by members of the Chauncey, Ellsworth, Fowler, Goodrich, Hand, March, Wadsworth, and Webster families, in particular Rebecca and Noah Webster, as well as various prominent friends in New England. Also present are more than 100...
Dates: 1669-1880

George Chorpenning papers

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Call Number: WA MSS S-2767
Overview: The papers consist of account books, financial records, legal records, correspondence, and maps that document George Chorpenning's operation of an overland mail route in western states during the 1850s, his subsequent petition to the United States government for reimbursement, and other business, including his interest in a quartz mine in Sparta, Oregon, owned by E. E. Clough. The papers include correspondence of Chorpenning's sons George and Frank relating to continued claims against the...
Dates: 1856-1903

Charles Edward Clark papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1344
Overview: The bulk of the papers date from 1935-1963 and reflect Clark's position as reporter on the United States Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure (1935-1956) and as associate judge of the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit (1939-1963). The papers contain his files for the Committee on Rules for Civil Procedure including preparatory papers, committee proceedings, rule draft reports and correspondence. His years on the Second Circuit Court are documented with complete...
Dates: Circa 1905-1968, bulk 1935-1963