Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on the sociological concept and structure of families as well as works on the everyday life, interactions, and relationships of family members.
Found in 250 Collections and/or Records:
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
Call Number: WA MSS S-1295
Call Number: MS 1111
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, memorabilia and photographs. The correspondence (1897-1964) which includes family, friends and political associates documents Walling's involvement in political causes. The letters also reveal Anna Walling's feelings on personal matters, social questions and her reactions to meetings with prominent persons both in the United States and abroad. Her trip to Russia (ca. 1905-1907) with William English Walling where they toured the provinces...
Call Number: MS 1050
Call Number: MS 536
Call Number: MS 1053
Overview: Chiefly the sermons of Joseph Washburn, together with a collection of the sayings of others, written down from memory. Also included are a sheet of maxims written out to display fine penmanship and a Yale College song book (1790). Five letters from his son, Elizur T. Washburn to various members of the family were written during 1829 to describe his trip from New York to London.
Call Number: MS 538
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
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
Call Number: MS 1067
Overview: The principal figure is Francis Wayland (1826-1904) whose early career as a lawyer and justice of the peace in Worcester, Massachusetts is reflected in miscellaneous legal and financial papers (1850-1859). Four poems (1897-1898) by Francis Wayland for various Bar Committee meetings are in the papers. Also included are a few letters from David Josiah Brewer and Benjamin D. Silliman, and household bills and receipts. His father, Francis Wayland, is represented by a notebook, kept by George Park...
Call Number: MS 527
Overview: Principal figures in these papers are Noah Webster, the lexicographer, and his son William Greenleaf Webster. Also included are papers pertaining to the G. C. Merriam Company and the publication of Noah Webster's dictionaries and grammars. Family correspondence includes twenty-two letters written by Noah Webster to his son between 1835 and 1843 while the latter was in Cincinnati, Ohio, and La Fayette, Indiana, selling his father's books. The papers of William Greenleaf Webster make up...
Dates: Circa 1764-1909, bulk 1831-1873
Call Number: MS 1195
Call Number: MS 559
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, Civil War memorabilia, diaries, and photographs of Mason Cogswell Weld, Lewis Ledyard Weld, and Charles T. Weld, sons of Lewis Weld (1796-1853). The collection has letters written from Leipzig, Germany by Mason Weld, 1853-1855; and several letters from Lewis L. Weld describing his life and activities in Colorado, 1860-1863. The bulk of the correspondence, however, dates from the Civil War, in which all three brothers served.
Dates: 1781-1877, bulk 1853-1864
Call Number: MS 546
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, wills, inventories of estates, financial records, daguerreotypes, drawings, clippings and genealogies of three branches and of seventeen individual members of the Wells family, whose founder William Wells migrated to Brattleboro, Vermont from England in 1793. Major figures in the papers are Jane Wells Howard Green (1808-1884), Edward Watkins Wells (1819-1898) and James Hancox Wells (1774-1857). The diaries of five family members include accounts of travel both in the...
Dates: 1749-1966, bulk 1820-1880
Call Number: MS 548
Overview: The papers consist of materials relating to George Peabody Wetmore and his family. Correspondence and other papers document the lives of several of Wetmore's ancestors and reflect his interest in New England history. The papers also include letter books and account books of the mercantile firms of Prosper Wetmore & Brothers and Joseph and Joshua Grafton.
Call Number: MS 551
Overview: Chiefly correspondence and legal papers of the law firm founded in New Haven by Henry White's father, Dyer White, in 1785. Henry White joined the firm in 1828. Records of 113 individuals, firms, and estates whose business the firm handled make up the business section of the papers. Also included are a small amount of Dyer White's family correspondence (1784-1836) and college lecture notes, account books related to church activities (1822-1837), and other miscellaneous papers of Henry White.
Call Number: MS 555
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, journals and diaries, writings, legal and financial papers, and miscellanea of the William Dwight Whitney family, including William Dwight Whitney (1827-1894), his wife Elizabeth Wooster Baldwin Whitney (1824-1912), his brother Josiah Dwight Whitney (1819-1896), and his father Josiah Dwight Whitney (1786-1869). William Dwight Whitney material includes several hundred letters with his wife, journals and diaries (1843-1893), and a small quanity of...
Dates: 1778-1951, bulk 1814-1912
Call Number: MS 773
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, family papers, diaries, sermons, photoprints, and other materials documenting the personal lives and professional careers of Joseph Dresser Wickham, Elizabeth Cooke Merwin Wickham and several Wickham, Merwin, Porter, and Roe relatives. The Wickham family papers have extensive material on such family subjects as relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, courtship, death, marriage, and the difficulties endured by stepmothers and...
Dates: 1785-1958, bulk 1814-1901
Call Number: MS 547
Summary: The papers include correspondence (comprising over half of the collection), manuscripts of Samuel Wells Williams's Syllabic Dictionary of the Chinese Language, themes and lecture notes by Frederick Wells Williams, diaries, newspaper clippings, articles on China, maps, and pictures. The bulk of the correspondence relates to S. W. Williams, missionary, diplomat, and sinologue. The period between 1845 and 1855 has extensive correspondence with missionaries and...
Dates: 1809-1983, bulk 1809-1941
Call Number: MS 1430
Overview: The papers consist of a diary kept by Stephen Williams, 1742-1747, of daily life and religious reflection; diaries of his son Andrew Williams, 1783-1785, while teaching school in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and diaries and notes of another son Timothy Williams, 1783 and 1788-1790, which document his education at Yale College and his life in Woodstock and Norwich, Connecticut.