Connecticut -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Jonathan Humphrey Bissell papers
Call Number: MS 1442
Abstract: The papers consist primarily of Jonathan Humphrey Bissell's letters to his family in Hartford, written while he was a student at Yale. There are forty-five letters in all; thirty-eight were written to his brother, Titus L. Bissell, Jr. In the letters, Bissell describes his college activities, mentions schoolbooks and pictures that he has purchased for his younger brothers, requests that particular items of clothing be mended or sent from home, and details his academic expenses, since he...
Letters to Elias Loomis
Call Number: GEN MSS 2110
Circa 800 autograph letters, mostly signed, addressed to Elias Loomis, 1828-1889. Letters pertain chiefly to Loomis's teaching and research in astronomy and meteorology. Correspondents are primarily scientists and other scholars.
Dates: circa 1828-1889