Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works discussing collectively the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 28
Overview: Minister and diplomat. Correspondence largely relating to Abbot's service as secretary to Daniel Webster and as an agent of the State Department in England and Canada. Included are 104 letters by Daniel Webster as well as copies of several of his speeches. State Department papers concerning controversies with England (1837-1852), newspaper clippings about Daniel Webster and miscellaneous receipts, inventories and photographs make up the remainder of the papers.
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.
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...
Call Number: MS 79
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, legal and financial documents, and other papers of six generations of Bidwell family members. Principal figures include Barnabas Bidwell (1763-1833), lawyer and politician in Massachusetts and Kingston, Ontario; and his son, Marshall Spring Bidwell (1799-1872), lawyer and politician in Kingston and New York City.
Dates: 1750-1952, bulk 1782-1915
Call Number: MS 85
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, financial papers, printed material, photographs, and miscellanea of the Blake family of New Haven, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers, including Eli Whitney, Eli Whitney Blake (1795-1886), Eli Whitney Blake (1836-1895), Henry Taylor Blake (1828-1922), and William Phipps Blake (1826-). Additional family members represented in the papers include: Charles Thompson Blake, Edward Foster Blake, James Pierrepont Blake,...
Call Number: MS 94
Overview: The papers include correspondence, legal documents, petitions, pamphlets, and printed material of Samuel Bowles, journalist and political activist. As editor of the influential Springfield Republican, Bowles was a prominent national voice on many public issues during the mid-nineteenth century and included in the papers is correspondence from a number of national political and business figures.
Call Number: MS 107
Overview: Business correspondence, articles, speeches, and the manuscripts of Brown's book, Our Forest Heritage: a History of Forestry and Recreation in New Hampshire (1958), forestry studies, and Congressional bills. Includes papers relating to the Brown Company of Berlin, New Hampshire (manufacturer of paper products, chemicals, and other wood-using products), the American Forestry Association, New Hampshire Disaster Emergency Council, New Hampshire Forestry...
Call Number: MS 860
Overview: The principal figures are Charles Cummings, a minister in Sullivan, New Hampshire and his daughter Anna Gove Cummings Boyden. Included are notebooks, account books, and diaries kept by Charles Cummings and schoolbooks of his daughter before her marriage in 1838. Also in the papers are family correspondence and legal and financial papers.
Call Number: MS 181
Overview: An artificial collection of diaries relating to Connecticut and other states and regions in the United States. Topics including farming, religion, military life, student life, travel, and the weather are documented.
Call Number: MS 947
Overview: Correspondence and a small amount of Civil War papers of Simeon Pease Folsom of St. Paul, Minnesota and various members of his family. Included are letters from Folsom to his second, third, and fourth wives and other family correspondence. A letter from his brother, Jeremiah, describes conditions in Lowell, Massachusetts and another from E. D. Spalding discusses a small pox epidemic. The Civil War items consist of papers relating to Folsom's service with the Minnesota infantry volunteers and a...
Call Number: MS 219
Overview: The papers consist primarily of sermons preached by Justus Forward between 1754 and 1813. Also included are correspondence, largely on church matters, other church papers, a notebook kept by Forward while at Yale College (1752-1753), and nine diaries (1759-1814) mostly with brief entries. There is one description of the military developments in the French-Indian War for the month of July, 1759. Of particular interest in the correspondence is an exchange with Dr. Martin Phelps, later...
Call Number: MS 226
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, account books, and other material documenting the personal lives and professional careers of members of the Frost family. Correspondence of William Frost details his political activity in the Maine Territory, Jeffersonian politics in Massachusetts, and the Embargo Act. Material relating to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's Civil War duties is scarce. His years as Bowdoin College president and his role in the election riot of 1880 are documented more fully. Other...
Call Number: MS 242
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, business and legal documents, sermons, lectures, and other writings of the Goodrich family, descendants of Elizur Goodrich (1734-1797), and members of related Webster, Coe, Ellsworth, and Fowler families. The bulk of the correspondence concerns Chauncey Allen Goodrich's publication and copyright of an abridgement and revision of Webster's dictionary and the resulting disagreements among the heirs of Noah Webster. The papers also highlight Elizur Goodrich's...
Call Number: MS 795
Overview: The papers consist chiefly of the letters of Jonathan Grout and of his son-in-law, Hutchins Hapgood, to their respective sons. The letters of Jonathan Grout are mainly about the family business which his son was managing while Jonathan Grout, Sr., was in Congress (1789-1792). Only a few letters allude to politics, one on the building of the Capitol in Washington and another on the national debt. The letters of Hutchins Hapgood are also concentrated on finances and business activities, but...
Call Number: MS 646
Overview: Correspondence and business papers of Captain Richard F. C. Hartley, shipping firm owner of Saco, Maine, mainly relating to voyages of the ships Messenger and Devonshire. Also included are Samuel Hartley's memo booklets for the sloop Packet of Saco, 1816-1838. An addition to the collection includes documents of ships owned by Richard Hartley involved in the guano trade between Peru and other countries.
Call Number: MS 266
Overview: Professional correspondence and subject files maintained by Hartman in connection with his career. The correspondence relates chiefly to Hartman's work as state consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare (1923-1929). Important correspondents are T.N. Carver, W.A. Griffin, Joseph W. Kelly, Joseph Lee, Benjamin C. Marsh, A.D.K. Shurtleff, and Edwards Albert Park. The major portion of the papers consists of topical files, principally on planning and on zoning, which was of...
Dates: 1904-1943, bulk 1923-1943
Call Number: MS 292
Overview: The Charles Prentice Howland Family Papers are composed of correspondence and financial and legal papers of the Bellows and Howland families of Walpole, New Hampshire and correspondence, writings, and research material of Charles Prentice Howland. Family papers document the education and early life of Alfred Cornelius Howland, Henry Elias Howland, and Katharine Howland Bellows; legal affairs in Walpole; and the household expenses of Josiah Grahme Bellows's family. The papers of Charles Prentice...
Call Number: MS 1064
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, and financial and legal papers of three generations of the Selden Huntington family of Old Lyme and Middlesex County, Connecticut. The papers document Selden Huntington's business fortunes in East Coast shipping and land speculation in Maine, his relationship with his son Joseph Selden, breaking up of his marriage to his second wife Jeanette Stewart, and social and religious activities in the community. Joseph Selden Huntington's letters record his years at school in...