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Connecticut -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Carpenter family papers

 Collection
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

Chauncey family-Fowler family papers

 Collection
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

Diaries (Miscellaneous) collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1681-1945

Lee Goebel papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 2103
Overview: The Lee Goebel papers contain over six hundred letters among Lee Goebel and her friends and family. The papers also include twenty-eight photographs of Goebel and her associates and information on Goebel compiled by Joel Helander.
Dates: 1922-2018, bulk 1941-1946

Humphreys-Marvin-Olmstead collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 857
Overview: A collection of unrelated papers, linked by the family connections of the major figures. The papers of David Humphreys, a diplomat in the service of the United States, document his activities in Spain, 1789-1808. Also included are personal papers including correspondence with David Bushnell and Ezra Lee about submarines and with James Madison on politics, and some family correspondence. The papers of George William Erving, who was chargé d'affaires in Madrid (1804-1809) during Humphreys'...
Dates: 1776-1867

Jarvis-Robinson Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2948
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, printed material, business papers, personal papers, photographs, postcards, and maps relating to Samuel Colt and the Jarvis-Robinson family.
Dates: 1740-1963, bulk 1830-1920

Albert Lemuel Judd family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 827
Overview: Diaries of Albert Lemuel Judd, Katharine Wells Judd, Ethel Gardiner Judd and notes from the diaries of Albert Dunham Judd, members of a New Britain, Connecticut family involved in manufacturing and active in community affairs. The papers also include five memo books and three miscellaneous documents.
Dates: 1861-1944

Robert Porter Keep Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1316
Overview: Correspondence and memorabilia documenting the personal and professional life of Robert Porter Keep, a teacher of Greek and a school administrator. The papers also document the life and work of other members of the Keep, Porter, and Haines families including: Samuel Porter, Sarah Porter, and Margaret Haines Keep. The papers document, especially through correspondence with his parents, Keep’s student days at Yale College, his religious training, his early teaching duties, his travels and studies...
Dates: 1849-1902

Parker Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 685
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, poems, estate papers, notebooks, account books, logbooks, legal books, and miscellaneous papers of the Lay, Parker, Pratt, Shaler, Smith, Stark, Tyler, and Williams families of eastern Connecticut.
Dates: 1747-1930, bulk 1789-1866

William Henry Potter Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1047
Overview: Private journals, ledgers and scrapbooks kept by William H. Potter of Groton, Conn. and Brandon, Mississippi (1851-1955). The journals contain descriptions of his activities and discourses on religion and politics. A commonplace book (1837-1848) gives some information on his brief attendance at Yale and his stay at Bacon School. The papers contain an unidentified 1933 judicial diary and a Norwich, Conn. account book. The papers also contain a diary (1859-1861) and other materials of Kittie...
Dates: 1832-1933

Temperance societies collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1150
Overview: The collections consists of records of temperance societies in Massachusetts and in Southington, Washington and Hamden, Connecticut, comprising convention proceedings, secretary's records, membership rosters and memorabilia. Included also is a letter by a reformed alcoholic (1851).
Dates: 1830-1851

George Waldo papers

 Collection
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

Wickham Family papers

 Collection
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