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Connecticut -- Commerce

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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

Backus family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 47
Overview: The papers are composed of correspondence, legal and financial papers, and memorabilia of several descendants and relatives of Samuel (1693-1740) and Elizabeth Tracey Backus of Norwich, Connecticut. Papers of Samuel Backus's grandson James, his partner Rufus Backus, and James's brother-in-law Dudley Woodbridge concern mercantile establishments, commerce, and shipping in Norwich following the Revolutionary War. There is also correspondence between several family members of this generation, as...
Dates: 1728-1893

Asa Fish papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 963
Overview: Letters from family, friends, and business associates of Asa Fish chiefly relating to ocean going trade, whaling, and sealing around the Cape of Good Hope and marine insurance. Also some material on politics in Connecticut.
Dates: 1810-1855

Foster and Company records

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1403
Overview: The records consist of account books, cashbooks, invoice books, journals, ledgers, and letterbooks documenting the business transactions of Foster and Company, a retail and wholesale grocery in Hartford, Connecticut.
Dates: 1836-1890

Elihu Geer collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1405
Overview: The collection consists of cashbooks, correspondence, daybooks, invoices, journals, ledgers and other materials documenting the financial operations of Elihu Geer's printing shop and stationery business in Hartford, Connecticut. Material relating to his publication of the Hartford Journal and the Congregationalist is also included in the collection.
Dates: 1827-1881

Green and Smith Company collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1407
Overview: The collection consists of blotters, daybooks, journals, and ledgers relating to the general store of Timothy Green and Richard Green in East Haddam, Connecticut. The firm was later known as Green and Smith, Green and Pratt, and F. W. Green and Co. Also included are materials concerning the sloop Amelia, the schooner Russell, and the ship Indiana.
Dates: 1807-1847

Selden Huntington family papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1762-1914

Potter family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 16
Overview: Account books (1846-1868) relating to surveying and highway repair in Hamden, Conn.; ledgers, daybooks, and pay books concerning the breeding of cattle, sale of hides and wood, and quarrying of stone; accounts (1825-1882) of the firm Rowe and Tuttle of Fair Haven, Conn., covering the sale of general merchandise; and deeds for land acquired by the Potter family in North Branford, New Haven, North Haven, Fair Haven, and Hamden, Conn.Represented in the collection are Jabez Turner Potter...
Dates: 1823-1888

Rogers family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1092
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, and legal and financial papers of the Rogers family of Branford, Connecticut. Family members documented in the collection include a Hartford merchant, Elizur B. Rogers, and a Fair Haven butcher, A. A. Hemmingway.
Dates: 1734-1856

Shipping collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 543
Overview: The collection consists of ships' journals, invoices, manifests, lists of crews, clearance papers and other documents relating to shipping, largely from Connecticut ports in the 18th and 19th centuries. There is also a small quantity of papers from Massachusetts, New York and elsewhere.
Dates: 1749-1923

Swift and Hine Company collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1408
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, blotters, bills, daybooks, and legal papers of the Smith and Hine Company, a general store in Warren, Connecticut. The material mainly concerns the sale of groceries and dry goods.
Dates: 1834-1890

Turnpikes collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1063
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, and business and financial records for the Tenth Massachusetts Turnpike Company, the New London and Lyme Turnpike Company, the Derby Turnpike Company, the Hartford and New Haven Turnpike Company, and the Hartford and Worcester Railroad Turnpike Company.
Dates: 1790-1898

Robert E. Upson family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1578
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence and business, legal, and financial papers which document the life of Ashahel Upson, a farmer and tinsmith in Southington, Connecticut. The papers also trace the settlement and business ventures of Upson's nine sons in Alabama, Kansas, California, and Montana.
Dates: 1816-1989, bulk 1816-1882

Selden Warner papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 536
Overview: Correspondence and family legal and financial papers. The bulk of the papers relate to the activities of family members in the shad fishing industry near Lyme, Connecticut.
Dates: 1780-1839

Ebenezer Wells Webster papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1174
Overview: The papers consist of business correspondence and other business papers concerning Ebenezer Wells Webster's carriage business and that of his successor, Jeremiah Sanford Corban, in Plainville, Connecticut.
Dates: 1850-1899