Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 113 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 998
Overview: Papers of the family of Agur Gilbert, wood turners and toy makers of Derby, Connecticut. Consists of family correspondence, business letters, and account books, primarily for A. Gilbert and Son.
Dates: 1839-1919, bulk 1839-1885
Call Number: MS 241
Overview: Diaries, a farm ledger, poems, hymns and correspondence. The diary entries cover the years 1828-1853 and are interspersed with copies of Gilyard family letters from England (1808-1818) together with fifty-five pages of recipes for dyes. Many of the diary entries concern the Methodist Church of which Gilyard was a trustee for some thirty years. The farm ledger (1835-1845) records farm activities and the sale of farm produce.
Call Number: MS 247
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.
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 273
Overview: Correspondence, printed matter, and writings accumulated through hundreds of inquiries to business and professional associations concerning business ethics and economic planning. Also included is a typescript autobiography spanning his life from childhood through his Minnesota ministry, 1902-1918.
Call Number: MS 680
Overview: Correspondence and business papers of Henry Hill, merchant, U.S. consul at Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile, and officer of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The papers deal largely with Hill's business affairs and travels in Europe and South America and consist of two letterbooks containing copies of letters from Hill to members of his family, friends, and business associates, 1812-1815 and 1817-1818. Also included are three volumes of letters (ca. 929 items) from...
Call Number: MS 1168
Overview: Correspondence, journals, and legal and financial papers of the Hillard family of Preston, Connecticut. Moses Hillard, 1780-1837, a sailor, ship's captain, farmer, and tax collector, and his son, Elias Brewster Hillard, 1825-1895, a minister, are represented in the papers.
Call Number: MS 280
Overview: The papers are made up of the business records and correspondence of Jonathan Hiller and the family papers of his second wife, Abigail Allen Hiller. The records of Jonathan Hiller reflect his activities as a real estate manager and financial intermediary in New Haven between 1836 and 1847. Among his major correspondents are James E.P. Dean, Gerard Hallock, Benjamin Noyes, Seth Perkins Staples and N. Chandos Whiting. In the family correspondence (1824-1842), 161 of the 190 letters are addressed...
Call Number: MS 282
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, deeds, account books, estate records, architectural drawings, legal papers, notebooks, commonplace books, letterbooks, scrapbooks, daybooks, and miscellaneous papers documenting the personal lives and professional careers of three generations of the Hillhouse family of New Haven, Connecticut and New York. Major figures represented in the papers include: James Hillhouse (1754-1832), Mary Lucas Hillhouse (1785-1871), James Abraham Hillhouse (1789-1841),...
Call Number: MS 1000
Overview: The principal figure in these papers is Charles Edward Latimer Holmes, of Waterbury and Bridgeport, Connecticut, manufacturer of brass and silver, and the son of Israel Holmes. Included are correspondence, business papers, a diary, and family scrapbooks. Holmes' letters to his second wife, Annie E. Slade Holmes, and his daughter, Lydia Holmes Bliss, were chiefly written while he was traveling on business to France and England in 1879 and to England in 1883. His business papers consist of letter...
Dates: 1823-1896, bulk 1856-1896
Call Number: MS 288
Overview: Eighty-four letter books covering the professional career of James William Hook, who was president and treasurer of Geometric Tool Company of New Haven, 1923-1944; member of President Hoover's National Organization on Unemployment Relief, 1931-1933; president of the New England Council; and president and director of United Illuminating Company, 1939-1942. There are letterbooks labeled general, Geometric Tool Company, National Association of Manufacturers, New England Council, unemployment...
Call Number: MS 970
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...
Call Number: MS 295
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, legal papers, account books, ship's papers, and miscellanea relating to the private lives and business interests of the Hurd family of Chatham, Connecticut, and New York, New York. Family interests in shipbuilding, ship repair, mercantile holdings, distillery operations, and politics are detailed, with extensive records for the New York Screw Dock Company and for many of the ships built, owned, and operated by the Hurd family.
Call Number: MS 1141
Overview: Miscellaneous records and studies of insurance companies in Connecticut. Included is an agent's register (1870-1881), letter books of the State Fire Insurance Company (1860-1861), and a study by Richard M. G. Potter of the Aetna Life Insurance Company.
Call Number: MS 301
Overview: Consists of family correspondence, general correspondence, diaries, and memorabilia of the Jarves family. Major family correspondents are James Jackson Jarves, his first wife, Elizabeth Russell Swain Jarves, his son Horatio Deming Jarves, and his second wife Isabel Heyden Jarves. Collection also contains working files of Francis Steegmuller, author of The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves, 1951.
Call Number: MS 741
Overview: The papers consist almost entirely of letters between Alexander Johnson and members of his family, with a small number relating to his business affairs and publications. Also included is a genealogical chart showing the ancestry of his first wife, Abigail Louisa Adams.
Call Number: MS 305
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, papers, volumes, deeds, and other material documenting several generations of the Johnson family of Connecticut and New York. Samuel Johnson (1696-1772), William Samuel Johnson (1727-1819), William Samuel Johnson (1795-1883), and Samuel William Johnson (1828-1895) are prominent figures in the papers. The correspondence of William Livingston (1723-1790) and Noah Welles (1718-1776) is also arranged in the papers. In addition to extensive correspondence...
Dates: 1631-2010, bulk 1631-1918