Connecticut -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Connecticut Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Call Number: MS 149
Overview: An artificial collection of material relating to the cities and towns of Connecticut, containing printed material, legal records, military papers, and miscellanea. Specific items include: deeds, indentures, leases, military commissions, enrollment lists, record books, and muster rolls.
Early Yale documents collection
Call Number: RU 1154
Summary: Correspondence, minutes, financial records, charters and official acts, inventories of books and other property, and other papers documenting the founding and early history of Yale College. Documents include the original charter of the Collegiate School; letters by and to the first trustees of the school; and the 1718 inventory of books donated to the school by Elihu Yale.
Johnson family papers
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: 1631-2017, bulk 1631-1918
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Johnson family papers
Saybrook College, Yale University, memorabilia
Call Number: RU 926
Overview: The materials consist of a grant, dated July 17, 1702, concerning the Connecticut town of Old Saybrook, a Bladderball leaflet, 2009 and a program from the memorial service of Paul Hudak, Master of Saybrook College, 2015.
Dates: 1702, 2009-2015
George Dudley Seymour papers
Call Number: MS 442
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, research files, printed material, and miscellanea of George Dudley Seymour, a lawyer, antiquarian, historian, author and city planner in New Haven, Connecticut. Seymour's personal papers and collected manuscripts document the history of the Seymour family, the patriot Nathan Hale, the city planning movement in New Haven, Connecticut, and local history, 1684-1944. General correspondence files contain the bulk of personal...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > George Dudley Seymour papers
Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection
Call Number: MS 447
Overview: Correspondence, reports, legal records, financial documents and genealogical material of Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Included are both family letters and political correspondence. Of special interest are the letters to Governor Jonathan Trumbull on the relationship of Connecticut to the prosecution of the war (1777-1780). Among Sherman's writings are a report from the Constitutional Convention (1787), a note on the proposal for a national bank (1791) and a printed...
Strong Family Collection
Call Number: MS 1198
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial papers, diaries, writings, autographs, and other papers documenting the lives and activities of several generations of Strong family members and related Fowler, Pond, and Huntington families of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The bulk of the collection concerns the extended family of Phinehas Strong of Northampton, Massachusetts, and relates to the teaching and agriculture pursuits of family members in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Strong Family Collection
Benjamin Trumbull Papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1894
Overview: Letters, manuscripts, and sermons by or relating to historian and Congregational minister Benjamin Trumbull, 1757-1819. Materials document Trumbull's time at the Congregational Church in North Haven, Connecticut, and literary work on the history of Connecticut.
Benjamin Trumbull papers
Call Number: MS 505
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, bills and receipts, sermons, church papers, writings, and miscellanea documenting the personal life, religious career, and literary work of Benjamin Trumbull. Sermons include material on a wide range of religious, historical, political, and social topics. Correspondence and other papers include material relating to Trumbull's family life, student years, religious responsibilities, and writings on Connecticut history, divorce, and land settlement.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Benjamin Trumbull papers
Winthrop family papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 274
Overview: Contains letters from various people, including colonial officials and legislators, to Fitz-John Winthrop, John Winthrop (1588-1649), John Winthrop (1606-1676), and John Winthrop (1681-1747); one letter from Fitz-John Winthrop to Joseph Dudley; and various other documents, including Abraham Pierson's elegy on Theophilus Eaton, and a brief diary by John Winthrop (1606-1676).