Judson Canfield papers, 1760-1856
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Brief Description:

The papers of Judson Canfield (1759-1840), consisting primarily of legal documents, including agreements, deeds, executions, receipts, statements, and correspondence and include a small collection of correspondence and writings relating to Walter Ferriss, whose daughter married Canfield's son.

The papers are arranged in two series. Series 1, Judson Canfield papers, primarily consists of documents related to Canfield's law practice. Most involve matters in and around Sharon, Conn., but there are several documents pertaining to land sales in Ohio. There is an interesting letter from Canfield's niece to her mother in which she describes a party she attended, what she and others wore; and news of her relatives in New York and Nyack, including the Bostwick, Flewwelling, Mackay, Ruggles, and Tallmadge families. Series 2, Walter Ferriss papers, includes two documents relating to his affections for his future wife and letters concerning his religious activities, including a letter he wrote to Universalist minister James Babbitt to explain why Ferriss is unable to comply with Babbitt's pressing invitation to him to go to Essex, Vt.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Created by: Canfield, Judson (1759-1840)
Volume: 0.21 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/29/1985.

The papers are arranged in two series:

1. Judson Canfield papers

2. Walter Ferriss papers

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Canfield family
Connecticut Land Company
Ferriss, Walter, 1768-1806
Lawyers - Connecticut
Sharon (Conn.)
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Woolen and worsted manufacture
Genres/Forms of Material
Financial records
Legal documents
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Richard J. Hughes  Gift
Related Materials:

Judson Canfield notebook, court docket, 1798-1800, 1846

Samuel Flewwelling Papers (1799-1868)

John Wright Collection (1715-1853)

PreferredCitation: Judson Canfield papers (1985-70-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759