Samuel Wright papers, 1767-1877
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Brief Description: The papers of Samuel Wright (1789-1875) of Litchfield, Conn., including correspondence, deeds, financial records, legal documents, records related to the militia, and tax collection documents. Samuel Wright was the son of Jonathan Wright (1745/46-1836) and his third wife, Thankful Landon (1757?-1831), who was the widow of Benjamin Gibbs. Jonathan's first wife was Leah Bissell (1747?-1782). Many of the deeds in the papers relate to land transactions involving his wives' families. Samuel Wright served as a constable and tax collector and the papers reflect these activities, including such items as bail bonds and several abatement and other tax lists. For some reason in 1817, Wright failed to turn over collected taxes and there is a warrant related to this matter. Wright was also a captain in the Connecticut militia and the papers include his commissions and orders for the mandatory appearance of militiamen. At least one did not report, and there is warrant for the man to pay an $8 fine. The papers also contain promissory notes, orders, receipts and similar financial records.
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]
Created by: Wright, Samuel (1789-1875), Wright, Jonathan (1745/46-1836)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 01/01/1953.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield (Conn.)
Taxation - Connecticut - Litchfield
Wright family
Genres/Forms of Material
Bonds (legal records)
Broadsides (notices)
Estate inventories
Financial records
Land surveys
Legal documents
Military commissions
Military records
Petitions for bankruptcy
Promissory notes
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Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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: Mrs. Philip B. Plumb  Gift
PreferredCitation: Samuel Wright papers (1953-26-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759