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Phelps Family Papers, 1817-1945 | Litchfield Historical Society

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Collection Overview

Title: Phelps Family Papers, 1817-1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Phelps, Winthrop Henry (1818-1885)

Other Creators: Phelps, Ethel Lowerre (d.1969), Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson (1822 - 1901)

Extent: 7.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The papers are arranged in four series:

1. Correspondance

2. Other Papers

3. Photographs

4. Notes

Date Acquired: 09/26/1961. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Clergy, Phelps family, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865)

Forms of Material: Account books, Correspondence, Diaries, Financial records

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Phelps Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence. Most of the letters date from 1854-1865 and were written to or from Rev. Winthrop Henry Phelps, who served as chaplain to the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and from his wife Lucy F. Robinson Phelps. Among the most noteworthy of the papers are a series of diaries maintained by Rev. Phelps. Several of these were edited by his granddaughter Ethel Lowerre Phelps in 1945 and published as limited editions titled "A Chaplain's Life in the Civil War." The papers also contain three of Rev. Phelps' sermons.

The papers consist of four series, Series 1, Correspondence,  Series 2, Other Papers, Series 3, Photographs, and Series 4, Notes, and are generally arranged by the creators. For a detailed inventory, click "Show Digital Content Links" at left and then "Phelps Family Papers inventory."

Collection Historical Note

Rev. Phelps was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1818, the son of William Phelps (1785-1858) and Chloe Reed May Phelps (1789-1868). They had three other children: Erasmus Addison Phelps, Charlotte Reed Phelps Van Hoeverberg, and Marietta Atwell Phelps. Rev. Phelps graduated from New York University in 1842. He studied at Union Theological Seminary, graduating in 1845. He also received a Master of Arts from New York University in 1845. He then held positions at the Congregational Church in Greenfield, N.Y., 1845-1846 and the Presbyterian Church in Hillsdale, N. Y., 1846-1849; was ordained a Presbyterian minister, 1848; and served at the Congregational Church in Stockbridge, Mass., 1849-1854; the Congregational Church in Monterey, Mass., 1854-1861; and the Congregational Church in  Hitchcocksville (now Riverton), Conn. 1861-1863. In 1863, he was appointed chaplain of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Infantry, serving until 1865. He purchased a farm in S. Egremont, Mass., in 1866 and held several temporary church positions in the area. He moved to New York City in 1882 to take up liturgical work. He died in 1885.

In 1848, Rev. Phelps married Lucy Fassett Robinson Phelps (1822-1901), the widow of Andrew Benjamin, and a daughter of Royal Robinson (1789-1841) and Fanny Fassett Robinson (1799-1862). Rev. and Mrs. Phelps had four children: Winthrop Erasmus Phelps, Harriett Frances Phelps Beardsley, Edward Wilbor Phelps, and Fanny Robinson Phelps.

Subject/Index Terms

Clergy
Phelps family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865)

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: The first donation consisted primarily of museum objects including badges, and a soldier's cap; Chaplain Phelps's personal library; and a few documents relating to a temperence society within the regiment. The first addition was assigned a number, 1961-39-0, and contained Miss Phelps's edited version of her grandfather's diaries.  Upon her death in 1969, the executrix of her estate offered the original diaries and papers to the Historical Society.  They arrived in August of 1969 and were assigned the same number as the initial donation.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

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 Source: Ethel Lowerre Phelps

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: Phelps family papers (1961-39-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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Series 1: Correspondence, 1797-1901Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Family CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Phelps Family CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: [Phelps, Chloe R. May] to [Reed Elizabeth Barret], [1818]Add to your cart.
One letter, to her mother discussing death in general, religion, and the death of her sister and her father.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Chloe R. May to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1864-1865 JanAdd to your cart.
Two letters, each from Chloe R. May Phelps to her son Winthrop H. Phelps. The first is decribing her trip to Albany and her subsequent return home due to illness. She also mentions some news about other family members and asks Winthrop to write to them. In the second letter, Chole mentions various family members visiting her home and the health of other family members. She also includes news of other family members' weddings.
Folder 2: Phelps, Chloe R. May to Phelps, William, [1828-1839]Add to your cart.
Two letters, the first concerns William being away on business in Albany and his request for his wife to see if a plate for printing had come  in to town for him. Chloe responds that there was a mix up and the plate had been sent away because those in town believed that he had moved to New York permanently. The second letter is about her everday activities in town, various townspeople, and a story about a minister who was in town.
Folder 3: Phelps, Chole R. May to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Four letters, the first is a fragment and concerns information on Phelps family genealogy. The second letter contains information on Winthrop’s sister, Charlotte, becoming ill as well as the health of other family members. It also includes news of family visits. The third letter information about the health and activities of friends and family as well as Chloe’s desire for Winthrop to write to other family members, his sister Charlotte in particular. The last letter discusses family activities with particular focus on Marietta having a son.
Folder 4: Phelps, Chloe R. May to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Five letters, the first is about Chloe’s desire for Winthrop to return home, the health of other family members, and money matters. The next letter concerns Chloe suggesting a new congregation for Winthrop to apply for as well as information on the state of other family members. The third letter concerns Chloe not wanting Winthrop to enlist as an army chaplain. The fourth letter concerns an illness Chloe had and her want for Winthrop to visit. The fifth letter describes how Chloe misses Winthrop.
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Harriet F. to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1862-1870Add to your cart.
Three letters, the first is about how she used money her father gave her and activities she did with friends.  The next letter concerns her mother coming to visit. The third letter is about the everyday activities of Harriet as well as what is going on at church meetings.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Harriet F. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1867 Feb 26Add to your cart.
Harriet writes to tell her mother about the death of Mrs. Walter Langdon as well as general news of local townspeople and everyday life.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Harriet F. to Phelps, Edward W., undatedAdd to your cart.
One letter in which Harriet tells Edward of various visitors she has had as well as places she has gone including Brooklyn and Coney Island.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Harriet F. to Phelps, Winthrop E., undatedAdd to your cart.
One letter, Harriet tells Winthrop of her desire to visit him in Chatham and talks about sledding and him receiving a pocket book.
Sub-Folder 3: Phelps, Harriet F. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop E., 1864 Sep 25Add to your cart.
One letter, Harriet tells Winthrop E. what men have been drafted from town as well as those men who have returned and some news of other people in town. Lucy tells him of news of his father along, her plans to go with the other children to Edgemont, and how she bought a new cow.
Folder 7: Phelps, Harriet F. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863Add to your cart.
Three letters and 1 fabric swatch. In the first letter, Harriet tells her father that she wants to buy a photo album and asks for him to send her a photo as well as money to get her own photo taken. Lucy and Harriet both describe Lucy’s health and the weather. Lucy tells Winthrop of a letter he has received and her gardening plans. In the second letter Harriet tells her father who has been drafted, of local deaths, and the health of other family members. Lucy tells Winthrop of visits to family members and her need of money. In the third letter Harriet writes about the holiday season, winter sports, the death of a family member, and sends a piece of Edward’s new clothes. Lucy describes various household purchases she has made.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Harriet F. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1864Add to your cart.
One letter, Harriet tells her father of news of various townspeople and family members. Both Harriet and Lucy talk about Lucy being ill. Lucy also tells Winthrop of the prospects of selling their door bell and their horse.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Harriet F. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two letters, in the first, Harriet tells her father about what she is studying in school, describes her new dress, enquires about a soldier who visited her class, and talks about the upcoming holidays. Lucy congratulates Winthrop on getting some soldiers to take a temperance pledge and tells him that she received the things he sent. In the second letter Harriet talks about clothing, school, and she encloses a piece of her new apron. Lucy discusses money matters with Winthrop.
Folder 9: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Edward W., 1879 Dec 7Add to your cart.
One letter, Lucy tells Edward about the activities of Mrs. [Boroles]'s son and about the health of other family members.
Folder 10: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Frances R., [1891]Add to your cart.
One letter, Lucy tells Frances of visitors she has had over her house and Frances’s upcoming visit.
Folder 11: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1854Add to your cart.
Four letters, the first concerns Lucy’s household purchases from the money which Winthrop had sent home. The second letter asks Winthrop to bring home sugar, a piece of bleached shirting, and a belt for Winthrop. In the third, Lucy describes her trip with the children to Skinners Eddy. In the fourth letter, Lucy describes the health of herself and the children as well as the purchases she made and picking berries.
Folder 12: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 Jan-1863 Jun 17Add to your cart.
Three letters, in the first Lucy tells Winthrop about her church experiences that have occurred in his absence as well as how the family is fairing without him. The second letter contains information from Lucy on a doctor’s visit, visits with friends, and household tasks. In the third letter, Lucy talks about planting the garden, visits from friends, an update on her health, and household purchases.
Folder 13: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 Jun 24 - 1863 Jun 27Add to your cart.
Three letters, in the first Lucy expresses her concern over hearing that Winthrop got sick and went to the hospital. In the second letter, Lucy tells Winthrop of some home remedies for illness along with her plan to send him pills. She also talks about visits with friends and family.  The last letter talks about the directions on using pills she is sending Winthrop and an unexpected visitor she had.
Folder 14: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 Jul 1 - 1863 Jul 17Add to your cart.
Four letters, in the first Lucy describes her typical day, her health and recent events with the children, and inquires about a recent capture of soldiers by Gen. Lee. In the second letter Lucy tells more about her daily life, visiting friends, her health, and prayer meetings. In the third, Lucy informs Winthrop of messages from friends, the state of the children, and the state of her health. In the last letter, Lucy talks about the draft riots in New York City and recent Union victories in the South. She also describes her prospects of visiting Winthrop in Washington.
Folder 15: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 Jul 27 - 1863 Jul 31Add to your cart.
Two letters, in the first letter Lucy describes a prayer meeting she went to and visits from friends. She also talks about her health, the health of family members, and buying Winthrop E. new shoes. The second letter concerns Lucy receiving money from Winthrop, her telling Winthrop to take care in dealing with southerners, and what she is doing about clothing herself and the children on a limited budget.
Folder 16: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 AugAdd to your cart.
Four letters, in the first Lucy discusses her trouble writing long letters, the behavior of the children, and a thanksgiving dinner.  She also talked about her health, visits from friends, and getting someone to paint the house.  In the second letter she describes the health of friends and family and her plans to go to Monterrey and also a possible trip to Alexandria, Va. In the third letter Lucy tells Winthrop about her thoughts on how long he should stay chaplain, of visitors, and various household activities. In the last letter Lucy describes some household tasks she must do before going to Monterrey.
Folder 17: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 Sep 2 - 1863 Sep 10Add to your cart.
Three letters, all of them describe taking in a tenant named Mr. Osborn. In the first letter, Lucy describes her trip to Monterrey, Winsted, and talks about going to Alexandria.  In the second letter Lucy explains how she is too busy to write long affectionate letters about the health of the family. The third describes the family money troubles.
Folder 18: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 Sep 14 - 1863 Sep 22Add to your cart.
Two letters, both letters describe the health of family members, money matters, and Lucy's upcoming trip to visit Winthrop.
Folder 19: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1863 DecAdd to your cart.
Three letters, in the first letter Lucy describes the first few days after returning from visiting Winthrop, including visits with friends and family and updates on their health. The second letter describes various clothes purchases for the Phelps children.  In the last letter, Lucy writes about the health and activities of the family as well as some household purchases and repairs. There is also a letter attached to the third letter from Harriet, who describes the New Year’s festivities.
Folder 20: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1864 Jan 9 - 1864 Jan 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Two letters, the first describes various church activities and services along with how the children liked the books that Winthrop sent.  Lucy also praises Winthrop for trying to make Colonel Kellogg a more devout man.  In the second letter, Lucy writes about household chores, finances, and supplies. There is also another letter from Harriet Phelps attached to the second letter which describes going to church meetings.
Folder 21: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop Henry, 1864 Jan 18 - 1864 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Three letters, in the first letter Lucy explains all the financial troubles the family is having along with it being difficult to obtain food. It also tells of the bills she has to people. In the second letter, Lucy describes the head illness she is experiencing as well as some stories about the children. She also describes the financial issues and her delight upon getting a mink coat from Winthrop.  In the last letter, Lucy describes selling the house and looking for a new one to rent.
Folder 22: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 FebAdd to your cart.
Three letters; the first regarding selling a horse as well as a list of some money Winthrop sent home; the second regarding Lucy's decision for a new house to rent and of some purchases she made; the third letter, includes Lucy's description of the new house and also mentions the bills she has and the purchases she needs to make. It also includes a description of a robbery by Joel Oaks and of the subsequent arrest and investigation.
Folder 23: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, WInthrop H., Rev., 1864 AprAdd to your cart.
Three letters; the first from Lucy reporting who is interested in buying their horse and what they are offering. This letter also includes an attached letter from Winthrop E. Phelps about what is going on in the family. In the second letter Lucy discusses clothes and school purchases that need to be made as well as a description on how she is feeling. Also included in this is a receipt for a subscription to Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature. In the third letter, Lucy describes visits to friends, the selling of their horse, their son Winthrop wanting to go to a new school, and her current state of health.
Folder 24: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 May 1 - 1864 May 7Add to your cart.
This folder includes three letters, two fabric swatches, and one wallpaper fragment.  Lucy reports on household life and the children’s school in the first. There are also two letters attached to the first letter. One from Winthrop E. describing the daily activities at home and one from Harriet describing a new dress she received.  In the second letter from Lucy,she discusses Winthrop’s correspondence with war widows and sends pieces of Harriet’s dress. In the third letter, Lucy discusses money and household matters as well as what is going on at church and in the children’s school. A scrap of wallpaper is enclosed in this letter.
Folder 25: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 May 21 - 1864 Jun 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Five letters, in the first letter Lucy discusses how much work she has to do in the household as well as what activities the children are engaged in. Attached to this letter is one from Harriet who describes she has been doing in her daily life and about a trip she made. In the second letter, Lucy tells of receipts she forwarded to Winthrop and her trouble catching their horse when it is out at pasture. In the third letter, Lucy talks about Col. Elisha Kellogg’s death and visiting his wife. Lucy also asks questions about missing soldiers.  In the fourth letter, Lucy talks about Col. Kellogg’s funeral.  In the fourth letter, Lucy talks about other correspondence, household life, and her worry about Winthrop being in a more dangerous area.
Folder 26: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 JulAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Four letters, in the first Lucy describes what Col. Kellogg was wearing at his funeral in detail, and who has been visiting the house. In the second letter, various clothing and household purchases are described as well as receipts for money forwarded to soldier’s families. In the third letter, Lucy describes her activities involving the garden, money matters, and the family that has been visiting. There is also a letter attached to this letter from Harriet and is about what she is doing in school and what other family is doing. In the fourth letter, Lucy describes an attempt to go to church, updates on family members, and how she is feeling sick.
Folder 27: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Sep 8- 1864 Sep 11Add to your cart.
Two letters, in the first Lucy discusses money issues, purchases, and some activities the children have been doing. Included in this letter are two other letters, one from B.F. Parsons regarding the price of school and one from [R.E. Holwel] telling Lucy that an order was denied because it was not paid. In the second letter, Lucy talks about visitors and purchases made. This letter also includes a letter from Harriet which talks about what she is doing at home and a description of what she is going to recite a prayer meeting.
Folder 28: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Sep 21- 1864 Oct 30Add to your cart.
Four letters and two fabric swatches, all letters have family news and household purchase information in them. In the first letter, Lucy discusses the war and a list of those who have been drafted from town and who are going to go or not. The letter also includes two scraps of fabric. The last three letters describe Lucy’s desire for the war to be over. The second letter describes household tasks done by Lucy. In the third letter, Lucy describes some local deaths and funerals. In the fourth letter, Lucy describes church activity as well about some questions about Winthrop’s regiment.
Folder 29: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Nov 5- 1864 Nov 18Add to your cart.
Two letters, in the first letter Lucy talks about expenses for Winthrop E.’s school as well as wanting to visit her husband. This letter also includes a letter to Lucy from A. Miner about a debt he owes Winthrop and instructions to forward it to him in order to get a receipt. In the second letter, Lucy lists her debts as well as the story of the selling of the family horse in a trade for a cow. This letter also includes a letter from Harriet Phelps describing her new hat and information on family and friends.
Folder 30: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Nov 20 - 1864 Nov 27Add to your cart.
Two letters in which Lucy describes everyday life, household work, purchases, and family news.  In the second letter, Lucy talks about Thanksgiving dinner and money received from Winthrop.
Folder 31: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Dec 4 - 1864 Dec 18Add to your cart.
Three letters, the first contains information from Lucy about friends and family. In the second letter, Lucy tells a story about how Edward Phelps gets stuck in a machine, the possibility of selling the sleigh, her health, and purchases. In the third letter, Lucy describes clothing and other purchases as well as information about the children’s schooling. There is also a letter attached from Winthrop E. about staying somewhere for the winter.
Folder 32: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Dec 25 - 1864 Dec 26Add to your cart.
Two letters, in the first letter Lucy talks about family news, what she is trying to get the children for Christmas, what she is doing for festivities, and money matters.  Attached to this letter are Edward Phelps’s lines for the Christmas festival. In the second letter, Lucy describes a sleigh ride trip in New Hartford. Attached to this letter is a letter from Harriet Phelps which describes a dress she wore to a meeting, Thanksgiving dinner, playing board games, and Christmas.
Folder 33: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Jan 1 - 1865 Jan 16Add to your cart.
Four letters, in the first letter Lucy describes a revival preacher who has come to town and her dilemma about sending Winthrop E. to school or keeping him for the revival. She also describes the preparation to get him ready for school, a chimney fire they had, and the state of her health. The second letter contains a list of Lucy’s debts and purchases, and stories about the children. Attached to this letter is one from Edward Phelps which says that Mr. Parker preaches in town. In the third letter, Lucy talks about the revival meetings and going on medication for a cold. This letter also has letters attached from Harriet and Winthrop E. Phelps, who both talk about the revival meetings. In the third letter, Lucy describes the revival meetings and the children’s Christmas presents. Attached to this letter is one from Harriet Phelps telling her want to visit Winthrop and describing the revival meeting, its’ minister, and a list of converts.
Folder 34: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Jan 22 - 1865 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Two letters, in the first letter Lucy talks about people who have recently enlisted and the health of friends. There are four letters (one from each of the children) attached to this letter. Winthrop E. describes various activities, Edward talks about Winthrop E. staying home that winter, Harriet describes a festival and a church meeting, and Frances’s letter is just doodles.  In the second letter, Lucy describes the end of the revival and the converts. This letter also contains attached letters from Edward Phelps and Frances Phelps. Edward talks about Mr. Oaks visiting and getting a new sled. Frances dictated her letter and was written by Lucy, it describes her visits to friends.
Folder 35: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 FebAdd to your cart.
This folder contains three letters. The first regards packages sent to Winthrop, where the former family horse is, and the death of Mr. Woodward. Also attached to this letter there was a letter for a call for names for the Triennial Catalogue of the Union Theological Seminary and another letter attached to give money for an alumni professorship to the Seminary. In the second letter, Lucy talks about the church, telling Winthrop to be careful, and the death of their cat, Old Nettie. This letter also contains letters attached by Edward Phelps, who describes going to school, and Winthrop E. Phelps, who talks about family, friends, and going to a donation. In the third letter, Lucy talks about church, visits from friends and family, and going to the “Old Folks Concert.”
Folder 36: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Mar- 1865 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Three letters from Lucy to Wintrhop. Two letters reference buying a seat in church. In the first letter Lucy writes about the death of Mrs. Dolittle and the children’s schooling. This letter also includes an attached letter from Winthrop E. Phelps, who talks about church and wanting to visit. In the second letter, Lucy discusses her health and visitors to the house. There is also a letter attached to this from Harriet Phelps, describing the treatment and death of Etta Shattuck. In the third letter, Lucy talks about the assassination of President Lincoln, the attempted assassination of Secretary Seward, and household purchases.
Folder 37: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Apr 30 - 1865 May 22Add to your cart.
Three letters: In the first, Lucy notes how long it has been since Winthrop has written and includes letters from Winthrop E. and Harriet Phelps. Winthrop E. talks about the death of the president, the fall of Richmond, and school. Harriet talks about visitors and a desire for her father to buy a farm in Virginia. In the second letter, Lucy lists household and clothing purchases and details money matters. In the third letter, Lucy discusses gardening and cleaning and includes a letter from Winthrop E. Phelps who describes what he is studying in school.
Folder 38: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 JunAdd to your cart.
4 letters, the first two letters describe household chores, purchases, and money matters. In the second letter, Lucy discusses how she is too busy to write long letter and gardening. In the third letter, Lucy talks about visiting friends, picking strawberries, and how Harriet Phelps is progressing with religion. In the fourth letter, Lucy discusses church and religion, riding horses, and the fourth of July.
Folder 39: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 JulAdd to your cart.
3 letters, 1 scrap of fabric, in the first letter Lucy tells of news and the health of the children.  In the second letter, Lucy talks about money matters and describes her clothing. In the third letter, Lucy discusses how Winthrop E. lost his carpetbag with many of his belongings, money matters, and the dresses she is making. In this letter she includes a piece of silk from one of the dresses she is working on.
Folder 40: Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 AugAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Lucy talks about not getting money or receiving a letter. Attached to this letter is a letter from Harriet Phelps, describing visits with friends, the funeral of Mrs. [Moore], what lessons she has had lately, and her desire to visit. In the second letter, Lucy talks about love, clothing the children, and buying food.
Folder 41: Phelps, Martha L. to Stanton, [Lucretia] Phelps, 1863Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Martha talks about being unable to promise to visit and news from the town. In the second letter, Martha discusses church and religion, the draft, a list of those confirmed, and shares various ways to prepare currants. She also asks about family and writes different things to tell them. In the third letter, Martha talks about the draft, her and her husband’s health, and news of friends and family. In the fourth letter, Martha describes some household chores, a sermon from church, news of friends, and the death of E. Wege.
Folder 42: Phelps, Martha L. to Stanton, [Lucretia] Phelps, 1864Add to your cart.
4 letters, in all of the letters, Martha talks about her health and that of friends and family, as well as her desire for Lucretia to visit. The first letter describes the funeral of Captain [Wadams] and Charley Adams, well wishes from friends, and inquires about various things. In the second letter, she talks the weather, and the death of [Ingram] [Maltoon]. In the fourth letter, Martha discusses the weather, Lucretia’s daughter, Lillie, household tasks, and purchases.
Folder 43: Phelps, William to Phelps, Chloe R. May, 1828 Oct - 1834 Sep 3Add to your cart.
5 letters, in the first letter William discusses daily activities, his and Chloe’s feelings on being away from home, and stories about business associates. In the second letter, he discusses business, William’s journey with Winthrop H. Phelps, and a need for a new pair of gloves. In the third letter, William describes how he wants to make his wife happy and why he is staying away on business longer. Also described are church and visits with friends. In the fourth letter, William talks about Chloe coming to visit and about the printing business. In the fifth letter, William describes some daily activities and some suggestion to Chloe to improve her health.
Folder 44: Phelps, William to Phelps, Chloe R. May, 1834 Sep 16 - 1939 Aug 9Add to your cart.
5 letters, in the first letter William wishes his wife well in the country and talks of when he is going to visit. The second letter discusses how William cannot visit due to business and inquires if Chloe wants to visit him. In the third letter, William discusses a recent election and going to visit Chloe. The fourth letter talks about William visiting Chloe and the health of relatives. In the fifth letter, William discusses a possible trip home with Winthrop and the sending of a marriage frock.
Folder 45: Phelps, William to Phelps, Chloe R. May, Unknown YearsAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter William talks about wanting to make Chloe happy and missing her as well as news and death of friends. In the second letter, William tells about news of friends, homesickness, trying to visit home, and where he is staying.
Folder 46Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Winthrop E. to Phelps, Harriet F., 1864 Sep - 1865 AugAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about school life. In the second letter, Winthrop describes what army camp life is like during his visit with his father in Washington, D.C.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Winthrop E. to  Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 OctAdd to your cart.
1 letter, Winthrop talks about finding a broken down wagon and news of friends. There is also a letter attached from Lucy F. Robinson Phelps’s sister, Maria Robinson, describing how the kids are doing while staying with her when Lucy is visiting Winthrop H.
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Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Winthrop E. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1860 Jul - 1865 JulAdd to your cart.
5 letters, in the first letter Winthrop tells of his desire for the family to write him letters and talks about mills, buying paper there, and information about friends. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about letters that he has received and his journey to school. In the third letter, Winthrop tells his mother he has arrived safely at school. In the fourth letter, Winthrop discusses news of the second Connecticut Heavy Artillery, news about school, and expresses his desire to buy a gold pen. In the fifth letter Winthrop talks about the journey to visit his father and his carpet bag being stolen.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Winthrop E. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson with response, 1864 OctAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Winthrop talks about the selling of the family horse, the draft, news of friends, and about the family cow. The response to this letter is written on the same piece of paper. In the response, Lucy tells of news of friends and family and answers questions on the subjects raised by Winthrop in his first letter.
Folder 48: Phelps, Winthrop E. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Jan - 1865 JulAdd to your cart.
6 letters, in the first letter Winthrop E. describes life at his school. In the second letter, Winthrop E. talks about his father’s regiment, a festival he went to, and Alfred Alford renting his shop out at home. In the third letter and fourth letter, Winthrop E. talks about the garden and horses. The fifth letter talks about Lucy F. Robinson Phelps and her trip to Alexandria, Virginia to visit Winthrop H. In the sixth letter, Winthrop E. talks about school, when his father is coming home, and a desire to see him.
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Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Winthrop E. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Sep - 1865 JulAdd to your cart.
2 letters, 1 scrap of fabric, in the first letter Winthrop E. talks about the garden, news of friends, his desire for his father to buy him a uniform, and about men who were drafted. Lucy discusses clothing purchases, Winthrop E.’s school, and the death of a Sarah Collin.  In the second letter Winthrop E. talks about his upcoming trip with Major Cleveland to visit Winthrop H. Lucy talks about Winthrop E.’s need for new pants.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Winthrop E. and Phelps, Chloe R. May to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1860 SepAdd to your cart.
1 letter, Winthrop E. talks about news of family and a note that Winthrop H. sent earlier. Chloe talks about household tasks and what Winthrop E. is doing while staying with her.
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Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Winthrop E. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson and Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 OctAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Winthrop E. is asking when his mother and sister are returning home and listing the things he has bought for the household in her absence.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Harriet F. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson and Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Harriet lists various activities she has done while she is staying at her aunt’s house. In the second letter, Harriet talks about going to New York, getting her ring repaired, and the health of some family members. In the third letter, Harriet talks about going to New York, a museum, visits from friends, and things she wants to buy.
Folder 51: Phelps, Winthrop E., Phelps, Harriet F., and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Jul - 1864 JulAdd to your cart.
3 letters, 1 voucher for a bottle of bitters, in the first letter Winthrop E. writes about how he went raspberry picking and the story of how Sol Webster’s son was poisoned. Harriet talks about the photo album she recently got, church, and the health of friends. Lucy talks about news and health of friends. This letter also includes the voucher. In the second letter, Winthrop E. discusses church and Fourth of July activities. Harriet talks about the health of friends, Fourth of July activities, and vacation. Lucy talks about visits with friends. In the third letter, Winthrop E. talks about school matters.  Harriet describes a festival that took place in town, things she wants her father to buy her, and the activities of friends. Lucy talks about things that she needs to buy for the family and money matters.
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Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Winthrop E., Phelps, Harriet F., Phelps. Edward W., and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, WInthrop H., Rev., 1863 AugAdd to your cart.
1 letter, Winthrop E. talks about visits, the health of friends and about the military. Harriet tells about a photo album, as well as news and health of friends. Edward talks about going to school in his part of the letter. In Lucy’s part of the letter, she tells Winthrop H. she wants a picture.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Edward W. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H, Rev., Unknown YearAdd to your cart.
1 Letter, the part of this letter by Edward describes family news and his desire for his father to come home. In the part by Lucy, she describes the water freezing and a pipe bursting, along with other household matters.
Folder 53: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Winthrop E., Phelps, Harriet F., Phelps, Edward W., and Phelps, Frances R., 1861 - 1863Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Winthrop H. talks about coming home, his not being able to visit Detroit, and a family he meets who have children the with the same name as his. In the second letter, Winthrop H. discusses his duties within the regiment and what daily life is like, and going to Gen. Lee’s former home which became an army headquarters. He also talks about the surrounding land being confiscated by the Union and the horses in the regiment. In the third letter, Winthrop H. describes a stomach illness he contracted, describes the tent he is living in, how the other soldiers like him, a prayer meeting they had, and the state of the war. In the fourth letter, Winthrop H. describes the weather, the surroundings, and the inside of his tent in detail. He also talks about getting soldiers to take a temperance pact, the drills they do with cannons, describes the duties of a field officer, and how a soldier died in the extreme heat. He also suggests to his children to become closer to God, pray more, and to behave for their mother.
Folder 54: Phelps, Winthrop H., rev. to Phelps, Winthrop E., Phelps, Harriet F., Phelps, Edward W., and Phelps, Frances R., 1865Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first Winthrop congratulates Winthrop E. and Harriet on becoming confirmed Christians and tells them the requirements of being a good Christian. In the second letter, Winthrop explains in detail his journey back to his regiment and begs his children to be good for their mother. He also talks about the surrender of Gen. Lee, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the attempted assassination of Secretary Seward.
Folder 55: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, William, Phelps, Chloe R. May, and Van Hoeverberg, Charlotte R. Phelps, 1856 SepAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Winthrop talks about ways for getting his parent’s and sister’s finances in order.
Folder 56: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, William and Phelps, Chloe R. May, 1836Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Winthrop is asking for his parent’s consent to go into the seminary and study to become a minister as well as his reasons for wanting to do so.
Folder 57: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1848 Feb - 1861 MarAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about his feelings and the idea of getting married. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about missing Lucy and the children as well as talking about religion and church. He also discusses Lucy’s health. In the third letter, Winthrop talks about preaching a sermon while he is away, the places he is going, and the people that he meets.
Folder 58: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Jan - 1863 Jun 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes all the activities which he did the previous day, a description of the sermon he gave, and money matters. He also talks about gardening and news of friends. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about an attack on Fort Lyon and describes the injuries of the soldiers. In the third letter, Winthrop describes burying the dead, and news about the regiment. Also he tells Lucy he regrets putting her in a difficult situation at home. In addition, he describes the soldiers he meets from other regiments, his new lodgings, and his treatment by Col. Kellogg.
Folder 59: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Jun 24 - 1863 Jun 29Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes an illness he has, things to tell the children, the feeling of eminent battle, and health of some others in the regiment. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about his illness and describes the hospital he goes to. He also talks about news and actions of the regiment along with the places he goes and people he visits. In addition he describes his living quarters and different units in the army. Winthrop discusses money matters and how he misses Lucy also. In the third letter, Winthrop describes his visit with the doctor about his illness, treatment, and his current health. He also mentions stories about other soldiers and money matters.
Folder 60: Phelps, Winthrop H. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Jul 1 - 1863 Jul 3Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop expresses his concern over Lucy’s health and tells of his own health. He also talks about news of the regiment and his want for family to visit. He also discusses soldiers' drinking habits. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about taking on a housekeeper to help Lucy, news of friends, going into Washington, and the activities of the regiment.
Folder 61: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Jul 8 - 1863 Jul 11Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about what he has to drink because the water makes him sick, the fall of Vicksburg, describes the landscape, and talks about a previous letter he has received. In the second letter, Winthrop discusses money matters, news of what is happening in camp, the death of two soldiers, the food in camp, and wanting more affection in Lucy’s letters.
Folder 62: Phelps, WInthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Jul 17 - 1863 Jul 21Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about the food he is eating, the weather, how he is not afraid to sleep alone in his tent, about working on a map, and money matters. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about the money he sent, buying a horse from a local Virginian, and the capturing of a Confederate soldier. He also wrote about preaching on the Sabbath, burying a soldier, and being postmaster.
Folder 63: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Jul 25 - 1863 Jul 29Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes activities that he is doing as part of his duties as Chaplain on the Sabbath. He also talks about officers in the regiment, the health of some soldiers, his health, and how he misses Lucy. In the second letter, Winthrop points out his location and various other points on the map attached to the letter. In the third letter, he talks about his duties to the soldiers and how they feel about him. He also describes his love for Lucy and how much he misses her. He also discusses how she should not concern herself with writing letters if it affects her health. The last topics he writes of is the arrival of a cavalry unit into camp and the food he is eating.
Folder 64: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Aug 6 - 1863 Aug 19Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes how much he misses Lucy and the disappointment he has that she does not write him more often, with more affection. He also talks about places he visits, food he buys, a rash the soldiers have been getting, officers in the regiment, and Lucy’s health. In the second letter, he talks about inspections, going to another church, and photographs he sent. In the third letter, he talks about sending letters for prisoners, his health, the new location of headquarters, and describes the soldier who lives in the tent next to his.
Folder 65: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Sep 3 - 1863 Sep 7Add to your cart.
3 letters, all three letters discuss Lucy’s upcoming visit. In the first letter Winthrop discusses news about what is going on in camp and money matters. In the second letter, he makes it clear of his unhappiness with Lucy’s unaffectionate letters, how he misses her, and talks about giving stationary to prisoners. In the third letter, Winthrop discusses his health, money matters, his rank, and Lucy’s taking in Mr. Osborn as a boarder.
Folder 66: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Sep 11 - 1863 Sep 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 letters, all three letters talk about the upcoming visit of Lucy. In the first letter Winthrop talks about troop movements, having dinner with Col. Kellogg, and the death and health of soldiers. He also discusses Lucy’s recent letters, and about the children. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about inspection, a sermon he gave, and describes what is happening in camp. In the third letter, he talks about troop movements, changes occurring in camp, helping a prisoner, and burying a soldier.
Folder 67: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Sep 17 - 1863 Sep 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 letters, the first two letters talk about Winthrop's health and the children. The first and third letters concern Lucy’s upcoming visit. The first letter talks about changes Col. Kellogg is making now that he is in command. He also discusses the situation at home, money matters, the children, and school. The second and third letters discuss soldiers who are sick. In the second letter, Winthrop discusses clothing and events happening in camp.
Folder 68: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Dec 5 - 1863 Dec 13Add to your cart.
2 letters, they both discuss the children. In the first letter Winthrop discusses money matter, activities in camp, his love for Lucy, and an attempt to get a pardon for deserters. In the second letter, he talks about the weather, daily activities, his desire to come home, soldier’s taking a temperance pledge, and the personal life of his friends in camp.
Folder 69: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Dec 18 - 1863 Dec 24Add to your cart.
3 letters, all three letters describe trying to get more soldiers to take the temperance pledge. The first and third letters express how Winthrop longs to see Lucy. The first letter describes money matters. In the second letter, Winthrop discusses church, news about friends in camp, and messages for the children. In the third letter, Winthrop writes about a church meeting, becoming regimental treasurer, Christmas festivities, and money matters.
Folder 70: Phelps, WInthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Jan 3 - 1864 Jan 13Add to your cart.
3 letters, the first letter discusses how Winthrop misses Lucy and how he wants to come to visit. It also talks about some of the regiment being called out to the front lines and about trying to find ways to make more money. In the second letter, he talks about the death of a soldier, the weather, and money matters. The third letter concerns money matters.
Folder 71: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Jan 17 - 1864 Jan 29Add to your cart.
4 letters, all four letters concern money matters. In the first letter he discusses how he misses Lucy and the children, and the soldier’s involvement in religion. In the second letter Winthrop discusses the health and numbers of the soldiers, and the children. In the third letter, Winthrop talks about inspections, Sabbath meetings, and news about officers.
Folder 72: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Feb 1 - 1864 Feb 8Add to your cart.
3 letters, all three letters discuss money matters.  The first and third letters talk about Lucy and the family moving into a new house. In the first letter, Winthrop writes about the activities of the soldiers. In the second letter, Winthrop discusses the young girls visiting from Washington and the soldier’s interaction with them as well as news from camp.  In the third letter, Winthrop tells news about friends and family.
Folder 73: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Feb 18 - 1864 Feb 26Add to your cart.
3 letters, the first and fourth letters discuss money matters. The first letter tells of news of officers, the children, and a visit from Governor Buckingham. In the second letter he talks about new troops, the size of the regiment, and the health of the soldiers. He also discusses the proposed order to send the regiment to Texas. In the third letter, he talks of the death of a soldier and the number of soldiers deserting. He also talks about Lucy’s health, how he misses Lucy and the children, and things he sees in camp.
Folder 74: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Mar 5 - 1864 Mar 18Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about a soldier who dies in the hospital, trying to send a package home, news of camp, and Lucy’s health. Also attached to this letter is a letter to Frances Phelps, which says how much Winthrop misses her. In the second letter, Winthrop describes preaching, going to a prayer meeting, and changes in officers and personnel. In the third letter Winthrop talks about news of friends in camp, bringing a former slave woman home to be their servant, and lists the money he has sent home and what it is to be spent on.
Folder 75: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Mar 21 - 1864 Mar 28Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes a trip to see a dying woman, church and temperance meetings, and the weather. In the second letter, Winthrop describes possibly going home for a few days with soldiers allowed to leave to go vote. In the third letter, Winthrop discusses Lucy’s health.
Folder 76: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Apr 12 - 1864 Apr 21Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about prisoners at the camp, clothes he buys, visiting friends, and the children. In the second letter, Winthrop describes a sermon he gave, events happening in camp, and money matters. The third letter concerns money matters, news of friends in camp, and descriptions of letters from mothers with sons in the army.
Folder 77: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Apr 24 - 1864 May 2Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes visiting soldiers in the hospital, church meetings, religion, meeting friends from home, and troop movements. In the second letter, he talks about the regiment moving, his health, temperance meetings, and money matters.
Folder 78: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 May 5 - 1864 May 9Add to your cart.
2 letters, both letters discuss money matters. In the first letter Winthrop talks about the children’s schooling. His second letter concerns visits with friends from home, church meetings, and reprimanding Lucy for doing things without his consent.
Folder 79: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 May 15 - 1864 May 18Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes how he misses Lucy and recalls the times they used to talk in bed together. He also talks about church, news of camp, and the regiment moving to Fort [Corcharan]. In the second letter, Winthrop discusses how the regiment is on the move again and that he doesn’t know where they are going. In the third letter, he talks about Col. Smith and his battle to keep a vow of temperance. He also talks about a religious conversation with a soldier, money matters, and things going on at home.
Folder 80: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Jun 1 - 1864 Jun 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes the regiment moving to Cold Harbor, Va. He describes an ensuing battle and tells of Col. Kellogg’s death. In the second letter, Winthrop describes a break in the action, prisoner take, those wounded, what camp life is like. In the third letter, Winthrop describes the regiment leaving Cold Harbor, the new Colonel of the regiment, and soldiers stealing.
Folder 81: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Jun 19 - 1864 Jun 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 letters, in all three letters, Winthrop describes the regiment marching and where they are going, camp life, and food. In the first letter, he discusses money matters. In the second letter, he describes tasks he is given, those wounded in the regiment, and talks about Col. Kellogg’s death and actions in battle. In the third letter, he talks about church services and men trying to be sent home with accidental gun shot wounds.
Folder 82: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Jul 3 - 1864 Jul 11Add to your cart.
3 letters, in all three letters Winthrop describes the movements of the regiment and camp conditions. In the first he asks Lucy to write more often. In the second letter Winthrop discusses food, money matters, prayer meetings, and questions about the children. He also describes a house they pass when marching, and the provisions they take from it. In the third letter, he talks about Col. Kellogg’s body and the children.
Folder 83: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Jul 15 - 1864 Jul 30Add to your cart.
4 letters, in all four letters Winthrop talks about the regiment’s movements. In the first letter Winthrop describes his health and the demeanor of Col. McKenzie.  In the second letter, Winthrop describes the food he is eating, his want of the war to be over, and money matters. In the fourth letter, Winthrop describes how they are in the line of battle in pursuit of the “Rebs.”
Folder 84: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Aug 4 - 1864 Aug 14Add to your cart.
5 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about religion and the actions of different brigades in the regiment. In the second letter, Winthrop describes the movements of the regiment and reassures Lucy he is alright. In the third letter, Winthrop describes what it is like in his new camp and area, money matters, and food purchases. In the fourth letter, Winthrop describes the weather, a dream he had about his family, and the number of casualties in the regiment. He also discusses religion and his own mortality. The fifth letter concerns movements of the regiment and the actions of the confederates.
Folder 85: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Aug 16 - 1864 Aug 24Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about selling their horse, money matters, soldiers ransacking southern houses and other actions, and messages for the children. In the second letter, Winthrop describes a battle the regiment is in and a man who was saved because a bullet hit his pocket watch. This letter was written on a letter from Henrietta E. Walker, who is writing to ask Winthrop to pray for her son, who has entered the army at 16 under an assumed name.
Folder 86: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Sep 1 - 1864 Sep 9Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about the regiment’s recent battle, movements, and current location. He also talks about money matters and the horses he has with him in the regiment. In the second letter, Winthrop describes what he has been eating and how a brigadier general was trying to get him dismissed from serving as chaplain.
Folder 87: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Sep16 - 1864 Sep 27Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes the tent he is living in, the washing of his clothes, family news, and money matters. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about a recent battle and the number of wounded and killed. In the third letter, Winthrop talks about losing an account book, a diary, and some letters. He also describes the movements of the regiment, engaging in battle with the Confederates, and how he misses his children.
Folder 88: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Oct 16 - 1864 Nov 3Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about the actions of the Confederate Army, messages to give the children, and a story about a woman who got engaged to a man before he enlisted in the army and found out he was married after he entered the service. In the second letter, Winthrop writes about money matters, sending money home for soldiers, church services, and the health of those in camp. He also talks about how Winthrop E. Phelps has grown so fast. The third letter concerns money matters.
Folder 89: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Nov 13 - 1864 Nov 19Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about church matters and information about camp life. The second two letters pertain to money matters. In the second letter, Winthrop discusses writing to the families of deceased soldiers. In the third letter, Winthrop writes about his concern for Lucy because she has not written recently. He also writes about voting and selling his horse at home.
Folder 90: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Dec 3 - 1864 Dec 11Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about going to Washington D.C., seeing friends there, and going to church services, one of which was for blacks. He also talks about how much he misses Lucy. In the second letter, Winthrop describes his uncontrollable desire to write letters to Lucy and his return trip from Washington to the regiment. In the third letter, Winthrop describes his return to camp, what the camp is like, money matters, and a message for Frances Phelps.
Folder 91: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Dec 16 - 1864 Dec 28Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes the volley of artillery fire the regiment is engaged in, his reaction to finding out Edward Phelps was almost killed in an accident at home, and he tells the other children to be good. In the second letter, Winthrop describes how much he desires to see Lucy again, where the camp is situated, the weather, and Winthrop E. Phelps’s schooling. In the third letter, Winthrop talks about purchases he is making, news from camp, and events going on at home.
Folder 92: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Jan 7 - 1865 Jan 11Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop gives a description of a military execution of soldier as punishment for desertion. He also talked about news from home and church. In the second letter, Winthrop describes the Confederate lines and fortifications, money matters, court martials occurring in camp, and buying Edward W. Phelps a sled.
Folder 93: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Jan 15 - 1865 Jan 28Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about church, his dislike for General McKenzie, the demotion of McKenzie to the rank of Colonel. He also gives advice on how to handle Harriet Phelps’s actions and money matters. In the second letter, he talks about how much he misses Lucy and wants a letter from her, Confederate deserters, and soldiers in the hospital. In the third letter, Winthrop tells about a sermon which he sent into a religious magazine and how he longs to see Lucy. He also responds to hearing about the children going ice skating and becoming more Christian.
Folder 94: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Feb 7 - 1865 Feb 10Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop describes a battle the regiment was in to capture the railroad west of Petersburg. In the second letter, Winthrop describes more of the battle, the movements of the regiment, soldiers he is helping in camp, and talks about the end of the religious revival at home. In the third letter, Winthrop talks about the weather, rebel deserters, wanting to go home, and news from home.
Folder 95: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Feb 26 - 1865 Apr 4Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about church services, movements of the regiment, and actions of the Confederates. He also talks about Lucy’s visitors at home, news from home, and packages of food other soldiers receive. The second letter concerns Winthrop’s health and purchases Lucy has made.
Folder 96: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 May 9 - 1865 May 23Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about his lodgings, the things he is sending home, touring a battle site, and coming home. He also tells about a woman who asks him to look for her husband among the war prisoners. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about the financial state of the southern people in the area he is located. He also tells of almost seeing President Lincoln and messages for the children. In the third letter, Winthrop talks about his wedding anniversary, his remaining term of service, his friend Pastor Read’s church burning down, and sending Confederate dollars to friends.
Folder 97: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 May 29 - 1865 Jun 30Add to your cart.
3 letters, in all three letters the regiment’s movements are mentioned. In the first letter, Winthrop talks about wanting Lucy to send his muster. In the second letter, Winthrop discusses his remaining term of service and where his family may live after his service is over. In the third letter, he writes about the weather, a description of the camp they are staying in, friends visiting camp, what he is eating, missing Lucy, and messages for the children.
Folder 98: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Jul 4 - 1865 Jul 13Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about wanting Lucy to be more loving, what is happening on the Fourth, and soldiers angry about not being able to go home. He also talks about a visit from Maj. Jones and his wife and things happening at home. In the second letter, Winthrop describes his feelings and missing Lucy, performing church services, soldiers leaving to go home, picture taking, and sending money home for the soldiers. He also discusses news from camp, Winthrop E. Phelps coming to visit, clothing, food he eats, and wanting to come home. In the third letter, he talks about things he is sending home for Lucy, instructions for Winthrop E. for his journey, missing Lucy, and news of camp.
Folder 99: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Jul 17 - 1865 Jul 20Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop writes about his feelings for Lucy, his style of letter writing, and how the way Lucy writes is unsatisfactory. He also talks about his health, what he has been doing in camp, when he is coming home, and Winthrop E. Phelps’s upcoming visit. In the second letter, Winthrop tells a story about a woman who is in camp, about duties he is performing in camp and his daily life, preaching, and how he misses Lucy.
Folder 100: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Aug 2 - 1865 Aug 15Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about how much he wants to see Lucy and wants to go home, sending money home for soldiers, and looking for Winthrop E.’s lost carpet bag. In the second letter, he talks about things going on in camp, food he eats, his health, his love and relationship with his wife, and money matters. In the third letter, Winthrop tells Lucy that the order has come that will allow him to go home. In the fourth letter Winthrop discusses the weather, Winthrop E. using the horse improperly, and instructions for Lucy at home.
Folder 101: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1869Add to your cart.
1 letter, this letter concerns what is going on at home and going to prayer meetings.
Folder 102: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, Unknown Years 1Add to your cart.
3 letters, the first and third letter talk about movements of the regiment and sending money home for soldiers. In the second letter, Winthrop talks about how his coat needs to be patched.
Folder 103: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, Unknown YearsAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Winthrop gives a description of his journey to camp, and camp life. This letter also contained a letter to Edward W. Phelps, where Winthrop asks him questions about what he is doing at home. In the third letter, Winthrop talks about coming to visit and things he is sending to Lucy. In the fourth letter, he talks about seeing friends and interacting with “colored” people.
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Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to "Son", 1865 May 25 - 1865 Jun 19Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop talks about the regiment’s movements and describes the reaction to the news of surrender by General Lee. In the second letter, he talks about going home and asks what activities his son is doing at home.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Edward W., 1865 JanAdd to your cart.
1 letter, it concerns Edward’s desire to get a sled and also Winthrop asking Edward about Church.
Sub-Folder 3: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Phelps, Winthrop E.Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Winthrop H. discusses what is happening at home and asks what Winthrop E. has been doing at his Grandparent’s house. In the second letter, Winthrop H. talks about church, death and burials, and new purchases made for family members.
Folder 105: Van Hoeverberg, Charlotte R. Phelps to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1841 Aug - 1863 AprAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Charlotte writes about formally introducing Mr. Thomas Wells to Winthrop. In the second letter, Charlotte talks about news and visits from friends and family. In the third letter, she talks about her and their mother’s health, and news of other family members.
Folder 106: Van Hoeverberg, Charlotte R. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Jun 18 - 1865 May 25Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Charlotte talks about what Winthrop is doing in the war, copperheads, and a pastor who went into the service as a private. In the second letter, she talks of the health of their mother and father, news of friends and family. In the fourth letter, Charlotte talks about their father’s financial situation, news of friends and family, and asks questions about Winthrop’s children. In the third letter, Charlotte talks about her health and the visits she has from friends.
Folder 107: Van Hoeverberg, Charlotte R. Phelps to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., [1863-1865] (1)Add to your cart.
5 letters, in the first letter Charlotte tells Winthrop when she is coming to visit. In the second letter, she asks Winthrop about his situation in camp, those killed in battle, and tells of news of friends and family. Attached to this letter is a fragment from someone named “Walter,” telling of the location he is residing in the army. In the third letter, Charlotte discusses her reaction to receiving a letter from Winthrop and hearing that he met “Walter.” She also mentions actions of the masons in her town and news of family. In the fourth letter, Charlotte discusses what Walter’s regiment has been doing, the current state of the war, and news of family. In the fifth letter, Charlotte talks about her health, the upcoming draft, and how Walter was wounded.
Folder 108: Van Hoeverberg, Charlotte R. Phelps to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., [1863 - 1865] (2)Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Charlotte talks about their mother coming to visit. In the second letter, Charlotte asks questions about what he is doing in camp. In the third letter, she talks about going to the city and her need of money. In the fourth letter, she writes about an army regiment from Albany and news of friends and family. She also asks about news of Winthrop, Lucy, and the children.
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Sub-Folder 1: Van Hoeverberg, James O. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1859 - 1869Add to your cart.
2 letters, in both letters James talks about Charlotte Phelps Van Hoeverberg’s health.
Folder 2: Van Hoeverberg, Charlotte R. Phelps to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., unknown dateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, it concerns the health of Charlotte’s father, news of her children, and about her mother coming to visit.
Sub-Series 2: Robinson Family CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
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Sub-Folder 1: Roberts, Edward to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Edward talks about buying land in the south, Winthrop’s prospects in business and farming, and news of family.
Sub-Folder 2: Roberts, Elizabeth A. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1855Add to your cart.
1 letter, She talks about what she received for Christmas, sleighing, and what she has been studying in school.
Folder 2: Roberts, Irene Robinson to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1848 - 1877Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Irene talks about visits from friends and news of family. In the second letter, Irene asks many questions about Winthrop E. Phelps, talks about her own children, and talks about clothing. In the third letter, she asks questions about Harriet Phelps and what Lucy is doing. In the fourth letter, Irene describes the terms in which she is selling her shawl to Lucy.
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Sub-Folder 1: Robinson, Ann and Robinson, Frances to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1847 - 1849 and unknown dateAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Ann writes about news and health of family members.  Frances talks about her health and how she misses Lucy. In the second letter, Ann talks about visiting family, asks about Lucy’s home life, and describes Fourth of July celebrations. Frances talks about visitors and news of family members. In the third letter Frances talks about the activities of family members. Frances talks about her garden, and messages for Winthrop E. Phelps.
Sub-Folder 2: Robinson, Ann to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863Add to your cart.
1 letter, it concerns the housework Ann does and also tells of an explosion that occurred in New York.
Sub-Folder 3: Robinson, Ann, Robinson, Henry Clay, and Robinson, Frances to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1852Add to your cart.
1 letter, in it Henry writes about the weather and the work he is doing on a farm. Frances talks about her health.  Ann talks about their mother’s health and what family members will be doing in the summer.
Folder 4: Robinson, Ann to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1849Add to your cart.
1 letter, Ann writes to Winthrop about their respective gardens. Ann writes to Lucy about clothes and purchases she is making, and “the Wyoming Steamer” being completed.
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Sub-Folder 1: Robinson, Arthur to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1856 - 1864Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Arthur discusses a family gathering for the next summer. In the second letter, Arthur talks about how he feels useless and about the health of family members.
Sub-Folder 2: Robinson, Arthur to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1850 - 1863Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter he recounts his journey home after visiting the Phelps family and thanks Winthrop for his kindness. In the second letter, Arthur talks about his health and asks Winthrop to get him a position as quartermaster in the army.
Folder 6: Robinson, Frances to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1844 - 1847Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Frances writes of her reaction to Andrew Benjamin’s death (Lucy’s first husband) and talks about health of other family members. In the second letter she discusses an outbreak of measles and dysentery in town, her health, and news of friends and family.
Folder 7: Robinson, Frances to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1850 - 1852Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Frances talks about her health, news of family and friends, what to name Lucy’s new baby, and what they have been eating out of the garden. In the second letter, Frances talks about visitors, the health of friends, the garden, and wanting Lucy and Winthrop to visit. In the third letter, Frances talks about wanting Lucy to visit, renovating her house, the health of family members, and how the garden is growing.
Folder 8: Robinson, Frances to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1853 - 1864Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Frances talks about where friends and family from town are moving to, wanting to see Lucy and family, and news of friends and family. In the second letter, Frances talks about being lonely, the location of family members, and news of friends and family. She also talks of wanting Lucy and family to visit and the food that will be available when they come. In the third letter, Frances talks of the health of family members, the draft, and invites Lucy to Ann Robinson’s wedding.
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Sub-Folder 1: Robinson, Frances and Robinson, Maria to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1848Add to your cart.
1 letter, in it Frances talks about the health and news of family, an older couple getting married, wanting Lucy to come visit, and asks if she can handle housework on her own. Maria talks about how Lucy never visited as promised in the spring and about the death of Thomas Parker, who was Ann Robinson’s fiancé.
Sub-Folder 2: Robinson, Frances to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson and Robinson, J.M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865Add to your cart.
1 letter, the first part of the letter is from James Robinson, inviting Winthrop and Lucy to his upcoming wedding, as well as mentioning his business and a gun he owns. The second part is from Frances Robinson to Lucy and talks about the health of family members, news of weddings and births, food being produced at home, and how Lucy’s uncle sawed a few of his fingers off.
Folder 10: Robinson, Frances to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1848 - 1866Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first two letters Frances talks about if she consents to the marriage of Lucy and Winthrop H. Phelps. The second letter is almost a copy of the first, due to the first never reaching Winthrop. In the third letter, Frances talks about her health, the health of family members, visits from friends, a flood, and what she is producing in the garden. She also talks about Lucy moving into a new home on a farm.
Folder 11: Gobb, Elizabeth Robinson to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, [1867 - 1882]Add to your cart.
2 letters, 2 scraps of fabric, in the first letter Elizabeth talks about what is going on in her church, activities in her town, news of family and friends, and health of family members. In the second letter, Elizabeth sends two scraps of fabric which are identified in the letter as part of the curtain from their childhood home and a piece of a dress their mother wore. In this letter she also discusses missing her sisters.
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Sub-Folder 1: Robinson, Henry Clay to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Mar/AprAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Henry writes about a flood that has come through Lucy’s hometown. He describes the destruction, what happened to their mother’s house, and asks Lucy to assist in housing their mother. In a letter written on the back of this one, Lucy asks if she can send money to help her family.
Sub-Folder 2: Robinson, Henry Clay to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1858 - 1863Add to your cart.
6 letters, in the first two letters Henry writes about the health of family members. In the first letter, Henry writes about his living situation, Irene Robinson having a baby, and news of family members. In the second letter, Henry writes about news of his daily life, business Arthur Robinson is engaging in, and hoping to visit Lucy. In the third letter, Henry apologizes for not seeing Lucy another time when he was in town and news of family. Also he writes about the deaths of two people from home and how those people influenced his life. In the fourth letter, Henry discusses activities of family members. In the fifth letter, Henry talks about being involved in the draft riots of New York. In the sixth letter, Henry describes purchasing photographs.
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Sub-Folder 1: Robinson, James to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1847Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter James writes about the upcoming winter, business, clothes the family is wearing, and the food at Thanksgiving. He also talks about the health and news of family members, including about Henry Clay Robinson breaking his foot.
Sub-Folder 2: Robinson, A.L. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1847Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter they write about Lucy coming to visit, what she should do in New York, and messages for family members.
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Sub-Folder 1: Robinson, Maria to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, [1863] - 1877Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Maria talks about the possibility of going to stay with Lucy for a period of time when Winthrop is away. She also writes about events in the Civil War, the draft, and asks about Lucy’s children. In the second letter, Maria sends a note that she is on her way to visit Lucy and about the route she will take. In the third letter, Maria talks about what Lucy’s children are doing, her disappointment Lucy has not returned, those drafted, and news of friends. In the fourth letter, Maria discusses how Arthur Robinson’s body was removed from his burial plot and how she and Lucy should get it put back.
Sub-Folder 2: Robinson, Maria and Gobb, Elizabeth to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1849Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Maria writes about housework she is doing, news of family, and possible trips she will be making. In this letter Elizabeth writes about wanting to see Lucy, visits to friends and family as well as food eaten at these gatherings, the people who are involved in church, and the clothes family members wear.
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Sub-Folder 1: [Robinson], Marietta to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. and Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, unknown dateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Marietta writes about the health of her and Lucy’s mother.
Sub-Folder 2: [Robinson], "Cousin" Harriet to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, July 13 1865Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Harriet talks about money being sent from her husband to Lucy, which he was doing on Winthrop’s instruction. She also discusses news and health of friends and family.
Folder 17: Robinson, Royal to Robinson, Frances, June 1817Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Royal writes about Frances’s writing and reading. In the second letter, Royal ponders where a happy mortal lives.
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Sub-Folder 1: Robinson, Royal and Robinson, Henry to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, [1849 - 1854]Add to your cart.
1 letter, in it Royal writes about his health, the health and news of the family, and visits from friends. Henry writes about chopping wood and about some game he and his brothers played.
Sub-Folder 2: Robinson, Royal to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1838 Mar 8Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Royal talks about how Lucy should not come home because she is sick and has already missed any festivities. He also describes some home remedies for her sickness.
Folder 13: Robinson, Henry Clay to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1859 - 1863Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Henry talks about the purchases he made for Winthrop using the money that was sent by him and trying to find a book Winthrop requested. Henry also mentioned trying to get the family together and a surprise party he recently attended. In the second letter, Henry talks about running his business, news of Arthur Robinson, and gives his opinion on how the Civil War is going. In the third letter, Henry is asking Winthrop when Lucy will reach New York.
Sub-Series 3: Benjamin Family CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Benjamin, Andrew Gardner to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1842 Oct - 1843 May 14Add to your cart.
6 letters, the first letter talks about getting together for an engagement. The second and third letters are requests to take Lucy for a short ride. In the fourth letter, Andrew talks about news and health of family and friends, when he and Lucy will get married, and apologizes for putting off their engagement.  In the fifth letter, Andrew writes about a flood in Lucy’s hometown, reaction to news of friends Lucy has written about, and setting the date of the wedding. In the sixth letter, he talks about memories he has with Lucy, friends at home, trips Lucy is planning on making, and discusses the date of the wedding.
Folder 2: Benjamin, Andrew Gardner to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1843 Jun 2 - 1843 Jul 23Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Andrews discusses Lucy’s health, describes a donation party he went to, the weather, and a trip Lucy is taking. The second letter concerns Andrew’s personal life and when Lucy is coming home. In the third letter, Andrew answers a series of questions posed by Lucy, talks about family members, and marriage. The fourth letter talks about Joseph Benjamin’s engagement to Harriet Robinson and planning to get married at the same time as his brother. He also talks about Lucy’s health, his physical features, and writing to Lucy’s sisters.
Folder 3: Benjamin, Andrew Gardner to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1843 Aug 11 - 1843 Oct 20Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Andrew talks about the wedding date and telling his mother about the wedding. He also writes about becoming a teacher, what he is currently doing, and a dream he had. In the second letter, Andrew talks about reports that the Benjamin’s have failed financially, visiting his brother in New York to discuss matrimonial matters, and when he expects to return home. In the third letter, he talks about how he wants to see Lucy, what he did on his trip to New York to see Joseph Benjamin, news of his brother, and when the wedding date will be. In the fourth letter, Andrew discusses how he has not received a response to his last letter, assumes that Lucy is sick, and tells Lucy when he expects to come to town with his brother.
Folder 4: Benjamin, Andrew Gardner to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1843 Oct 25 - 1843 Nov 26Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Andrew talks about his health, his feelings for Lucy, religion, and news from town. In both the second and third letter, he discusses the wedding and his plan of travel to get to town. In the second letter, he discusses news from Lucy’s town.
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Sub-Folder 1: [Benjamin], Edward Robeus and Benjamin, Lucy to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner, 1842 Sep 26Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Lucy inquires about what is happening at home and gives news about family members. Edward describes how his business is doing and tells of news of family members.
Sub-Folder 2: [Benjamin], Edward Robeus to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner, 1843 May 12Add to your cart.
1 letter, in it Edward talks about Andrew picking up Lucy Benjamin, the weather, and news of visits from friends and family.
Folder 6: Benjamin, Harriet F. Robinson to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1846 - 1885Add to your cart.
5 letters, in the first letter Harriet discusses clothing purchases and news of friends and family. In the second and fourth letter, Harriet talks about visiting their hometown, visiting friends and family when there, and news about them. In the third letter she talks about news of friends and activities in her town. She also talks about trying to plan a visit to their hometown with Lucy. In the fourth letter Harriet describes the health of family members and tells of those who died. In the fifth letter, Harriet offers her condolences for the death of Winthrop H. Phelps.
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Sub-Folder 1: Benjamin, Joseph Augustus and Benjamin, Harriet F. Robinson to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1844 - 1848Add to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter Harriet and Joseph inquire about life after her honeymoon and wanting Lucy to come visit. They also talk about moving family out of the town because of a large amount of consumption. In the second letter, Harriet talks about visiting friends and news of family members. Joseph writes about news of family and winter activities. In the third letter, Harriet talks about the health of family members, activities she is engaging in, and wanting Lucy to visit. Joseph talks about various activities the family has done that winter. In the fourth letter, Joseph talks about goods that Lucy ordered. Harriet’s portion of the letter is about making a skirt and about the new house she and Joseph are moving into.
Sub-Folder 2: Benjamin, Joseph Augustus to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 - 1865Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Joseph talks about the prospects of Lucy selling her house and Winthrop H. Phelps possibly buying a farm. In the second letter, he writes to find out why Lucy and Winthrop have not written back to him in a long while and assumes they are mad at him.
Folder 8: Benjamin, Joseph Augustus to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 - 1864Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Joseph talks about sending money and stamps to Winthrop. In the second letter, he talks about receipts and possibly going to visit Winthrop in Alexandria with Lucy F. Robinson Phelps and Harriet Benjamin. In the third letter, Joseph discusses selling or renting a home to Winthrop. Written within this letter is one to Lucy from Winthrop, discussing if they should buy the house.
Folder 9: Benjamin, Joseph Augustus to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 - 1866Add to your cart.
3 letters, in the first two letters Joseph talks about selling a farm and homestead to Winthrop and includes the breakdown of the prices he expects to receive for it. In the third letter, Joseph describes the state of the farm and house, what the land is being used for currently, and what farming supplies he can supply for Winthrop.
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Sub-Folder 1: Benjamin, Lucy and N. Benjamin to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1849Add to your cart.
1 letter, Mrs. Lucy Benjamin talks about Andrew Benjamin’s death and tombstone, news of her family, churches they have gone to, and places they have visited. Mr. N. Benjamin talks about having a horse to give to Brother Calvin.
Sub-Folder 2: Benjamin, Mrs. Lucy and Benjamin, N. to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner and Benjamin, Lucy, December 1839Add to your cart.
1 letter, in her part of the letter Mrs. Lucy Benjamin writes about Mr. N. Benjamin’s goods coming in, church meetings, getting a new minister, and asks questions about school. Mr. N. Benjamin discusses his health and financial matters.
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Sub-Folder 1: Benjamin, N. and Benjamin, Orson to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner, 1839 - 1841Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Orson talks about the weather, a new academy starting in town, bringing the family hogs to market, and people accused of stealing oysters.  N. Benjamin writes about a trip he is going on. In the second letter, Orson writes about school, a detailed description of an event that happened in singing school, and a description of food eaten on Christmas. N. Benjamin writes about a new railroad and a trip that he will be taking.
Sub-Folder 2: Benjamin, N. to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner, unknown dateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter N. Benjamin writes that he is sorry he cannot visit Andrew at school. Also he writes that he is sorry that Andrew dislikes school and living there, but says that it is for the best and provides religious evidence for it.
Sub-Series 4: Other Family CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bacon, A.F. to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner, 1842 Feb 21Add to your cart.
1 letter, A.F. talks about starting up correspondence with Andrew, he asks Andrew what he is doing in school and his personal life, and gives the details of his home and personal life.
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Sub-Folder 1: Loomis, Charles to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1868 - 1869Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Charles talks about what he sold from his farm, news of his family, and religion. In the second letter, Charles talks about his age, health, and news of friends.
Sub-Folder 2: Loomis, Elizabeth P. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1859 - 1866Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Elizabeth is talking about the health and news of family members. In the second letter, she talks about getting someone to help her do things she is unable to, religion, health of friends, and thinking she is close to death.
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Sub-Folder 1: May, C.W. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1868 - 1880Add to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter C.W. talks about the death of Winthrop’s mother. In the second letter they write about visits from friends and about a family coat of arms.
Sub-Folder 2: May, C.W. to Phelps, Chloe R. May, 1830 Dec 27Add to your cart.
1 letter, in it C.W. talks about where he is boarding in New York, church services, religion, their health, and wanting Chloe to visit.
Folder 4: Reed, Julius A. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1866Add to your cart.
2 letters, both are written on stationary for the Agency of A.H.M.S. for Southern Iowa. In the first letter, Julius writes about a land warrant and who Winthrop can contact about finding his, what would make it legal, and how to claim it. He also talks about the health of family members. In the second letter, Julius writes about news of his land warrant and asks for more details if Winthrop wants to sell it.
Folder 5: [Wil], [Linior] to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1885Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Linior writes about Winthrop H. Phelps’s death, offers his sympathies to Lucy, and talks about the health of other family members.
Folder 6: Willior, Edward G. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Edward tells Winthrop to look for his son, George who is a Lieutenant in the Union Army. He also talks about his feelings on war, a battle won by General Sheridan, reaction at home, news of friends and family, and how Edward’s crops are doing on his farm.
Folder 7: [-], Mary and [-], Sue to Phelps, Frances, 1901Add to your cart.
1 letter, both Mary and Sue write about the death of Frances’s mother, Lucy F. Robinson Phelps and offer their condolences.
Folder 8: Unknown to "My Dear Aunt", 1854 Feb 14Add to your cart.
1 letter, the writer in this letter is responding to a letter of sympathy from their Aunt about the death of “our dear Helen”.  In the letter she describes Helen’s illness, attempts at treatment, and includes a detailed description of her last days.
Sub-Series 2: Other CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
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Sub-Folder 1: Alfard, Mary to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., Unknown DateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Mary writes about hearing that her husband, Alfred C. Alfard, died in battle.
Sub-Folder 2: Allemang, Jim to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1869 Jul 6Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Jim discusses serving in the army with Winthrop and answers Winthrop’s questions about home availability, home prices, and feelings towards northerners where he lives.
Sub-Folder 3: Avery, Joseph B. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1856 Feb 27Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Joseph is responding to Winthrop that he found papers on the Church in the town of [Gyringham]. Joseph says that the name of the town has changed and inquires about someone he knew while living there.
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Sub-Folder 1: Baldwin, George H. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Dec 21Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter George is requesting that Winthrop send his pay to his family while he is in the hospital.
Sub-Folder 2: Beadly, H. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Mar 30Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter the writer talks about the death of her husband due to illness, religion, and thanks Winthrop and the company for taking care of him. The writer also informs Winthrop which of her husband’s things she has received.
Sub-Folder 3: Beardsley, Lulu to Ette, John, 1887 Feb 12Add to your cart.
1 letter, it is a response to a letter for Winthrop H. Phelps. Lulu is telling the writer that Winthrop has passed away.
Folder 3: Bingham, J. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1847 Aug - 1847 SepAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter J. writes something similar to free-verse poetry describing the landscape surrounding him and his family. In the rest of the letter, he talks about visiting friends and relatives, and the weather. In the second letter, he writes in a similar manner as the first letter, except about people they know. In the rest of the letter he discusses how he enjoys writing letters and how Lucy should ask questions.
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Sub-Folder 1: Bott, Mary to Strauburg, Henry, 1864 Mar 2Add to your cart.
1 letter, Mary writes about getting money from Henry, sending his coat, and tells him to be careful not to be caught getting drunk.
Sub-Folder 2: Brady, Mary to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Nov 8Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Mary thanks Winthrop for what she has done for her, talks about her brother’s death, and asks Winthrop to collect any money due to their brother and send it to them.
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Sub-Folder 1: Brown, Howell to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Sep 23Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Howell writes about sending papers to Winthrop and the other soldiers as well as a discussing the draft in his town.
Sub-Folder 2: Brown, James to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Nov 22Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter James is trying to obtain money he never received for his son who returned home after being injured at the battle of Cedar Creek.
Folder 6: Buck, Royal to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1866 Mar 26Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Royal describes the worth of Winthrop’s land warrant and the process he must go through to confirm that it is legally his.
Folder 7: Buckingham, William A., Governor to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Sep - 1864 JanAdd to your cart.
3 letters, the first letter concerns the transmission of money to an officer. In the second letter, Governor Buckingham talks about the qualities of Col. Kellogg. In the third letter, Governor Buckingham writes about his duties and about an officer in the 2nd Connecticut that may not be acting in its best interest.
Folder 8: Buckingham, William A., Governor to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Feb - 1864 SepAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Governor Buckingham discusses Winthrop’s attempt to bring temperance to the regiment. In the second letter, he talks about Winthrop’s desire to leave the regiment, the job he is doing, and how he should remain where he is. In the third letter, the Governor writes about doing a favor for Winthrop.
Folder 9: Buckingham, William A., Governor to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 May - 1865 DecAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter the Governor writes about the end of the war and about relief to the wives of soldiers. In the second letter, Governor Buckingham thanks Winthrop for his service during the war.
Folder 10: Butler, N. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Mar 23Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter the writer tells that he cannot find out information for Winthrop because the Vice President is confined to his bed due to sickness.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Case, Lottie to Case, George A.Add to your cart.
1 letter, 1 newspaper clipping, in the letter Lottie talks about receiving a long lost letter from George, worrying about his safety, the draft, and going to celebration ceremonies for recent victories. She also discusses news of friends and the things she misses doing with George. The newspaper clipping attached is a list of men drafted.
Sub-Folder 2: Child, C.M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 May 15Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter the writer tells Winthrop that his nomination as Chaplain has been received and what he needs to finish the process to become a Chaplain.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Clapp, Jane E. to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner, 1842 Apr 7Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Jane writes about news of friends and family.
Sub-Folder 2: Cook, W.P. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1848 Feb 3Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter W.P. talks about newspapers and magazines he publishes, the state of Winthrop’s church, and the attendance at prayer meetings which W.P. goes to.
Folder 13: Dana, M.M.G. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Oct - 1865 Feb and unknown datesAdd to your cart.
4 letters, in the first letter the writer talks about sending money, the election of 1864, church, and his opinion on how the war is going for the confederates. In the second letter, M.M.G. talks about his feelings on war and what the fate of the confederate leaders should be. In the third letter, M.M.G discusses a trip he is going on, where he is going to preach, describes a conference of clerics he went to, the possibility of being drafted, and news of friends and family. In the fourth letter, he talks about his candidacy for an office, who the town would accept to replace him in the congregation, and gives his opinions on the draft riots in New York.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Darhiell, A.H. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Jan 4Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter A.H. talks about how he has been offered a chaplaincy position in the 57th Mass. Regiment and asks questions about Winthrop’s experience as a chaplain.
Sub-Folder 2: Day, John C. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Jan 14Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter John Day acknowledges having received from Winthrop the affidavit of Elisha Wells in regards to fraud practices by George W. Bristol. He goes on to say that the affidavit has been sent to the state attorney for Litchfield County, C.F. Sedgwick, Esq.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Door, Samuel S. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Dec 6Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Samuel is writing on behalf of the Congregational Society of Colebrook to offer the position as minister to Winthrop.
Sub-Folder 2: Dow, John C. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Mar 2Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter John writes that his deceased son in law’s money has reached home safely. Attached to this letter is one from his daughter Henrietta Sounsberry, who writes about hearing of her husband’s death and thanks Winthrop for being with him.
Folder 16: Dunnel, L. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Jun 11Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter the writer talks about their relief upon hearing their son is alive and recovering. Also they ask Winthrop to look up another family member to see if they are still alive.
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Ette, John to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1887 Feb 8Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter John Ette writes about his recent health and recounts some experiences he had with Winthrop during the Civil War.
Sub-Folder 2: Fatten, Joseph to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., October 31 [1863-1865]Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Joseph talks about hearing that his brother is wounded and asks Winthrop to keep him updated. He also tells Winthrop how he had a brother die in a Massachusetts regiment and how it is wrong for his brothers to be on opposite sides. In another part of this letter, Joseph writes to his brother asking how he could fight with the Confederates, against his brother and country.
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Gaylord, E.M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Sep 25Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter E.M. talks about hearing their brother is ill and asks Winthrop to give them any news of his situation as soon as he hears.
Sub-Folder 2: Gentry, Progressive to Hogen, Captain, 1842 Sep 7Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Progressive Gentry talk about their health and the health of Captain Hogen. They also state they would spare no expense and would get anything Captain Hogen would want, if he came to visit.
Folder 19: [Goodwin], Carrie to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Jan - DecAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Carrie talks about an encounter with Lucy F. Robinson Phelps, Winthrop’s living conditions in camp, and the effect of the war of the families in the north. She also writes about news of people in town, prayer meetings, the new minister in town, Mr. Holly. In the second letter, she discusses why she has not written in a while, the weather, and her current activities. In the third letter, Carrie discusses Sabbath school, missing Winthrop being their minister, and a description of a church meeting and who performed each part of the service.
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Hogen, Captain to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1842 DecAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Hogen talks about sending someone to deliver his message because he could not cross the river. He also talks about sending reeds home for his mother. In the second letter, he talks about the health of friends.
Sub-Folder 2: Hogen, Captain to The Benjamin Family, 1842 SepAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Hogen informs the Benjamin family that he is still alive. In the second letter, he thanks the family for paying some charges when he was ill and he talks about who was not in their right mind sending a message.
Folder 21Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Hopkins, Mark to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1880 Aug - 1881 FebAdd to your cart.
2 letters, the first letter is a critique on a religious essay that Winthrop wrote and sent to Mark. In the second letter, Mark apologizes for any misunderstanding that a previous letter caused and that he was merely trying to have an intellectual conversation.
Sub-Folder 2: Hopson, O. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Nov 4Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter O. writes about hearing of the death of his son, Edward C. Hopson. He also asks Winthrop about the details surrounding his son’s last days and if Winthrop can send his son’s personal effects home.
Folder 22: [I.O.T.A] to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, Unknown DatesAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter the writer remembers childhood memories with Lucy and asks her to move west with him in the fall. In the second letter, he talks about the trials that he has been through, the possible marriage with Lucy, and how happy that would make him.
Folder 23Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: James, Galen to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Jan 1Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Galen is writing on behalf of the publication called, The Congregationalist, and says that they do not need any more correspondents to write articles.
Sub-Folder 2: James, Mary E. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Aug 14Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Mary thanks Winthrop for inquiring about a soldier for her.
Folder 24Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Jencks, Edward B., Mrs. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Dec 26Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Mrs. Jenks writes about trying to get her brother’s bounty for enlisting in the army and followed the transfer of money to Winthrop. She asks Winthrop if he has sent the money to her or what had happened to it.
Sub-Folder 2: Jenks, [Vandian] to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Jun 18Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Vandian ask Winthrop to try to get money owed to him from Lt. Snowden and send it to him.
Folder 25: Kelly, Michael to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Sep 18Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Michael talks about his pay being stopped because he owed a debt to Thomas [Milneese], who wrote to the Secretary of War to get the pay stopped. Michael ask Winthrop to help him find Thomas so he can repay his debt and get the rest of his pay.
Folder 26Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: L., Laura to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1889 May 16Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Laura talks about things she is doing at a farm house, someone losing their wallet, and trying to return Lucy’s shawl to her.
Sub-Folder 2: Lee, Bradley D. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 May 5Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Bradley tells Winthrop that at a meeting he was unanimously nominated as the Chaplain for their regiment.
Sub-Folder 3: [Lee], Julia to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1863 Oct 22Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Julia writes about a trip Lucy went on, the weather, and news of friends and family.
Folder 27: Loe, Charles M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 AprAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Charles writes about hearing that his son was shot and killed in battle and he requests Winthrop to look for his body and determine if it is in a state to be sent home. In the second letter, Charles is reacting to hearing his son is already buried and wants to know if the burial was done properly.
Folder 28: Lombard, Elizabeth Otis to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1860 - 1863 OctAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Elizabeth informs Winthrop of the death of Reverend Otis Lombard, the details surrounding his illness and last days. She also talks about her feelings on his death and the future and asks Winthrop to write an obituary notice for him. To help Winthrop write the obituary, Elizabeth includes an account of her husband’s earlier life. Also grouped with this is a draft of the obituary written by Winthrop. In the second letter she writes description of the pastors at her husband’s church, news of her family, and talks about what she has to do now that her husband is dead.
Folder 29: Lumis, William H. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Oct - 1865 JunAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter William writes to Winthrop in order to try to get the money owed from four people to an injured soldier and friend of his. In the second letter, William writes that he is sending money to settle debts with soldiers in the 2nd Connecticut regiment.
Folder 30Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Mac Nule, Eliza F. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, Unknown DateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Eliza writes of her concern for her daughter Ellen and thanks Lucy for taking Ellen into her home and letting her live there.
Sub-Folder 2: [Midaleton], Robert to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1841 Jun 10Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Robert writes about how an old man read a letter from Lucy and was telling Robert that she is too young for him.
Folder 31: Morris, John M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Oct - 1863 NovAdd to your cart.
3 letters, each of these letters is written by John M. Morris on behalf of the journal, The Connecticut War Record. The first letter is written to Col. Kellogg asking for him to find a correspondent for the War Record, which he presumably gave to Winthrop. Included in this letter is a letter to “the agent of the War Record” where John lays out the guidelines for his job as a correspondent and how much he gets per subscription. In the second letter, John thanks Winthrop for agreeing to become the agent for the War Record. In the third letter, he writes about what he wants Winthrop to write about in his first article and asks if Winthrop wants to be a regular correspondent.
Folder 32: Morris, John M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 DecAdd to your cart.
4 letters, each of these letters is written by John M. Morris on behalf of the journal, The Connecticut War Record.  In the first letter, John tells Winthrop that he is pleased with the work that he has done so far. In the second letter, John talks about missing names from an entry Winthrop sent in. In the third letter, he talks about sending issues of the War Record to Winthrop. The fourth letter pertains to Winthrop having to pay postage for the journals.
Folder 33: Morris, John M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Jan - 1864 FebAdd to your cart.
6 letters, each of these letters is written by John M. Morris on behalf of the journal, The Connecticut War Record.  The first letter discusses changes that need to be made to the records of the journal and when the January issue is coming out. The second letter is a receipt saying they received sixty dollars from Winthrop. In the third letter, John extends his apologies for mix-ups caused by the journal and issues not being sent. In the fourth letter, John discusses fixing his records and acknowledges receiving money from Winthrop. In the fifth letter, he talks about editing he did to one of Winthrop’s recent articles and thanks him for his work. In the sixth letter, John talks about receiving a letter from Winthrop right as he sent his previous and that he attended to a matter discussed in Winthrop’s letter.
Folder 34: Morris, John M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Mar - 1864 AprAdd to your cart.
3 letters, each of these letters is written by John M. Morris on behalf of the journal, The Connecticut War Record.  In the first letter, John talks about Winthrop needing to get his article in sooner now and the possibility of paying him for his articles. The second letter contains receipts, the journal’s records, and John’s appreciation for Winthrop’s work. In the third letter John talks about subscribers and asks Winthrop to ask the soldiers about their feelings on victory and Lincoln’s assassination.
Folder 35: Nash, Albert to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Sep 14Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Albert asks about money his son gave to Winthrop to send to him. Albert requests that Winthrop send him the money or the receipt showing he sent the money.
Folder 36: Osborn, Frederick Webster, Rev. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Sep - 1863 NovAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Frederick writes about boarding in Winthrop’s study, what is going on in church, and asking people to look up soldiers in the army. In the second letter, Frederick talks about three dollars collected for Winthrop in church and whats he want to buy with it, a trip he took to New York, the news that he is taking a break from preaching due to health, and finding a new place to live. In the third letter, he talks about what he bought Winthrop with the three dollars and sending it to him.
Folder 37: Parsons, B.F. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Sep - 1864 MarAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter B.F. writes that he would be glad to accept Winthrop’s son and daughter into his school. In the second letter, he discusses why he has neglected replying to Winthrop’s letter, and what Winthrop E. Phelps is studying in school. Included with this letter is a bill for Winthrop E.’s schooling. In the third letter, B.F. acknowledges receiving money for the school bill and talks about health and news of those at the school.
Folder 38: Pennell, Lewis to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Aug 10Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Lewis asks if Winthrop knows anything about the record of the Association at Barrington and statistics on another matter. He also talks about his son serving at Harpers Ferry.
Folder 39Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Editor, 1864 Nov 28Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter to an anonymous “Editor”, Winthrop writes about which candidate can bring the war to a close, his opinion on the war in general, how the South is functioning on its own, and what his vision for the future relations will be between the North and South.  Also included with this letter is an incomplete transcription of the letter.
Sub-Folder 2: Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev. to Buck, Royal and Buck, Royal to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1866 AprAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in the part of the letter from Winthrop he asks Royal where he should locate his land warrant, what the taxes are like there, and what it will be worth in ten years. In Royal’s reply on the back of this letter, he answers Winthrop’s questions.
Folder 40: Potter, John A. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 SepAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter John talks about the costs to produce the Connecticut War Record, asks about getting soldiers to subscribe to it from the regiment and getting a correspondent for the journal. Included with this letter is a notice to correspondents, laying out what their correspondence should contain. Also with this letter is a circular asking for correspondents.
Folder 41Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Potter, John M. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Oct 26Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter John asks Winthrop to deliver a letter to a soldier that is in the hospital.
Sub-Folder 2: Potter, George H. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1866 Feb 27Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter George writes about wanting to repay Winthrop for a subscription to the Connecticut War Record which Winthrop bought for him.  He also talks about how Winthrop was as a Chaplain.
Sub-Folder 3: Potter, S.S. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Jun - 1863 AugAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter the writer talks about things he is doing, church activities, news of friends, and his opinion on the war.  In the second letter, S.S. gives his opinion on Winthrop being a Chaplain, talks about the capturing of a wanted man, the death of their friend, and about a tract he wrote for the soldiers. Included in this letter is the tract S.S. wrote entitled, “The Inevitable Contest.” The tract is about how there are numerous ways service in the military will end and the fight will be over but that the fight with death is never over, and that it is necessary to be a true Christian in order to be ready to face this battle.
Folder 42Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Read, C.H. to Chester, Rev., 1845 May 12Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter C.H. recommends Winthrop H. Phelps for a position in a church in [Gossenfield] and asks Reverend Chester to give Winthrop any information he has on the church.
Sub-Folder 2: Richards, George to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Sep 24Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter George talks about a request that Winthrop made for temperance tracks to be sent for use in his regiment. George is replying that he could not find any, but would be willing to reimburse Winthrop for ones he buys while in camp.
Sub-Folder 3: Rogers, W.K. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1880 Mar 5Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter W.K., the private secretary of the President, is acknowledging that the President has received something from Winthrop.
Folder 43: Rowland, Cornelia R. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1864 Apr - 1865 JanAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in both letters Cornelia talks about news, death, marriages, and births of friends. In the first letter she gives a description of her journey home after being away.  In the second letter Cornelia talks about the recent church revival in Lucy’s town, the health of her family members, and about Lucy possibly visiting her.
Folder 44: Rowland, Cornelia R. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1865 Feb - 1865 MarAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Cornelia talks about the weather, winter activities, and her going to visit Lucy along with other friends. She also talks about news of her family and friend’s health, births, deaths, and activities. In the second letter, she talks about her journey home from Lucy’s house and writes messages for Lucy’s family.
Folder 45: Sanborne, Pliny F. to Benjamin, Andrew Gardner, 1841 Apr - 1842 MarAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Pliny writes about the journey he has taken after leaving town, recalls memories from his and Andrew’s past, and asks about Andrew’s future. In the second letter, Pliny asks what Andrew has been doing since Pliny has left home, what is going on in town during the winter, and talks about his health. He also discusses relationships of friends as well as the qualities of women where he is living now in Massachusetts and in Andrew’s town in Pennsylvania.
Folder 46Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Schaaf, M.J. to Johns, John, Rev., Unknown YearAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter M.J. talks about her love for John, church matters, his possible rise to Bishop, John’s preaching, preaching she heard at church, and visits with friends.
Sub-Folder 2: Seech, Betsy to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Aug 6Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Betsy talks about feeling the weight of her sin upon her, the feeling that she will never be able to stop sinning, and asks Winthrop to pray for her.
Folder 47Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Selden, Joseph to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Jul 10Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Selden is acknowledging for the Governor that they received Winthrop's letter and that they were going to delay in sending an affidavit to the State Attorney.
Sub-Folder 2: Silliman, Eliza A. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., [1864]Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Eliza writes to ask Winthrop about finding some possessions of James Henry’s that she had expected to be forwarded to her.
Folder 48Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Smith, Nathaniel to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 May 1Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Nathaniel writes about the North’s victory, thanks Winthrop and his regiment and getting soldier’s articles published in a newspaper. He also talked about some matter which Winthrop wrote of in a previous letter.
Sub-Folder 2: Starks, Samuel W. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Sep - 1863 OctAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Samuel writes about hearing of the death of his son, receiving his son’s body, the funeral, and thanks Winthrop for the kindness he has shown to his family. In the second letter, Samuel thanks Winthrop again for his kindness and responds to an inquiry made by Winthrop about information of schools. Included with this letter is an advertisement for a school run by W.F. Grant.
Folder 49Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Thompson, William to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 May 13Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter William talks about regretting leaving the regiment and describes the conditions on the ship he is on. He also writes about getting money and wanting Winthrop to try to get some money owed to him.
Sub-Folder 2: Townsend, H.C. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1885 Dec 18Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter H.C. talks about hearing that Winthrop H. Phelps had died, expresses their sympathies, recalls memories of Winthrop, and asks questions about the circumstances surrounding his death.
Sub-Folder 3: Tufts, Gardiner to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1863 Aug 27Add to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Gardiner asks Winthrop to get soldiers in the regiment to send him documents related to the cases he is working on. Included with this letter is Gardiner’s business card, telling where his office is located as well as locations of some other military offices.
Folder 50Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Van Dyck, A.H. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1868 May 28Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter W.H. writes about building a church on Mt. Washington, the state of the building fund for it, and the promise that he will provide a bell. He also tells Winthrop that “Mr. Kelly’s family” wishes to come and stay on the mountain.
Sub-Folder 2: Wavelin, Laura A. to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1853 Jan 13Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Laura talks about losing two people in the past to consumption, his involvement with religion now, where she goes to school and what she does there, and asks questions about Winthrop H. Phelps.
Folder 51: Welles, Mary W. to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Feb - 1864 AprAdd to your cart.
3 letters, in the first letter Mary writes about how she became more religious from being a part of Winthrop’s parish before he entered the war. She also writes to ask if he can locate a soldier named James Stanley and to keep him from falling into sin. In the second letter, Mary writes that she is glad that Winthrop is the chaplain of the regiment, tells about James Stanley, and asks if Winthrop can suggest to James to send his money to her instead of spending it. In the third letter, Mary asks if James Stanley and/or Winthrop are going to the front or are preparing for active battle. She also asks about James Stanley’s progress toward becoming a good Christian.
Folder 52Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Wellman, Benjamin to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Jul 20Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Benjamin writes about how many of the Blackman family are sick and are in need of aid. Benjamin requests of Winthrop to try and aid the two Blackman boys in his regiment in getting furloughs to go home so they can help their family.
Sub-Folder 2: Wells, Gaylord to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Feb 23Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Gaylord writes about seeing James Stanley’s name in a paper as gone missing in a battle. Gaylord requests any new information from Winthrop on this man since the newspaper was published.
Folder 53: Williamson, Mary to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1864 Feb - 1864 Jul and Unknown YearAdd to your cart.
4 letters, the first letter talks about Mary sending money with Mrs. Adams for Winthrop. The second letter informs Winthrop that Mary is sending him twenty dollars in order to help him due to her belief he is underpaid. In the third letter, Mary talks about the health of his family, her feelings on the President, and news of friends. In the fourth letter, she talks about the death of one of their friends, things Winthrop is doing to make money, and finding her long lost brother.
Folder 54Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Winegar, N.M. to Benjamin, Andrew Gardiner, 1841 Dec 1Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter N.M. talks about a singing school she goes to, what school she may go to in the winter, deaths of people in town, and answers Andrew’s questions about some people from town.
Sub-Folder 2: Unknown, Carrie to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, Unknown DateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Carrie writes about making a trip with Lucy to Winsted to make some purchases and bringing her father with them.
Folder 55Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Unknown, Minerva to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, 1845 Mar - 1845 JunAdd to your cart.
2 letters, in the first letter Minerva consoles Lucy about something, describes what is happening in her church, and discusses news of friends and marriages. In the second letter, Minerva talks about visiting friends, news of Lucy’s family and friends, and asks Lucy to pick out fabric for a dress she is making.
Sub-Folder 2: Unknown, Valentine to Phelps, Lucy F. Robinson, Unknown DateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in the letter Valentine writes how he loves Lucy and about how he wishes he could see her and tell her face to face.
Folder 56Add to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Unknown to Phelps, Winthrop H., Rev., 1865 Aug 1Add to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter the writer informs Winthrop of the birth of his son, tells Winthrop about sending things to him, and discusses matters regarding the publishing of the Connecticut War Record.
Sub-Folder 2: Unknown, Lucy to Unknown, Unknown DateAdd to your cart.
1 letter, in this letter Lucy talks about news of friends and family, the death of a family member, and actions of soldiers during the Civil War.

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