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John Wright collection

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Bostwick family

Buck family

Canfield family

Ferriss family

Hine family

Masters, S.

McEuen family

New Milford papers

New Preston papers

Northrop family

Taylor family

Thacher, Partridge

Treadwell family

Account books



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John Wright collection, 1715-1892 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Collection Overview

Title: John Wright collection, 1715-1892Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Wright, John

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in 13 series. The series are arranged alphabetically by type and then chronologically.

Series 1. Bostwick family

Series 2. Buck family

Series 3. Canfield family

Series 4. Ferriss family

Series 5. Hine family

Series 6. Masters, S.

Series 7. McEuen family

Series 8. New Milford papers

Series 9. New Preston Society papers

Series 10. Northrop family

Series 11. Taylor family

Series 12. Thacher, Partridge

Series 13. Treadwell family

Date Acquired: 01/01/1982

Subjects: Bostwick family, Buck family, Canfield family, Connecticut. County Court (Litchfield County), Ferriss family, Hine family, Lawyers - Connecticut - Litchfield County, Masters, S., McEuen family, New Milford (Conn.), New Preston Society (New Milford, Connecticut), Northrop family, Schools - Connecticut, Taxation, Taylor family, Thacher, Partridge, 1714-1786, Treadwell family, Vermont - History

Forms of Material: Account books, Business records, Correspondence, Deeds, Ephemera, Financial records, Invitations, Land surveys, Leases, Legal documents, Powers of attorney, Prescriptions, Promissory notes, Receipts, Recipes, Rewards of merit, Subscription lists, Visiting cards

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John Wright Collection (1715-1853) [1982-22-0] consists of papers related to the Bostwick, Buck, Canfield, Ferriss, Hine, McEuen, Northrop, Taylor, and Treadwell families; lawyer Partridge Thacher; and others living in New Milford, Conn. It also includes papers related to New Preston Society. Included in the papers is correspondence; deeds; notes, orders, receipts and other business records; leases; subscription lists; account books, and other documents.

The collection is arranged in 14 series, one for each family, S. Masters, Thacher, one related to New Milford,  one related to New Preston Society, and account books. The researcher will find papers related to the families interspersed among the various series. The papers of Partridge Thacher (1714-1786) are of particular interest. He was the first lawyer in New Milford and was self-taught. His account books document the payments, frequently rendered in trade, that he received for his services. Other of his books document the dockets of the Litchfield County Court. Thacher and others were involved in the acquisition of land in what was then the province of New Hampshire, which is now Vermont, as early as 1762, and a subscription list documents his and Samuel Averill's intention to obtain a patent to found a township in the area of the Onion River in the communities of Middlesex and Waterbury. During the late 1760s, Thacher was active in acquiring land there, as reflected by his deeds. In addition to the Thacher papers, some of the family papers also contain deeds related to transactions in New Hampshire (now Vermont).

Subject/Index Terms

Bostwick family
Buck family
Canfield family
Connecticut. County Court (Litchfield County)
Ferriss family
Hine family
Lawyers - Connecticut - Litchfield County
Masters, S.
McEuen family
New Milford (Conn.)
New Preston Society (New Milford, Connecticut)
Northrop family
Schools - Connecticut
Taxation
Taylor family
Thacher, Partridge, 1714-1786
Treadwell family
Vermont - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

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: John Wright

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: Judson Canfield Papers (1760-1856)

Preferred Citation: John Wright collection (1982-22-0), 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 Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Bostwick family, 1784, 1815],
[Series 2: Buck family, 1741-1797],
[Series 3: Canfield family, 1803-1825],
[Series 4: Ferriss family, 1756-1845],
[Series 5: Hine family, 1818-1850],
[Series 6: Masters, S., 1816],
[Series 7: McEuen family, 1751-1832],
[Series 8: New Milford papers, 1715-1843],
[Series 9: New Preston papers, 1786-1835],
[Series 10: Northrop family, 1805-1853],
[Series 11: Taylor family, 1805-1853],
[Series 12: Thacher, Partridge, 1744-1789],
[Series 13: Treadwell family, 1811-1812],
[Series 14: Account books],
[All]

Series 8: New Milford papers, 1715-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 1: An abstract of Stephen Hawley's records of land in New Milford, 1772?Add to your cart.
Photocopy of original found in Item 1 below.
Folder 2: Bills, 1774, 1791, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Bond, 1789 Dec 5Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1783-1800Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bostwick, Elisha to Gaylord, William and Gaylord, Ebenezar, 1783 May 19Add to your cart.
Gaylord and Gaylord's reply on reverse.
Item 2: Tracy, Uriah to Canfield, Ithamar, 1800 Jan 23Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1874-1887, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Johnson, J. R. to Delavan, Marcus L., 1874 Nov 30Add to your cart.
Item 2: Dye, F. B. to Gaylord, Maria or Sarah, 1885 Mar 9Add to your cart.
Item 3: Perry, John H. to Mygatt, A. B., 1887 Apr 1Add to your cart.
Item 4: Sanford, D. C. to Sanford, Rev. Mr., undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Bostwick, John to [Wheeler, Thomas?], undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ephemera, 1843-1883, undatedAdd to your cart.
Invitations to balls and social events, a vocal class announcement, and business and calling cards.
Folder 7: Execution, 1803 Oct 23Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Land surveys, 1756-1793, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Land records, miscellaneous, 1715, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Document fragment with signatures of Benjamin Hitchcock and David Sanford.
Folder 11: Prescriptions, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Promissory notes, 1816-1826Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Receipts, 1784-1874Add to your cart.
Folder 14: School records, 1856, 1892, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Report card, Calvin C. Benedict, 1892 fallAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Report card, Frank E. Benedict, 1892 fallAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Reward of merit, Merwin Hill, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Reward of merit, Sarah C. Hill, 1856 Feb 27Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Statement of account, 1823 Jan 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: An abstract of Stephen Hawley's records of land in New Milford, 1772?Add to your cart.
Currently housed in Oversize box 19. Photocopy found in Folder 1 above.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Bostwick family, 1784, 1815],
[Series 2: Buck family, 1741-1797],
[Series 3: Canfield family, 1803-1825],
[Series 4: Ferriss family, 1756-1845],
[Series 5: Hine family, 1818-1850],
[Series 6: Masters, S., 1816],
[Series 7: McEuen family, 1751-1832],
[Series 8: New Milford papers, 1715-1843],
[Series 9: New Preston papers, 1786-1835],
[Series 10: Northrop family, 1805-1853],
[Series 11: Taylor family, 1805-1853],
[Series 12: Thacher, Partridge, 1744-1789],
[Series 13: Treadwell family, 1811-1812],
[Series 14: Account books],
[All]


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