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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

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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).


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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],
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Series 12: Thacher, Partridge, 1744-1789Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Account book, 1744-1750Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Account book, 1752-1759Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Account book and loose pages, circa 1750-1755Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Account book, 1761Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bonds, 1744-1774Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bills, 1765-1777Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Certifications, 1769, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1753-1761Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lester, Murray to Thacher, Partridge, 1753 Oct 18Add to your cart.
Item 2: Skeel, Samuel to Thacher, Partridge, 1756 Sep 22Add to your cart.
Item 3: Elwell, Samuel to Thacher, Partridge, 1761Add to your cart.
Item 4: Wooster, Joseph to Thacher, Partridge, 1761 Nov 22Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1762-1767Add to your cart.
Item 1: Wooster, Joseph to Thacher, Partridge, 1762 Nov 22Add to your cart.
Item 2: Barnes, William to Thacher, Partridge, 1766 Nov 10Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lamson, Joseph to Thacher, Partridge, 1767 Aug 19Add to your cart.
Item 4: Squier, Samuel to Thacher, Partridge, 1767 Oct 13Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1769-1783Add to your cart.
Item 1: Van Dyck, Henry to Thacher, Partridge, 1769 Mar 14Add to your cart.
Item 2: Carman, Joshua to Thacher, Partridge, 1773 Jun 8Add to your cart.
Item 3: Riggs, Joseph to Thacher, Partridge, 1775 Feb 13Add to your cart.
Item 4: Nickelson, Angus to Thacher, Partridge, 1783 Mar 22Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Deed, Noble, David to Hervey, Joel for land in New Milford, Conn., 1741 Mar 13Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Deed, Bostwick, Benjamin to Thacher, Partridge for land in New Milford, Conn., 1745 Oct 28Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Deed, Carrington, Riverius; Noble, David; Prindle, Daniel; Wardwell, Asahel; and Tryon, Oliver to Thacher, Partridge for land in New Milford, Conn., 1746 Sep 16Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deed, Thacher, Thomas to Thacher, Partridge for land in Lebanon, Conn., 1749/50 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Deed, Fisk, Ebenezer to Thacher, Partridge for land in New Milford, Conn., 1750 Apr 12Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Deed, Vaughan, Benjamin to Thacher, Partridge for land in New Fairfield, Conn., 1750 [?] 30Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Deed, Lamphair, William to Wheeler, Moses for land in [New Milford, Conn.?], 1762 OctAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Deed, Chubb, Stephen to Marsh, Ashbel for land in New Hartford, Conn., 1766 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Deed, Carmichael, Alexander to Thacher, Partridge for land in Middlesex, N.H., 1769 Nov 24Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Deed, Johnson, Ezekiel to Thacher, Partridge for land in Bolton, N.H., 1769 Nov 29Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Deed, Day, Amos and Brant, William to Thacher, Partridge for land in Middlesex, N.H., 1769 Nov 30Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Deed, Connet, William and Abbot, Joseph to Thacher, Partridge for land in Waterbury, N.H., 1769 Dec 2Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Deed, Campbell, James to Thacher, Partridge for land in Middlesex, N.H., 1769 Dec 10Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Deed, Cory, James to Thacher, Partridge for land in [Waterbury, N.H.?], 1769 Dec 15Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Deed, Hedden, Elijah to Thacher, Partridge for land in Waterbury, N.H., 1771 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Deed, Harrison, Samuel to Wooster, Thomas and Olney, George for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1775 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 28: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 29: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 30: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 31: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 32: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 33: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 34: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 35: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 36: Estate of Thacher, Partridge, 1786-1789Add to your cart.
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Folder 37: Executions, 1767-1773Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Land definition, 1764 Jun 7Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Land notes, circa 1750, 1771Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Land surveys, 1756, 1764Add to your cart.
Folder 41: List of individuals and amounts, undatedAdd to your cart.
On reverse is written "Papers of Consequence, Deeds etc."
Folder 42: Litchfield County Court docket, 1761-1762Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Litchfield County Court docket, 1765Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Litchfield County Court docket, 1768-1769Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Litchfield County Court docket, 1769-1771Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Litchfield County Court notes, 1770Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Litchfield County docket, 1772Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Litchfield County Superior Court docket, 1773-1774Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Litchfield County Court docket, 1774-1775Add to your cart.
Folder 50: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
2 fragments, one dated 1743/5 and signed by William Drinkwater and Daniel Prindel; the other a sheet with "Jacob Galusha" written on it.
Folder 51: Notes, 1737-1741Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Notes, 1745-1762, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Orders, 1758-1760Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Orders, 1762-1764Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Orders, 1769-1773Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Orders, 1776-1783, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Powers of attorney, 1745, 1761Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Promissory notes, 1737-1744Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Promissory notes, 1745-1751Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Promissory notes, 1760-1764Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Promissory notes, 1765-1769Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Promissory notes, 1770-1775Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Promissory notes, 1776-1783, [?]Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Receipts, 1746/7-1760Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Receipts, 1761-1767Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Receipts, 1767Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Receipts, 1768-1769Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Receipts, 1770-1783Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Statements of accounts, 1765-1777Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Statements of accounts, 1778-1783, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: Subscription list, 1762 Oct 27Add to your cart.
Samuel Averill and Partridge Thacher have undertaken to procure from the governor and council of the province of New Hampshire a township for themselves and the subscribers situated on the Onion River or otherwise known as the French River. The terms of subscription are described and the document contains the signatures of the subscribers, some of which are notated, "Paid by Quit."
Folder 72: Warrants, 1761, 1763Add to your cart.

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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