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Woodruff family collection

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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George C. Woodruff correspondence

Other correspondence

Legal papers

Business papers

Financial papers

Family papers

Newspaper clippings

Miscellany



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Woodruff family collection, 1779-1966 | Litchfield Historical Society

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Collection Overview

Title: Woodruff family collection, 1779-1966Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1815-1919

Primary Creator: Woodruff, George C. (George Catlin) (1805-1885)

Other Creators: Seymour, Lucy Morris (Woodruff) (1807-1894), Woodruff, George M. (George Morris) (1836-1930), Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) (1806-1892), Woodruff, James Parsons (1868-1931), Woodruff, Lewis B. (Lewis Bartholomew) (1809-1875), Woodruff, Morris (1777-1840), Woodruff, Reuben M. (Reuben Morris) (1811-1849)

Extent: 21.5 Boxes

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in 8 series:

I. George C. Woodruff correspondence

II. Other correspondence

III. Legal papers

IV. Business papers

V. Financial papers

VI. Family papers

VII. Newspaper clippings

VIII. Miscellany

Date Acquired: 03/23/1953. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Collecting of accounts--United States, Connecticut--Politics and government, Epidemics--New York (State)--New York, Genealogy--Connecticut, Land titles--Connecticut, Law--Connecticut, Law--United States--Study and teaching, Lawyers--Correspondence, Litchfield (Conn.) - History, Litchfield Law School, Medicine--United States--History--18th century, Postmasters, Real property, Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823, Southern States--History--1775-1865, Speculation--United States, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--Politics and government--1775-1783., United States--Politics and government--1783-1865, United States--Politics and government--1865-1933, United States--Social life and customs--1783-1865

Forms of Material: Account books, Autograph albums, Correspondence, Diaries, Drawings, Greeting cards, Notebooks, Receipts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Woodruff Collection primarily documents the personal life and professional career of George Catlin Woodruff, who not only practiced law for several decades in Litchfield but also served as Litchfield's postmaster and held elected positions both locally and in the United States Congress.  

His law career is extensively represented in his business correspondence with clients concerning suits in progress and with other law professionals; his law school notebooks; and his own notes on pending lawsuits.  These papers document the education and routine work of a lawyer in this period, as well as the networks among lawyers in New England and their relationships with judges, courts, and other members of the judicial system. 

The collection also illuminates the central position of the postal service in the early republic through letters sent to Woodruff in his capacity as postmaster of Litchfield.  These include not only correspondence with other postmasters concerning mail schedules and misdirected letters, but also correspondence from individuals from other towns seeking information about Litchfield inhabitants, reporting suspicious activities, and asking for assistance in publicizing their own careers.

Additionally, Woodruff's extensive personal correspondence with his family sheds light on his personal life, especially in letters to and from his brothers Lewis B. Woodruff, a lawyer in New York, and Reuben M. Woodruff, a physician.  These letters record their efforts to establish and develop their careers, their travels along the east coast and the southern United States, and family and social news.  Moreover, the collection includes Woodruff's personal papers, which trace his interest in genealogical research, the history of Litchfield, and his autobiographical efforts.

The collection follows Woodruff's political career through newspaper clippings and his own handwritten records of local and national election results, as well as documents his other business ventures, including investments in railroads, canals, and banks, and his involvement in the Litchfield Mutual Fire Insurance Company.  By extension, these papers reveal political processes and economic developments during this time period.

Also present in this collection are the papers of numerous Woodruff relatives, as well as those of other prominent and lesser-known Litchfield families.  For example, the collection documents the extensive land transactions executed by Woodruff's father, Morris Woodruff, especially in partnership with Simeon Harrison; the law career of his son George M. Woodruff; and his grandson James P. Woodruff's law and political careers.    The collection also includes many personal and business papers from members of the Seymour and Wolcott families, as well as from the family of Henry E. Gates, who served as a physician during the Civil War, and from Grant Wickwire, a prosperous Litchfield farmer.

Biographical Note

George Catlin Woodruff (1805-1885) was born in Litchfield, CT in 1805.  He graduated from Yale College in 1825, after which he studied law with James Gould at the Litchfield Law SChool.  In 1827 he was admitted to the bar and began practice in Litchfield.  He also served as postmaster of Litchfield from 1832 to 1846.  Afterwards, he became involved in local and national politics, becoming a member of the State House of Representatives in 1851, 1866, and 1874, and elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (1861-1863). 

In 1829, he married Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff, the sister of Origen S. Seymour, who married Woodruff's sister Lucy.  They had two children: George and Henrietta.  George C. Woodruff died in Litchfield, CT in 1885.

Subject/Index Terms

Collecting of accounts--United States
Connecticut--Politics and government
Epidemics--New York (State)--New York
Genealogy--Connecticut
Land titles--Connecticut
Law--Connecticut
Law--United States--Study and teaching
Lawyers--Correspondence
Litchfield (Conn.) - History
Litchfield Law School
Medicine--United States--History--18th century
Postmasters
Real property
Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823
Southern States--History--1775-1865
Speculation--United States
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--Politics and government--1775-1783.
United States--Politics and government--1783-1865
United States--Politics and government--1865-1933
United States--Social life and customs--1783-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: Additions include gifts from George M. Woodruff (1922); Mrs. James P. Woodruff (1952, 1953, and 1956); Mrs. John M. Ellis and Miss Isabell Woodruff (1957);  Lillian (Woodruff) Ellis (1978); Julie Hallaway (1984); estate of Agatha Ryan (1986);  Malcolm and Carol Bramley (2005); and Yale University Sterling Library (2010).

Acquisition Source: Mrs. James P. Woodruff

Acquisition Method: Donated

Separated Materials: Library books (2010-366-0): REFERENCE F104.L7W58 - Alain C. White History of the town of Litchfield 1720-1920 [2 copies]; REFERENCE F104.L7W6 - George C. Woodruff, Genealogical register of the inhabitants of the town of Litchfield, Conn.; RARE  F104.L7W7 - George C. Woodruff, History of the town of Litchfield, Conn., 1845.

Original/Copies Note: Transcriptions are available for some documents.

Related Materials:

Seymour family papers, 1777-1923, Litchfield Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

Rutherford B. Hayes Library, Fremont, OH

Preferred Citation: Woodruff family collection, 1953-02-2-8, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.

Other Note:

Material objects at the Litchfield Historical Society relating to the Woodruff Family Collection include:

-portrait miniature of Morris Woodruff (1978-02-1)

-portrait of Lucy Morris (Woodruff) Seymour (1918-06-3)

-portrait of Origen S. Seymour (1918-06-1)

-portrait of Candace (Catlin) Woodruff (1981-08-0)

-sign belonging to George M. Woodruff (1978-02-6)

-portrait of George C. Woodruff (2004-26-1)

-portrait of Henrietta Sophornia Seymour Woodruff (2004-26-2)

-portrait of George M. Woodruff (2004-26-3)

-portrait of James P. Woodruff (1978-02-91)

-desk, made in Litchfield, belonging to Morris Woodruff (1929-02-11)

-desk used by George C. Woodruff, George M. Woodruff, and James Woodruff (1924-04-0)

-wallet used by Origen S. Seymour (1949-03-4)

-portrait of Seth Preston Beers (1907-16-1)

-portrait of Lewis B. Woodruff (1917-03-2)

-document box belonging to Lewis B. Woodruff (1995-10-1)

-fire bucket belonging to Morris Woodruff (1971-08-10)

Contact museum curator for further information at curator@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: George C. Woodruff correspondence, 1821-1884],
[Series 2: Other correspondence, 1775-1932],
[Series 3: Legal papers, 1762-1911],
[Series 4: Business papers, 1829-1925],
[Series 5: Financial papers, 1737-1931],
[Series 6: Family papers, 1777-1973],
[Series 7: Newspaper clippings, 1800-1931],
[Series 8: Miscellany, 1765-1932],
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Series 2: Other correspondence, 1775-1932Add to your cart.
This series contains the correspondence of other members of the Woodruff family as well as third-party correspondence.  The series has been divided into several subseries by primary correspondent, and alphabetically in each subseries.  Each subseries provides a window into the primary correspondent's personal and business life.  For example, the first subseries contains both financial letters to Morris Woodruff as well as his letters to his wife Candace; and the ninth subseries contains letters illuminating Howard E. Gates' medical career as well as social correspondence conducted by his wife Grace.  The final subseries contains a letter from Albin Stone to Edward King offering his vote for sale.
Sub-Series 1: James Morris correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Clarke, D. P., 1813 Sep 14Add to your cart.
Letter to James Morris, a Continental Army officer, concerning a financial transaction.
Folder 2: Bellamy, Rev. Joseph, 1782 Jun 16Add to your cart.
Letter from Rev. Bellamy dated June 16, 1782 from Bethlem, asking Capt. Morris for the status of his servant Robert Potter, who was bound out to Rev. Bellamy and mustered into the Continental Army. Includes a typed transcript.
Folder 3: Mumford, Thomas, 1813 Feb 27Add to your cart.
Thomas Mumford informs his uncle James Morris that he will call at his house next week. Dated 27 Feb 1813 from Litchfield.
Folder 4: Unknown, 1790 Jul 15Add to your cart.
Letter from an unknown person  [the bottom of the letter with the signature has been torn off]  to James Morris asking that Morris assist John La Gatta [a Hessian soldier] who is being sued by Capt. Taylor, as he is ignorant of "our customs" and doesn't speak much English. Dated Litchfield, July 15, 1790.
Sub-Series 2: Morris Woodruff correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Foster, Thomas, 1830-1832Add to your cart.
Three letters to Morris Woodruff concerning debt collection.
Folder 2: Morris, Robert, 1821Add to your cart.
Letter to Morris Woodruff concerning inheritance.
Folder 3: Seymour, Eralbon, 1837 Mar 28Add to your cart.
Letter to Morris Woodruff concerning a financial transaction.
Folder 4: Woodruff, Clarke, 1828, 1835Add to your cart.
Two letters from Morris Woodruff's brother to Morris Woodruff.
Folder 5: Woodruff, Morris, 1823 May 14Add to your cart.
Letter to Seth Beers concerning whether members of the military music bands are considered part of the militia.
Folder 6: Woodruff, Morris, 1819-1826Add to your cart.
Three letters to Elihu Harrison, discussing politics and the purchase of a pianoforte.
Folder 7: Woodruff, Morris, 1828 Aug 2Add to your cart.
Letter to Eralbon Seymour concerning a financial transaction.
Folder 8: Woodruff, Morris, 1826Add to your cart.
Three letters to his wife, Candace (Catlin) Morris.
Folder 9: Woodruff, Morris, 1827Add to your cart.
Four Letters to Candace (Catlin) Woodruff.
Folder 10: Woodruff, Morris, 1827-1837Add to your cart.
Five letters to Candace (Catlin) Woodruff.
Folder 11: Woodruff, Octavia, 1834-1836Add to your cart.
Three letters to her uncle, Morris Woodruff.  She writes about her studies at Mrs. Apthorp's boarding school in New Haven.  She also attends Benjamin Silliman's chemistry lectures.
Sub-Series 3: Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Deming, Lucretia, undatedAdd to your cart.
One letter to Henrietta Woodruff.
Folder 2: Sanford, Maria (Seymour), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: State Bank of Wisconsin, 1861 Mar 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1779 Sep 30Add to your cart.
Letter to her cousin James.
Folder 5: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1877 Jan 19Add to your cart.
Letter to Lucretia Deming (Perkins) Quincy.
Folder 6: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1885 Dec 15Add to your cart.
Letter to her friend Susan describing the death of her husband George C. Woodruff.
Folder 7: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1882-1890Add to your cart.
Letters to her son George M. Woodruff.
Sub-Series 4: Lewis B. Woodruff correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Pleasants, M. F., 1869 Dec 29Add to your cart.
Letter from Attorney General's office appointing Woodruff as circuit judge.
Folder 2: Todd, Woodward, 1837 Jun 14Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wolcott, John S., 1846 Nov 16Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Woodruff, George C., 1832 Oct 28Add to your cart.
Includes a note from Reuben M. Woodruff, reporting on his health.
Folder 5: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1837-1840Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 Oct 27Add to your cart.
Letter to his mother, Candace (Catlin) Woodruff.
Folder 7: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 Jun 11Add to your cart.
Letter to his brother Reuben, with a note from George C. Woodruff.
Folder 8: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1829 Feb 20Add to your cart.
Business letter to Enoch Woodruff.
Folder 9: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1839 Apr 8Add to your cart.
Letter to his brother Lewis B. Woodruff with an urgent request for pox vaccine.
Sub-Series 5: George M. Woodruff correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Abel, Emma, 1922Add to your cart.
Concerning Parmelee genealogy.
Folder 2: Brahy, L., 1918 Jun 12Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bushnell & Dewell, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Engles, E. L., Mrs., 1909 Aug 21Add to your cart.
Concerning Stone genealogy.
Folder 5: Friend, C. E., Mrs., 1923 Jul 2Add to your cart.
Concerning Woodruff genealogy.
Folder 6: Morley, Gertrude, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Concerning Woodruff genealogy.
Folder 7: Perkins, J. Deming, 1882-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Rollin & Cooke, 1904Add to your cart.
Concerning Stone genealogy.
Folder 9: Rowland, Elizabeth, 1914Add to your cart.
Letter to Mrs. Lillian (Bell) Woodruff, wife of George M. Woodruff, concerning genealogy.
Folder 10: Seymour, Storrs and Mary, 1885 Jun 13Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sheldon, Fred, 1866 Oct 19Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Taylor, Charles, 1904 May 7Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Todd, Rex Greene, Mrs., 1929 Sep 28Add to your cart.
Concerning Emmons genealogy.
Folder 14: Wheeler, J. W., 1904 Jan 5Add to your cart.
Folder 15: White, Alain, 1922Add to your cart.
Concerning genealogical research.
Folder 16: White, John Jay, 1866-1883Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Woodruff, Candace (Catlin), 1851 Oct 27Add to your cart.
Letter to her grandsons Storrs, George, and Charles.
Folder 18: Woodruff, George M., 1877-1926Add to your cart.
Postcard to J. Deming Perkins concerning the Litchfield Village Improvement Society, dated July 28, 1877; part of a mimeographed letter dated April 1, 1914; and, a postcard signed by George Morris Woodruff, dated March 4th, 1926 with thanks for remembering his 90th birthday.
Folder 19: Woodruff, George M., 1910 AugAdd to your cart.
Letters dated August 17 and 18, 1910 from George M. Woodruff to F. J. Kingsbury concerning the origin of the name "Headquarters" in the western part of town, which may have been called "Nigger quarters" at one time.
Sub-Series 6: James P. Woodruff correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Andrews, Charles W., 1903 Aug 14Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bacon, Selden, 1898 Mar 10Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Baldwin, Alfred C., 1903 Jun 24Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Barbour, Lucius, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Concerning membership in the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut.
Folder 5: Bell, Jared W., 1900-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bowles, Frank, 1902 Jun 11Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bridgman, Alice B., 1900 Aug 28Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Buckland, Edward G., 1903Add to your cart.
Concerning the Baggage Bill which James B. Woodruff amended in the House of Representatives.
Folder 9: Bulkley, Caroline J., 1903 Jun 8Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cary, Melbert B., 1902-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cummings, Homer S., 1900-1902Add to your cart.
Concerning James P. Woodruff's election race.
Folder 12: Cummings, Homer S., 1903-1904Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Day, Harry G., 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Enge, G., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Farnam, Henry W., 1902 Mar 7Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Hatheway, Curtis R., 1900Add to your cart.
Includes sketch of Loveland Farm.
Folder 17: Hatheway, Curtis R., 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hincks, William T., 1904 Mar 25Add to your cart.
Concerning the possibility of nominating James P. Woodruff for governor of Connecticut.
Folder 19: Hyde, Clarence R., 1903 Oct 9Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lindley, John, 1898 Mar 15Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Oldsmobile Company, 1902-1904Add to your cart.
Concerning James P. Woodruff's purchase of an automobile.
Folder 22: Parsons, R. W., 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Parsons, R. W., 1930 Jan 27Add to your cart.
Business note.
Folder 24: Prentice, Robert Kelly, 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Reeves, Jesse S., 1904 May 27Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Roberts, Henry, 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Rockhill, W. W., 1900-1914Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from Internal Revenue Service concerning Rockhill's tax returns.
Folder 28: Sanford, George B., 1900 Feb 6Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Seymour, Morris W., 1901 Dec 31Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Seymour, Origen S., 1900 Jul 24Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Van Winkle, Edgar, 1896-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Van Winkle, Elizabeth S., 1898-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Vinal, Charles G. R., 1900 Sep 22Add to your cart.
Concerning the recent election.
Folder 34: Welch, Gideon H., 1901Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Woodruff, Frederick S., 1902 May 21Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Woodruff, James P., 1892 Mar 2Add to your cart.
Letter to "George."
Folder 37: Woodruff, James P., 1896 Jul 6Add to your cart.
Postcards to unnamed correspondents concerning stockholders of "The Island Company."
Folder 38: Woodruff, James P., 1904 Mar 31Add to your cart.
Letter to R. C. Howell.
Folder 39: York, Samuel A., 1903 Jul 13Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Personal letter signed "Your Pets."
Sub-Series 7: Lillian (Bell) Woodruff correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bailey Banks & Biddle, 1892 Dec 20Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Foord, William, 1932 Jan 11Add to your cart.
Folder 3: James T. White & Co., 1947 Aug 22Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Torrington Manufacturing, 1931 Sep 29Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Lillian Bell (Woodruff) Ellis correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Chasser, Esther, 1962 Feb 18Add to your cart.
Request for money, accompanied by Ellis's reply.
Folder 2: Driscoll, Kenneth, 1966 Sep 3Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ellis, Lillian Bell (Woodruff), undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to John J. Daverin concerning family genealogy.
Folder 4: Owen, Candace Benjamin (Woodruff), undatedAdd to your cart.
Family letters.
Sub-Series 9: Gates family correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Howard E. Gates correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Vanderpoel, S. Oakley, 1862 Aug 19Add to your cart.
Letter from Surgeon General to Howard E. Gates informing him of his recommendation to the position of Assistant Surgeon in the Volunteer forces of New York.
Folder 2: Young, N. E., 1867 Nov 6Add to your cart.
Personal letter to Howard E. Gates concerning Young's joining the Grand Union Army and his separation from his wife.
Sub-Series 2: Grace (Wessells) Gates correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Coit, F. E., 1868 Jun 14Add to your cart.
Letter to the mother of Grace (Wessells) Gates congratulating her on the birth of Grace's daughter.
Folder 2: Dudley, L. E., 1863 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Gates, Howard E., 1860-1870Add to your cart.
Includes a promise not to drink alcohol and an acrostic poem on Grace Gates' name by William Henry Williams, who also writes of his ruin through alcohol.
Folder 4: Hessells, H. C., 1851 Jan 12Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kinney, Sara T., 1882, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Parsons, Eliza, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Peck, Ida D., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Peters, Annie, 1873 Mar 3Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Segura, Ida, 1877 Feb 25Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Segura, Pedro, 1876 Apr 27Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Tallmadge, Maria, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Wadsworth, James, 1860 Oct 16Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Wells, Virginia M., 1870 Oct 9Add to your cart.
Folder 14: W., F. W., 1884 Feb 7Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Wessells, H. C., 1863 Feb 3Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Wessells, H. W., 1875 Jun 4Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: Seymour family correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Moses Seymour correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Bull, Thomas, 1779 Jun 16Add to your cart.
Military orders.
Folder 2: Seymour, Moses, 1779 Jul 10Add to your cart.
Military orders.
Folder 3: Trumbull, Jonathan, 1776 Aug 22Add to your cart.
Order from the governor of Connecticut to Captain Moses Seymour to convey a prisoner accused of treason from Hartford to Litchfield and keep him in safe custody there.
Sub-Series 2: Charles Seymour correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Fay, Sullivan, 1834 Dec 11Add to your cart.
Requests information about Jeduthan Onthank's whereabouts, who fled after his brick business failed, leaving debts behind.
Folder 2: Goodwin & Webster, 1834 Aug 19Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Origen S. Seymour correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Primarily business letters concerning lawsuits and debt collection.
Folder 1: Beardsley, Elliot, 1842 Aug 26Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bishop, Luman, 1843 Aug 27Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Case, Erastus, 1843 Oct 31Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Dubois, William, 1843 Aug 29Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Edwards, Henry P., 1843 Mar 30Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fuller, R., Jr., 1843 Jun 28Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Harper, Benjamin, 1843 Aug 10Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hopper, John, 1843 May 23Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hurlbut, S. and L., 1842 Aug 26Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Knevals & Hull, 1842 Nov 8Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Merwin, Sylvanus, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Moss, Charles, 1843 Jun 5Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Parsons, Francis, 1843 Mar 15Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Peck, Elisha, 1843 Mar 13Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Perkins, H. A., 1843 Jun 27Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Perry, N., 1843 Apr 17Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Pierpont, George, 1843 Sep 9Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sanford, Daniel C., 1835 Feb 9Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Seymour, John F., 1838Add to your cart.
With a note from George C. Woodruff.
Folder 20: Smith, Levi, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Thomas, Seth, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Ward, R. B. & W. A., 1842 Jun 25Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Wheaton, George, 1843 Mar 23Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: Wolcott family correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: John S. Wolcott correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Artequenard, undatedAdd to your cart.
On reverse is a pencil sketch of a man.
Folder 2: Catlin, Abel, 1837 Oct 4Add to your cart.
Apologizes for suspecting Wolcott in a trespassing incident.
Folder 3: Childs, J. R., 1838 Aug 3Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Childs, Samuel, 1834 Nov 22Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Harrison, Elihu, 1838-1839Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Simons, Horace B., 1843 Apr 4Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Smith, Erastus, 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Stinemets, W. H., 1839 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Visburgh, A., 1833 Mar 20Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Wolcott, John S., 1838 Aug 6Add to your cart.
Letter to George Gibbs concerning power of attorney.
Folder 11: Unidentified, 1838 Dec 13Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Frederick Wolcott correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Miller, Joseph, 1828 Aug 12Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Wolcott, Frederick, 1827 Oct 12Add to your cart.
Letter to Putnam Catlin introducing George C. Woodruff, and requesting his assistance in setting up Woodruff's law practice in Litchfield.
Folder 3: Wolcott, Frederick, 1836 Jul 5Add to your cart.
Letter concerning the distribution of the the estate of John Moss to his widow and heirs.
Sub-Series 3: Oliver Wolcott correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Wolcott, Oliver, 1829 Oct 29Add to your cart.
Letter of recommendation for Dr. Samuel R. Childs.
Folder 2: Wolcott, Oliver, 1852 Mar 12Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wolcott, Oliver S., 1829 May 11Add to your cart.
Letter to his father, Oliver Wolcott.
Sub-Series 12: Third party correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Adams, Mary F., 1800 Oct 27Add to your cart.
Letter to Eunice.
Folder 2: Antoine, N., 1916, undatedAdd to your cart.
Postcards to unidentified recipient.
Folder 3: Bacon, Asa, 1796-1829Add to your cart.
Letter in 1827 to Nathan Palmer introducing George C. Woodruff, and requesting his assistance in setting up Woodruff's law practice. Also 4 letters to Stephen Twining in Litchfield in 1796, and in New Haven in 1818, 1820, 1829
Folder 4: Baldwin, D. H., 1831 Apr 16Add to your cart.
Letter to Truman Smith.
Folder 5: Banks, George W., 1882 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Beebe, Berzuleel, 1777 Sep 6Add to your cart.
Copy of a letter containing a list of members of the company in Colonel Philip B. Bradley's regiment.
Folder 7: Beers, Seth, 1859Add to your cart.
Letter to George Webster concerning Webster genealogy.  Accompanied by a genealogical chart.
Folder 8: Beers, Seth, 1827 Oct 12Add to your cart.
Letter to Garrick Mallery, introducing George C. Woodruff, and asking for his assistance in setting up Woodruff's law practice.
Folder 9: Belden, D. H., 1842 Jul 28Add to your cart.
Letter to Charles B. Phelps.
Folder 10: Cooke, James H., 1839 May 31Add to your cart.
Letter to Col. Frederick Phelps.
Folder 11: Crossman, B. S., 1820 Jan 25Add to your cart.
Letter to Elihu Harrison.
Folder 12: Elliot, Wililam H., 1833 Sep 30Add to your cart.
Note to Charles Adams.
Folder 13: English, Charles, 1843 Oct 7Add to your cart.
Letter to Dan Catlin.
Folder 14: Fairman, James, 1828 Aug 27Add to your cart.
Letter to Alexander Hall.
Folder 15: Fenn, Frederick, 1841 Sep 24Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Fordick, Frederick, 1881 Mar 3Add to your cart.
Letter to L. W. Wessells concerning Wessells genealogy.
Folder 17: Hale, Adino, 1801 Jun 22Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hand, F. B., 1866 Mar 9Add to your cart.
Letter to Mr. White.
Folder 19: Haviland, Ann, 1830 Mar 31Add to your cart.
Letter to her cousin Samuel Parsons.
Folder 20: Holmes, Uriel, 1818 Feb 26Add to your cart.
Letter to Simeon Harrison.
Folder 21: Ingersoll, D., 1833Add to your cart.
Letter to George C. Baldwin.
Folder 22: Isaacs, Charles, 1829 Jan 29Add to your cart.
Note to Elihu Harrison.
Folder 23: J., G. E., 1899 Nov 18Add to your cart.
Folder 24: K., P. M., 1862 Sep 6Add to your cart.
Letter to her mother, reporting on a religious revival in Brookfield.  The letter is accompanied by a scrap of black lace.
Folder 25: Lindley, John, 1866 Sep 25Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Leavitt, David, 1798 Mar 1Add to your cart.
Letter to Jabez Bacon, mentioning Grant Wickwire.
Folder 27: Loveland, Nathaniel G., 1839 Aug 14Add to your cart.
Letter to Colonel Frederick Phelps concerning military matters.
Folder 28: Mase, S. S., 1843 Jul 24Add to your cart.
Letter to James Pratt concerning ammunitions.
Folder 29: National Guard, 1865Add to your cart.
Invitation to Brigadier General Henry W. Wessells.
Folder 30: North, Olivia M., 1853 Jul 20Add to your cart.
Letter to "Mary."
Folder 31: Palmer, Mary, 1851 Apr 22Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Parmelee, John, 1753 Mar 21Add to your cart.
Letter to Nathan Farnam containing a recipe for catching foxes.
Folder 33: Parsons, James Bonne and Eliza, 1892Add to your cart.
Letters to George Catlin Woodruff, the grandson of George C. Woodruff.
Folder 34: Pico, Joshua, 1837, undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to E. Champion Bacon.
Folder 35: Pierpont, John, 1836 May 9Add to your cart.
Letter to Seth Beers.
Folder 36: Radcliff, James B., 1838 Nov 3Add to your cart.
Letter to Seth Beers.
Folder 37: Ransom, David, 1863-1865Add to your cart.
Letters to Lewis Hadsell.  One of the letters is accompanied by a "money package" envelope addressed from Lyman Sweet to Lewis Hadsell.
Folder 38: Schoniediberg, R., 1868 Jul 8Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Sheldon, Elisha, 1776 Jul 4Add to your cart.
Military orders to unnamed recipient, ordering him to march to New York.
Folder 40: Sherman, Eola Miles, 1922 Jan 31Add to your cart.
Letter to George C. Woodruff, the grandson of George C. Woodruff, concerning genealogical research.
Folder 41: Smedly, Gideon, 1821 Apr 18Add to your cart.
Note to Grant Wickwire.
Folder 42: Stone, Albin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to Edward King offering his vote for sale, as well as those of his relatives.  He also writes that he hopes King will keep his letter a secret, and suggests that he burn it after reading.
Folder 43: Tallmadge Benjamin, 1814, undatedAdd to your cart.
Three scraps of letters signed by Benjamin Tallmadge.
Folder 44: Treat, Stephen A., 1836, 1837Add to your cart.
Two letters to E. Champion Bacon.
Folder 45: Vaill, Joseph H., 1861 Apr 25Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Wessells, Henry W., 1872 Apr 6Add to your cart.
Letter to his brother.
Folder 47: Wheeler, Rhoda, 1842 May 25Add to your cart.
Letter to William B. Bernard.
Folder 48: Wickwire, Susan and Frederick, 1837 Dec 13Add to your cart.
Letter to Frederick Wickwire's father, appended by a letter from Susan Wickwire to her sister Cynthia Hays.
Folder 49: Unidentified, 1813 Dec 8Add to your cart.
Business letter to Mr. Wickwire.
Folder 50: Unidentified, 1843 Feb 3Add to your cart.
Business letter to H. C. Kingsley.
Folder 51: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Fragment of a letter to Robert Knapp, major of the 4th Regiment Militia, arresting him for "unofficerlike" conduct. The reverse of the page is covered in pen trials and names, especially that of David Leavitt.
Folder 52: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Scraps of letters to unidentified recipients.
Sub-Series 13: AccrualsAdd to your cart.
Other correspondence added after the initial finding aid was completed.
Folder 1: Kirby, Ephraim, 1775-1800Add to your cart.
Letter dated 14 Oct 1775 from Ephraim Kirby to his parents and siblings from Winterhill Camp in Charlestown. He writes that he is well, living in a tent, and will be dismissed in about 6 weeks. The outside of the letter is addressed to Abraham Kirby at Litchfield, to the care of Reynold Marvin. Also a letter from Ephraim Kirby to Stephen Twining in New Haven dated 10 Feb 1800 inquiring whether Twining had ever called him "an infidel" and Twining's response dated 18 Feb 1800 responding that he probably had.

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