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Woodruff family collection

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Scope and Contents

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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 1: George C. Woodruff correspondence, 1821-1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This series has been divided into seven subseries to reflect Woodruff's diverse business and personal correspondence.  The first subseries, law, consists primarily of correspondence from his law clients, for whom he worked in many cases as a debt collector, as well as from those he dunned for money.  The second subseries represents his correspondence as postmaster of Litchfield.  In addition to routine postal office business, including scheduling mail deliveries, inquiring about potential postal employees, and reporting misdirected mail, the collection also contains advertisements sent by individuals who wished to use the post office as a way to disseminate information about their products.  One printed letter, from D. D. Addision, for example, advertises his expertise in pension claims and asks the postmaster to spread word about his business.  Other correspondence reveals the postmaster's role in providing general information about the town and its community: one letters asks for information about law institutions in Litchfield, and another asks for information about Henry Wattles, who disappeared from Bridgeport after falling into debt.  The third subseries represents Woodruff's interest in politics.  Many of the letters in this subseries concern Woodruff's own election bids, discussing his possible candidacy and reporting on local election returns.  The correspondence reveals much about politics and the election process; one letter from Wells Beardsley complains about "the gratuitous distribution of wine" among the electors on election day and asks Woodruff to examine whether it constitutes a breach of election law; another from Grun Kendrick apologizes for having given offense to Woodruff during a political debate; and many discuss the Whig and Democrat rivalry.  The fourth subseries contains Woodruff's correspondence concerning financial investments, primarily in railroad companies.  They include discussions about the price of bonds, purchase of shares, and dividends, and provide insight into the economic conditions and practices of the period.  The sixth subseries contains Woodruff's personal correspondence.  Early letters reveal Woodruff's social interactions with his Yale College acquaintances and his courtship of Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff, while later letters primarily consist of correspondence with his brothers Lewis and Reuben, which discuss Lewis's dissatisfaction with his law career in New York; Reuben's attempts to establish himself as a physician; news of their travels; and family matters. 

Each of these subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.  The seventh subseries, which consists of Woodruff's correspondence to others, is arranged chronologically.

Sub-Series 1: LawAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Abernathy, E., 1829Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Abernathy, Russel C., 1829 Feb 16Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Arnell, Roger, 1843 Mar 8Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ayers, Oliver, 1833-1834Add to your cart.
Includes personal news.
Folder 5: Baker, Amos, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ball, Henry, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Beebe, Sally, 1843 Apr 12Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bennett, Lucius, 1866 Apr 6Add to your cart.
Requests Woodruff's opinion about how to prove the negligence of the plaintiff in his case, especially by his "drinking and carousing and at houses of ill fame."
Folder 9: Bensel, James B., 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Beers, Seth, 1835Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Benton, D. L., 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Birge, Chester G., 1833 Oct 8Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bissell, Katherine, 1849Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 14: Bonney, B. W., 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bradley, Samuel, 1843Add to your cart.
Conerning debt collection.
Folder 16: Bradley & Canfield, 1843 Jan 26Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Brintnall, H. W., 1833Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 18: Bristol, William B., 1833-1842Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Buckingham, H., 1863-1866Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Burrall, William M., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Concerns David Bebee, "an insane person."
Folder 21: Butler, Calvin, 1833-1843Add to your cart.
Includes a query about a hypothetical mortgage and land case.
Folder 22: Cady, Asahel, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Camp, H., 1834 Dec 27Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Candee, J. G., 1833 Aug 29Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Candee, Lewis B., 1843 Dec 15Add to your cart.
Concerning a lien on land.
Folder 26: Carley, J., 1866 Feb 14Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Catlin, D. W., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Catlin, Dan, 1842 Sep 8Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 29: Catlin, Lewis, Jr., 1834 Jan 21Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Chapman & Drake, 1843 Dec 18Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Chittenden, Frederick, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Church, Charles M., 1842 Jan 4Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Church, Leman, 1835-1843, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Churchill, Daria C., 1842Add to your cart.
Concerning a dispute over Woodruff's lawyer fees.
Folder 35: Cooke, Franklin, 1829 May 13Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Cooley, F. B., 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Crump, William C., 1866 Oct 30Add to your cart.
Concerning a committee under a petition of the New Britan Water Commissioners to assess damages.
Folder 38: Curtis, A. L., 1843 Dec 10Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 39: Curtiss Candee & Co., 1843 Feb 7Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 40: Day, A. & C. & Co., 1843 Nov 10Add to your cart.
Folder 41: De Forest, Marcus, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Deming, Jonathan, 1843Add to your cart.
One letter is addressed to Origen Storrs Seymour.
Folder 43: Denison, William E., 1835 Feb 26Add to your cart.
Concerns a claim against the Democrat newspaper.
Folder 44: Dunning, James, 1843 Oct 28Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Durand, William, 1843 Nov 20Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Durrie & Peck, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Dutton, Henry, 1828-1835Add to your cart.
Includes a letter requesting Woodruff's assistance in selling his textbooks, of which he provides a long list.
Folder 48: Ellis, Vespasian, 1833-1834Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Ensign, Samuel M., 1837-1843Add to your cart.
Includes a request for a suit for assault and battery.
Folder 50: Farnam, John, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Fenn, Hiram, 1843 Sep 27Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 52: Fish, Henry, Mrs., 1842 Jan 19Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Fyler, Harlow, 1842 May 16Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Galpin, R. E., 1842 Jan 10Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 55: Gardner, Melzar, 1834-1835Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 56: Geer, Elihu, 1843Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 57: Goddard, J. W., 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Goodwin, Hiram Gould, 1829, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a request for information about the Litchfield Law School, including tuition and admissions.
Folder 59: Goodwin, James, Jr., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Graham, William R., 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Grant, Sanford B., 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Green, James, 1842 Nov 10Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Griswold, Gilbert, 1842Add to your cart.
Concerns a suit against John Myers for selling a chain made of composite, and gold-plated, instead of gold.
Folder 64: Griswold, Henry, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Hall, Asaph, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Hall, Gideon, 1835 Mar 21Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Halstead, J. B., 1843 Nov 22Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Harrison, Alexander, 1843 Oct 11Add to your cart.
Accompanied by a deed dated 1818, signed by Morris Woodruff and others.
Folder 69: Hart, Elias, 1843 Mar 21Add to your cart.
Requests Woodruff's assistance in drawing Hart's mother's pension.
Folder 70: Haskins, William, 1835 Feb 10Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 71: Hawley, Charles, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Hazard, Robert L., 1831 Sep 26Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Hicks, Jonathan, 1833 Mar 13Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Hinman, R. R., 1833 Sep 30Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 75: Hinman, Robinson S., 1829 Dec 11Add to your cart.
Informing Woodruff of the process of admittance as an attorney at law.
Folder 76: Hitchcock, Roland, 1866 Sep 1Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Hoadley, Silas, 1843 Dec 23Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Holabird, William S., 1829, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Holbrook, J., 1843 May 15Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 80: Hollister, Gideon H., 1842, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Hotchkiss & Whittelsey, 1843 May 17Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Howe, Hezekiah & Co., 1833 Mar 5Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Hubbard & McFarland, 1866 Oct 26Add to your cart.
Concerning a committee on the petition of the New Britain Water Works for assessment of damages.
Folder 84: Hubbard, John H., 1831 Sep 14Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Huntington, James, 1866 Jun 30Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Jones, William E., 1842 Jan 19Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Judd, Lewis, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Judson, Charles A., 1842 Jan 26Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Kellogg, Frederick, 1843 Sep 4Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Kellogg, Garret, 1830 Aug 2Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Kellogg, Norman, 1843Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 92: Kingsbury, F., 1853 May 21Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Kinney, Alvah, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 94: Lake, Norman, 1842 Aug 16Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Lanson, Roswell, 1842 May 6Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Landon, Theron, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Langdon, R., 1842 Dec 20Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Langdon, Timothy, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Laurence, E. Grove, 1833 Mar 13Add to your cart.
With a note by Woodruff to Leman Church.
Folder 100: Lawrence, J., 1843 Mar 20Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Lawrence, William, 1843 Mar 20Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 102: Leach, William, 1829Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Lyman, Erastus, 1843Add to your cart.
With a letter to Origen Storrs Seymour.
Folder 104: Mansfield, John T., 1834Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 105: Marshall, Seth, 1835 Feb 19Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Merrill, Elijah F., 1842 Nov 5Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Merwin, Sylvanus, 1833Add to your cart.
Accompanied by a list of accounts.
Folder 108: Mills, R. H., 1841-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Miner, Phinehas, 1829-1843Add to your cart.
A letter from Phinehas Miner to George C. Woodruff with notification that George Bennet is not to be prosecuted for breaking glass in the old meeting house, dated !829 July 10 from Litchfield; two letters dated Jan 1835 from Washington with Miner's views on cases and reports. Also two letters to Woodruff in 1843 about the estate of Phineas Miner.
Folder 110: Mitchell, Henry A., 1834-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Mitchell, Jonathan, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Mix, Silas, 1834 Mar 26Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Moore, D., 1829 Apr 23Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 114: Moseley, William A., 1833Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 115: Morris, Dwight, 1843 Jan 21Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 116: Moss, Charles E., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 117: Newell, D., 1843 Feb 22Add to your cart.
Folder 118: Newton, S. A., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 119: North, Alfred, 1842 Apr 28Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 120: Oaks, Charles H., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Osborn, Erastus, 1833 Jun 26Add to your cart.
Folder 122: Paine, James H., 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 123: Palmer, C., 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 124: Patterson, Nehemiah, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 125: Peck, Sidney, 1842 Apr 11Add to your cart.
Folder 126: Phelps, Charles B., 1833-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 127: Pickett, Alanson J., 1833-1842Add to your cart.
Folder 128: Platt, Daniel S., 1843 May 1Add to your cart.
Folder 129: Platt, Orville, 1872 Nov 25Add to your cart.
On back of letter, Woodruff's notes concerning selling shares of the New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company stock.
Folder 130: Powell, P. W., 1842 Jan 20Add to your cart.
Folder 131: Preston, Noah, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 132: Ramsey, William, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 133: Rea, Phebe, 1852Add to your cart.
With two receipts by Woodruff.
Folder 134: Read, Aaron, 1843Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 135: Read, George F. H., 1833-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 136: Roberts, S. D., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 137: Robinson, Charles, 1835 Jun 17Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 138: Root, A., 1843 Apr 1Add to your cart.
Folder 139: Sanford, David C., 1834-1835Add to your cart.
Includes personal news.
Folder 140: Sanford, David C., 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 141: Scott, Charles S., 1841 Jan 12Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 142: Seymour, Charles, 1842 Apr 24Add to your cart.
Folder 143: Seymour, Edward, 1839 Dec 1Add to your cart.
Folder 144: Seymour, E., 1827 Aug 31Add to your cart.
Responds to Woodruff's query about the possibility of opening a law practice in Brattleboro, VT.  With a draft of Woodruff's letter to Seymour.
Folder 145: Seymour, Horace, 1833Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 146: Seymour, Origen Storrs, 1833, 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 147: Seymour, Samuel, 1830 Mar 13Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 148: Sharp, Alvah, 1834Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 149: Skidmore, H. B., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 150: Smedly, W. L., 1842, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 151: Smith, Erastus, 1843Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 152: Smith, Truman, 1835-1846Add to your cart.
Folder 153: Sporay, Erasmus, 1834 Nov 27Add to your cart.
Folder 154: Stagg, Benjamin F., 1835 Jan 23Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection for the New York American.
Folder 155: Stevens, James, 1842 Feb 5Add to your cart.
Folder 156: Stoddard, Alanson, 1835 Jan 7Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Stoddard, J., 1843 Aug 18Add to your cart.
Folder 158: Stone, Alvah, 1829Add to your cart.
Concerning a case of lost horses.
Folder 159: Stone, Samuel, 1833 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 160: Thomas, Seth, 1842 Dec 7Add to your cart.
Folder 161: Todd, Oliver A. G., 1860 Dec 28Add to your cart.
Folder 162: Tomlinson & Ingham, 1843 Sep 27Add to your cart.
Folder 163: Thrall, Samuel, 1835 Aug 29Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 164: Tyler, Alvin, 1834 Sep 24Add to your cart.
Folder 165: Tyrrel, Alvah, 1842 Dec 1Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 166: Van Winkle, Edgar B., 1883 Dec 29Add to your cart.
Folder 167: Wadsworth, J. S., 1831 Aug 20Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 168: Wait, John T., 1842 Jan 23Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 169: Ward, Artemas, 1843 Mar 13Add to your cart.
Folder 170: Ward, R. B. & W. A., 1842Add to your cart.
Mentions the Wards are English glass sellers and compares their product to French glass.
Folder 171: Warner, Wyllys, 1842, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 172: Watson, Douglas, 1842 Oct 20Add to your cart.
Declines a position in Woodruff's law office.
Folder 173: Webb, Charles, 1834 Feb 4Add to your cart.
Folder 174: Welch, H. M. & Co., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Folder 175: Wheeler, Rhoda F., 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 176: White, C. & F., 1848 Feb 23Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 177: White, Childs & Co., 1833 Sep 4Add to your cart.
Folder 178: Williams, Stephen C., 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 179: Wolcott, John S., Dr., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 180: Wolfe, John D., 1842Add to your cart.
With copies of legal agreements concerning Anson Hungerford.
Folder 181: Woodruff, Eleazar, 1830, 1831Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 182: Woodruff, Enoch J., 1829-1833Add to your cart.
Folder 183: Woodruff, James C., 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Concerning the division of a family estate.
Folder 184: Woodruff, Morris, 1834-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 185: Woodruff, William E., 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 186: Woodward & Conners, 1842 Dec 20Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 187: Woodward, William & Dusenbery, 1843 Jun 29Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 188: Woodward & Carrington, 1843 Mar 11Add to your cart.
Concerning debt collection.
Folder 189: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: PostmasterAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Abell, Alexander, 1843-1844Add to your cart.
Concerning a request for subscriptions for "The Life of John Tyler."
Folder 2: Addison, D. D., 1843 MarAdd to your cart.
Offering his services as an agent to assist in pension claims.
Folder 3: Atlas & Constellation Office, 1834 JanAdd to your cart.
Requests postmaster to collect money due from subscribers to Atlas magazine.
Folder 4: Bridge, E. T., 1842Add to your cart.
Concerning the possible presence of a "rogue" at the Bridgeport Post Office stealing letters.
Folder 5: Brown, Solyman and John S. Graham, 1842 Oct 14Add to your cart.
Requests information about a letter sent.
Folder 6: Burrall, William P., 1842 Nov 28Add to your cart.
Concerning schedule for Bridgeport mail.
Folder 7: Burrall, William M., 1842 Sep 17Add to your cart.
Offers the services of Curtis Hosford to assist Woodruff at the post office.
Folder 8: Catlin, Lewis, Jr., 1831Add to your cart.
Concerning assisting Woodruff at the post office.
Folder 9: Elliot, Henry, 1834Add to your cart.
Offers his services as a clerk.
Folder 10: Finch, S. E., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Gates, Gideon, 1834 Mar 26Add to your cart.
Concerning the pension case of Joseph Goodwin, a soldier in the American Revolution whose name disappeared from the muster rolls when Washington, D. C. was burned.
Folder 12: Graham, John Lorimer, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Granger, Otis P., 1834 Nov 28Add to your cart.
Concerning the pension case of William Lounsberry, who served in Captain Samuel Sheldon's Company and in Col. Sheldon's Regiment of Dragoons during the American Revolution, but whose name cannot be found on the muster rolls.
Folder 14: Hartford & New Haven Rail Road Office, 1843Add to your cart.
Containing announcements concerning the route of the railroad through lands already owned in Hartford County.
Folder 15: Heminway, M., undatedAdd to your cart.
From the postmaster at Watertown.
Folder 16: Hobbie, Selah R., 1834 -1842Add to your cart.
Orders from Hobbie, the assistant Postmaster General.
Folder 17: Huggins, Henry, 1842 Jan 8Add to your cart.
From the postmaster in New Haven.
Folder 18: Huntington, J. W., 1832 Jun 13Add to your cart.
Containing an announcement by the Postmaster General of the establishment of a post office at North Goshen.
Folder 19: Judson, Charles, 1835 Feb 24Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lee, Henry, 1842 Oct 8Add to your cart.
Requests Woodruff's evaluation of the character of Mr. Riley, formerly a stagecoach driver in Litchfield, of whom "a little unfavourable rumour has recentlyr eached me."
Folder 21: Moore, John, 1835 Apr 11Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Northrup, Henry, 1834 Sep 29Add to your cart.
Requests information about an old acquaintance and fellow soldier named Marsh.
Folder 23: Parsons, L. H., 1835 Jan 12Add to your cart.
Requests Woodruff's assistance in publicizing his lecture course.
Folder 24: Post Office Department, 1843 Jul 8Add to your cart.
Concerning a dead letter.
Folder 25: Putnam, William, 1834 Feb 13Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Ray, Alexander, 1843 Apr 18Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Russell, W. R., undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerning politics.
Folder 28: Saunders, Curtius, 1833 Mar 28Add to your cart.
Requests information about the law school in Litchfield, especially its expenses.  He also wishes to know whether it is possible to study medicine in Litchfield.
Folder 29: Sheddon, J. R., 1834 Feb 4Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Sherman, Isaac, 1842 Dec 24Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Sterling & Bassett, 1834 Jan 20Add to your cart.
Requesting the whereabouts of Henry Wattles, "who ran away from [Bridgeport], in our debt."
Folder 32: Sterling, A., 1843 Sep 19Add to your cart.
Recommendation letter for Joseph Elliot, who wishes for employment in the post office.
Folder 33: Tower, Justus, 1833 May 28Add to your cart.
Requests the whereabouts of Socrates Clash, a clockmaker, peddler, and swindler.
Folder 34: Wheaten, George, 1843 Jan 6Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Beardsley, Wells, 1834 Apr 18Add to your cart.
Concerning gratuitous distribution of wine to electors as a breach of election law.
Folder 2: Beers, Seth, 1835, 1836Add to your cart.
Reports on election returns.
Folder 3: Burrall, W. B., 1834 Sep 10Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Catlin, Alijah, 1848Add to your cart.
Concerning printing journals of the House of Representatives and the Senate, including bills and receipts.
Folder 5: Gaylord, W. E., 1853 Apr 13Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hinman, R. R., 1834, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Howard, J. C., 1853 Apr 15Add to your cart.
Reporting election returns.
Folder 8: Kendrick, Grun, 1866Add to your cart.
Apologizes for giving offense during a debate.  Accompanied by Woodruff's reply.
Folder 9: Mix, Silas, 1834 Oct 1Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Niles, J. M., 1835 Mar 24Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Phelps, Charles B., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Phelps, Lancelot, 1835 Apr 7Add to your cart.
Reports on election returns.
Folder 13: Sanford, Rollin, 1834, undatedAdd to your cart.
Reports on election returns and his own defeat.
Folder 14: Seymour, Origen Storrs, 1837, 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Simons, Samuel, 1843 Apr 7Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Smith, John Cotton, Jr., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Smith, Perry, 1842 Feb 12Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Welles, Gideon, 1833 Jan 15Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Woodruff, Morris, 1836Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Woodruff, Morris, 1837Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: InvestmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Canfield, J. W., 1859 Feb 3Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clarke, F., 1843Add to your cart.
Accompanied by accounts.
Folder 3: Delaware & Hudson Canal, 1872 Aug 28Add to your cart.
Concerning stocks.
Folder 4: Hooker, William T., 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad Co., 1859 Feb 16Add to your cart.
Concerning the bond held by Woodruff against the company.
Folder 6: Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad Co., 1861Add to your cart.
Includes a letter by Woodruff to John Catlin concerning a bond.
Folder 7: Morgan, H. T. & Co., 1859-1877Add to your cart.
Folder 8: New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co., 1868-1874Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Ohio Life Insurance, 1851 Dec 3Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Parmelee, Albert, 1878 Feb 11Add to your cart.
Concerning St. Nicholas Bank.
Folder 11: Society for Savings, 1859 Feb 9Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Terbill & Sanford, 1859-1862Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Tomlinson, Daniel, 1844Add to your cart.
Folder 14: United States Census Office, 1862 Feb 13Add to your cart.
Folder 15: United States Treasury Department, 1862Add to your cart.
Concerning the value of cotton.
Folder 16: Webster, Anne E., 1877 Nov 6Add to your cart.
Concerning Delaware and Hudson Canal Company stock.
Folder 17: Woodruff, Charles, 1873 Apr 8Add to your cart.
Concerning Delaware and Hudson Canal Company stock.
Sub-Series 5: Miscellaneous businessAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Abbe, Alanson, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Abernathy, Andrew, 1842 May 20Add to your cart.
Concerns real property.
Folder 3: Addis, George S., 1849Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Akin, D. D., 1833 Oct 2Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ambler, Charles W., 1843 Feb 14Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Atwood, Lewis J., 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bacon, Francis, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Badger & Porter, 1833 Nov 19Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Barber, Cyrus C., 1843 May 2Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Barnard, William, 1843 Apr 18Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Barnes, Josiah, 1833-1842Add to your cart.
Includes personal news.
Folder 12: Bates, Buell L., 1829 Apr 29Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bates, S. L. W., 1842 Jun 1Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Beach, George, 1835Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bishop, W. D., 1877 Jan 21Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Blynn, Henry, 1830 May 26Add to your cart.
Accompanied by accounts.
Folder 17: Boardman, Daniel, 1834 Aug 28Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Bradley, Leaning, 1833 Aug 16Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Bradley, P., 1834, 1839Add to your cart.
Includes inquiries about old Litchfield acquaintances, including Sally Pierce.
Folder 20: Candee, Thomas R., 1843 Sep 25Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Canfield, Joseph, 1843 Jul 3Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Chadwick, A., 1843 Apr 2Add to your cart.
Includes a letter to Ozias Seymour.
Folder 23: Childs, Samuel R., Dr., 1833, 1834Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Church, Samuel, 1833 Jul 30Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Cowles, Edward, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Davis, Edward, 1832 Nov 1Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Doolittle, A. B., 1843 Jul 1Add to your cart.
Folder 28: English & Mix, 1843 Nov 9Add to your cart.
Concerning manufacture of copper pumps.
Folder 29: Farnham, John, 1831 Aug 3Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Fenne, Fowler, 1835 Jun 29Add to your cart.
Requests recompense for the musicians in a band which will perform on July 4.
Folder 31: Gillett, John, 1844 Oct 23Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Green, Samuel, 1833, 1834Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Green, Samuel, 1835 Jan 10Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Hall, N. C. & Co., 1842 Jan 31Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Hamlin, Henry, 1842 Aug 2Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Harrison, Elihu, 1832-1842Add to your cart.
Includes political news and references to lawsuits.
Folder 37: Harrison, Elihu, 1842-1843Add to your cart.
Includes personal news.
Folder 38: Harris, Walter, 1842 Apr 26Add to your cart.
Includes receipt.
Folder 39: Hinman, E., 1842 Dec 15Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Hungerford, John, 1842 May 2Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Hunt, R., 1835 Jun 10Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Ingersoll, Charles A., 1843 Dec 23Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Johnson, William Samuel, 1843 Feb 13Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Lee, M. A., 1835 Oct 28Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Lilly, Wait & Co., 1833Add to your cart.
Concerns sales of copies of Gould's Pleadings.
Folder 46: Little, Earl, 1835 Mar 16Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Northrop, F. W. et al, 1835 Oct 17Add to your cart.
Concerns Woodruff's order for a coat.
Folder 48: Palmer, C. C., 1843 Feb 8Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Phelps, Noah A., 1842 Dec 27Add to your cart.
Letter from Secretary of State requesting Woodruff to distribute copies of Dr Pencoal's "Report on the Geology of this State."
Folder 50: Prescott & Co., 1842 Feb 5Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Sanford, Rollin, 1836, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Savage, J. W., 1852 Feb 27Add to your cart.
Responds to Woodruff's query about the price of Pickering's Reports.
Folder 53: Sedgwick, G. F., 1843 Aug 25Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Sharpe, Homer, 1833 Feb 26Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Wareham Bank, 1855 Oct 12Add to your cart.
Concerns a counterfeit bank note, which accompanies the letter.
Folder 56: Warner, Wyllys, 1831 Oct 22Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Wilcox, N. J., 1842 Feb 16Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Wood, R. L. G. S., 1843 Mar 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: PersonalAdd to your cart.
Many of the letters in this subseries are from Woodruff's brother, Lewis B. Woodruff, and concern financial affairs, including debt collections, discussions about investments, and Lewis's assistance with Woodruff's law practice.  Also includes genealogical correspondence.
Folder 1: Baldwin, C. Candee, 1880 Jul 10Add to your cart.
Concerns genealogical history.
Folder 2: Barnes, Josiah, 1834 Sep 15Add to your cart.
Reports on deaths by cholera, accompanied by newspaper clipping on the subject.
Folder 3: Beckwith, Josiah, 1835 Nov 27Add to your cart.
Requests a pox vaccine.
Folder 4: Buckingham, Ralph, 1883, 1884Add to your cart.
Concerns ancient taverns and other historical research.
Folder 5: Buel, N. J., 1849 Oct 4Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Catlin, Alijah, 1824-1825Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Catlin, George S., 1826-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Childs, Samuel, 1833 Feb 15Add to your cart.
Invites Woodruff to his wedding, which he describes as an execution.
Folder 9: Clark, John, 1835 Nov 9Add to your cart.
Reports on Woodruff's brother's current illness.
Folder 10: Clarke, Clara Catlin, 1874Add to your cart.
Concerning genealogical history of the Catlin family.
Folder 11: Clarke, O. P. G., 1881Add to your cart.
Correspondence from the Department of the Interior, Pension Office, regarding Woodruff's discovery of a romantic poem written by Nathaniel Baldwin Woodruff to Bede Barns, dated 1783.
Folder 12: Deming, Emma, 1884 Oct 9Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Deming, Lucretia, 1866 May 3Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Dwight, Timothy, 1882 May 16Add to your cart.
Marked "private."  Concerns Dwight's opinions of candidates for preacher at Litchfield.
Folder 15: Ford, Sebra, 1824 Jan 14Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Goodrich, C. A., 1834 Nov 21Add to your cart.
Concerns the study of Greek.
Folder 17: Gould, Henry Guy, 1873 Jun 23Add to your cart.
Concerns the dissolution of the association between Tapping Reeve and James Gould.  Accompanied by letter from William T. Gould to Henry Guy Gould with further details about the affair.
Folder 18: Gould, Miss, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Harrison, A. H., 1862 Nov 4Add to your cart.
Concerning a historical document.
Folder 20: Hoadley, David, Jr., 1825-1826Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hoadley, David, Jr., 1826Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Holley, A. H. et al, 1828Add to your cart.
Invitation to a ball.
Folder 23: Hutchins, S., 1824 Jun 4Add to your cart.
Mentions the presence of smallpox in Providence, Rhode Island.
Folder 24: Kilbourne, P. K., undatedAdd to your cart.
Concerns historical research.
Folder 25: Livingston, G. W., 1843, undatedAdd to your cart.
Accompanied by draft of letter from Woodruff to Livingston.
Folder 26: Parsons, Anson Virgil, 1826-1827Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Porter, Noah, 1882 Oct 17Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Rockwell, Samuel, 1830 May 12Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Sanford, D. C., 1835, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Seymour, Amelia Selina, 1828, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Seymour, Helen Clarissa, 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Seymour, Henrietta Sophronia, 1827 Jun 22Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Seymour, Lucy Morris, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Simpkins, Jane L., 1826 Feb 2Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Talcott, M. K., 1879 Aug 5Add to your cart.
Concerns genealogical research on the Catlin family.
Folder 36: Walter, Charles P., 1825-1827Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Waterman, D. S., 1835 Apr 28Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Woodruff, Candace (Catlin), 1821-1841Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Woodruff, George M., 1859, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1827-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1834-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1837-1840Add to your cart.
Also contains a typewritten transcript of a letter by Henrietta Woodruff to unnamed correspondent, dated 1855.
Folder 43: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1828-1830Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1832 Oct-NovAdd to your cart.
Discusses politics, especially the votes for and against Andrew Jackson.
Folder 46: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1832 NovAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1832 Nov-DecAdd to your cart.
Includes a letter discussing prices of seals, accompanied by a sample seal.
Folder 48: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1832 DecAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 Jan-FebAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 FebAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 MarAdd to your cart.
Discusses macaroni pasta and the wedding of Dr. Childs.
Folder 52: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 AprAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 MayAdd to your cart.
Describes his pursuit of a man in debt named Spires.
Folder 54: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 JunAdd to your cart.
Describes the arrival of Andrew Jackson in New York and the wedding of Colonel H. Childs to Miss Hays.
Folder 55: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 JulAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 SepAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 SepAdd to your cart.
Discusses a misunderstanding among Lucy Morris Woodruff, Sophronia Woodruff, George C. Woodruff, and himself; and the failure of their uncle L. Catlin, Jr. and his subsequent departure from Connecticut.
Folder 58: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 OctAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 OctAdd to your cart.
Includes discussion of a land purchase.
Folder 60: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 NovAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 NovAdd to your cart.
Discusses land speculation.
Folder 62: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 DecAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1833 DecAdd to your cart.
Describes the drowning of several boys after an ice storm in New York, calling them "interesting lads (except one a Black)."
Folder 64: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 JanAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 FebAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 MarAdd to your cart.
Describes his travels through Baltimore on his way to Nashville.
Folder 67: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 AprAdd to your cart.
Describes his return journey from Nashville to New York.
Folder 68: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 MayAdd to your cart.
Mentions the arrival of Davy Crockett in New York and his speech at the Exchange; and discusses politics.
Folder 69: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 JunAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 Jul-AugAdd to your cart.
Describes the presence of cholera in New York.
Folder 71: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 AugAdd to your cart.
Reports on the progress of cholera in New York.
Folder 72: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 SepAdd to your cart.
Reports on deaths from cholera.
Folder 73: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 OctAdd to your cart.
Discusses recent political elections.
Folder 74: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 OctAdd to your cart.
Discusses election returns.
Folder 75: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 NovAdd to your cart.
Discusses recent elections.
Folder 76: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 DecAdd to your cart.
Folder 77: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1834 DecAdd to your cart.
Folder 78: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 JanAdd to your cart.
Folder 79: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 FebAdd to your cart.
Folder 80: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 MarAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 AprAdd to your cart.
Criticizes the corruption of the party of Martin Van Buren and expresses disappointment that their father, Morris Woodruff, should appear to aid Van Buren's cause.  Lewis B. Woodruff also criticizes the election of Elisha Haley to Congress, calling him a Jacobin and anarchist.
Folder 82: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 AprAdd to your cart.
One letter is appended by a note signed "Ald Bins" warning George C. Woodruff that Lewis B. Woodruff's financial affairs are in disorder.
Folder 83: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 JunAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 JulAdd to your cart.
Includes a printed bill of fare for the celebration of Independence Day with Reuben M. Woodruff's initials throughout.
Folder 86: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 AugAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 SepAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 SepAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 OctAdd to your cart.
Discusses current fashions in his design of a cloak.
Folder 90: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 OctAdd to your cart.
Discusses the medical school at Charlston, S. C. as a potential school for their brother Reuben Woodruff.
Folder 91: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835 Nov-DecAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 JanAdd to your cart.
Folder 93: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 FebAdd to your cart.
Discusses his difficulties with his business partner, Mr. Hall.
Folder 94: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 MarAdd to your cart.
Discusses the merits and pitfalls of leaving his business partner to set up his own office.
Folder 95: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 AprAdd to your cart.
Folder 96: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 97: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 AugAdd to your cart.
Folder 98: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 OctAdd to your cart.
Folder 99: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1836 Nov-DecAdd to your cart.
Discusses election returns.
Folder 100: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1837 JanAdd to your cart.
Folder 101: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1837 FebAdd to your cart.
Folder 102: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1837 MarAdd to your cart.
Folder 103: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1837 Apr-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 104: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1837 Oct-NovAdd to your cart.
Folder 105: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1838 Mar-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1838 JunAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1840Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1843 Apr-SepAdd to your cart.
Folder 109: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1843 Nov-DecAdd to your cart.
Discusses the prices of orders of paper.
Folder 110: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1845-1848Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1851-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1858-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Woodruff, Lewis B., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 114: Woodruff, Lucius B., 1831Add to your cart.
Discusses arrangements for a young acquaintance, James, to find employment with George C. Woodruff.
Folder 115: Woodruff, Lucy Morris, 1828, undatedAdd to your cart.
One letter also contains a letter to their mother, Henrietta Sophronia Woodruff.
Folder 116: Woodruff, Morris, 1821-1824Add to your cart.
Contains advice for George C. Woodruff about school, including encouragement for him to continue dancing lessons despite George C. Woodruff's reluctance to take such lessons.
Folder 117: Woodruff, Morris, 1825-1827Add to your cart.
Discusses election news and offers lengthy advice about marriage, including his opinion that George C. Woodruff is too young to marry "Miss S."
Folder 118: Woodruff, Morris, 1829Add to your cart.
Includes information about election returns.
Folder 119: Woodruff, Morris, 1830-1833Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Woodruff, Morris, 1834-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1823-1833Add to your cart.
Folder 122: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1834 May-OctAdd to your cart.
Discusses election news and his medical studies.
Folder 123: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1834 NovAdd to your cart.
Folder 124: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1834 DecAdd to your cart.
Complains of George C. Woodruff's treatment of Reuben's friend, Phineas Emons.
Folder 125: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1835 Jan-MarAdd to your cart.
Mentions school lectures and exams.
Folder 126: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1835 Apr-JunAdd to your cart.
Folder 127: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1835 Jul-SepAdd to your cart.
Reports on his journey south through Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Louisville, Maysville, and Lexington, where he is considering taking his medical degree.
Folder 128: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1835 Oct-NovAdd to your cart.
Writes from Cincinnati of his ill health.
Folder 129: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1836 May-NovAdd to your cart.
Writes of his journey south to New Orleans.
Folder 130: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1837Add to your cart.
Writes of New Orleans' effect on his health, and describes his travels through Louisiana.
Folder 131: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1838-1842Add to your cart.
Describes his journey to Athens, Georgia, and considers whether it is a favorable place for his medical career.  In later letters, he describes his journey back to Litchfield.
Sub-Series 7: Outgoing correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Andrews, Charles B., Gov., 1879 Jan 31Add to your cart.
Discusses legal matters.
Folder 2: Baldwin, Roger S., 1845 Dec 16Add to your cart.
Copy of letter resigning from his position as Judge Advocate, which was given to him "without [his] solicitation or knowledge."
Folder 3: Bishop, William, 1874 Jan 21Add to your cart.
Discusses stocks.
Folder 4: Carrington, A., 1845 Jul 5Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Catlin, Lewis, Jr., 1834 Jan 20Add to your cart.
Contains a list of Catlin's creditors.
Folder 6: Clarke, O. P. G., 1881 Jun 23Add to your cart.
Concerns an antiquarian poem by Nathaniel B. Woodruff.
Folder 7: Elliot, R., 1835 Aug 22Add to your cart.
To the assistant postmaster at Albany.
Folder 8: Harrison, J. B., 1854 Mar 11Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hawley, Nathan, et. al., 1833 Jan 21Add to your cart.
Concerns debt collection.
Folder 10: Hoadley, David, Jr., 1825 Oct 4Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lane, M., 1876 OctAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Langdon, B. F., Mrs., 1876 Jul 12Add to your cart.
Personal letter appended by a note by Henrietta Sophronia Woodruff.
Folder 13: Seymour, Lucy M. (Woodruff), 1852 Jan 16Add to your cart.
Newsletter written to his sister Lucy's children.  Includes a paragraph written by Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff.
Folder 14: Woodruff, George C., Jr., 1882 Feb 8Add to your cart.
Letter to his grandson with advice about college.
Folder 15: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1827Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), 1839-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Woodruff, Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour), undatedAdd to your cart.
Draft of a letter.
Folder 18: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1835-1836Add to your cart.
Discusses religious ideas and the difference between city and country living; and reports on the birth of a son and on election results.
Folder 19: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1839-1842Add to your cart.
Reports on their father's illness and draws a floor plan of his house.
Folder 20: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1844-1845Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1846-1848Add to your cart.
Discusses purchase of stocks.
Folder 22: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1849Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Woodruff, Lewis B., 1856-1864Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1834Add to your cart.
Includes a note from Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff.
Folder 25: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1835 Jan-SepAdd to your cart.
Asks Reuben to write about the different manners and customs of Lexington, Kentucky, where he is staying.
Folder 26: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1835 Oct-NovAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1836 Nov-DecAdd to your cart.
Discusses political and election news.
Folder 28: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1827 Jan-FebAdd to your cart.
Discusses the possibility of Texas's independence from the United States.
Folder 29: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1837 Mar-DecAdd to your cart.
Discusses political and election news.  Includes a note by Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff.
Folder 30: Woodruff, Reuben M., 1838Add to your cart.
Mentions a county abolition meeting and election news.
Folder 31: Unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Draft of a letter concerning Woodruff's future marriage to Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff.
Sub-Series 8: AccrualsAdd to your cart.
Correspondence added to the series after the initial finding aid was completed.
Folder 1: Cornelius, Mary letter, 1874 JanAdd to your cart.
Mary Cornelius letter, dated Jan. 13, 1874 at Newton Center. to George C. Woodruff concerning a published article about Colonel Burr and Miss Ogden.
Folder 2: Edwards & Man  letter, 1842 Apr 21Add to your cart.
Letter to George C. Woodruff in Litchfield from Attorneys Edwards & Man in New York concerning the title to some land in New York that once belonged to Lieut. John Stoughton who died intestate in 1768. His daughter Elizabeth married Oliver Wolcott and the attorneys seek information concerning the age of Elizabeth.

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