Wolcott Family Collection


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Accession #:
1906-04-0
Category:
Collections of Papers
Creator:
Frederick Wolcott; Jabez Williams Huntington; Oliver Wolcott; Laura Wolcott Rankin; Betsey Huntington Wolcott
Date:
between 1790 and 1837
Collection:
Wolcott family collection
Held at:
Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, Connecticut; New York, New York; Norwich, Connecticut; New Haven, Connecticut; Hartford, Connecticut
Size:
1.6 linear feet
Description:
Correspondence chiefly between Frederick Wolcott (1767-1837), his wife Elizabeth (Betsey) Huntington Wolcott (1774-1812), his brother Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833) who served as Secretary of the Treasury and Governor of Connecticut, and Jabez W. Huntington (1788-1847) who served as a U.S. Senator from Connecticut. Topics include domestic news, local, state, regional and national politics, business affairs, church activities, trade with China and the merchant vessel Trident, raising merino sheep, and manufacture of woolen cloth. Other correspondents include John Cotton Smith, Benjamin Tallmadge, and Uriah Tracy. Several correspondents were graduates of the Litchfield Law School. The collection also includes several account books as well as the schoolgirl diaries of Frederick and Elizabeth Wolcott's ...
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