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Deming, Perkins, and Quincy families papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1950-01-0
Scope and Contents The Deming, Perkins, and Quincy Families Papers document members of several prominent families who lived in the town of Litchfield, Conn. In the late eighteenth century, the patriarchs of each family earned wealth through their activities as merchants, traders, and investors, enabling them and many of the members of the next generations to live lives free from financial concern, if not outright luxury. The papers consist largely of correspondence, and also include collections of financial and...
Dates: Created: 1762-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1921

Wolcott family collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1906-04-0
Scope and Contents 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,...
Dates: Created: 1740-1844; Other: Majority of material found in 1790-1837; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1906