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African Americans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Attachment, 1757 Dec 8

Item 4

 Item — Folder 9: Series Series 1; Series Series 2
Identifier: Item 4
Scope and Contents

The goods of Gabriel Dutcher are ordered attached until he shall appear at court to answer Oliver Wolcott. The case involves the seizure of "four negros as the estate of the said John Dutcher" and goes on to list "Tom aged about fifty another named Mary a woman aged about fifty another named Zach a boy aged about eleven and another named Adam aged about six years."

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1757 Dec 8

Bellamy, Rev. Joseph, 1782 Jun 16

Folder 2

 File — Folder 2: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5; Series Series 6; Series Series 7; Series Series 8
Identifier: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1782 Jun 16

Bristol, William B., 1833-1842

Folder 18

 File — Folder 18: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5; Series Series 6; Series Series 7; Series Series 8
Identifier: Folder 18
Scope and Contents From the Series: 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...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1833-1842

Deming, Perkins, and Quincy families papers


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...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1762-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1921

Newman Hungerford Photograph Album


Identifier: 1913-29-1
Content Description Photograph album containing photographs from Harwinton, East Litchfield, Litchfield, Torrington, New Preston, Washington and Hartford Connecticut as well as photographs of Georgia which include formerly enslaved people. The photographs depict buildings, people, and scenes from the various towns. All are identified and most are dated. The majority of photographs are credited to Newman Hungerford, several are credited to H.P Averill. Many of the photographs appear to have been produced as...
Dates: 1901-1913

Mason, George C. to "my dear friend", 1865

Folder 9

 File — Beebe family papers Box 1: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3, Folder: 1.9
Identifier: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

Two letters regarding the end of the U.S. Civil War; offers a proposition for leasing plantation land through the Freedman's Bureau and working them with paid labor of African Americans; notes that Northern men have made profits doing this and provides an estimate of anticipated costs and probable income.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1865

Benjamin Tallmadge collection


Identifier: 1933-19-0

The Benjamin Tallmadge Collection documents the personal life and professional career of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge through his correspondence as well as his legal, financial, and personal papers.  An army officer, chief intelligence officer, and organizer of the Culper spy ring during the Revolutionary War, Tallmadge became a businessman and U.S. Representative from Connecticut in Congress after the war.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found within 1778-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1933

Tallmadge, Benjamin to George Washington, 1783 Feb 21

Folder 20

 Item — Folder 20: Series Series 1; Series Series 3; Series Series 5
Identifier: Folder 20
Scope and Contents

Reports capture of British privateer Three Brothers by ship commanded by Amos Hubbell of Stratford and troops commanded by Caleb Brewster; Tallmadge asks Washington for an order condemning the ship; some African Americans among the prisoners.

Dates: 1783 Feb 21

Tallmadge, Benjamin to Maria Tallmadge, [1802?] Feb 7

Folder 104

 Item — Folder 104: Series Series 1
Identifier: Folder 104
Scope and Contents

Acknowledges and commends Maria's letter; remarks that his son George Washington Tallmadge has mistaken Thomas Paine for a hostler; dscription of Paine's physiognomy; asks Maria to try to teach Ebo, a young African American, how to read.

Dates: [1802?] Feb 7

Tallmadge, Benjamin to Robert Howe, 1779 Sep 6

Folder 8

 Item — Folder 8: Series Series 1; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5
Identifier: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

Report of a raid led by Tallmadge on Lloyd's Neck, Long Island, consisting of a detachment of the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons plus other Continental troops; mentions capture of Capt. Glover with certificate from Lt. Col. John Graves Simco and an African American belonging to a Tory, John McAlpin.

Dates: 1779 Sep 6