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African Americans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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: 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

Benjamin Tallmadge collection


Identifier: 1933-19-0
Scope and Contents 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.The collection contains Tallmadge's duplicate original letters to George...
Dates: Created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found in 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

Tallmadge, Benjamin to Simeon Baldwin, 1804 Sep 7

 Item — Folder 6: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3; Series Series 4; Series Series 5
Scope and Contents

Concerns some private business; a "negro fellow" has asked to live with Tallmadge and help him obtain a divorce. Photostat.

Dates: 1804 Sep 7

Tallmadge, Benjamin to Tapping Reeve, 1816 Dec 26

 Item — Folder 36: Series Series 1
Scope and Contents

Discusses idea of colonizing enslaved people and free African Americans. Photostat.

Dates: 1816 Dec 26