Collection ID: MS 34

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Alsop family
Date:
1734-1986
Abstract:
The papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, diaries, estate records, account books, notebooks, deeds, and miscellanea of the Alsop family of Middletown, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers including: Joseph Wright Alsop (1772-1844), Joseph Wright Alsop (1804-1878), Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891), Joseph Wright Alsop (1876-1953), Mary Alsop Oliver Alsop (1815-1893), Richard Alsop (1726-1776), Richard Alsop (1789-1842), Charles Richard Alsop (1802-1865), and John De Koven Alsop (1879-1926). Family mercantile interests in Connecticut and related operations in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru are documented. Files relating to a legal case involving the firm of Alsop & Company, the United States government, and the governments of Bolivia and Chile (1865-1914) are included. The personal papers of several family members are also arranged in the papers.
Extent:
44.75 Linear Feet
Language:
English

Background

Acquisition information:
Gift of John De Koven Alsop, Joseph E. Alsop, Mrs. Peggy Chubb, and Mrs. Stuart Farquhar in 1948; gift of Mrs. Kenneth MacKenzie and others, 1950-1956; gift of John Alsop, 1987; transfer from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2011; gift of Joseph W. Alsop, 2013.
Rules or conventions:
translation missing: en.enumerations.resource_finding_aid_description_rules.Finding aid created in accordance with Manuscripts and Archives Processing Manual
Scope and Content:

The papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, diaries, estate records, account books, notebooks, deeds, and miscellanea of the Alsop family of Middletown, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers including: Joseph Wright Alsop (1772-1844), Joseph Wright Alsop (1804-1878), Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891), Joseph Wright Alsop (1876-1953), Mary Alsop Oliver Alsop (1815-1893), Richard Alsop (1726-1776), Richard Alsop (1789-1842), Charles Richard Alsop (1802-1865), and John De Koven Alsop (1879-1926). Family mercantile interests in Connecticut and related operations in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru are documented. Files relating to a legal case involving the firm of Alsop & Company, the United States government, and the governments of Bolivia and Chile (1865-1914) are included. The personal papers of several family members are also arranged in the papers.

Biographical / Historical:

Richard Alsop was born in Middletown, Connecticut, on January 23, 1761. He studied at Yale College and became a notable literary figure. Alsop formed the "Hartford Wits," a literary group with members including Theodore Dwight, Lemuel Hopkins, and Benjamin Trumbull. He was principla writer for the "Echo," a series of satirical essays on political and social topics published as a volume in 1807. Alsop died in Flatbush, Long Island on August 20, 1815.

Arrangement:

Arranged in four series and three additions: I. Correspondence, 1776-1912. II. Alsop Claim Case, 1865-1914. III. Family Papers, 1752-1909. IV. Deeds and Miscellanea, 1734-1909. Additional material is arranged by accession.

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans
Architecture, Domestic -- Connecticut
Architecture
Art
Business
Families
Governors -- Election
Working class
Law
Medicine
Popular culture
Students
Travelers -- United States
Women
Labor movement
Labor
Account books
Deeds
Diaries
Drawings (visual works)
Essays
Poems
Recipes
Names:
Morrison, Cryder & Co
Republican Party (Conn.)
Russell & Co
Wetmore & Co
Yale University -- Students
Alsop family
Chauncey family
Oliver family
Alsop, Aimee Elizabeth, 1870-
Alsop, Corinne Robinson, 1886-1971
Alsop, Elizabeth Winthrop Beach, 1847-1889
Alsop, Elizabeth Winthrop, 1874-1892
Alsop, Frances Maria, 1787-1866
Alsop, Francis Johonnot Oliver, 1881-1946
Alsop, Francis O.
Alsop, John De Koven, 1879-1926
Alsop, John, 1776-1841
Alsop, Joseph Wright, 1772-1844
Alsop, J. W. (Joseph Wright), 1804-approximately 1878
Alsop, Joseph Wright, 1838-1891
Alsop, Joseph Wright, 1876-1953
Alsop, Lucy Chauncey
Alsop, Lucy Whittlesey, 1773-1844
Alsop, Mary Alsop Oliver, 1815-
Alsop, Mary Wright, 1740-1829
Alsop, Richard, 1789-1842
Capt, Elizabeth Miller Langdon
Capt, John Samuel, d. 1832
Chauncey, Egisto Fabbri, 1874-1963
Chauncey, Elihu, 1779-1847
Clifford, John H. (John Henry), 1809-1876
Cryder, Helen Chauncey
Cushing, Tom, 1879-1941
Dabney, Charles William, 1794-1871
Dabney, Susan Heard Oliver, 1819-
Dana, Maria Wyllys Pomeroy Alsop, 1767-1861
Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956
Duval, William B., 1806-
Farley, Joseph
Gilbert, Aimee E. A. Alsop
Heard, Susan Oliver, 1780-
Hubbard, Sarah Williams
Jackson, Charles Eben, 1849-
Jackson, Eben, 1877-
Jackson, Edward Quintard, 1875-
Jackson, Robert Fenwick, 1877-
Leffingwell, Catharine Beatty Alsop, 1835-
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980
Mason, Norman Howell
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885
Mu╠łtter, Mary Wright Alsop, 1815-1877
Oliver, Francis Eben, 1813-1850
Oliver, Francis Johonnot, 1777-1858
Oliver, George Stuart Johonnot, 1831-1904
Pomeroy, Elizabeth, 1784-1844
White, Eunice Pomeroy Bassett, 1776-
White, Percy Gardiner, 1878-1906
Whittelsey, Lucy Wetmore, 1748-1826
Worthington, Asa
Places:
Africa
Asia
Avon (Conn.)
Bolivia -- Foreign economic relations -- United States
Chile -- Commerce
Connecticut -- Commerce
Connecticut
Europe -- Description and travel
Europe
Latin America
New England
Peru -- Commerce
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Bolivia
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
West (U.S.)
West Indies

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale Campus
New Haven, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 432-1735
mssa.assist@yale.edu