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Alling family
Chiefly legal papers of the Alling family of New Haven, Connecticut. Included are ninety Connecticut deeds (1742-1871) many of which are for Orange and Milford, Connecticut. The largest group of papers concerns Joseph Alling and the estate of his father Chauncey Alling. Other items are a report of Thaddeus Alling's estate (1832), an application for oyster grounds in New Haven by Chauncey Alling, and a book of poetry by Anna L. Johnson.
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Alsop family papers, 1734-1986 44.75 Linear Feet

Alsop family
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.
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Tompson, Anna
Financial and legal papers, advertising brochures for a school at Portsmouth (1801-1808) and correspondence of the Rollins and Hooker families. Also in the collection is a letter of introduction (1831) from the Marquis de Lafayette. Most of the financial and legal papers concern transactions for land in Bretton Woods, Dummer and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, chiefly relating to the Haven family. One of the documents is an original proprietor's grant (1772) for Bretton Woods.
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Bacon family
The papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings of a historical and religious nature, journals, and other papers of the Bacon family. Included are sermons and writings of Leonard Bacon; papers and journals of Leonard Woolsey Bacon and Benjamin Wisner Bacon; correspondence and printed material pertaining to the affair of Delia Salter Bacon and Alexander MacWhorter, a licentiate; and correspondence about the scandal between Henry Ward Beecher and Theodore Tilton regarding Beecher's affair with Tilton's wife, Elizabeth Tilton. Additional papers include diaries of Leonard Bacon; notebooks, letterbooks, manuscripts, and printed matter concerning the Congregational Church in Connecticut; correspondence, manuscripts, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and photos of four generations of the Bacon Family; and correspondence of Leonard Woolsey Bacon.
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Baldwin family
The papers detail the personal lives and professional careers of several generations and family lines of the Baldwin family. The legal, political, and business activities of family members in Connecticut, New York, and elsewhere are documented. Major topics include: family, women, law, education, Connecticut and New York politics and government, New Haven, Connecticut, and Yale University.
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Beecher family
Correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries, clippings, printed matter, sermons, and other papers of two centuries of Beecher family members. The papers relate principally to Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), popular 19th century clergyman and orator, and members of his family. Among those represented are his father, the Reverend Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), clergyman; his brothers, Edward Beecher (1803-1895), educator and antislavery leader, and Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824-1900) and Charles Beecher (1815-1900), both clergyman and antislavery activist; and his sisters, Harriett Elizabeth (Beecher) Stowe (1811-1896), author, Catherine Esther Beecher (1800-1878), pioneer educator and writer on 'domestic economy,' and Isabella Homes (Beecher) Hooker (1822-1907), well-known suffragist. Also included are papers relating to the Scoville family (mainly Annie Beecher Scoville, 1866-1953, teacher and lecturer), as well as other related families. The papers cover an extremely wide range of cultural, political, social, and religious issues and topics of 19th and early 20th century America and include correspondence from a large number of well-known men and women. The papers were previously known as the Beecher-Scoville Family Papers.
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Trumbull, Benjamin, 1735-1820
The papers contain correspondence, bills and receipts, sermons, church papers, writings, and miscellanea documenting the personal life, religious career, and literary work of Benjamin Trumbull. Sermons include material on a wide range of religious, historical, political, and social topics. Correspondence and other papers include material relating to Trumbull's family life, student years, religious responsibilities, and writings on Connecticut history, divorce, and land settlement.
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Knollenberg, Bernhard, 1892-1973
Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts of writings, narratives, biographical sketches, documents, reports, addresses, deeds, tax receipts, printed material, and other papers, relating to early American colonial settlement, the American Revolution, settlement of the West, slavery, the Civil War, Spanish-American War, women's suffrage, and various political questions. Includes circa 100 letters (1838-1855) to Alvah Hunt, of Greene, Chenango Co, N.Y, describing current political issues, especially Whig politics, from Millard Fillmore, Hamilton Fish, Horace Greeley, Washington Hunt, William H. Seward, and Thurlow Weed; 171 letters written by Homer Sackett Curtiss to members of his family during his Civil War service in the 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Regiment, Heavy Artillery; papers of George Panton, loyalist, of New York, containing letters from Daniel Batwell, Thomas Bradbury Chandler, other loyalist Anglican ministers who escaped to England during the Revolution, and others interested in the Church of England in America; 35 letters and documents (1779-1804) by and relating to Nathanael Greene; correspondence, deeds, and tax receipts, relating to Joel Barlow and the Ohio Company; 2 volumes of letters and papers by François Alexandre-Frederick La Rochefoucauld Liancourt; correspondence and writings of Seth Reynolds; and diaries of Alfred Brammer, English workman.
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Blackstone family
Chiefly deeds, estate papers and financial records of the Blackstone family of Branford, Connecticut. Included also are two farm account books for the years 1772-1839 and that of David Welles, Jr. for the years 1773-1786. Among the Branford papers is a Grand Jury presentment against two men for disloyal acts during the Revolution.
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Bromfield family
Correspondence, legal documents, business and other papers relating to the Bromfield family of Boston and collateral families. The papers relate primarily to Henry Bromfield (1727-1820), his descendants and their families. There is also material relating to Richard Clarke (1711-1795), a Boston merchant who was involved in the pre-Revolutionary difficulties about the tax on tea.