TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Correspondence 1865


RG 069:144, Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts Correspondence

Finding aid prepared by Jeff Collins.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Montgomery, Hugh, b. 1839
Creator: Roberts, Anna
Title: Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts correspondence
Dates: 1865
Quantity: .25 cubic feet
Abstract: Correspondence between Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts during their courtship from March to October 1865.
Identification: RG069_144
Accession: 2008-034
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Hugh Montgomery was a Methodist minister who was born in Ireland in 1839. Anna Roberts was born in 1842. They were married in November 1865. By 1880 they resided in Norwich, Conn. In 1885 Hugh was appointed a Prosecuting Agent in New London County. Hugh was active in the temperance movement, giving lectures and publishing a book, The Way Out: A Solution of the Temperance Question (1895). They moved to various Massachusetts towns including Worcester, Woburn, and Marblehead where Hugh died on May 5, 1898. Anna died in 1939.

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Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of correspondence between Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts during their courtship from March to October 1865. It contains nineteen letters between Hugh and Anna and six related envelopes. The content of the letters is varied and includes topics such as religion, family, the challenges of being a minister and being apart from one another, and life in the Northeast. Hugh Montgomery wrote mostly from East Haverhill, New Hampshire while Anna Roberts wrote from East Hartford, Connecticut.

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Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Montgomery, Hugh, b. 1839
Roberts, Anna

Places:

East Hartford (Conn.)
Haverhill (N. H.)

Occupations:

Ministers (clergy)

Document Types:

Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Transcripts of the letters completed by Robert T. and Catherine P. Williams in 1987 are included in the collection but have not been verified for accuracy by the State Archives.

Provenance

This collection was donated to the Connecticut State Library by Robert T. Willams, great-grandson of Hugh and Anna Montgomery, on February 29, 2008.

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Container List

Correspondence, 1865
Box Folder
1865 March - June 1 1
1865 July - October 2
Envelopes 3
Transcripts, 1865 4