TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Correspondence 1888-1927, undated

Series 2. Genealogy Notes 1904, undated


RG 074:017, Estelle Benham Genealogical Papers

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Benham, Estelle
Title: Estelle Benham genealogical papers
Dates: 1888-1927
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Abstract: Correspondence and genealogy notes on the Benham Family.
Identification: RG074_017
Accession: 1933-002
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Mary Estelle Benham was born in Hampton, Conn. on August 20, 1852 to Nelson and Fidelia (Bulkeley) Higgins. Her family moved to New Britain when she was four years old and she lived there most of her life. She married Frederic W. Benham. She was a member of the Connecticut Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, the Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Women’s Club of New Britain, Historical Society of Hartford, and Esther Stanley Chapter, DAR. Mrs. Benham died on October 30, 1953.

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Scope and Contents

Series 1. Correspondence, includes letters containing genealogy data. Included are letters from Elbridge H. Benham of Kansas City, Missouri, who was compiling a Benham genealogy. Series 2. Genealogy notes contain notes gathered from various sources. There is a bound manuscript volume of the Benham Family Record rewritten in 1904.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

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

Benham family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, 1853-1969 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Benham]

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Index Terms

Persons:

Benham, Estelle

Family Names:

Benham family

Places:

Connecticut -- Genealogy

Document Types:

Correspondence
Genealogies

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Donated by Estelle Benham on May 8, 1933.

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Container List

Series 1. Correspondence, 1888-1927, undated
Box Folder
Baird, E. G., undated 1 1
Benham, Elbridge H.
1901-1905 2
1906-1908 3
1912, 1916, undated 4
Also genealogy notes.
Elbridge H. Benham to M. L. Whitman, 1902-1903 5
Benham, N. L., 1896-1901 6
Brown, E. R., 1904-1908 6
Cooke, H. Ruth, 1897, undated 7
Ferry, Charles B., 1888, 1894-1896 8
Knous, Mary A., 1924 8
Miscellaneous, 1876-1927, undated 9
Series 2. Genealogy Notes, 1904, undated
General, undated 1 10-11
New Haven probate records, undated 12
First Church in New Haven, 1639 to 1806, undated 12
New Haven town records, undated 13
Boutecon genealogy, undated 14
Genealogy chart of Edward Monroe Benham, undated 15
Benham records, undated 16
Benham family record, rewritten 1904, 1 volume 17