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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Papers 1874-1888


RG 074:019, Albert Palmer Pitkin 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: Pitkin, A. P. (Albert Palmer), 1829-1892
Title: Albert Palmer Pitkin genealogical papers
Dates: 1874-1888
Quantity: .75 cubic feet
Abstract: Genealogical record sheets and correspondence used in preparing Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin.
Identification: RG074_019
Accession: 1939-002
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Albert Palmer Pitkin was born in East Hartford, Conn. in 1829. He married Jane Hastings of Hartford in 1851. They had three sons: Albert H., Howard S., and William T. Jane died in 1876. He married his second wife, Louise Goodwin of Hartford, in 1880. Pitkin died at his home in Hartford on February 21, 1892.

As a young man Pitkin was employed by Gilbert & Cowles, tinners and furnace makers, of Hartford and later by Culvers of New York, the leading furnace manufacturer at the time. He returned to Hartford in 1840 and with D. L. Bidwell formed the partnership of Bidwell, Pitkin & Co. In 1858, he formed the partnership N.T. Pitkin & Co. with his brother. Those two firms merged to become Pitkin Brothers & Co. Pitkin was also a director of the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, member of the Board of Water Commissioners from 1860 to 1871, and at the time of his death a director of the Hartford Light and Power Company, which he helped to found.

Pitkin published, Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin in 1887. For this accomplishment he was conferred membership in the Harleian Society of Blackheath, Kent, England. Pitkin also belonged to the Connecticut Historical Society, Putnam Phalanx, and Free Masons.

Source: "Obituary, A.P. Pitkin." Hartford Courant, 1892 February 22, 4.

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Scope and Content

Genealogical record sheets and correspondence used in preparing Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin.

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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

Pitkin family of America : a genealogy of the descendants of William Pitkin ... / by A.P. Pitkin [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.P684 1887]

Pitkin family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, circa 1914-1973 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Pitkin]

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Index Terms

Persons:

Pitkin, A. P. (Albert Palmer), 1829-1892

Family Names:

Pitkin Family

Places:

Hartford (Conn.) -- Genealogy

Subjects:

Pitkin, William, 1635-1694 -- Family

Document Types:

Correspondence
Genealogies

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Container List

Papers, 1874-1888
Box Folder
Genealogical records, circa 1874-1888 1 1-12
Correspondence, 1874-1888 13-14
Illustrations, undated 15
Includes: Nomination of Governor and Assistants under George III, 1766 in which William Pitkin is listed; portrait of Reverend Timothy Pitkin; coats of arms. These illustrations appear in Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin.
Genealogy of the Pitkin Family, undated, 1 volume, manuscript 2