TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Collection 1886-1914


RG 074:061, William F.J. Boardman Collection

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: Boardman, William Francis Joseph, 1828-1912
Title: William F.J. Boardman Collection
Dates: 1886-1914
Quantity: .5 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Abstract: William Francis Joseph Boardman was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut on December 12, 1828 to William and Mary (Francis) Boardman. The collection consists of outgoing letters of William F.J. Boardman relating to genealogy, descriptions of coats of arms of Boardman and allied families; historical extracts; genealogies of the Boardman, Francis, Deming and Wright families; and a record book.
Identification: RG074_061
Accession: 1993-027
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

William Francis Joseph Boardman was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut on December 12, 1828 to William and Mary (Francis) Boardman. He married Jane Maria Greenleaf on January 7, 1852. Jane died on August 20, 1899. They had one son, William Greenleaf Boardman, who died May 26, 1908, aged 53 years. Boardman died November 23, 1912 at his home in Hartford.

As a child, Boardman attended public schools in Wethersfield and the Wethersfield Academy. He left school in 1846 to enter his father's coffee and spice manufactory in Wethersfield. Boardman became a partner when the firm, now known as Boardman & Son moved to Hartford. The company expanded to include importing, manufacturing on a large scale, and a wholesale trade throughout New England. He retired in 1888.

Boardman was an original member of the Putnam Phalanx, a military organization. In 1863, he was elected a member of the court of common council. In 1862, he became a director of the State Bank of Hartford. He was active in many business enterprises, including the Hartford & New York Transportation Company; the Merrick Thread Company of Holyoke, Mass.; and the Hudson River Water Power and Paper Company of Mechanicsville, N.Y. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution; the Connecticut Historical Society; the New England Historic Genealogical Society; the Topsfield, Mass. Historical Society; the Ipswich, Mass. Historical Society; the Connecticut Society, Order of Founders and Patriots of America, of which he was an original member and later genealogist; Wethersfield Society Library; and the Connecticut Humane Society.

Source: "W.F.J. Boardman Dies Aged 84 Years." Hartford Courant, 1912 November 25, 5.

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Scope and Content

Contains a letter book of outgoing letters of William F.J. Boardman relating to genealogy, 1889-1892; descriptions of coats of arms of Boardman and allied families; historical extracts on the Boardman and allied families; genealogies of the Boardman, Francis, Deming and Wright families; and a record book of the Boardman Family Association, 1886-1888.

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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

The ancestry of William Francis Joseph Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut / by William F. J. Boardman [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.B662 1906]

Boardman family: History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, 1886-1981 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Boardman]

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Boardman Family Association

Persons:

Boardman, William Francis Joseph, 1828-1912

Family Names:

Appleton family
Boardman family
Camp family
Canfield family
Deming family
Dickinson family
Francis family
Goodrich family
Greenleaf family
Hall family
Harrison family
Hartshorn family
Paine family
Sherman family
Talcott family
Terry family
Tooker family
Wolcott family
Wright family

Places:

Connecticut -- Genealogy

Subjects:

Heraldry

Document Types:

Correspondence
Genealogies
Minutes

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Container List

Collection, 1886-1914
Box
Letter book, 1889-1892, 1 volume 1
Letters related chiefly to genealogy.
Transferred to Archives from the general collection. Formerly catalogued as 929.2 qB634l.
Description of the coats of arms of Boardman and allied families, with an appendix, 1914, 1 volume, typescript
Contents: Coats of arms of the Boremans, Appeltons, Camps, Dickinson, Francis, Goodrichs, Greenleafs, Halls, Paines, Shermans, Talcotts, Terrys, Wolcotts, Wrights; appendix containing plates of William Boardman, Mary Francis Boardman, William F.J. Boardmam. Jane M.G. Boardman, William Greenleaf Boardman, "The den," W.F.J. Boardman, table of Sarah Boardman Robbins, the old Goodrich press, house of Captain Daniel Francis.
"This manuscript volume has been arranged from the collection of miscellaneous papers given to the library by the late William F.J. Boardman."
Transferred to Archives from the general collection. Formerly catalogued as 929.2 B634d.
Historical extracts; Boardman and other families, 1894, 1 volume
"Copied for me from the newspapers named in the Conn. His. Societies Room....," Wm. F.J. Boardman.
Transferred to Archives from the general collection. Formerly catalogued as 929.2 qB634h.
Boardman, Francis, Deming and Wright families, undated, 1 volume
Transferred to Archives from the general collection. Formerly catalogued as 929.2 B634b.
Boardman family association records, 1886-1888, 1 volume
Transferred to Archives from the general collection. Formerly catalogued as 929.2 B6353.