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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Papers 1856-2010

RG 074:069, Peter Colt Family Genealogical Papers

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Paul E. Baran.

Copyright © 2010 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Colt family
Title: Peter Colt Family genealogical papers
Dates: 1856-2010
Quantity: 1 envelope
Abstract: Genealogical material on the Peter Colt Family.
Identification: RG074_069
Accession: 2011-035
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Content

Contains genealogical material on the Peter Colt Family. Of note is the typescript of writings of Catherine Wadsworth Colt (Mrs. Aaron S. Pennington), most of which she copied in 1856 from originals, that includes an autobiographical sketch written by Peter Colt in 1823, the year before he died.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These papers 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

Account of the Colt family : a copy of the original documents in the handwriting of Peter Colt [CSL call number StLib Archives 929.2 C715c]

Colt family letters, consisting of correspondence of Peter Colt and his family while in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, 1775-1877. 68 documents [CSL call number StLib Archives 920 C73]

Colt Family Papers, 1777-1913, Rutgers University Library, Special Collections/University Archives, New Brunswick, N.J.

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Index Terms

Alternate Authors:

Cromwell, Margaret Oliver, 1898-2002
Josephs, Peter Colt, 1939-
Pennington, Catherine, 1835-1869

Subjects:

Colt family
Colt, Peter, 1736-1824 -- Family
Colt, Roswell L. (Roswell Lyman), 1779-1856
Connecticut -- Genealogy
Josephs, Devereux Colt, 1893-1977
New Jersey -- Genealogy
New York -- Genealogy

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

These documents were passed from Lyman Colt Josephs I (1853-1942) to his daughter Mary Josephs Fowler (1893-1980) to her executrix and second cousin Margaret Oliver Dunn Cromwell (1898-2002) to Mary Josephs Fowler's nephew Peter Colt Josephs (1939- ). Peter Colt Josephs is a second cousin once removed to Margaret Oliver Dunn Cromwell.

Acquisition Information

These documents were given to the Connecticut State Library by Peter Colt Josephs (1939- ) on October 21, 2010.

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Container List

Papers, 1856-2010
Writings of Catherine Wadsworth Colt (Mrs. Aaron S. Pennington), 1856, undated, typescript
Contents: "A Chronology of the Colt Family", 2 leaves; "A Little Scrap of Colt Genealogy given to me by Mrs. Selden, in Troy, 1856", 2 leaves; "An account of the family of of COLT written by Peter Colt, Esq. in the year A.D. 1799, copied by his grandaughter, Catherine...", 5 leaves; "Another account of the family very similar to the above written by my grandfather in Paterson, N. Jersey, A.D. 1818. Cathe. Pennington, Jany 15th, 1856", 8 leaves; "An Account of my GRANDFATHER'S LIFE written by himself the year before his death, copied from the original in the possession of my father Jany. 22d. A.D. 1856. Cather. Pennington." 17 leaves
The date of the typescript is not known
Includes an inventory compiled by Peter Colt Josephs, March 1983.
 
Peter Colt's history of the Colt Family, undated, 13 pages, photocopy
Transcription of the original by Peter Colt written in 1817
Verso of last page contains a note on the S.U.M. (Society for the Promotion of Useful Manufactures)
 
Copy of papers concerning the Colt and Lyman Families, undated, 5 leaves, photocopy
 
Descendants of Peter Colt and Sarah Lyman, undated, 1 leaf, photocopy
From a 15 page unpublished manuscript by Lyman Colt Josephs II, compiled in 1962 at Bel Air, Maryland. The entire manuscript consists of 9 pages of text and 6 unpaginated pages of genealogy. This is the fourth unpaginated page.
Annotated by Peter Colt Josephs
 
Peter Colt descendants / compiled by Peter Colt Josephs, 2010, 1 leaf, manuscript
 
Descent of Robert Emmet Sherwood - Colt Family, American playwright and biographer / compiled by Peter Colt Josephs, undated, 2 leaves, manuscript
Robert Emmet Sherwood was awarded the Pulitzer Prize four times.
 
Colt Family lines of descent / compiled by Peter Colt Josephs, 2005
 
Chronology, undated, 3 leaves, photocopy
 
Roswell Lyman Colt at age 53 by Thomas Sully, 1832, photocopy
 
Roswell Lyman Colt letter to his children, 1856 August 2, 2 leaves, photocopy
 
Obituary of Roswell L. Colt, 1856, 1 leaf, photocopy
Annotated by Margaret Oliver Cromwell (MOC)
There is also a photocopy of the obituary of Margaret Cromwell
 
"Devereux C. Josephs: Philanthropy, Public Service and Profits", 1958 January 18, photocopy
Article from Saturday Review, "SR's Businessman of the Year". The issue has a photo portrait of Devereux C. Josephs on the cover
There are twin portraits of Devereux C. Josephs hanging at New York Life and at the Harvard Club of New York
 
Devereaux Colt Josephs obituary and tribute, 1977, 2 items, photocopies
Obituary is from the New York Times and is annotated by Peter Colt Josephs
Tribute is by Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Chairman of the WNET/13 Board and was printed in the WNET/13 program guide, The Dial in February, 1977
 
The Colt Family in Paterson / Researched and assembled by the Jerseymen of Paterson Catholic Regional High School, circa 1977, 4 leaves, photocopy
Contains writings by Peter Colt Josephs
 
Peter Colt Josephs letters, 1982-1983, 2010, 4 items
Reply letters from the Library of Congress (1982) and the Passaic County Historical Society (1983) to Josephs informing on the location of Peter Colt Family material. Letters from Rutgers University (2010) to Josephs acknowledging receipt of a photocopy of the original typescript of three autobiographies of Peter Colt as transcribed by his granddaughter Catherine Wadsworth Colt (Mrs. Aaron S. Pennington) in 1856.