TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1832, 1900, 1924-1936

RG 116, Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
Title: Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford records
Dates: 1832, 1900, 1924-1936
Dates: bulk 1924-1936
Quantity: 4 cubic feet
Abstract: The preamble to the Constitution of the Society of Descendants of the Founders of Hartford gives the following description of the objectives of the organization: “We, descendants of the Founders of Hartford, do hereby constitute ourselves the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, in order to further the worthy celebration of the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of the city. . . that original documents and historical works of merit relating to the founders and the early history of the city may be published; and to see to it that relics of the founders and of the early history of the city may be preserved.”
Identification: RG116
Accession: T001462
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The preamble to the Constitution of the Society of Descendants of the Founders of Hartford gives the following description of the objectives of the organization: “We, descendants of the Founders of Hartford, do hereby constitute ourselves the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, in order to further the worthy celebration of the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of the city. . . that original documents and historical works of merit relating to the founders and the early history of the city may be published; and to see to it that relics of the founders and of the early history of the city may be preserved.”

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Scope and Contents

Records include scrapbooks, guest books, pamphlets, maps, genealogical charts, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Some of 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

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford

Subjects:

Hartford (Conn.) -- History -- Societies, etc
Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Correspondence
Genealogies
Maps
Pamphlets
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Visitors' books

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Container List

Records, 1832, 1900, 1924-1936
Box
1. Scrapbooks, circa 1935-1936, 3 volumes 1
Contains miscellaneous lists, correspondence, clippings and photographs.
2. Guest books, 1935-1936, 2 volumes
3. Pamphlets 2
Relating to the Society, 1939
Published to commemorate Connecticut Tercentenary, 1935
Concerning Connecticut towns and points of interest, circa 1930-1935
Miscellaneous, 1935, undated
Descriptive materials concerning Hartford, 1900, 1924-1935, undated
5. Portfolio including maps, newspaper clippings, genealogical charts (Clark, Hooker, Thatcher, and photostats of commemorative tablets, circa 1935 3
6. Pictures
Photo of tablet honoring Harriet Beecher Stowe, b&w, 5 x 7 in. Map case
Photo of tablet on Silas Deane House, b&w, 5 x 7 in. Map case
Portrait of William Pynchon, b&w, 6.75 x 4.25 in. Map case
Portrait of Archbishop Warham, from the original picture by Holbein in Lambeth Palace, color, 8 x 5 in. Map case
Engraving of Battle of Lexington, re-engraved by A. Doolittle and J.W. Barber in 1832, color, 4.5 x 7.5 in. Map case
Engraving: Broome in Kent, the Seat of Sir Henry Oxenden, b&w, 8.25 x 10.5 in. Map case
(Market Day in Central Square in 1780) visualized by Claude L. Yates, crayon, color, 8.75 x 22 in. Map case
Reproduction of portrait of Jane Seymour by Holbein, b&w, 8 x 5.5 in. Map case
Old Talcott House and the Hollister House, Glastonbury, CT, b&w, 5 x 6 in.2 engravings Map case
Engraving, Hartford fire, b&w, 10 x 14 in. Map case
Reproductions of engravings of Charter Oak, b&w, 16.25 x 18.25 in.2 engravings Map case
Poem "To an Engraving of the Charter Oak" by Genevieve L. Hutchinson, b&w, 8.5 x 5.5 in. Map case
Painting of first State House on one side, and newspaper clipping on the other, 8.5 x 38.5 in. board Item 4