TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1778, 1869-1989

RG 123:001, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ruth Wyllys Chapter (Hartford, Conn.)

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: Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth Wyllys Chapter (Hartford, Conn.)
Title: Daughters of the American Revolution, Ruth Wyllys Chapter records
Creation Dates: 1778-1989
Creation Dates: bulk 1892-1989
Accumulation Dates: 1892-1989
Quantity: 6 cubic feet
Abstract: The Ruth Wyllys Chapter of Hartford, Connecticut, was organized November 18, 1892, and chartered January 6, 1893. Its members named it for Ruth Wyllys representing George, Samuel, Hezekiah and John Palsgrave Wyllys, statesmen and Revolutionary War officers.
Identification: RG123_001
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a patriotic organization whose objects are perpetuating the memory and spirit of the patriots of the American Revolution and teaching the ideals of American institutions and the duties of the American citizenship to the upcoming generation.

The Ruth Wyllys Chapter of Hartford, Connecticut, was organized November 18, 1892, and chartered January 6, 1893. Its members named it for Ruth Wyllys representing George, Samuel, Hezekiah and John Palsgrave Wyllys, statesmen and Revolutionary War officers.

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Scope and Content

The records include annual reports, applications for membership, historical papers, minutes of meetings, scrapbooks, and treasurer’s records.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

RG 123, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1940-1959, Connecticut State Library.

RG 123:002, Penelope Terry Abbey Chapter (Enfield, Conn.), 1922-1932, Connecticut State Library.

RG 074:044, Daughters of the American Revolution, Connecticut Chapters, Family Records, 1957-1998, Connecticut State Library.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth Wyllys Chapter (Hartford, Conn.)

Subjects:

Connecticut -- Genealogy
Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth Wyllys Chapter (Hartford, Conn.) -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Application forms
Correspondence
Essays
Financial records
Minutes
Pamphlets
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Various officers deposited original and photostat records with the Connecticut State Library.

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Container List

Records, 1778, 1869-1989
Box
Accession: 1940-004
1. Minutes, 1892-1960; 1966-1989, 18 volumes
The volume(s) for 1960-1966 is not present.
Volumes include list of members and also consist of by-laws and constitution. General and Executive minutes are interspersed except for volume 1.
Volumes numbered on title page.
Volume 1, 1892 November 18-1896 October 31 1
Book in reverse: minutes of Executive meeting, 1892 December 8-1896 October 31.
Volume 2 & 3, 1896 December 7-1900 April 27
Volume 2, 1896 December 7-1899 October 31; volume 3, 1899 December 12-1900 April 27.
Volume 4, 1900 May 19-1903 April 27, 2 copies
Volume 5, 1903 June 11-1906 April 27
Volume 6, 1906 may 17-1909 April 27
Volume 7, 1909 May 28-1912 April 27
Volume 8, 1912 June 13-1915 April 27
Volume 9, 1915 May 18-1917 November 17
Volume 10, 1917 November 17-1918 April 27
Page in front of title page states volume 3.
Volume 11, 1918 May 29-1921 April 27
Volume 12, 1921 May 26-1924 October 23
Volume 13, 1924 October 31-1927 June 9
Volume 14, 1927 October 4-1932 May 12
Volume 15, 1932 September 27-1940 October 31
Volume 16, 1940 December 6-1949 April 28 2
Volume 17, 1949 May 12-1960 May 25
Volume 18, 1966 December 1-1976 June 9
Volume 19, 1976 September 8-1989 September 21
2. Membership roll, 1901 September, 1 volume
With changes to 1905.
3. Collector's accounts, 1911-1914, 3 volumes
2 volumes cover 1911-1914, 1 volume covers 1911-1912.
4. Treasurer's accounts, 1892-1914, 6 volumes
1892-1899, 1 volume
1900-1905, 1 volume
1905-1907, 1 volume
1908-1911, 1 volume
1911-1913, 1 volume
1913-1914, 1 volume
5. Correspondence and lists, 1901-1902 3
6. Annual reports, 1936-1940
Includes programs, pamphlets, photos, etc.
7. Historical sketches, 1894-1938, undated
Prepared for the History Study Group.
Scrapbook of conference of state chapters, 1894 May 16
Fanny Olmstead manuscripts, undated
Reports of the 45th and 46th Continental Congress, 1937-1938
Reports of the 10th, 11th, and 12th Congress, 1901-1903, 1 volume
Daughters of the American Revolution, Ruth Wyllys Chapter, 1894, 1 pamphlet
Some incidents in the Early History of New London / by Augustus Brandegee
In memoriam Sara Thompson Kinney, 1923
Souvenir of the Connecticut State Building at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, 1904
How Washington makes us think of the church ... A supplement to George Washington: Christian / by the Rev. John S. Littell, 1916
A copy is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks E312.17 .L5 ]
Wyllys Family crest, photos, flag, undated
Ruth Wyllys Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Historical Party, undated
Farewell Dinner to Mrs. Sara T. Kinney (program), 1909 June 23
The Old Glebe House at Woodbury and its historic background / by George T. Linsley, 1926 October
A copy is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks F104.88 L56 1933 ]
Charter of the Colony of Connecticut 1662 / printed by Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1900
A copy is available at [CSL call number StLib Law Vault KFC4000.5 1662 .A44 1900 ]
The episcopate of Bishop Seabury : his ecclesiastical statesmanship, his doctrinal leadership, his liturgical scholarship / by George T. Linsley, 1925 September
A copy is available at [CSL call number StLib Stacks BX5935 .E6 ]
Work of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution / by Mrs. Charles H. Bissel, State Regent, undated
Ruth Wyllys Chapter, D.A.R. in World War I / by Miss Florence Marcy Crofut, 1 envelope
D.A.R. Service Records World War, 1914-1919, Ruth Wyllys Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Connecticut Chapter, No. 3
Presentation of Volume of World War Service Records to Ruth Wyllys Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1925 October 31
Papers compiled and read by members of the History Study Group of Ruth Wyllys Chapter during seasons 1939-1940 & 1940-1941, Mrs. William Maltbie Historian, 1 envelope
8. Registrar's records, 1892-1967, 13 volumes
Applications for membership.
By application number.
1-100, 1892-1893 Volume 1
101-200, 1893-1896 Volume 2
201-300, 1896-1903 Volume 3
301-400, 1903-1910 Volume 4
401-500, 1910-1914 Volume 5
501-600, 1914-1917 Volume 6
601-700, 1917-1920 Volume 7
701-800, 1920-1923 Volume 8
801-900, 1924-1927 Volume 9
901-1000, 1927-1936 Volume 10
1001-1100, 1936-1948 Volume 11
1101-1200, 1948-1954 Volume 12
1201-1300, 1955-1967 Volume 13
9. Col. Samuel Webb's Regiment, 1778 October, negative photostat Oversize item
Payroll of Capt. Charles Whiting Co.
10. Scrapbooks, 1911-1934, 2 volumes
Newspaper clippings on D.A.R. activities.
1911-1921, 1 volume Item
1921-1934, 1 volume
Accession: SL154647
Scrapbook, 1869-1899 Item
Accession: 1992-044
War Service Records, 1914-1921, Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution Shared box
Indexes to questionnaires
Accession: 1993-058
War Service Records World War 1914-1919, Ruth Wyllys Chapter Daughters of American Revolution No. 3 Shared box
Copy is in box 3 of accession 1940-004
Accession: 2002-061
War Service Records World War I, 1914-1919, Ruth Wyllys Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1 volume, negative photostat Item
Accession: 2002-062
War Service Records World War II, 1939-1945, Ruth Wyllys Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1 volume, negative photostat Item
Accession: 2004-032
Regents notebook, 1949-1952 Shared box