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Connecticut Historical Society

One Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT 06105

Description:

The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit museum, library, research and educational center. Our mission is to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history through exhibitions, programs, and Connecticut-related collections, because improving knowledge of the past enhances understanding of the present and the ability to meet the challenges of the future.


Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society houses an extensive and comprehensive Connecticut-related collection of manuscripts, printed material, artifacts and images that document social, cultural, and family history

 

http://www.chs.org/research

Categories: William Harrison, Zachary Taylor,

Collections:
Hartford Rough and Ready Club declaration, ca. 1848.
Calvin Coolidge to John H. Trumbull, 16 March 1931
Calvin Coolidge to John H. Trumbull, 16 March 1931
George Dudley Seymour Letter books, 1886-1914
Williams and Prentice Family Papers, ca. 1909
Harrison Veterans of 1840 records, 1888
Log cabin, Hartford, Conn. Dedicated to William Henry Harrison. July 4, 1840. D.W. Kellogg & Co.
Petition to Zachary Taylor from shipowners, Phillip Sage Account Book

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Hartford Rough and Ready Club declaration, ca. 1848.

1 item.
The Rough and Ready Club was formed in support of Zachary Taylor's run for the presidency of the United States. The declaration contains the constitution and rules of the organization.
Hartford Rough and Ready Club Declaration, ca. 1848, MS 101380. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut.
Cataloging of this collection funded by NHPRC.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/775352910

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Calvin Coolidge to John H. Trumbull, 16 March 1931

Letter from Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) in Northampton, Massachusetts to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Connecticut. Finds his work confining; thanks Trumbull for securing a complimentary fishing license for him. Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/25622017

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Calvin Coolidge to John H. Trumbull, 16 March 1931

Letter from Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) in Northampton, Massachusetts to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Connecticut. Finds his work confining; thanks Trumbull for securing a complimentary fishing license for him. Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/25622017

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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George Dudley Seymour Letter books, 1886-1914

Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. The label of Bradley & Schoville, Inc., blank book manufacturers and printers in New Haven, Conn., is affixed to the front pastedown of several volumes. The volumes for the period 1897 to 1898 and February 1906 through March 1908 are missing. Letterpress copies of letters written by patent lawyer in New Haven, Conn.; includes one volume of billing records, 1887-1891, and one volume of personal correspondence. Correspondents include Paul Bartlett, FitzRoy Carrington, Robert Denison, Charles N. Flagg, Cass Gilbert, Arthur Kimball, Norris G. Osborn, William H. Taft and Richard B. Watrous.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/35682873

Size
23 volumes

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Williams and Prentice Family Papers, ca. 1909

Williams family. The first portion of this collection is a number of family trees. The second part relates to the visit of President Taft to Norwich, Connecticut, in 1909, the year the town was celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding. There is correspondence from the President, his wife, and Winslow Tracy Williams. Included are guest lists from the visit, a typed narrative, as well as invitations to the Williamses to visit the White House. Some of the papers are from Florence Prentice prior to her marriage to Winslow Tracy Williams. Unrelated to most of the collection is a copy of a narrative about quilts that have been made.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/741355259

Size
2 folders

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Harrison Veterans of 1840 records, 1888

Includes accessions 28797 and 28798.

 

Harrison Veterans was a group of Republicans in Hartford, Connecticut, who had voted for William Henry Harrison for president in 1840 and joined together in 1888 to support Benjamin Harrison in that year's election. Membership was open to anyone who had voted for W.H. Harrison in 1840; honorary membership was extended to those who voted for VanBuren. The collection consists of a printed booklet documenting the organization and meetings of the club with a list of members, annotated with the death date and age of each member; a subscription list; a newspaper clipping of a song written by Horace Greeley for the 1840 campaign; and a letter from Hiram Eddy of Canaan, Connecticut, to H.A. Silliman in Hartford, discussing the Harrison Veterans and the celebratory "Tippecanoe Dinner" after the election, an event that was repeated annually.

 

Harrison Veterans of 1840 Records, 1888, Ms 28796. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut.

Cataloging of this collection funded by NHPRC.

OCLC Permalink http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/748811332


 

Size
4 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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Log cabin, Hartford, Conn. Dedicated to William Henry Harrison. July 4, 1840. D.W. Kellogg & Co.

A large log cabin is surrounded by a grassy lawn and small trees. A sign depicting an eagle is over the door. Men and a woman stand in the doorways and windows. An American flag flies from the roof.

This unusual print apparently records a structure that was erected in Hartford during the Presidential campaign of 1840. William Henry Harrison identified himself with the common man by employing images of log cabins such as the one shown here.
A large log cabin is surrounded by a grassy lawn and small trees. A sign depicting an eagle is over the door. Men and a woman stand in the doorways and windows. An American flag flies from the roof.
Connecticut History Online.
Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from The Graphics Collection, The Connecticut Historical Society Museum, Hartford.
 

 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/77487547

Size
1 print : lithograph ; 37.5 x 27.1 cm.

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

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Petition to Zachary Taylor from shipowners, Phillip Sage Account Book

1 v. ; 40 cm.
Holograph.
Accounts of farmer in Chatham, Conn.; includes draft of petition from the shipowners of Middletown, Conn., dated March 5, 1849, to Zachary Taylor, complaining about the appointment of William Starr as collector of customs to replace Phillip Sage.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/30490269

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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