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Archives related to: Wadsworth, Daniel, 1771-1848

titleThe Wadsworth family papers, 1789-1952.
repositorySUNY College at Geneseo
collection titleBusiness and family correspondence, account books, maps, deeds, leases and business records of the Wadsworth family, early landowners in the Genesee region of western New York.

Major family members represented in the collection include Jeremiah Wadsworth (1743-1804), William Wadsworth (1761-1833), Daniel Wadsworth (1771-1848), James Wadsworth (1768-1844), James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-1864), William Wolcott Wadsworth (1810-1852), Emmeline Austin Wadsworth (1808-1885), James Wolcott Wadsworth (1846-1926), William Austin Wadsworth (1847-1918), Herbert Wadsworth (1851-1930), Martha Blow Wadsworth (1864-1934), Craig W. Wadsworth (1872-1960), Charles F. Wadsworth (1835-1899), James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. (1877-1952), James Jeremiah Wadsworth (1905- ), and William P. Wadsworth (1906- ). Prominent personages represented in correspondence include Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge.
extent145 ft. (ca. 55,000 items)
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Legal Papers Business Records Ephemera
accessOpen to qualified investigators with permission of College Archivist. Prior appointments are advisable if you want to use the Carl Schmidt Collection or the Wadsworth Family Papers.
record sourcehttp://saranac.sunyconnect.suny.edu
finding aidInventory in repository.
acquisition informationGift of William P. Wadsworth and the Hon. James J. Wadsworth, Geneseo, N.Y., 1976- and Michael Moukhanoff, Ashantee, N.Y., 1976.
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titleLetter, New York, to Daniel Wadsworth, Hartford, 1828 Sept. 28.
repositoryBoston Athenaeum
collection titleTrumbull writes that he has just sold his painting ["The Sortie made by the garrison of Gibraltar"] to the Athenaeum.
extent1 item (1 p.), in folder ; 26 cm.
formatsCorrespondence
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleThomas Cole letters to Daniel Wadsworth, 1826-1832.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters to Daniel Wadsworth, founder of the Atheneum Gallery and one of Cole's patrons. Cole writes about New York City, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, his family, and technical aspects of painting.
extent19 items (on 1 microfilm reel)
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use mircrofilm.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1983 by Watkinson Library. Originals in: Watkinson Library, Trinity College, Hartford, Ct. Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Watkinson Library, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut 06106.
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titleDaniel Wadsworth Papers, 1749-1883.
repositoryConnecticut Historical Society
collection titleCorrespondence and papers of artist and builder of Montevideo in Hartford, CT. Collection includes business papers, maps, surveys, and correspondence.
extent1.1 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Business Records
accessContact repository for restrictions.
bibliographyThomas Cole to Daniel Wadsworth, 4 August 1827, in J. Bard McNulty ed., The Correspondence of Thomas Cole and Daniel Wadsworth , Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1983, p. 12.
record sourcehttp://www.chs.org/library/msscoll.htm
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titleDrawings Collection
repositoryConnecticut Historical Society
collection titleMost of the drawings at The Connecticut Historical Society are views of Connecticut towns and landscapes, ranging in date from the early 19th through the late 20th century. Especially notable are approximately 350 drawings by John Warner Barber (1798-1885), which served as preliminary studies for his Historical Collections of Connecticut (1836); a large group of drawings and studies by Daniel Wadsworth (1771-1848), the founder of the Wadsworth Atheneum and a talented amateur artist; as well as works by Joseph Ropes (1812-1885), a Hartford artist and drawing master; and the important 20th century printmaker Martin Lewis (1881-1962).
formatsDrawings
accessContact repository for restrictions and use.
record sourcehttp://www.chs.org/graphcoll/graphdraw.htm
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titleGeorge Brinley Account books, 1861-1875.
repositoryConnecticut Historical Society
collection titleAccounts of estate of Daniel Wadsworth; includes both the journal and the ledger.
extent2 volumes
formatsAccount Books Journals
accessContact repository for restrictions.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleJeremiah Wadsworth papers, 1776-1802.
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
collection titleCorrespondence, business and military accounts, and commissary records, 1776-1802, of Connecticut merchant and commissary general of the Continental Army, Jeremiah Wadsworth. Correspondence, 1776-1802 (bulk 1776-1785), includes letters addressed by Wadsworth to his wife, Mehitable Russell Wadsworth, and other members of the Wadsworth family; Peter Colt and John Jeffrey, merchants at Hartford, Connecticut; Assistant Purchasing Commissary, John Chaloner; M. Rondineau; Jonathan Trumbull; et al. Financial records include account books, 1777-1782, containing records of the Hartford firm of Wadsworth & Carter, receipts and expenditures for a wide variety of goods and services, and currency exchange; as well as transactions with or for the Continental Army. Account book, 1782 Oct.-1783 Jan., kept at Peekskill and New Windsor, records military expenses, including currency exchange. Other documents include a 12 page record of certificates given for rations and deficiency of rations, 1782 Oct.-1783 Jan., listing the officer or unit, the kind ration, and the value; an account of rations issued by Wadsworth & Carter, Hartford, Connecticut, in November of 1782; an account of provisions delivered in 1776 to the commissary general at Kingsbridge and elsewhere; and an undated general return in French of the wagoners, with names of drivers and owners, employed by the French regiment under Gen. Rochambeau, including the names of the units to which they were attached.
Historical Note: Merchant, soldier, and commissary general in the Continental Army; resident of Hartford, Connecticut.

Location: New York Historical Society Manuscripts Department
Call Number: Mss Collection Jeremiah Wadsworth papers
extent1 box (ca. 152 items).
formatsCorrespondence
accessPlease contact repository for access and restrictions.
record linkhttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&doc=nyu_aleph000821041&vid=NYU
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
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