Crofut family collection, 1859-1968.


Crofut family collection, 1859-1968.

Collection includes papers of Sidney, Lucy Marcy, and Florence S. Marcy Crofut of Danielson and Hartford, Connecticut. Sidney, a banking and insurance executive, is represented by personal and business correspondence, diaries, speeches, financial memoranda, investment records, materials related to Empire Mutual Life, the Society for Savings, Palmer & Crofut Insurance, Hartford National Bank, and his correspondence as Connecticut Bank Commissioner. Lucy Marcy Crofut, Sidney's wife, was active in the Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution, evidence of which can be found in her papers, along with diaries, her will and estate papers, and family correspondence (primarily with her sisters Ellen and Martha and her husband and child). The bulk of the collection relates to the many activities of Sidney and Lucy's daughter, Florence Sidette Marcy Crofut. Florence was a graduate of Wellesley College and she retained her ties to the college through the Alumni Association. Her political and civic involvement was extensive, so her papers include records of the Ruth Wyllys Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, including their efforts to support the restoration of the Old State House in Hartford, the Manuscript Committee of the Colonial Dames which created a Gentleman's Library for the Webb House in Wethersfield for the Connecticut Tercentenary, correspondence and reports from the Connecticut Historical Society, correspondence from the Women's Republican Club, the National Consumer League and the Consumers' League of Connecticut, and the College Club of Hartford. Florence had an extensive correspondence with Elliott Kone from Yale, both about her donation for a memorial carillon for her parents, her funding of audio visual education at Yale, and about the limited partnership with Kone for the production, distribution and exploitation of a sociological photoplay entitled "The Bridge". Perhaps the largest portion of her papers concern her research and writing of the book Guide to the History and Historic Sites of Connecticut, which includes letters to and from historian George M. Dutcher. Additional papers belonging to Florence include cash books, school papers, estates and trusts, diaries (daily and travel), and correspondence with her parents and her cousin Worrell Mountain, state DAR regent Charlotte P. Crofut, her aunt Martha Chaffee, women's rights advocate Mary C. Welles, genealogist Mary K. Talcott, Lillian G. Grant, and a close friend, Katherine Nettleson.

57 linear feet (116 boxes).

Related Entities

There are 22 Entities related to this resource.

Kone, Elliott H. (person)

Chaffee family. (family)

Crofut, Lucy Marcy. (person)

Consumers' League of Connecticut. (corporateBody)

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut (corporateBody)

Welles, Mary C. (Mary Crowell), 1860-1930 (person)

Grant, Lillian (person)

Connecticut. Office of the Bank Commissioner (corporateBody)

Crofut, Sidney Winter, d. 1935. (person)

Crofut, Charlotte Phelps, 1860-1942 (person)

Dutcher, George Matthew, 1874- (person)

Cornell University Class of 1897. From the description of George Matthew Dutcher papers, 1895-1897. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64073193 ...

College Club (Hartford, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Connecticut Tercentenary Celebration (1935) (corporateBody)

Nettleson, Katherine. (person)

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, 1847-1917 (person)

Crofut, Florence S. Marcy. (person)

Marcy family. (family)

Society for Savings (Bank : Hartford, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Wellesley College (corporateBody)

Old State House (Hartford, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Women's Republican Club of Connecticut. (corporateBody)

Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth Wyllys Chapter. (corporateBody)