Wolcott G. Lane collection, 1930.


Wolcott G. Lane collection, 1930.

Typescript copies of original letters in Lane's possession, most written to Roger Griswold or to or by members of the Griswold family. Letters were written by such individuals as David Daggett, Samuel W. Dana, Samuel Dexter, Timothy Dwight, Thomas Fitch, Chauncey Goodrich, William Hull, Ebenezer Lane, Richard Law, William Pitkin, Israel Putnam, Zephaniah Swift, Joseph Taclott, John Winthrop and George Wyllys. Also Lane's correspondence with relatives and librarians in regard to borrowing any Roger Griswold letters in their possession for includion in a documentary edition of Griswold's correspondence by the Yale University Press.

0.5 linear foot (1 box).

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Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817

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Congregational clergyman and president of Yale; b. in Northampton, Mass. From the description of Deed, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70976415 Timothy Dwight was born on May 14, 1752 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1769 (B.A.) and 1772 (M.A.). He served Yale as tutor (1771-1777), Livingston Professor of Divinity (1795-1817), and President (1795-1817). He died on January 11, 1817 in New Haven, Connecticut. From the desc...

Law, Richard, 1733-1806

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Delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut. From the description of Letters of Richard Law, 1759-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81049955 Revolutionary patriot. From the description of Clipped signature : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873033 Continental congressman and jurist, of New London, Conn.; graduate of Yale; judge of Connecticut Supreme Court and from 1789-1806 U.S. District Court judge, Connecticut District. ...

Fitch, Thomas, 1799-1774.

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Griswold family.

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Dexter, Samuel, 1761-1816

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Dexter was graduated from Harvard in 1781 and admitted to the Worcester bar in 1784. He served as a member of the Massachusetts legislature from 1788-1790 and as a U.S. Congressman from 1793-1795. In 1799, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, but left in 1800 when he was appointed Secretary of War. From 1801-1802, Dexter served as Secretary of the Treasury. During the latter part of his career, he practiced law in Massachusetts. --James Savage (AB Harvard College, 1803) studied law with Isaac Park...

Lane, Wolcott Griswold

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Wyllys, George, 1710-1796

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Lane, Ebenezer, 1793-1866

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Lawyer, railroad executive, and chief justice of Ohio Supreme Court; b. in Massachusetts; attended Griswold Law School, Norwich, Conn.; married Maryann Griswold. From the description of Lane collection, [17--]-[19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70954190 Two generations of the Ebenezer Lane family are represented in this collection. The papers of the first Ebenezer Lane (1793-1866), the son of Capt. Ebenezer Lane and Marion Griswold, daughter of C...

Goodrich, Chauncey, 1759-1815

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Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790

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Army officer. From the description of Letters of Israel Putnam, 1774-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449456 From the description of Papers of Israel Putnam, 1762-1773. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84298278 Putnam is best known as a Revolutionary War general, instrumental to the success of the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was a resident of Pomfret, Connecticut. From the description of Israel Putnam letters, 1778-1782. (Hartford Public Library). Worl...

Winthrop, John, 1606-1676

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Eldest son of John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was an avid chemist, practical scientist, and physician. Also governor of Connecticutt colony. From the description of Medical notebooks from the Winthrop papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1657-1669. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 136326566 Governor of Connecticut; eldest son of John Winthrop (1588-1649), first governor of Massachusetts Bay; after coming to Amer...

Talcott, Joseph, 1669-1741

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Daggett, David, 1764-1851

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David Daggett: Connecticut lawyer, jurist, politician; U.S. Senator, 1813-1819; Kent Professor of Law, Yale University, 1826-1848. From the description of David Daggett papers, 1781-1851 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168609 American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, to Josiah Williams, merchant in Middletown, 1809 Dec. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525969 From the description of Autograph letter...

Pitkin, William, 1694-1769

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Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, 1741; chief judge, 1742-54; deputy governor of Connecticut, 1754-66; governor, 1766-69. From the description of Letter, 1769 February 2, Hartford, [Connecticut], to Lord Botetourt, [Williamsburg, Virginia]. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 11803230 William Pitkin served several roles within the government of the State of Connecticut including Judge for the Connecticut Superior Court, 1741; Chief Judge, 1742-54; Deputy...

Hull, William, 1753-1825

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William Hull (1753-1825) was a lawyer and a soldier. He served in the Revolutionary War and afterwards in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Brigadier-General. In 1805 he was appointed Governor of the Michigan Territory. In 1812 he was court-martialed and cashiered from the Army because of the failure of his campaign into Canada against the British. Hull succeeded William Wetmore as a trustee of the New England Mississippi Land Company, one of the "Yazoo" companies. The Yazoo companies ...

Griswold, Florence, 1850-1937

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Resident of Old Lyme, Conn.; after the death of her mother in 1899 opened the family home to summer boarders and shortly thereafter it was discovered by Henry Ward Ranger who was looking for a place to paint; during the following years, Griswold's house served as a center for artists of the American Barbizon and Impressionist movements who came to Old Lyme, providing rooms and meals; in many cases, Griswold also served as agent for the artists. From the description of Florence Griswo...

Lane, Ebenezer, 1747-1808.

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Griswold, Roger, 1762-1812

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Lawyer and politician; graduated from Yale in 1780 and was admitted to the bar in 1783; elected to Congress in 1794 and served until 1805; in 1811 and 1812 he was elected governor by a popular majority in Connecticut. From the guide to the Roger Griswold papers, 1784-1812, (Manuscripts and Archives) Lawyer and politician; graduated from Yale 1780 and was admitted to the bar in 1783; elected to Congress in 1794 and served until 1805; in 1811 and 1812 he was elected governor b...