Chauncey Whittelsey papers, 1707-1852, bulk 1731-1811.


Whittelsey, Chauncey, 1746-1812. Chauncey Whittelsey papers, 1707-1852, bulk 1731-1811.

Chauncey Whittelsey papers, 1707-1852, bulk 1731-1811.

Land grants, town receipts, commercial accounts, business letters, etc., relating to the commercial activities of Chauncey Whittelsey. The bulk of the material is between 1731 and 1811, with much dating 1779 and 1780 when Whittelsey was the clothing purchasing agent for the Continental Army in Connecticut.

412 items (2 boxes)

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