Arnold collection, 1840-1892 (bulk 1850s-1870s).


Arnold collection, 1840-1892 (bulk 1850s-1870s).

Correspondence, notes, bills, receipts, employee and sales records, ledgers, town records, deeds and other legal documents, and other papers, of Samuel and Isaac Arnold, businessmen, of Haddam, Conn., chiefly involved with a stone quarry, but also with shipping, wharves, banking, and local, state, and national politics. Includes correspondence (1858-1892) between Isaac Arnold and his son, Isaac Arnold, Jr., relating to the latter's education at West Point, service during the Civil War when he was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville, and later military career with the Ordnance Corps; materials concerning Samuel Arnold's activities as state legislator and U.S. representative; and some papers of Isaac Arnold's daughter, Sabra (Arnold) Ingersoll.

17 linear ft.

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Arnold, Samuel, 1806?-1869 (person)

Samuel Arnold, born in Haddam, was a member of the state house of representatives in 1839, 1842, 1844 and 1851. He was elected to Congress and served from 1857-1859. In addition, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1860 and 1864. From the description of Samuel Arnold political and family papers, 1839-1869. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 270710129 A Haddam, Conn., bank president, ship owner, farmer, agent for the town fund, and U.S. Cong...

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