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Hartford Residents Collection

Identifier: MS-Retro-040
Collection primarily comprises of correspondence, along with several scrapbooks from the 19th century related to Italian art and history composed by Genevieve Harlow Goodwin, as well as a manuscript by Homer Worthington Brainard (1864-1947) related to Thomas Hooker’s life and writings dated ca. 1914. Correspondence span the 19th century, with the bulk of correspondence addressed from Henry Carrington Bolton to Charles Kasson Weed, Samuel Clemens to numerous correspondents, as well as Henrietta Gardiner to numerous correspondents including Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards. Other notable chunks of correspondence comprise of those addressed from Daniel Wadsworth to Benjamin Silliman spanning ca. 1807-1840, and correspondence from Frederic Penfield to multiple recipients during the early 1900s. One file on Thomas Gallaudet includes photographic material from approximately 1887 such as portraits of family, house, as well as textual prose and writing.


  • 1807 - 1957


Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.


1.66 Cubic Feet ( 5 flat document boxes)

Biographical / Historical

A number of 19th century Hartford notables make-up this collection, including prominent writers, education reformers, and cultural-intellectual figures such as Henry Carrington Bolton (1843-1903), Homer Worthington Brainard (1864-1947), Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915), Samuel Langhorne Clemson (1835-1910), Thomas Gallaudet (1822-1902), Genevieve Harlow Goodwin, Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (1850-1943), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), and Daniel Wadsworth (1771-1848). Recipients of correspondence include C. H. Clark, W. D. Howells, Henrietta Gardiner, Frederick Penfield, Benjamin Silliman, and Charles Kasson Wead.


This collection contains two series: correspondence and author files consisting of manuscripts and photographs (Series I), and scrapbooks (Series II).

Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository

Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford Connecticut 06106