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Watkinson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS -Retro-085
Overview This collection includes correspondence, journals, diaries, business records, legal documents, photographs, and watercolor paintings of the Watkinson family; a prominent Middletown, Connecticut family involved in textile production during the early portion of the 19th century. The records begin in 1795 with Samuel Watkinson Sr. (1745-1816), his wife, and twelve children who immigrated to the United States to escape religious persecution in Lavenham, England due to their dissenting views of the...

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