Talcott Family Papers,1604-1856, 1787-1856 (bulk)

Collection Number: 2087

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Talcott family papers, 1604-1856, 1787-1856 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2087
Creator:
Pruyn, Olivia S. T.,
Quantity:
.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, legal and financial documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Journal-account book (1823) kept by George Talcott, U.S. Army Ordnance Department, while on an official surveying trip through Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee; thirty-six Mexican War letters; one diary of Talcott's son, Sebastian Visscher Talcott. Also, personal and business correspondence and accounts, estate settlement papers, deeds, bills, and miscellaneous papers of the related Talcott, Shearman (Sherman), Bogard, and Gibson families; fair copies of 17th and 18th century wills and inventories.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Journal-account book (1823) kept by George Talcott, U.S. Army Ordnance Department, while on an official surveying trip through Ohio, Kentucky,. and Tennessee; one letter to Talcott from Winfield Scott (1842) concerning a recently invented machine for throwing shot; thirty-six Mexican War letters, chiefly to Talcott at Washington, D.C. from Benjamin Huger, Scott's chief of ordnance, concerning the capture of Vera Cruz, the march on Mexico City, the storming of Chapultepec, and the numerous difficulties encountered on this campaign, but also from Alexander Brydie Dyer, describing the action taken to quell the Taos uprising and other events, and from Josiah Gorgas, George Douglas Ramsay, and other officers; one diary (1841-1842) of Talcott's son, Sebastian Visscher Talcott, kept during the official survey of the Northeastern boundary of the United States. Also, personal and business correspondence and accounts, estate settlement papers, deeds, bills, and miscellaneous papers of the related Talcott, Shearman (Sherman), Bogard, and Gibson families; fair copies of 17th and 18th century wills and inventories. Places represented include Braintree, Essex County, England; Glastonbury, Wethersfield, Connecticut; Albany, Canandaigua, New York City, Rochester, and Utica, New York; and Danville, Illinois.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Pruyn, Olivia S. T.,
Bogart family
Gibson family.
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.
Sherman family
Talcott, George Henry, -1854.
Talcott, S. V. (Sebastian Visscher), 1812-
United States. Army. Ordnance Department
Mexican War (1846-1848)

Subjects:
Surveying -- Ohio.
Surveying -- Kentucky.
Surveying -- Tennessee.
Families -- New York (State)
Families -- Illinois.
Families -- Connecticut.
Families -- England.
Decedents' estates.
Boundaries
Families
Surveying
Surveyors.

Places:
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Connecticut
England
Illinois
Kentucky
New York (State)
Ohio
Tennessee


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Olivia S. T. Pruyn, Collector. Talcott Family Papers, #2087. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Legal documents
Box 1 Folder 1
Will of John Talcott
1604-09-11
"Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury."
Braintree, England
Box 1 Folder 2
Inventory of John Talcott Estate
1660-06-04
Hartford, Connecticut
Box 1 Folder 3
Will of Dorothy Talcott, widow of John Talcott
1669-09-22
Inventory of Estate
Hartford, Connecticut
Box 1 Folder 4
Inventory of Lieut. Col. John Talcott Estate
1688-07-23
Hartford, Connecticut
Box 1 Folder 5
Will of Capt. Samuel Talcott
Undated
Inventory
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Box 1 Folder 6
Will of Lieut. Benjamin Talcott
1727
Glastenbury
Box 1 Folder 7
Will of Jonathan Shearman
1778-03-23
South Kingston, Kings County, Rhode Island
Box 2
Certificate- 10 shares in the US Lombard Assoc. for George Talcott.
1825-07-01
Box 2
Deed from Alexander Seymour and Sands Higginbotham to Robert Sherman for Watts Sherman's estate
1827-01-12
Box 2
Revised last will of Robert Sherman.
1829-12-07
Box 2
Robert Sherman and Samuel Thomson partnership agreement "partners in trade under firm of Sherman and Thomson."
1830-03-24
Box 2
Honor Sherman's authorization for Thomas S. Taylor to lease her real estate in Rhode Island (town of Exeter) and transact her business.
1830-07-23
Box 2
Samuel Thomson signs over to Robert Sherman his right title and interest in and to the partnership debts, full power to collect and receive debts. 2- Accounts of debts to be collected and received.
1830-03-10-1831
Box 2
[Bond] - Samuel Thomson breaks partnership with Robert Sherman and turns over all his rights and interests in the firm.
1831-03-10
Box 2
Will of Robert Sherman, Jr. (daughter- Olivia Sherman)
1827-02-03
Box 2
Above will of Robert Sherman, Jr. Cancelled.1- deprived by Samuel Thomson of the means of willing anything to anybody.
1831-03-23
Box 2
Agreement: W. Barron Williams rents from Robert Sherman a 2-story store on Carrole St. in Rochester.
1830-04-23
Box 2
Williams receives 2,000 from R. Sherman in settlement with account in the agreement.
1831-04-23
Box 2
Account of W.P. Sherman Estate (William Pitt [?])
1832-01-01
Box 2
Bond of Robert Sherman to Willette H. Sherman the sum of 4 thousand.
1832-01-01
Box 2
Bond of R. Sherman to Willette H. Sherman the sum of nine thousand.
1832-01-01
Box 2
Bond R. Sherman to Jonathan Sherman the sum of 2,000.
1832-01-10
Box 2
Bond R. Sherman to Jonathan Sherman the sum of 2,000.
1832-01-10
Box 2
R. Sherman in account with W. Barron Williams.
1832-03-08
Box 2
Williams' promise to pay R. Sherman $414.56 after 13 months.
1832-04-10
Box 2
Letter from Hon. Lew Cass (?), Department of War, Washington D.C. to Mayor George Talcott.
1832-05-25
"Requesting suggestions for altercation [alteration?] in military code."
Box 2
Williams' promise to pay Sherman 242.45 after 4 months.
1832-09-13
Box 2
Account of back debts of late firm of Sherman and Thomson.
1832-09-10
Box 2
Statement of property purchases of Robert Sherman.
1832-09-10
Box 2
Statement of indebtedness of Samuel Lizer to R. Sherman and Bob Jones (about 200 dollars.)
1832-10-30
Box 2
Elisha Cary turns over all right, title and interest in the lumber at rear of Henry Seymour's lot.
1832-11-22
Box 2
Sherriff's certificate stating sale of land (Utica) owned by Abby Jane Flandreau in favor of Robert Sherman.
1833-01-23
Box 2
Robert Sherman transfers to EBEN B. Sherman the right to collect and receive the debts and notes of his accounts for endorsing his 6 promisory notes which total 2,928.86. Also account.
1833-07-01
Box 2
Letter to daughter Olivia Sherman from Robert Sherman
1833-07-19
R.S. illness
Box 2
W.B. Williams notes due to R. Sherman
1833-08-19
Box 2
W.B. Williams notes endorsed to Robert S.
1833-04-10-1833-04-13
Box 2
Gideon Sherman and wife give up all rights and titles to Robert Sherman's will to inherit his real estate when R.S.'s wife, Honor, dies. Gideonson of R.S. of Rhode Island.
1834
Box 2
2 Bills of R. Sherman (for nails, shoes for horse, etc.)
1835
Box 2
25 week subscription to Utica Observer R.S.
1835-07-28
Box 2
Bills of R.S. for misc. material (and recetpts)
1835, 1836
Box 2
Bill of Deborah Rowland for 32.20 to the late firm of Sherman and Thomson.
1837-01-01
Box 2
Utica E.B. Sherman informs Olivia Sherman of death of her father, Robert.
1838-07-07
Box 3
Diary kept by Sebastian Vischer Talcott, son of George Talcott of Albany. He married Olivia Sherman, daughter of Robert Sherman.
1841-04-28-1842-08-27
Green leather
Box 3
Utica Certificate giving Willett H. Sherman the letters of Administration of the Robert Sherman Estate
1838-12-26
Box 3
Surrogate Letter of Administration on the personal Estate of R.S. to W.H.S.
1838-12-26
Box 3
Inventory of R.S. estate (personal property) by W.H. Sherman
1839-01-07
Box 3
Accounts of R.S. estate.
1839-06-1839-09-07
Box 3
Lara Sherman as widow of R.S. releases all claims of estate to W.H. Sherman
1839-10-05
Box 3
Map 1) disputed territory upper N.Y. lower Canada
1839
Box 3
40- Bill and receipts of R.S. estate.
1839
Letters
Box 1
Toriee Goodrich, Charles Dickinson, and Jedediah Waterman form co-partnership in a ship chancellory line.
1802-12-20
Box 1
receipts, bills, letters of attorney.
Undated
Box 1
2 letters. War of 1812.
1812-07-10
George Talcott begs G.T. Jr. to come home to Glastenbury before the British fleet gets him.
Box 1
Letters from Angelica Talcott (wife) to George Talcott
1816-06-26-1816-08-13
Box 1
Letters (inventories) by Sherman.
Undated
Box 1
Letter to Capt. Talcott from J. Miller Byent (?)
1817-07-07
Letter to Capt. Talcott from J. Miller Byent (?) asking Talcott for permission to have the President use his horse.
Box 1
Watts Sherman: accounts- receipts and expenditures, accounts of Estate
1819-08-27-1820-08-31
Box 1
Letter to Isaac H. Bogart from George Talcott
1820-12-18
Subject: Burning of steamboat; boilers explode, narrow escape for George and Angelica and children
Box 1
Accounts for Estate in New York
1821-01-31
Box 1
Maria Sherman- one of the executors of Watts Sherman Estate
1821-01-31
Box 1
Will of Watts Sherman (New York City) Inventory of Estate
1822-04-05
Box 1
Letter to Maria Sherman from Olivia Sherman
1822-08-05
Box 1
Account of Watts Sherman Estate
1822-11-06
Box 1
2 letters to Maria Shearman from Robert (husband)
1822-11-17
Box 1
Amanda L. Sherman Account
1823-02-18
Box 1
Opinions on Will of. Watts Sherman by Judge Jonas Platt
1823-05-26
Box 1
Opinion of Joseph Kirkland.
Undated
Box 1
George Talcott- US Army surveyor Diary
1823-06
brown leather cover, string clasp
Tennessee - Kentucky
Box 2
2 letters of Administration on the estates of Olivia and Lucy A. Sherman. Administrator: Robert Shearman
1823-09-17
Box 2
Personal property record of Watts Sherman
1824-09-08
Box 2
2 Accounts of Watts Sherman Estate
1824-09-08
Box 2
Certificate to George Talcott for degree of Master Mason
1824
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Box 2
E.B. Sherman lease to James H. Hackett- for 2 years from May 1, 1825, land and buildings in Utica- Genesee St.
1825-05-01
Box 2
Deed of above land from E.B. Sherman and wife Sarah to Robert Sherman
1825-09-01
Box 2
Lease from Thomas S. Taylor- Robert Sherman
1826-12-15
Box 2
Letter from Robert Sherman to Alexander Seymour and Sands Higinbotham
1823-09-30
About Inventory of Olivia and Lucy Sherman from their executer of Watts Sherman Estate.
Box 2
Letter to Mrs. Robert Sherman (Maria) from Robert
1823-11-15
About search for Jane Wilson and the meeting of friends.
Box 2
Will of Robert Sherman
1823-11-23
Rhode Island
Box 2
Watts Sherman Estate Account
1824-02-28
Box 2
Letter to Joshua Hathaway, Esquire (Surrogate of County of Oneida from Robert Sherman)
1824-03-17
Statement and report of the Olivia and Lucy Sherman estate.
Box 2
Letter to Robert Sherman from Maria Sherman
1824-09-24
About illness of Maria
Box 2
Letter to Mrs. Robert Sherman form Mr. H. Author
1824-10-20
About Maria's illness and profession of faith in God.
Box 2
Letter to Mr. R. Sherman from B.B. Lansing
1824-12-22
Utica business.
Box 3
Letter to Lieut. Col. Talcott from Winfield Scott
1842-02-14
subject: Mr. Benton's machine (invention) for throwing shots (balls)
Box 3
letter to Col. Talcott from Andrew Meneely
1842-05-17
"wants to sell levelling and surveying instruments to government--- asks Talcott to help him."
West Troy Albany, New York
Box 3
Letter 2 invitations to Col. Talcott to visit the US ship "Princeton" at Greenleap Point(?) from Capt. R.F. Stockton.
1844-02-14
Box 3
Personal letters to Olivia Sherman Talcott from E.B. Sherman Utica
1844
Box 3
Letter to E.B. Sherman from Olivia Talcott "wants settlement papers of father's estate and advice on selling grandfathers farm to Cousin Joseph."
Undated
Box 3
Account of R.S. estate sent to Olivia Talcott
1845-02-01
Box 3
Letter to S.V. Talcott Account of R.S. estate
1845-02-26
Box 3
Letter to Col. Talcott from James Baldwin
1845-11-15
Subject: school tax in district; money used to build a school.
Box 3
Letter to Col. Talcott from W.H. Sherman
1846-01-17
Subject: administration of R.S. Estate also farm in Rhode Island.
Box 3
Estate R.S. to Estate E.B. Sherman.
1846-03-21
Box 3
Estate R.S. To estate W.H. Sherman.
1846-03-21
Box 3
Letter to S.V. Talcott from W.H. Sherman
1846-06-01
Subject: selling farm in Rhode Island to cousin Joseph, investigation of funds paid by R.S. to Mrs. Holchetrass (?) a larger amount than entitled to receive.
Box 3
Letter to S.V. Talcott from Mr. Duncan
1846-10-21
Subject: value of farm in Rhode Island worth 300.
Box 3
Letter to S.V. Talcott from James Buchanan introducing Charles Kugler Esq.
1847-11-10
Washington
Box 3
Letter to S.V. Talcott from W.H. Seward
1850-01-26
Subject: introducing Babcock who has invented a new combination of metals.
Box 3
The Sherman family line
1851
Box 3
Redemption of real estate taxes. Andrew Hale turns over right to land to S.V. Talcott.
1856-07-28
Danville, Illinois
Box 4 Folder 1
Letter from Major Craig to John F. Lee
1846-12-13
Box 4 Folder 2
Letter from John F. Lee to George Talcott
1846-12-31
Box 4 Folder 3
Letter from A. B. Dyer to George Talcott
1847-02-17
Box 4 Folder 4
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-02-20
Box 4 Folder 5
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-02-27
Box 4 Folder 6
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-03-09
Box 4 Folder 7
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-03-20
Box 4 Folder 8
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-03-25
Box 4 Folder 9
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-03-28
Box 4 Folder 10
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-03-30
Box 4 Folder 11
Letter from A. B. Dyer to George Talcott
1847-04-01
Box 4 Folder 12
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-04-05
Box 4 Folder 13
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-04-08
Box 4 Folder 14
Letter from W. W. S. Bliss to George D. Ramsay
1847-04-10
Box 4 Folder 15
Letter from George Ramsay to George Talcott
1847-04-20
Box 4 Folder 16
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-04-28
Box 4 Folder 17
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-05-18
Box 4 Folder 18
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-05-21
Box 4 Folder 19
Letter from J. Gorgas to A. R. Hetzel
1847-05-29
Box 4 Folder 20
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-06-04
Box 4 Folder 21
Letter from J. Gorgas to A. R. Hetzel
1847-06-05
Box 4 Folder 22
Letter from J. Gorgas to A. R. Hetzel
1847-06-09
Box 4 Folder 23
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-08-06
Box 4 Folder 24
Letter from A. B. Dyer to George Talcott
1847-08-11
Box 4 Folder 25
Letter from B. M. Byrne to George Ramsay
1847-08-25
Box 4 Folder 26
Letter from J. Gorgas (but initialed by "SM'') to George Talcott
1847-08-26
Box 4 Folder 27
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-08-27
Box 4 Folder 28
Letter from George Ramsay to George Talcott
1847-08-31
Box 4 Folder 29
Letter from Benj. Huger to Maj. Gen. Worth
1847-09-15
Box 4 Folder 30
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-09-27
Box 4 Folder 31
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-09-27
Box 4 Folder 32
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-10-07
Box 4 Folder 33
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-10-27
Box 4 Folder 34
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1847-12-08
Box 4 Folder 35
Letter from Benj. Huger to George Talcott
1848-01-13
Box 4 Folder 36
Letter from A. B. Dyer to George Talcott
1848-04-06