Manuscripts at The Connecticut Historical Society blog

23Feb13

The Connecticut Historical Society Manuscript blog has a great collection of old manuscripts and photos.

Only a few of the volumes we have provide detail about the equipment issued to soldiers. This example includes socks, shoes, shirts, pants, and a rubber blanket. Ms 101722

Only a few of the volumes we have, like this one for the 7th Infantry, provide detail about the equipment issued to soldiers. This example includes socks, shoes, shirts, pants, and a rubber blanket. Ms 101722

A letter of support from Amos Laurence to Abby Smith for refusing to pay her taxes to the town of Glastonbury. Ms 38267

A letter of support from Amos Laurence to Abby Smith for refusing to pay her taxes to the town of Glastonbury. Ms 38267

They have been adding new content since 2007, and there is a LOT of material in there.

The site highlights new additions to their physical archives, and does a great job explaining why each document is so important to our history.

I am combing through it now to find a couple of easy matches to my ancestors, but I think it is going to take months to get through just reading the backlog.

Great resource.

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