[1844–1845 and 1854, Group of 9 Autograph Letters Signed to and from Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford Connecticut on the Genealogies of the Ely Family of Lyme, Connecticut and Related Familes].
Nine autograph letters signed to and from Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut, all concerning genealogical matters especially of the Ely Family of Lyme.
The group comprises five incoming letters to Goodwin and four outgoing—nine in all, six of which were written in 1844–1845 plus three from 1854. The letters penned by Goodwin himself are written individually to Hubbard Ely, Esq. and Amos H. Ely of Saybrook, Connecticut and James Ely of Boston, Massachusetts. Two of the incoming letters are from Amos H. Ely.
Additional names mentioned in the letters include “Richard Ely, the settler,” who came from Plymouth, Devonshire County, England and settled in Lyme on the Connecticut River; Penamah Tompson [Thompson]; Margaret Olcott; Mary Noyes; Dorcas Andrews; William Ely; Elizabeth and John Cullick; Mary Cullick; Thomas Olcott, merchant of Hartford; Ezekiel Olcott; Timothy Olcott; Titus Olcott, siblings Samuel Ely, Mary Ely, Sarah Ely, and Richard Ely; “William Ely, Jun.”; Richard H. Ely; siblings Joanna Ely, Deborah Ely, William Ely, Daniel Ely, Mary Ely, Elizabeth Ely, and Richard Ely; “Rev. James Ely”; John Ely; Elizabeth Peck; Phoebe Hubbard; Ebenezer Tiffany of Lyme; Rev. Phineas D. Gurley; “Deacon John Griswold of Blackhall (Lyme)”; Anna Ely; spouses Jacob B. Gurley & Elizabeth Gurley of New London; “Col. John Ely M.D. of Lyme, Conn.”; siblings Washington Ely; John Ely; Ewin Ely; Elizabeth Ely; Ethalinda Ely; Emma Ely; Lucretia Ely; etc.
A useful study group for this prominent Lyme, Connecticut family.
Description: [1844–1845 and 1854, Group of 9 Autograph Letters Signed to and from Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford Connecticut on the Genealogies of the Ely Family of Lyme, Connecticut and Related Familes].
[Hartford, Say Brook (Saybrook), New London, and New Britain, Connecticut, 1844–1845 and 1854]. Approximately  total manuscript pages. 8vos., 4tos, and Folios. Singles leaves and bifoliums, a few of the latter with integral address leaves; many with contemporary docketing. Folds; some toning; Very Good.