Letters, notes, invitations, telegrams, autographs circa 1775-1906

Collection Items

Manuscript letters MS:46829
In 1939 Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling donated these letters to the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT. The letters were catalogued under accession record MS:46829. The collection includes
Joel Abbot Letter, 24 October 1850, Warren, Rhode…

Manuscript letters Ms 77033
Dixon and Welling family collection was carefully preserved for more than 150 years and donated to Connecticut Historical Society by Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling (1885-1976). There is one accession record associated to this collection of autograph…

Chief Justice Marshall <br /><br />
Negro bill of sale
Autograph manuscript, Bill of Sale, sale of a slave family dated 3 July 1787, 1 page,
John B. Johnson sells slave woman, named Dicey, and her child; on verso John Marshall writes bill of sale for mother and child to Jacqueline Ambler. Repository:…

President Lincoln&#039;s original Letter to Horace Greeley August 22, 1862
Provenance of the original letter written by Abraham Lincoln on August 22, 1862 and given to National Intelligencer editor, James C. Welling to publish.

Letter written to Elizabeth L.C. Dixon from Mary Lincoln
A handwritten letter by Mary Lincoln to friend, Elizabeth L.C. Dixon recounting the horror they experienced together the night Lincoln died. The letter sheds new light on the close friendship shared with her lady friends, Mrs. Dixon and sister Mrs.…

Gift of history - Lincoln letter to Greeley
In August 1862 President Lincoln wrote an open letter to Horace Greeley, editor of New York Tribune. This letter, which has become famous in history, he sent to the National Intelligencer for publication. James Clarke Welling was at that time the…
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