SYDNEY STANLEY PAPERS

 
 

 

Sydney Stanley (1805-1878) was a resident of Hartford and served as Clerk of the Connecticut Legislature. This collection contains his personal papers, including diaries from 1858 through 1866 with his observations on the Civil War.

Series I: Background

1. Black, Robert C., "Sydney Stanley, Hartford's Stoutly Prejudiced Pepys of the Civil War"

Series II: Correspondence

1. Letters by Stanley
2. Letters neither to nor from Stanley

Series III: Copybooks

Series IV: Diaries

1. Originals
--July 31, 1858 to Jan. 1, 1860
--Aug. 15, 1861 to Mar. 4, 1862
--Mar. 13, 1862 to Sept. 27, 1862
--Oct. 2, 1862 to Dec. 28, 1862
--Jan. 18, 1863 to May 21, 1863
--May 28, 1863 to Aug. 15, 1864
--Aug. 22, 1864 to Nov. 28, 1865
--Nov. 24, 1865 to Aug. 20, 1866

2. Typed Transcriptions of Civil War portion of diaries (Aug. 15, 1861 to Aug. 20, 1866)--same arrangement as above.

--Originals - 7 folders
--Carbons - 7 folders

Series V: Financial Documents

1. Account Books 1826-1856, 1851-1858, 1876-1878
2. Miscellaneous Accounts
3. Receipts

Series VI: Legal Documents

1. Bills of Sale ("Deeds")
2. Miscellaneous
Series VII: Miscellaneous MSS.
Series VIII: Printed Material

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Prepared by J. H. Kaimowitz, 1989
Prepared for electronic publication by Michael J. Breen '99, July 1999.