Creator: Richards family
Extent: 5 in. (245 items)
Description: Correspondence, deeds, bills of sale, shipping invoices, wills, mortgage deeds, accounts, receipts, notes, and other business and personal papers, of a New Haven, CT, family. Includes correspondence, shipping invoices, and other business papers of John M. Richards (b. 1834), merchant and owner of two schooners, the John R. Watson and J.M. Richards, built in West Haven. Other persons represented include Richards' wife and father-in-law, Gertrude (Baldwin) Richards (b. 1834) and Silas I. Baldwin (b. 1801), and merchants William Cowperthwaite and Archibald Blakeslee (d. 1830).
Research Topics: 19th century New Haven commerce and shipping