Inventory of the Nathan Belcher Correspondence

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organization of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Belcher, Nathan, 1813-1891
Title: Nathan Belcher Correspondence
Abstract: Letters received by Rep. Nathan Belcher from his constiuents during his service in the U.S. House of Representatives

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of 1 linear foot of documents.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

Materials must be used within the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons:
Belcher, Nathan, 1813-1891.
Corporate names:
United States. Congress (33rd: 1853-1854). House.
Places:
New London, Conn.
Washington, D.C.
Subjects:
United States. Congress -- Records and correspondence.
United States. Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Slavery -- United States -- Extension to territories.
Document Types:
Correspondence

Return to the Table of Contents


Related Material


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nathan Belcher Correspondence, Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives, Connecticut College

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Nathan Belcher Correspondence
Connecticut towns besides New London and Norwich

Box Folder
1 1 Andover, 1854: Runsford Button, lighthouse appropriation
  2 Bozrah, 1854: John L. Fillmore; John W. Haughton (8 letters)
  3 Bozrah, 1855: John W. Haughton (2 letters), list of residents with party affiliations
  4 Brooklyn, 1854: Albert Day, agriculture; Henry A. Dyer (2), agriculture; David Tyler; Samuel J. Webb (5), list of residents with party affiliation, bank business
  5 Brooklyn, 1855: Albert Day, agriculture; J.H. Carpenter, election matters; Frederic Howey, election matters; Samuel Webb
  6 Canterbury, 1854: Samuel Burlingame (2) post office; Robert C. Leonard (3), Nebraska Bill; Asa Carey, West Point appt.; Marvin C. Sanger, postmaster appt.; Albert H. Wood, postmaster appt.
  7 Canterbury, 1855: Asa R. Butts; Robert C. Leonard, list of clergy
  8 Chaplin, 1854: Edward Eaton, list of Democrats
  9 Chesterfield, 1854: Peter Wickman, list of Democrats
  10 Clinton, 1854: William H. Buell (3), Nebraska Bill, constituent services; Alfred Hall, redemption of continental currency
  11 Colchester, 1854: Erastus Dickinson, request for documents; David H. Fox, Nebraska Bill; Elias P. Haynes, request for documents; Joseph Kellogg, request for census
  12 Coventry, 1855: postmaster appt.
  13 Danbury, 1854: invitation
  14 Eastford, 1854: Jonathan Skinner, Nebraska Bill
  15 Essex, 1854: William H. Dundas, post office; Samuel Ingham (4), Nebraska Bill, elections; James Phelps, Know Nothings
  16 Essex, 1855: Samuel Ingham (3), electoral politics, local issues
  17 Fair Haven, 1855: Susan B. Thomson (4), family letters
  18 Fairfield, 1854: Judson Nichols, petition
  19 Franklin, 1854: Thomas Kingsley, post office; Ashbel Woodward, request for census
  20 Franklin, 1855: Andrew Smith, receipt of documents
  21 Gales Ferry, 1854: RW Mathewson, receipt of documents
  22 Gales Ferry, 1855: RW Mathewson, postal business
  23 Greenwich, 1854: William A. Hyde, family business
  24 Greenwich, 1855: William A. Hyde, family business
  25 Griswold, 1854: Charles E. Leonard (7), personal business, local news, personal debts
  26 Griswold, 1854: Charles E. Leonard (3), personal business, local news; Betsey Tucker, personal business
  27 Groton, 1854: Nathan Bodington (2), postal business; Belton H. Copp, personal business; David A. Daboll, patent application; Simon Huntington (2), Nebraska Bill, postal business; Albert Latham (3), postal business; William F. Mitchell, postal business; Amasa Rockwell (3), postal business; Caleb Williams, et al, postal business
  28 Groton, 1855: Asa Perkins, receipt of publications
  29 Guilford, 1855: George Sandon, receipt of records
  30 Hampton, 1855: Jonathan Clark, receipt of documents; Chauncey F. Cleveland, constituent petition
  31 Hartford, 1854: AE Burr, meeting with Dem State Cmte; JC Comstock, naval appt.; Henry W. Hudson, naval appt.; John PC Mather (4); nomination, election, political news, Nebraska Bill
  32 Hartford, 1855: Henry A. Dyer, Ct. Agricultural Soc.; John Orcutt, Ct. Colonization Soc.
  33 Jewett City, 1854: NJ Adams, postal business; Asher P Brown, request for documents, Nebraska Bill, federal appt.; Frank S Burgess (2), postal business; Henry Crosby, postal appt.; Franklin Fanning (2), request for documents; Charles Leonard, grain store in New London
  34 Jewett City, 1855: NJ Adams, tariff bill; Welcome A Browning, postal business; John W Fanning, back military pay, other business; Charles E Leonard (2), request for documents, personal business
  35 Killingly, 1853: Earl Martin, postal business
  36 Killingly, 1854: J.H. Coe, receipt of documents, Nebraska Bill; Abiel Converse, request for documents; Edward Davis, receipt of documents, Austin Jacobs (2), request for documents; Earl Martin (5), postal business, pension, request for documents; Horatio Webb
  37 Killingly, 1855: William Alexander, request for documents; Earl Martin, election news; Horatio Webb, postal business
  38 Killingworth, 1854: Jebediah Harris, request for documents
  39 Lebanon, 1853: Abel Gay, petition for relief
  40 Lebanon, 1854: L Hebard, pension; Calvin Pease, postal business
  41 Lebanon, 1855: Lucius Fuller, postal appt.; L. Hebard, pension
  42 Ledyard, 1854: Samuel Wood, receipt of documents
  43 Ledyard, 1855: Samuel Wood, request/receipt of documents
  44 Lyme, 1838, 1840: Henry M White, mortgage lawsuit
  45 Lyme, 1854: James Bill, election news; Calvin Ely, request for documents; Frederick Fordick, postal appointment; Moses Warren, election news; William Warren (10), election news, Nebraska Bill, postal business, Territories Bill, temperance, pensions, abolition; John Wells, postal business
  46 Lyme, 1855: James A Bill (2), election news; William Warren (2), election news
  47 Middletown, 1854: AB Calef, request for documents
  48 Milford, 1854: Charles Pond (2): federal appt., upcoming election
  49 Montville, 1854: Elias Beckwith, postal appt.; Elisha Rogers, postal appt.; WH Wheeler, postal business, list of Democrats in Montville
  50 Moosup, 1853: Samson Almy (2) postal business; Joseph S. Gladding and Archibald Fry, postal business, political views of Samson Almy, map of Almyville
  51 Mystic, 1854: Ambrose E Grant, list of Democrats in Mystic; Lucius B Hanks, request for documents; Elias F Haynes, receipt of documents; Edwin R Gallup, postal appt.; William F Smith (2) postal appt.
  52 Mystic, 1855: Isaac Randall, repayment of loan; William Smith, letter for Isaac Randall
  53 New Haven, 1854: John Gallup (2), pension; James Goodrich, claim for compensation; John C Hollister, resolutions of Whig convention; John PC Mather, political news, business in Washington; Oliver H Perry, state resolutions; James Phelps, passage of resolution; John A Parker, agricultural appt.; Moses Tyler, request for documents; James Woodward, Anti-Nebraska Bill resolutions
  54 New Haven, 1855: Giles Potter, civil service appt.; Walker Scott Alexander, request for documents
  55 Niantic, 1853: SR Hobbins, postal business
  56 Niantic, 1854: Selden Cook, postal appt.
  57 Noank, 1854: Hiram Holmes, request for Nebraska Bill debates with list of recipients; Elihu Spicer, postal business
  58 North Stonington, 1854: Latham Hull (2), request for documents, list of recipients; Sandford Maine (2), postal appt.; William Stanton, pensions; Thomas Walter (4), postal business, local politics and Democrats; Thomas Wheeler, receipt of documents
  59 Old Saybrook, 1854: James Rankin, request for documents
  60 Old Saybrook, 1855: James A Pratt, receipt of documents
  61 Pomfret, 1854: Edward Field (2), Nebraska Bill, slavery, political situation, postal business; Horace Sabin, postal business; John Williams (7), postal appt.
  62 Pomfret, 1855: William Field, postal business; John Williams (3), postal business
  63 Preston, 1854: MA Downer, receipt of documents; J Geere, request for documents; PA Williams, request for documents
  64 Preston, 1855: Theophilus Avery, request for documents; Charles B Ayers, request for documents, electoral politics; MA Downer, pensions; Daniel T Richards, removal of postmaster
  65 Ridgefield, 1855: Clinton Clark, personal news
  66 Rocky Hill: James T Pratt, election news
  67 Salem, 1853: Thomas Leach, complaint about postmaster selection; Nathan Belcher to William Jew
  68 Salem, 1854: Alfred Gallup, Nebraska Bill, elections; William Phillips (2), documents for Samuel Whittlesey; Samuel Whittlesey (4), postal business, payments
  69 Salisbury, 1853: Pliny Barton, election prospects
  70 Sterling, 1854: Archibald Douglas, list of document recipients; J Griffiths (2), request for documents
  71 Stonington, 1853: Ezra Chesebro, recipients of patent office report
  72 Stonington, 1854: Ezra Chesebro (3), receipt of documents, list of names to receive documents, complaint against abolitionists, cases before Congress; Lois Denison, petition for revolutionary claims; William Clift (2), receipt of documents; Charles P Williams (2), payment, Pliny Wheeler and Horace Niles
  73 Stonington, 1855: Ezra Chesebro (2), petitioning for post office, customs, courthouse, elections
  74 Thompson, 1854: HS Bartlett, receipt of patent office report; William H Chandler (3) customs legislation; Sidney Dean, petition against bill; Noadiah Flint, request for patent records; Jeremiah Olney (3), request/receipt of documents, list of those to receive documents
  75 Uncasville, 1854 (2), merino wool, patent office report
  76 Voluntown, 1854: Samuel Gates, appt. of E. Potter as postmaster; Elisha Potter (2), postal appt.; William G Stanton, postal business, pensions
  77 Voluntown, 1855: William G Stanton, pensions
  78 Waterford, 1854: Philip Morgan, list of those to receive documents
  79 Waterford, 1855: Philip Morgan, postal business
  80 Westbrook, 1853: William A Hyde, request for census
  81 Westbrook, 1854: William A Hyde, receipt of documents
  82 Westminster, 1854: Peter Spicer, postmaster appt.
  83 Willimantic, 1854: Lloyd Baldwin, warning about Whigs; Jeremiah Bill (3), Willimantic Philos. Soc., request for/receipt of documents; Thomas Campbell (6), Willimantic Philos. Soc. request for/receipt of documents, list of Democrats and Whigs, postal business; John Hill, receipt of documents
  84 Williamantic, 1855: JR Arnold, West Point appt.; Jeremiah Bill, request for documents; Thomas Campbell, support from Whigs
  85 Windham, 1854: Socrates Baleam, pensions; Samuel Bingham (5), receipt of documents, patents, Nebraska Bill, removing Whig as postmaster; William L Brown, request for documents; Alfred A Burnham (4), postal business, list of candidates, Nebraska Bill, election news; EP Fitch, receipt of documents; Horatio King (2), postal appts.; Adam Larrabee (3), request/receipt of documents, Wilmot Proviso, Nebraska Bill; Elizabeth Parsons (2), recovering bank funds from Panama; HB Smith, Nebraska Bill; SB Stanton, request for documents; GP Stearns, request for documents
  86 Windham, 1855: Samuel Bingham, renomination for Congress; Alfred A Burnham, election news
  87 Winsted, 1855: SW Cook, receipt of documents
  88 Woodstock, 1854: Pelez C Child, postal business; Ezra C May, receipt of documents, election news; Gilbert W Philips (8), request for documents, list of Democrats, postal business, town politics; Andrew A Williams (2), receipt of documents, Nebraska Bill, postal business, local politics; John F. Williams (2), removal of postmaster


Nathan Belcher Correspondence
New London, Norwich, and out of state

Box Folder
2 89 New London, 1840: Savillon Haley to John A Rockwell (copy), allowing the Anti-Slavery Society to meet in the courthouse
  90 New London, 1850: Susan Fox to Increase Wilson (Belcher as witness): payment for life membership in various sciences
  91 New London, 1853: Miner, Lawrence, and Co., import duties; John W Tibbits, payment of bill
  92 New London, 1854, pt. 1: Francis Allyn (3), claims, French Spoliation Bill; William H Barnes (3), pensions; BFJ Beckwith (2), postal business; FS Belton (2), Army Bill; Benjamin F Brown, receipt of documents
  93 New London, 1854, pt. 2: Calvin Calvert, bounty land; Nathaniel Chapman, request for documents; CC Constable, fishing regulations; JAG Constable (5), local news and politics; Abiel Converse, Wisconsin Land Bill
  94 New London, 1854, pt. 3: Henry G Dennis, surveyor appt.; William Dickinson, military commission; Tryon Edwards, request for documents; HW Farnsworth (2), request/receipt of documents; Gordon L Ford (2), request for documents; Stanley G Trott, recruiting appointee; Charles M Gorham, request for speakers Houston and Banks; Charles A Gurley (3), Nebraska Bill
  95 New London, 1854, pt. 4: Henry Hobart (7), Nebraska Bill, state politics, purchase of New London Star, surveyor appt.; William Hunt, temperance, elections; Daniel Huntington, claims; Peter D Irish, receipt/request of documents
  96 New London, 1854, pt. 5: Ebenezer Learned, receipt of documents; Joshua C Learned, seeds from patent office; CH Lewis, railroads and mail; Andrew C Lippitt, European travel, passport; James B Lyman (2), surveyor vacancy
  97 New London, 1854, pt. 6: Andrew Mather (2), surveyor appt; John PC Mather (4), local politics, Nebraska Bill, temperance, Sandwich Island matter; Josephus R Merriam, patent application; Sidney Miner (6), mail delivery, local politics, request for documents; Sames Morgan, postmaster appt.
  98 New London, 1854, pt. 7: Anson S Rogers, job request; DS Ruddock (3), postmaster petition; Orlando Rogers, Nebraska Bill; William W Stark (2), request for documents; John W Tibbits, Nebraska Bill; Isaac Treby, request for documents; Hiram Willey, Nebraska Bill; Increase Wilson, mining
  99 New London, 1855, pt. 1: John Allender, letter of introduction; Francis Allyn, French Spoliation Bill; William Almy; receipt of documents; JAG Comstock, personal news; Abiel Converse (2), Bounty Land Bill, renomination; William Dickinson, offer of assistance
  100 New London, 1855, pt. 2: Henry Hobart (2), local politics; Joseph Hurlbut, French Claims Act; Sidney Miner, lighthouse keeper appt.; Julius T Shepherd, government clothing contracts; William W Stark, Samuel Reid claims; Thomas W Williams, letter for Mr McLain; Hiram Willey, claim for bounty land; Norman Wilson, delivery of books
  101 Norwich, 1854, pt. 1: Charles W Avery (5), Comstock, government publications; Henry Bill, reference letter for Charles Avery; Chauncey F Cleveland, letter of introduction; LFS Foster, West Point appt.; Levi H Goddard, Nebraska Bill; Othniel Gager, receipt of documents; Oliver D Graves, pay of route agents; PB Greene, request for documents; James A Hovey, appropriation for widow, postal business; Charles James Lanman, military bonus pay
  102 Norwich, 1854, pt. 2: George Perkins (2), receipt of documents; E Frank Rogers (2), request for documents, resignation as postmaster; John W Stedman, postal business; Charles Tracy, request for documents; Joel W White (4), West Point recommendation, receipt of documents; senate candidacy; local politics; John J White (3), veterans land bonus, local politics
  108 Norwich, 1855: Stephen Allin, receipt/request of documents; William L Brewer, renomination; JA Chapman, request for documents; George Coit, receipt of documents; Edward Coit, French Spoliation Bill; John D Ford, request for documents; James A Hovey, receipt of documents; Charles Osgood, receipt of documents; Moses Pierce, Gen. Scott, military power; James M Stuart (2), request/receipt of documents, farming; John J White, receipt of documents, renomination
  109 Maine, 1854: JH Raymond, request for speeches
  110 Massachusetts, 1853: CJ Baker, Fanny Caulkins, New London history, Belcher family; Lucius M Bolweed, Owen's report; Henry M Cleveland, personal greetings; Hall J Kelly, case before Congress; Zebina C Montague, personal news
  111 Massachusetts, 1854: CBH Fessendon, personal news; Charles E Fitch, request for speeches; Zebina C Montague (4), personal and Amherst news; CM Nichols, Nebraska Bill; Ebenezer S Snell, election to Phi Beta Kappa; Charles Stearns (2), Jubilee invitation; Horace P Wakefield, class news; Samuel Williams, request for speeches
  112 Massachusetts, 1855: George H Bixby, request for documents; CM Nichols, personal news; George F Richardson, appt as commissioner of deeds
  113 Massachusetts, 1856: Thomas P Field (3), appt at First Congregational Church of New London
  114 New Hampshire, 1854: Hebard A Gates, autograph request; Charles L Hutchins (2), request for autograph and speeches; WFD Kimball, request for speeches; JE Kittredge, request for speeches; William Tucker, request fo speeches; George M Weare, request for autograph
  115 New Hampshire, 1855: John Bryant: Gen. Stanton's papers
  116 New Jersey, 1854: EM Mood and FM Robertson: autograph request
  117 New York, 1853: George W Rodgers, relief for Navy widow; Theodore Sedgwick, exhibition of industry fo all nations
  118 New York, 1854: James Holbrook, request for names of Ways and Means members; Samuel Hopkins, receipt fo document, request for speeches; SH Lansing, request for autograph; MC Phillips, request for eulogies; Winthrop G Ray (2), request for documents, resolutions before Conn. legislature; George Rogers, bill for relief of officers of USS San Francisco; GB Lincoln, thanks for service; Truman Smith, mine investment
  119 New York, 1855: JAG Comstock, travel to Washington
  120 Pennsylvania, 1855: SM Day (2), assessment payment
  121 Rhode Island, 1855: George Brown: clearing of Pawcatuck River
  122 Midwest, 1854: Collins Iron Co., payment for stock
  123 South, 1854: Volney Pierce, request for government job; Anson S Rogers, request for transfer to New London; Southern and Western Convention, invitation; JW Wills, request for money
  124 Washington, 1854, pt. 1: Robert J Atchinson, list of army officers from Conn.; Ann Belcher (receipient), family business, Nebraska Bill, congressional colleagues; HW Benham (3), exchanging books and documents; F Burt, pension; S Cole, land bounty; FJ de Carvalho Moreira (2), Gen. D'Armidon
  125 Washington, 1854, pt. 2: A Greenleaf, pension information; RR Gurley, Colonization Society meeting; Glenwood Cemetary, dedication; Thornton H Jenkins (2), navigation, lighthouse; John D Kurtz, West Point appt.; William Chauncey Landden (2) YMCA of New London; William Learned Marcy, Panamanian bank account; C Mason, agriculture reports; John S Meehan, shipment of documents; George Moneypenny, shipment of documents
  126 Washington, 1854, pt. 3: National Correspondence Association, shipment of circular; James J Pratt (2) request for resolution; John BL Skinner, case of North Lyme; Edward Stubb, case of ship Bolton; Thomas Trott, introduction of JC Foster; Loren P Waldo (6), pensions; HM Watterson, candidacy for office; John Wilson (2), conditions for receiving information
  127 Washington, 1855: Henry W Benham (4) shipment of reports, advice on appts.; CW Bennett, pensions advice; AO Dayton, balance of salary of deceased sailor; James Guthrie (2), report on bounty claim; C Mason (2), shipment of seeds; George D Prentice, consideration of resolution; BB Thurston, House business; LP Waldo, pensions
  128 Washington, 1856: BB Thurston, sending reports, House news
  129 Washington, 1858: John J Wait, commisions of Conn. officers
  130 Miscellaneous correspondence: Peley C Child, Nebraska Bill; FS Evans, prospectus for publication; William J Hamilton, election prospects; list of members of 33rd Congress
  137 Joana Curtis to Homer, Mar. 3, 1865