Dewey (Alonzo Baldwin) Letters, 1832-1906 (RG 069:172)

RG 069:172, Alonzo Baldwin Dewey Letters Inventory

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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Container List

Letters 1832-1906


RG 069:172, Alonzo Baldwin Dewey Letters

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Allen Ramsey.

Copyright 2014 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Dewey, Alonzo Baldwin
Title: Alonzo Baldwin Dewey letters
Dates: 1832-1906
Quantity: .25 cubic feet
Abstract: Letters between various members of the Alonzo Baldwin Dewey Family mostly regarding family matters and news of local residents around Chaplin, Connecticut. Writers include Alonzo Baldwin Dewey, Emeline Washburn, W.H. Dewey (son of Alonzo and Emeline Dewey), Edwin A. Dewey (son of Alonzo and Emeline Dewey), Israel Dewey (Alonzo's father), Sally Goodell (Emeline's sister), Walter Goodell, Philo Washburn, Mary Washburn, Lucy Washburn and Andrew Washburn (Emeline's parents), Mary and Lucy Chadwick (Emeline's sisters), Betsy Lowell (Alonzo Dewey's half-sister), C.M. Goodell (cousin of Emeline's), George Washburn (Emeline's brother), Cornelia Washburn, Mary Dewey Seevers, and Isaac Goodell.
Identification: RG069_172
Accession: 2015-013
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Captain Alonzo Baldwin Dewey was born on April 14, 1803 to Israel Dewey and Betsey Baldwin in Berlin, Vermont. Alonzo was a farmer in Brookfield, Vermont; moved to Fulton County, Illinois in 1837, then to McDonough County, and was living with his sons in Russell, Russell County, Kansas in 1884. He was captain of the 3rd Regiment, 1st Brigade, in Berlin, Vermont, from 1825-1828. On October 30, 1832, he married Emeline Washburn. Alonzo Baldwin Dewey died in Farmer City, Illinois on March 20, 1891.1

Genealogy

Alonzo Baldwin Dewey and Emeline Washburn were married October 30, 1832 and had five sons and one daughter. Edwin Alonzo Dewey, son of Alonzo and Emeline, was born on November 7, 1836 and married Delphina Lautz on May 12, 1864. Edwin and Delphina had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Mary Estella (Dewey) Seevers, daughter of Edwin and Delphina, was born June 27, 1871 and married Joseph Morton Seevers on October 26, 1887. Mary and Joseph had a daughter Delphina Seevers Warnkin.

Endnotes
1 Adelbert Dewey, Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and, Dewey Family History (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company, 1994), 584.

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Scope and Contents

Letters between various members of the Alonzo Baldwin Dewey Family mostly regarding family matters and news of local residents around Chaplin, Connecticut. Writers include Alonzo Baldwin Dewey, Emeline Washburn, W.H. Dewey (son of Alonzo and Emeline Dewey), Edwin A. Dewey (son of Alonzo and Emeline Dewey), Israel Dewey (Alonzo's father), Sally Goodell (Emeline's sister), Walter Goodell, Philo Washburn, Mary Washburn, Lucy Washburn and Andrew Washburn (Emeline's parents), Mary and Lucy Chadwick (Emeline's sisters), Betsy Lowell (Alonzo Dewey's half-sister), C.M. Goodell (cousin of Emeline's), George Washburn (Emeline's brother), Cornelia Washburn, Mary Dewey Seevers, and Isaac Goodell.

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Arrangement

The letters are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Alternate Author:

Stembel, Oren

Family Names:

Chadwick family
Dewey family
Goodell family
Lowell family
Seevers family
Washburn family

Subjects:

Dewey Family

Places:

Atlanta (Ga.)
Battle Creek (Mich.)
Berlin (Vt.)
Braintree (Vt.)
Brookfield (Vt.)
Canton (Ill.)
Chaplin (Conn.)
Colton (N.Y.)
Fort Worth (Tex.)
Haverhill (Mass.)
Jericho (Vt.)
Lebanon (Conn.)
Matildaville (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Northfield (Vt.)
Pavilion (Mich. : Township)
Potsdam (N.Y.)
Randolph (Mass.)
Silver Spring (Md.)
West Townsend (Mass.)
Woodstock (Vt.)

Persons:

Chadwick, Lucy
Chadwick, Mary
Dewey, Alonzo Baldwin
Dewey, Israel
Dewey, W.H.
Goodell, C.M.
Goodell, Isaac
Goodell, Sally
Goodell, Walter
Lowell, Betsy
Seevers, Mary Dewey
Washburn, Andrew
Washburn, Cornelia
Washburn, George
Washburn, Lucy
Washburn, Mary
Washburn, Philo

Document Types:

Correspondence
DVDs
Genealogies

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Transcripts of four letters completed by Oren "Skip" Stembel are included in the collection but have not been verified for accuracy by the State Archives. The collection also includes two digital video discs containing scanned images of the letters except for three letters which were too fragile to scan.

Acquisition Information

The letters were donated to the Connecticut State Library by Oren "Skip" Stembel on behalf of Delphina Seevers Warnkin on August 27, 2014.

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Container List

Letters, 1832-1906
Box Folder
Letters, 1832-1906 1 1-5
Case
Letters, 1832-1840, 1 DVD, 2.53 GB 1
56 TIFF files.
This item is separated from the letters. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
Letters, 1841-1906, 1 DVD, 2.93 GB 2
70 TIFF files.
This item is separated from the letters. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.