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Samuel Wyllys papers

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Title:Samuel Wyllys papers
Date range:1638-1757, (bulk 1663-1698)
Creator:Wyllys, Samuel, 1631-1709
Extent:3.5 Linear feet
Abstract:Annmary Brown Hawkins inherited from her father a collection of colonial documents compiled by Samuel Wyllys, a magistrate of Connecticut from 1654 to 1684, and other members of his family. The collection, covering the period from 1638 to 1757, comprises half of the original collection; the other half (1694-1726) is owned by the Connecticut State Library. These early papers pertain to Indian affairs, colonial wars, civil and criminal cases. The witchcraft trials of 1692 to 1693, as revealed in the testimony of witnesses in the Oyer and Terminer Courts, are of particular interest.
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library , Special Collections
Collection number:Ms.Wyllys