John Langdon, William Whipple and Elwyn Family Papers, 1713-1965 - MS050

Provenance: The Papers were passed down by the descendants of Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn. Her grandson, the Rev. Alfred Elwyn of Philadelphia, gathered together many of the papers, privately publishing a selection in 1880 as Letters from Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Others, Written During and After the Revolution to John Langdon. He gave a portion of his collection (approx. 1,000 items) to the New Hampshire Historical Society in 1895. Some of these papers came into the hands of John Elwyn Stone, the great-grandson of Alfred. It is stated in his estate settlement in Rockingham Co., New Hampshire that “the Langdon papers once located in the Langdon House in Portsmouth...and in 1953 were removed by John Elwyn Stone.” There were several legal claims made on the papers at the time of his death but the court ruled in favor of the ownership passing to his sister Frances Stone Warrick. At his death some papers were at the Langdon farm in Portsmouth. These were given with that property (now called the “Urban Forestry Center”) to the state of New Hampshire. The state deposited those papers with the New Hampshire Historical Society in 1979. In 1991 Frances Stone Warrick gave Strawbery Banke Museum a portion of the collection and in 1992 she presented the Portsmouth Athenaeum with this collection.

In 1998, over two hundred additional Langdon and Whipple documents were purchased by the Athenaeum. Of these thirty were bought at Remember When Auction #44. In 1999 a group of items from RWA#44 were re-auctioned in RWA#47 and seventeen were purchased by the Athenaeum. Other materials have been added from various sources since 1997. See the Tables at the end of this register.

Citation: John Langdon Papers , MS050, Portsmouth Athenaeum

Size: 5 linear feet

Access: No restrictions

Processed by: Compiled in November, 1995 by Kevin Shupe, Revised March, 2000 by Elizabeth Hamlin-Morin

Scope and Content

The John Langdon papers, 1761-1817, are primarily letters to John Langdon (approx. 2,200), with one letterbook, 1775-1779, records of the building of the ships Raleigh and America for the Continental Navy, some records of the New Hampshire Government, and a few general business records. A large portion of the papers are from the period of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1781.

The letters are both business and political in nature. Langdon actively corresponded with representatives from New Hampshire to the Continental Congress, significantly William Whipple (69 letters) and Samuel Livermore (60 letters). Many letters are on Revolutionary War shipping and shipbuilding, including many letters to Robert Morris in his various governmental capacities, the Navy Board, Eastern Department, and ship captains Thomas Thompson, Thomas Simpson, and Hopley Yeaton.

There are few political letters after the war years but there is some correspondence with national and regional political leaders, such as, Gideon Granger, John Taylor Gilman, Nicholas Gilman, Henry Dearborn, James Sullivan, and others. Langdon’s business correspondence dates mostly from after the war. His primary business dealings were with Thomas Russell & Co., Boston; Willing, Morris, and Swanwick, Philadelphia: Wharton & Lewis, Philadelphia; and Lane, Son, and Fraser, London. The one letterbook in the papers was primarily for governmental business, and contains copies of letters sent in 1776-1777, and orders to ship captains, 1775-1779. In the remaining papers there are a few governmental records including a report for the Continental Congress on Fort Ticonderoga and the Northern Defenses, 1775; his receipts and accounts for shipbuilding, primarily for the Ranger and the America, 1777-1779. The New Hampshire governmental records include copies of his opening speeches to the legislature and their answers, a few orders to the militia, and printed proclamations of days of thanksgiving.

Letters from William Whipple to John Langdon can be found in the Individual Correspondence section, Box 4, folders 27-30, of the John Langdon papers. The William Whipple Papers, 1763-1783, Box 8, consist primarily of letters received and copies of those sent by William Whipple (approx. 254 letters totally, almost all of these are from the period of the Revolutionary War. Notable correspondents include Josiah Bartlett, James Lovell, and William Whipple’s brother, Joseph Whipple. In addition there are records and notes from his terms in the Continental Congress, many covering his involvement with the Marine Committee, the Foreign Affairs Inquiry Committee (i.e. the Silas Deane inquiry), and the New Hampshire Grants dispute (settling Vermont’s boundaries). There are also a few military records including a copy of Gen. Burgoyne’s articles of convention, military orders, and expenses.

The Elywn Family and other papers, consist primarily of letters to Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, (approx. 300). Many of the letters are from her children, but there are notable letters from naval commander Isaac Chauncey, 1815-1825, editor Charles King, 1835-1838, and lawyer Timothy Upham who managed her New Hampshire properties, 1822-1830. There are some papers and letters of Thomas Elwyn, including records of the John Moffat estate and the legal case involved, Moffat vs. Whipple. There are some papers of Thomas and Elizabeth Elwyn’s children: Alfred , John, Thomas, William and a few items of Alfred’s descendants. There are also 16 letters to Peter Livius, 1760-1770, a few papers of Tobias Langdon and the Langdon family, 1713-1813.

The materials added to the original collection in 1998 are primarily of local interest. Many provide information on Langdon’s widespread shipping and other interests, while others reflect his political life as governor and senator. They are primarily from the 1780s to 1814 period for which the original Langdon holdings were the weakest. Materials include a 1794 request from Nathaniel Adams to buy at discount for the Portsmouth Library an encyclopedia printed in Philadelphia, 1800 letters about Mr. Savage’s portrait of John Langdon that was shipped to Portsmouth (now at Langdon House), a wonderful 1779 auction list selling the prizes of the schooner Chance and the Brig Patriot, and a long 1802 list of John Gardner’s insurance on Langdon’s ships. The auction items purchased at the same time reflect the nationally prominent spheres of the lives of John Langdon and William Whipple.

The John Langdon papers (in subgroup 1) were microfilmed in October 1995 in combination with the papers at Strawbery Banke. The finding aid for the microfilm has a fuller biographical summary of Langdon’s life, a chronological listing of the items (that notes which items are in the Athenaeum’s collection), and a detailed index.

The 1998 additional materials were microfilmed in 1998 by New England Micrographics of Manchester, NH. Rolls 115 and 116 include all of the Langdon and Whipple documents sold at Remember When Auction #44 plus the remaining documents purchased by the Athenaeum at the same time. See the additional materials table following this finding aid for microfilm locations of the materials purchased by and donated to the Athenaeum.

Biographical Notes

John Langdon, 1741-1819, was one of New Hampshire’s foremost political leaders during the Revolution and over the following four decades. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1775-1776, a United States Senator, 1789-1801, Governor and President of New Hampshire, 1785-1786, 1788-1789, 1805-1812, and also served 12 terms in the New Hampshire legislature , most often as its speaker. During the Revolution he was active in shipbuilding for the Continental Navy, arranging the disposition of captured ships, and also importing supplies for the Continental Army. Langdon also maintained a successful career as a commercial shipping merchant.

William Whipple, 1730-1785, was a revolutionary military and political leader from Portsmouth, NH. He served in the Continental Congress, 1776-1779, and acted as a commander of New Hampshire’s Militia in the Saratoga and Rhode Island campaigns. He was a close political ally of John Langdon. After his death his wife, Catherine (Moffat) Whipple, was involved in a protracted dispute over her father, John Moffat’s, estate. Langdon’s son-in-law, Thomas Elwyn, acted as her lawyer in the 1813 New Hampshire Superior Court case. The ruling was not in her favor, forcing her to move from the family home.

Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, 1777-1860, was John Langdon’s only child to survive infancy. She was married to Thomas Elwyn, 1775-1816, a native of England and they lived in Portsmouth until his death when she removed to Philadelphia. They had nine children: Catherine Cecelia, 1789-1833, who married Benjamin Woolsey Rogers; Eleanor Elizabeth, 1800-1835 who married Dr. Edward Delafield; John Langdon, 1801-1876; Emily Sophia, b. 1802, who married Col. John Erving; Alfred William Langdon, 1834-1862, who married Mary Middleton Mease; Charles Henry, 1807-1848; Emma Matilda, 1809-1862; William Octavius, 1811-1828; and Thomas Octavius, 1811-1831.

Processing Notes

The papers were generally not in any original order when they arrived. It was obvious that some attempts had been made to arrange the material but it was assumed that this had been done after John Langdon’s death and most likely at some recent date. The papers were therefore rearranged following standard archival practices. Many of the papers of William Whipple were intermixed with the Langdon papers. An attempt was made to separate them but some cases of misidentification are possible.

Additional materials received in 1998 were arranged by box and folder divisions established by the original version of this inventory. They were then interfiled in chronological order in these divisions and this inventory was revised to reflect the new materials. Tables for locating these additional materials, in the main collection and on microfilm, appear at the end of this inventory.

Series List

I. John Langdon Papers, 1759-1817

A. Correspondence

1. Individual correspondence, 1762-1817

2. General correspondence, 1762-1815

3. Letter copies, 1777-1812

4. Letterbooks and orderbook, 1775-1783

B. United States Governmental & Financial Records

1. Ticonderoga, 1775

2. Ranger, 1777-1779

3. America, 1778-1779

4. General Financial & Shipping Records, 1776-1779

C. New Hampshire Governmental Records, 1775-1811

D. Business, Financial and Other Records

1. Deeds & Leases, 1773-1811

2. Sherburne Deeds & Estate Papers, 1759-1800

3. Records and Accounts for the ship Damon, 1765

4. Privateer Bonds, 1778

5. General Financial & Business Records, 1761-1813

6. Related Papers, 1768-1788

II. William Whipple Papers, 1763-1785

A. Correspondence

1. Individual Correspondence, 1763-1783

2. General Correspondence, 1763-1784

3. Lettercopies, 1776-1783

B. Governmental, Military & Other Papers

1. United States Congress & Committee Records, 1777-1779

2. Military Papers, 1776-1777

3. Financial Records & General Memoranda, 1776-1785

4. Related Papers, 1776-1781

III. Elywn Family Papers

A. Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn Papers, 1799-1853

1. Individual correspondence, 1815-1853

2. General Correspondence, 1799-1853

3. Other Papers, 1824-1843

B. Thomas Elwyn Papers, 1768-1820

1. Letters Received, 1805-1815

2. Moffat Estate Papers, 1768-1813

3. Personal & Estate Accounts, 1801-1809, 1816-1820

C. William B. Elwyn, Letters, 1795-1820

D. Alfred B. Elwyn, Correspondence, 1827-1873

E. John Langdon Elwyn, Letters & Will, 1812-1864

F. Thomas O.L. Elwyn, Letters, 1826-1831

G. William O. Elwyn, Letters, 1824-1828

H. Alfred Elwyn II, Letters, 1859-1891

I. Elwyn Family, General Papers, 1816-1893

IV. Other Papers

A. Langdon Family & Related Papers, 1713-1813

B. Peter Livius, Correspondence & Other Papers, 1760-1770

C. Stone Family Papers, c. 1890’s-1965

I. John Langdon Papers

A. Individual Correspondence (To John Langdon from Individual Correspondents)

Box 1

Folder 1 Elisha Ayer, 1778-1783, n.d.

Folder 2 Adam Babcock, 1778-1781

Folder 3 Joseph Barrell, 1778-1792

Folder 4 Nathaniel Barrell Jr., 1787-1791

Folder 5 Nathaniel Barrett, 1782-1792

Folder 6 Josiah Bartlett, 1776-1792

Folder 7 William Bingham, 1777-1794

Folder 8 Jonathan Blanchard, 1783-1784

Folder 9-10 Joshua Brackett, 1776-1797

Folder 11-12 John Bradford, 1776-1781, n.d.

Folder 13 John H. Church, 1813-1814

Folder 14 Clarke & Nightingale, 1776-1784

Folder 15 John Cushing, 1780-1788

Folder 16 Richard Cutts, 1803-1807

Folder 17-18 Tristram Dalton, 1779-1801

Folder 19 Henry Dearborn, 1778-1812

Folder 20 Lucas Elmendorf, 1801-1802

Folder 21 William Eustis, 1802-1810

Folder 22 V.&.P. French, 1783-1791

Folder 23-24 William Gardner, 1778-1805

Folder 25 John Taylor Gilman, 1782-1796

Folder 26 Nicholas Gilman, 1788, 1809

Folder 27-28 Gideon Granger, 1801-1810

Folder 29 Benjamin Gunnison, 1777-1788 (see also Oversize)

Folder 30 James Hackett, 1784-1790

Folder 31 Jonathan Hamilton, 1779-1787

Folder 32 John A. Harper, 1812

Folder 33 John Hart, 1777-1778

Folder 34 Ebenezer, Hazard, 1775-1788 (see also Oversize)

Box 2

Folder 1 William Heath, 1777-1788

Folder 2 Samuel Hobart, 1789-1790

Folder 3 John Holker, 1778-1781

Folder 4 Stephen Hooper, 1774-1791

Folder 5 James & Adam Hunter, 1777-1784

Folder 6 William Jackson, 1788-1789

Folder 7 Jarvis & Russell, 1782-1783

Folder 8 Edward Jones, 1798-1811

Folder 9 Eliphalet Ladd, 1785-1794

Folder 10-12 Lane, Son, & Fraser, 1774, 1783-1795

Folder 13-14 Woodbury Langdon, 1783-1791

Folder 15 Jeremiah Libbey, 1790-1793

Folder 16-20 Samuel Livermore, 1779-1789

Folder 21 Pierse Long, 1785-1786

Folder 22 James Lovell, 1777-1785

Folder 23 Lynch, Killikelly, & Morony, 1778-1784

Folder 24 Mungo Mackay, 1779-1780

Folder 25 Nathaniel Macon, 1800-1807

Folder 26-27 Joshua Martin, 1789-1796 (see also Oversize)

Folder 28 Archibald Mercer, 1776-1778

Folder 29 Thomas Mifflin, 1789-1790

Folder 30 Phillip Moore, 1777-1784

Folder 31-32 Robert Morris, 1776-1784

Folder 33 Jonathan Moulton, 1782-1786, n.d.

Folder 34 New Hampshire Committee of Safety, 1775-1779

Folder 35 New Hampshire General Court, 1781-1788

Box 3

Folder 1 John Pickering, 1786-1792

Folder 2 William Plumer, 1791-1812

Folder 3 Samuel & Robert Purviance,1777-1789 (see also oversize)

Folder 4 Nathaniel Rogers, 1790-1795

Folder 5-18B Thomas Russell, 1780-1796

Folder 19 Richard Salter, 1791

Folder 20 Thomas Shaw, 1779, 1786

Folder 21-22 John Samuel Sherburne, 1790-1793, 1803

Folder 23 Samuel Sherburne, 1782-1789

Folder 24 Thomas Simpson, 1778-1782

Folder 25 Samuel Smith, 1801-1808

Folder 26 Clement Storer, 1784, 1807-1808

Folder 27 Ebenezer & Woodbury Storer, 1780-1793

Folder 28 Samuel Storer, 1782-1794

Folder 29-32 James Sullivan, 1783-1808

Folder 33 John Sullivan, 1775-1790

Folder 34 John L. Sullivan, 1802, 1807

Folder 35 Benjamin Summer, 1801

Folder 36-37 Thomas Thompson, 1775-1797, n.d.

Folder 38 Jonathan Trumbull, 1776-1778,1799

Box 4A

Folder 1 United States Congress, 1776-1807

Folder 2 Commercial Committee, 1778-1779

Folder 3 Marine Committee, 1776-1779

Folder 4 United States Congress, Secret Committee, 1776-1778

Folder 5 United States Admiralty Board, 1779, 1781

Folder 6-7 Marine Office, 1781-1784

Folder 8 Office of Finance, 1781-1783

Folder 9-13 Navy Board, Eastern Dept., 1777-1781

Folder 14 Treasury Dept., 1787-1790

Folder 15 War Dept., 1805-1810

Folder 16 War Office, 1777-1778, 1796

Folder 17 Joseph de Valnais, 1780-1781

Folder 18 William Vernon, 1778-1785

Folder 19 Thomas & Isaac Wharton, 1776-1777

Folder 20-23 Wharton & Lewis, 1792-1817

Folder 24 John Wheelock, 1785-1810

Folder 25-26 Joseph Whipple, 1789-1793, 1811

Folder 27-30 William Whipple, 1775-1782 (see also Oversize)

Jonathan Williams, 1778-1782 (Oversize only)

Box 4B

Folder 1-6 Willing, Morris, & Swanwick, 1782-1792

Folder 7-9 Hopley Yeaton, 1780-1791, 1812

 

2. John Langdon, General Correspondence

Box 5A

Folder 1 1763, 1768

Folder 2 1774-1775

Folder 3 January-July, 1776

Folder 4 August-December, 1776

Folder 5 January-March, 1777

Folder 6 April-July, 1777

Folder 7 August-September, 1777

Folder 8 October-December, 1777

Folder 9 January-June, 1778

Folder 10 July-October, 1778 (see also Oversize)

Folder 11 November-December, 1778

Folder 12 January-March, 1779

Folder 13 April-July, 1779

Folder 14 September-December, 1779

Folder 15 January-June, 1780

Folder 16 July-December, 1780

Folder 17 January-May, 1781 (see also Oversize)

Folder 18 June-August, 1781

Folder 19 September-December, 1781

Folder 20 January-February, 1782 (see also Oversize)

Folder 21 March-May, 1782

Folder 22 June- September, 1782

Folder 23 October-December, 1782

Folder 24 January- February, 1783

Folder 25 March, 1783

Folder 26 April-June, 1783 (see also Oversize)

Folder 27 July-September, 1783

Folder 28 October, 1783

Folder 29 November-December, 1783

Folder 30 January-February, 1784 (see also Oversize)

Folder 31 March-April, 1784

Folder 32 May-August, 1784

Folder 33 September-December, 1784

Box 5B

Folder 1 January-April, 1785

Folder 2 May-July, 1785

Folder 3 August-September, 1785

Folder 4 October-December, 1785

Folder 5 January-April, 1786

Folder 6 May-July, 1786

Folder 7 August-December, 1786

Box 6A

Folder 1 1787

Folder 2 January-March, 1788

Folder 3 April-June, 1788

Folder 4 August-December, 1788

Folder 5A/B 1789

Folder 6 January-February 1790

Folder 7 March-April 1790

Folder 8 May- July, 1790

Folder 9 August - December, 1790

Folder 10 January-September, 1791

Folder 11 October-December, 1791

Folder 12 January-February, 1792

Folder 13 March- June, 1792

Folder 14 July-August, 1792

Folder 15 September-December, 1792

Folder 16A-D 1793-1794

Folder 17 1795

Folder 18 1796-1797

Folder 19A,B,C 1798, 1799, 1800

Folder 20 January-July, 1801

Folder 21 August-November, 1801

Folder 22 1802

Folder 23 1803

Box 6B

Folder 1 1804

Folder 2-3 1805

Folder 4 1806

Folder 5 January-April, 1807

Folder 6 May-August, 1807

Folder 7 October-December, 1807

Folder 8 January- May, 1808

Folder 9 June-October, 1808

Folder 10 1809

Folder 11 1810

Folder 12 1811

Folder 13 1812

Folder 14 1813-1815

Folder 15 no date

 

3. Lettercopies

Box 6B

Folder 16 Lettercopies, 1777-1812

 

4. Letterbooks and Orderbook

Folder 17 Letterbook, 1776-1777; Orderbook, 1775-1789

 

B. John Langdon, U.S. Governmental & Financial Records

1. Ticonderoga

Box 7

Folder 1 Ticonderoga Inspection Instructions & Report, 1775

 

2. Ranger

Box 7

Folder 2 Accounts for the ship Ranger, 1777-1779

 

3. America

Box 7

Folder 3 Accounts for the ship America, 1778-1779

 

4. General

Box 7

Folder 4 General Financial & Shipping Records, 1776-1779, n.d.

 

C. New Hampshire Governmental Records

Box 7

Folder 5 1775-1785

Folder 6 1805

Folder 7 1806-1809

Folder 8 1810-1811

Printed Proclamations, 1806-1812 (see Oversize)_____

 

D. John Langdon, Business, Financial, and Other Records

 

1. Deeds and Leases

Box 7

Folder 9 Deeds & Leases, 1773-1786

Folder 10 Deeds & Leases, 1788-1789

Folder 11 Deeds & Leases, 1792-1795

Folder 12 Deeds & Leases, 1800-1811

 

2. Sherburne Deeds and Estate Papers

Box 7

Folder 13 Sherburne, Deeds & Estate Records, 1759-1800

 

3. Damon

Box 7

Folder 14-15 Records & Accounts for the ship Damon, 1765

 

4. Privateer Bonds

Box 7

Folder 16 Privateer Bonds, 1778

 

5. General

Box 7

Folder 17 General Financial & Business Records, 1761-1777

Folder 18 General Financial & Business Records, 1778-1813

 

6. Related

Box 7

Folder 19 Dartmouth & New Ipswich Academy Meeting, 1788

Folder 20 Testimony regarding John Adams, 1795

Folder 21 Related Papers, 1768-1779

Folder 22 Printed Bills and Act, 1797-1800

Folder 23 Printed U.S. House & Senate Journals, 1798

 

II. William Whipple

A. Correspondence

1. Individual Correspondence (William Whipple to individuals)

Box 8

Folder 0 William Whipple to Robert Morris, Aug. 26, 1777

Folder 1-3 Josiah Bartlett, 1776-1779

Folder 4 Joshua and Hannah Brackett, 1777-1779

Folder 5 Ammi R. Cutter, 1776-1777

Folder 6 John Taylor Gilman, 1782-1783

Folder 7 Daniel & Samuel Hughes, 1777

Folder 8-9 James Lovell, 1777-1783 (see also Oversize)

Folder 10 N.H. General Court & Committee of Safety, 1777-1782

Folder 11 Thomas Martin, 1778-1779

Folder 12 Nathaniel Peabody, 1779

Folder 13 Samuel & Robert Purvience, 1777-1783

Folder 14 Thomas Thompson, 1777-1779

Folder 15 Catherine Whipple, 1776

Folder 16-19 Joseph Whipple, 1763, 1774-1782

 

2. William Whipple, General Correspondence

Box 8

Folder 20 1763-1775

Folder 21 1776

Folder 22 1777

Folder 23 1778-1779

Folder 24 1782-1784, n.d.

Folder 25 1776

Folder 26 January-May, 1777

Folder 27 July-December, 1777

Folder 28 1778

Folder 29 1779

Folder 30 1780-1783, n.d.

 

B. William Whipple, Military, Governmental & Other Records

Box 8

Folder 31 U.S. Congress, Resolutions, 1777-1779, n.d.

Folder 32 U.S. Congress, Marine Comm. Records, 1777, n.d.

(see also Oversize)

Folder 33 Foreign Affairs Inquiry Comm. Records, 1779

Folder 34 N.H. Grant Dispute Records, 1778-1779

Folder 35 Gen. John Burgoyne, Articles of Convention & Exchange of Officers, 1777

Folder 36 Memorandum & Expenses, Burgoyne Campaign, 1777

Folder 37 Military Orders, 1776-1777

Folder 38 Memoranda of Expenses at Philadelphia, 1776

Folder 39 Memoranda of trip to Boston, n.d. (ca. 1777-1779)

Folder 40 Receipts, 1775-1778

Folder 41 Related Papers, 1776-1781

 

III. Elwyn Family Papers

A. Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn

1. Individual Correspondence

Box 9

Folder 1 Charles Burroughs, 1816-1823

Folder 2-3 Isaac Chauncey, 1815-1825

Folder 4 Alfred Elwyn & Family, 1831-1851, n.d.

Folder 5-6 Edward Delafield & Family, 1831-1851, n.d.

Folder 7 Charles H. L. Elwyn, 1829-11847

Folder 8 Emma Matilda Elwyn, 1822

Folder 9 John Langdon Elwyn, 1811-1853, n.d.

Folder 10 Thomas O. Elwyn, 1821, 1825, n.d.

Folder 11 William B. Elwyn, 1816-1828

Folder 12 William O. Elwyn, 1825

Folder 13 Joshua Emlen, 1823-1827

Folder 14 Joshua Emlen, Accounts, 1824-1825

Folder 15 Emily S. Erving & Family, 1849-1853

Folder 16 Emma Gardener, 1818-1831

Folder 17 Charles King, 1835-1838

Folder 18 James Mease, 1826

Folder 19 Benjamin & Catherine Rogers, 1821-1826

Folder 20-26 Timothy Upham, 1822-1830

Folder 27 Daniel Webster, 1824, n.d.

 

2. Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, General Correspondence

Box 9

Folder 28 1799-1823

Folder 29 1824-1826

Folder 30 1827-1829

Folder 31 1831-1853

Folder 32 no date

 

3. Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, Other Papers

Box 9

Folder 33 U.S. Frigate Macedonian, sick roll & letter June 23,1827

Folder 34 General Papers, 1824-1848, n.d. (see also Oversize)

 

B. Thomas Elwyn, Papers

Box 10

Folder 1 Letters, 1805-1815

Folder 2 Moffat Estate, Financial & Legal, 1768-1812, n.d.

Folder 3 Moffat vs. Whipple, Legal Papers, 1813

Folder 4 Account Book, 1801-1809, and Thomas Elwyn Estate Accounts, 1816-1820

 

C. William B. Elwyn, Letters

Box 10

Folder 5 Letters received, 1795-1820

 

D. Alfred Langdon Elwyn, Papers

Box 10

Folder 6 1827-1873, n.d.

 

E. John Langdon Elwyn, Papers

Box 10

Folder 7 Letters from Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, 1826-1845, n.d.

Folder 8 Letters from William B. Elwyn, 1817-1827

Folder 9 Letters from James Monroe, 1820

Folder 10 Letters Received & Will, 1812-1864 ­­­­­_

 

F. Thomas O.L. Elwyn, Letters

Box 10

Folder 11 Letters Received, 1826-1831

 

G. William O. Elwyn, Letters:

Box 10

Folder 12 Letters Received, 1824-1828, n.d.

 

H. Alfred Langdon Elwyn II, Letters

Box 10

Folder 13 Letters Received, 1859-1891

 

I. Elwyn Family

Box 10

Folder 14 Catalog of Books at the Langdon Farm, n.d.

Folder 15 General Papers, 1816-1893, n.d.

Folder 16 Printed Materials, 1833, 1878, n.d. _

 

IV. Other Papers

A. Langdon Family, Papers

Box 10

Folder 17 Langdon Family & Other Papers, 1713-1765

 

B. Peter Livius, Papers

Box 10

Folder 18 Letters from George Livius, 1769-1770, n.d.

Folder 19 Letters from John B. Watts, 1760-1765

Folder 20 General Correspondence & Other papers, 1761-1765

 

C. Stone Family Papers, c. 1890's-1965

Box 10

Folder 21 Wm P. Stone, “Military Education at Colleges”, c. 1890s

Folder 22 General Papers, 1921-1965 (see also Oversize)

 

Photos of Frances Wendell Stone and Family (see PS 1590-1591)

Flat Box 4

Folder 17 John Langdon, Individual Correspondence (Oversize)

Benjamin Gunnison, 1788, n.d.

Ebenezer Hazard, 1779 Oct. 20

Joshua Martin, 1799, Dec. 26

Samuel & Robert Purvience, 1781, Dec. 8

William Whipple, 1775, Nov.

Folder 18 Jonathan Williams, 1778-1782

Folder 19 John Langdon, General Correspondence (Oversize)

Peltier Du Doyer, 1778, July 14 & Sept. 23

Samuel Freeman, 1781, Mar. 14

Samuel Breck, 1782, Jan. 18

Ant. Franc. Salucci & Sons, 1783, Apr. 1 [Tuscan products list]

Charles Pettit, 1784, Jan. 3

Folder 20 William Whipple, Individual Correspondence (Oversize)

James Lovell, 1777 Sept.

James Lovell, 1778 Dec. 8

Folder 20 William Whipple, Governmental Records

Thomas Thompson, Reports on the ship Raleigh, 1776

Oversized Box 13

Folder 9 John Langdon, NH Governmental Records (Oversize)

Printed Proclamations

John Langdon, Accounts

Sales of Schooner Chance & Brig Patriot & part of Cargoes of Vendue, May 18-19, 1779, 18 pages

Insurance with Wm. Gardener, 1801, 3 pages

Elizabeth Langdon Elwyn, Other Papers (Oversize)

Insurance Policy on Benjamin Woolsey Rogers, 1829

Stone Family, Papers, Christ Episcopal Church, Plan of Land, 1964 Lafayette Street, Portsmouth

 

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