Seeley Family Papers, 1742-1892
Ms 29

Summary Information

Repository
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Creator
Seeley family
Title
Seeley Family Papers, 1742-1892
ID
Ms 29
Date [inclusive]
1742-1892
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 Box, 60 items)
Language
English
Text [Box]
Oversize Manuscript Box 1
Maps [Box]
Oversize Manuscript Box 1
Abstract
Papers from the Seeley family of Fairfield, CT and nearby Weston and Easton. Consists mostly of deeds, writs, and probate papers. Account books and Yale College material are also in the collection.

Preferred Citation note

Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Biographical/Historical note

The first Seeley's settled in the Fairfield area in the late 16oo's. The papers in this collection belonged to family members who lived in Fairfield and surrounding towns including Easton and Weston. They include farmers, a school teacher, a military officer, a postmaster and politicians. More genealogical information can be found in History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Volume II, Part III by Donald Lines Jacobus, Fairfield, CT, 1930.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one box and three oversize items. Folder A in Box I contains deeds, Folder B holds Yale College material and Folder C has legal and financial papers, certificates and correspondence. An account book of the Weston Turnpike can be found in Folder D. Oversize Item A is an account book, Item B an estate map and Item C a postmaster's commission.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT
203-259-1598

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

Use of the material requires compliance with the Fairfield Museum and History Center regulations.

Custodial History note

Some of the collection was donated by Lila Seeley Osborne Hall on 9/28/1977. The earliest deed in the collection was donated by David Hey [L2007.3].

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Martha Rockwell in March 1984.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Oversize Item B and C are located in the Oversize Manuscript Box 1.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Yale College (1718-1887) .

Geographic Name(s)

  • Easton(Conn.)
  • Weston(Conn.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Seeley, Aaron, 1778?-1864
  • Seeley, Charles S., fl. 1877-1884
  • Seeley, Mallett

Subject(s)

  • Deeds--Connecticut--Fairfield.
  • Probate records--Connecticut--Fairfield
  • Teachers--Certification--Connecticut.
  • Weston Turnpike Company
  • Writs--Connecticut.

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Collection Inventory

 Folder A Deeds 1742-1886   22 items

Other Finding Aids note

A detailed list of items is available in the Box.

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 Folder B Charles S. Seeley Yale College material 1877-1884   17 items

Entrance and final exams 1877-1884   10 items

Commencement exercises, catalogues, etc.   7 items

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 Folder C Legal and financial papers, certificates and correspondence   20 items

Writ-John Silliman Andrews vs. Nathan Seeley 1782 

Writ-Stephen Guyer vs. Nathan Seeley 1785 

Aaron Seeley probate papers 1846, n.d.   2 items

Ebenezer Seeley probate papers n.d. 

Nathan Seeley probate papers 1789 

Samuel J. Seeley probate papers n.d. 

Samuel Jackson probate papers n.d. 

Bills to Aaron Seeley 1841, n.d.   2 items

Frank S. Seeley teacher's certificate for Fairfield 1891-1892 

Mallett Seeley Postmaster certificate 1835 

Mallett Seeley military certificates 1825, 1829   2 items

Correspondence   6 items

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 Folder D Account book of E. S. Seeley, Treasurer of Weston Turnpike 1860-1882 

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 Folder E Loose papers from E. S. Seeley account book 1866-1887 

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Oversize Item A: Aaron Seeley's farm and store account book 1800-1860 

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Oversize Item B: Map of Ezra Seeley's estate 1827 

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Oversize Item C: Mallett Seeley's Postmaster Commission 1837 

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