Bulkley Family Papers, 1803-1898
Ms B38

Summary Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center
Bulkley Family Papers, 1803-1898
Ms B38
Date [inclusive]
1.5 Linear feet (378 items)
This collection contains items from several generations of the Bulkley and Perry families of Southport, CT.

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 Perrys and Bulkleys in this collection lived in Southport, CT. Walter Perry was born in 1770 and died in 1831. His children were: Gurdon (1807-1869), Elbert (1792-1820), and Oliver H. (1815-1882. Gurdon Perry's children were: Harriet, Helen (1826-1914) who married Edwin Bulkley, and Cornelius (1831-1889).

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of 4 boxes and 2 oversized items. Box I contains papers of the Bulkley family. Included are deeds, a guest book, family journal, maritime papers and probate papers. Box II contains papers of the Perry family. Included are letters and bills mostly to Gurdon Perry and his wife as well as Gurdon Perry's military papers. Box III contains account books of Gurdon Perry and Fanny B. Bulkley's cookbook. Box IV contains unidentified photo albums.

Oversize Item A is Gurdon Perry's account book. Oversize Item B contains an unidentified photo album.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT

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.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in July 1990 by Martha Rockwell.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Southport(Conn.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bulkley, Andrew
  • Bulkley, Edwin
  • Bulkley, Fannie B.
  • Perry, Cornelius
  • Perry, Elbert, 1792-1820
  • Perry, Gurdon, 1807-1869
  • Perry, Oliver H., 1815-1882
  • Perry, Walter, 1170-1831


  • Account books--Connecticut--Southport
  • Correspondence.
  • Deeds--Connecticut--Southport
  • Military orders
  • Probate records--Connecticut--Southport
  • Receipts(financial records)
  • Ships

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Collection Inventory

Box I-Bulkley Papers   71 items

 Folder A Bulkley deeds 1803-1879   10 items

Eleazer Bulkley from Joseph Squire 1803 

Eleazer Bulkley from Medad Gould 1807 

Andrew Bulkley from Eleazer Bulkley 1815 

Eleazer Bulkley from Joab Squire 1815 

Jonathan Bulkley from Joshua Jennings 1816 

Andrew Bulkley from Samuel Sturges 1823 

Andrew Bulkley from Eleazer Bulkley, et. al. 1841 

Andrew Bulkley from Frederic Dimon 1841 

Edwin Bulkley from Lewis D. Bulkley, et al. (24 Old South Rd.) 1869 

Edwin Bulkley from John Fennel 1879 

 Folder B Deeds and documents re: Southport house 1886-1936   10 items

 Folder C Guest book of the Homestead--Theodora Bulkley 1905-1924   1 item

 Folder D Bills to Edwin Bulkley 1848, 1851, 1854   24 items

 Folder E Family journal n.d.   1 item

 Folder F Maritime papers 

Brig Moses Brown protest and declaration 1837 

Ship Lookout accounts 1861, n.d.   2 items

Brig Sterling trips 1844 

Letter to Messrs. E. Bulkley and son 1831 

Custom House account book, Fairfield 1816, 1829   1 item

 Folder G Probate papers, wills, estate tax lists 

Andrew Bulkley 1859, 1867   4 items

Edwin Bulkley 1874   1 item

Ellen Sherwood 1887   1 item

Edwin Bulkley 1898   1 item

Helen P. Bulkley 1898   1 item

Jonathan Bulkley 1898   1 item

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Box II-Perry Papers   300 items

 Folder A Letters to Gurdon Perry 1839-1849   15 items

Oliver Henry Perry 1839, 1841   4 items

Cornelius Perry 1844   2 items

Neptune Insurance Company 1841-1842   3 items

J. H. Cook 1842 

Henry Jones 1846 

Jon W. Lawrence 1847 

Connecticut Bank 1849 

Roberts & Sweetland re: flagstone walk #80 Harbor Rd.) 1849   2 items

 Folder B Letters to Gurdon Perry 1853-1869   13 items

Cornelius Perry 1858, 1861   6 items

Various banks 1853-1869   6 items

Lyman Hunt 1853 

 Folder C Letters to Gurdon Perry re: house sale 1856-1857   9 items

 Folder D Bills to Gurdon Perry 1846-1848, 1863, 1896   9 items

 Folder E Bills to Mrs. Gurdon Perry 1872-1882   28 items

 Folder F Bills to Mrs. Gurdon Perry 1883-1888   40 items

 Folder G Gurdon Perry Papers 

House expenses (780 Harbor Rd., Southport) 1848, 1853   2 items

List book 1832-1866 

 Folder H Gurdon Perry military papers 1828-1839 

 Folder I Cornelius Perry school papers 1844, 1846   7 items

 Folder J Miscellaneous letters sent to 

Captain Andrew Bulkley n.d. 

Moses Bulkley 1888 

Mrs. Miranda Bulkley 1812, 1815   2 items

Mr. Jennings 1845   2 items

Mrs. A. S. Perry 1856 

Miss Helen Perry 1844 

Mrs. Gurdon Perry n.d.   3 items

Mr. Walter Perry 1814. n.d.   2 items

 Folder K Miscellaneous papers   11 items

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Box III   6 items

 Folder A Gurdon Perry expense and account books 1810-1832    3 items

 Folder B Gurdon Perry estate inventory and will 1869   2 items

 Folder C Perry acount book 1831-1869 

 Folder D Fanny B. Bulkley cookbook 1904 

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Box IV-Unidentified photo albums   2 items

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Oversize Item A-Gurdon Perry account book 

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Oversize Item B-Unidentified photo album 

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