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Baldwin Family Papers: Finding Aid
mssBN 1-475  
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Description
This collection chiefly contains correspondence of the family of Ruth Baldwin Barlow (1756-1818) and her husband, poet and United States diplomat Joel Barlow (1754-1812), with the bulk dating from 1803-1865. The letters discuss Baldwin family affairs, social life in New Haven, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C., travels in Switzerland, Italy, and France, and contain only occasional references to political affairs.
Background
Ruth (Baldwin) Barlow (1756-1818), daughter of Michael Baldwin (1719-1787) was wife of the poet and statesman Joel Barlow (1754-1812). Her sister Clara (Baldwin) Bomford (1782-1856) married George Bomford (1782-1848), chief of the ordnance of the army.
Extent
475 pieces in 8 boxes.
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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