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.
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.
475 pieces in 8 boxes.
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