Wyllys (Samuel) papers, 1638-1757


Annmary Brown Hawkins inherited from her father, Nicholas Brown, a collection of papers compiled by Samuel Wyllys (1631-1709), a Connecticut magistrate and public official who served from 1654 to 1684, along with papers of other members of the Wyllys family. The collection, covering the period from 1638 to 1757 (bulk 1663-1698), comprises half of the original collection; the other portion (covering 1694-1726) was acquired some time ago by the Connecticut State Library from the Estate of John Carter Brown. These early papers pertain to Indian affairs, colonial wars, civil and criminal cases. The witchcraft trials of 1692 to 1693, as revealed in the testimony of witnesses in the Oyer and Terminer Courts, are of particular interest.

Format(s): Manuscripts, Microform, Documents
Library: John Hay
Contact(s): Holly_Snyder@brown.edu

Access to the collection:

Online Finding Aid (BAMCO):
Samuel Wyllys papers

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
General description of the collection available on JOSIAH
Wyllys papers microfilm

In-house Access to the Collection:

This collection has been microfilmed.

Related Collections:
Annmary Brown Collection

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