Collaborative Partnership with the New London County Historical Society

Yale Indian Papers Project editors would like to thank Edward Baker and Tricia Royston, both of the New London County Historical Society at the Shaw Mansion in downtown New London, CT, for allowing us to image a number of documents and photographs earlier this month.

Nearly 250 individual images were taken of a selection of their vast manuscript and photographic holdings.  The richness of materials held in their archives is amazing. Take for example a journal of Mohegan minister Samson Occom, early 20th century photographs of Brothertown Indians, and indentures of native men and woman from the mid to late 18th century.


Indenture of Phoebe Charles
September 11, 1799

Portion of Samson Occom's January 23 - April 26, 1786 Journal (New London County Historical Society)

Portion of Samson Occom’s Journal
January 23 – April 26, 1786

Brothertown Indian Elders, August 3, 1934.  At left Miss Louise Fowler, center, Mrs. Lura Fowler Kindness, at right Frances Hammer

Brothertown Indian Elders
August 3, 1934




Over the next several months the digital images, transcriptions, and analysis of this material will be added to the growing number of primary source materials already available to scholars, educators and the general public on the Yale Indian Papers Project’s web platform.  Thanks again to our collaborative partner, the New London County Historical Society.























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