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Guide to the Williams Family Papers
1739-1842 (Bulk 1747-1770)
 MS 698

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Jan Hilley

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 21, 2022
Description is in English.

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Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Williams Family Papers, MS 698, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material at The New-York Historical Society

This collection, along with several of the items mentioned below, is available on microfilm (Williams, of Deerfield). See Microfilm Guide at the end of this document for sequence of items, as it does not follow the same arrangement as the collection itself.

Further information on the Williams family can be found in the following titles available in the New-York Historical Society library's collections:

Andrews, Herbert Cornelius. Hinsdale Genealogy: Descendants of Robert Hinsdale of Dedham, Medfield, Hadley and Deerfield. Lombard, Ill: A.H. Andrews, 1906. (Call Number: CS71.H665 no. 5)

Sheldon, George. A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: The Times When and the People by Whom it was Settled, Unsettled and Resettled. Deerfield, Mass., [Greenfield, Mass., Press of E.A. Hall and Co.] 1895-96.(Call Number: F74.D4 S497)

Williams, Edward Higginson. Robert Williams of Roxbury, Mass., and His Descendants Four Generations. Newport, R.I., 1891. (Call Number: CS71.W72 no. 9)

The Library's Broadsides collection contains at least one item transferred from the Williams Family Papers:

Shirley's Orders for enlistment for the [Louisburg] expedition. Boston, 1755. (Call Number: S P1755-4)

Several bound volumes exist in the Manuscript Department:

Account Book and Daybook, 1785-1836 - Call Phrase: BV Williams, Solomon

List of the Inhabitants of Deerfield, Massachusetts, with Amount of Tax Paid by Each, 1800-1801 - Call Phrase: BV Williams, Solomon

Account Books and Blotter, 1749-1797 - Call Phrase: BV Williams, Thomas

Sermons, 1708-1746 - Call Phrase: BV Williams, William

Processing Information

Processed by Jan Hilley, before 2011.