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

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

Descriptive Summary

Title: Williams Family papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1739-1842 (Bulk 1747-1770)
Abstract: A collection of correspondence, military records, legal documents, estate papers, receipts, accounts, invoices, inventories and personal items belonging to various members of the Williams family of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and other New England towns. Most of the collection involves Dr. Thomas Williams, his wife Esther, his brother Col. Ephraim Williams, his father-in-law Rev. William Williams, his son Solomon Williams, their relatives, friends and associates. Much of the correspondence and military material is dated 1755-1756 and relates to military expeditions in the Lake George, New York, area during the French and Indian Wars.
Quantity: 0.75 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 698