David Little papers

Description

Series III, Papers of David Little (1760-1825), 1793-1816, undated, include letters received between 1793-1811, including a letter from a prisoner in Newburyport jail; general account books dating between 1802 and 1811; bills paid and summaries of household and business accounts (1803-1810 and undated), and petitions. The series is arranged in three subseries according to material type.

Details

Descriptive Terms

housebooks
military personnel
correspondence
account books
invoices
petitions
financial records
legal documents

Physical Description

Family papers (10 folders)

Finding Aid Info

Paper finding aid available in Library and Archives

Collection Code

MS016

Collection Name

Little family papers

Date of Acquisition

1986

Reference Code

MS016.03

Acquisition Type

Bequest

Places

Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Little, David, 1760-1825 (Recipient)

Material Type

correspondence
account books
invoices
petitions
financial records
legal documents

Subjects

Housekeeping

Description Level

Subgroup

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

David Little was born in 1760 and died in 1825. He was married to Abigail Noyes (granddaughter of Moses Little) who was born in 1767 and died in 1842. He was a captain in the militia, held various town offices, served in the legislature, and was a large farmer and extensively interested in real estate in Newburyport and Newbury.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This subgroup is arranged as follows:1. Correspondence, 1793-18112. Financial records, 1802-1811, undated3. Legal papers, 1802-1816