Field Family Collection

The Field Family collection contains manuscript material relating to the personal and professional lives of David Dudley Field (1781-1867) and his four sons. The collection includes correspondence, writings, and a diary which document nineteenth-century American law, politics, religious life, history, and the personal lives of the Field family.


1841 Jun 11
David Dudley Field, Jr. (1805–1894), New York, to Samuel Arnold (1806–1869), Haddam [Connecticut]. ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf with integral address leaf. Reports the death of George A. Furst in a vacant uptown lot.
1842 Mar 17
Stephen Johnson Field (1816–1899), New York, to Samuel Arnold (1806–1869), Haddam [Connecticut]. ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf with integral address leaf.
1842 March 14
Stephen Johnson Field (1816–1899), New York, to George Sedgewick. ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf with docket on verso marking letter “copy”.
1842 March 17
Stephen Johnson Field (1816–1899), New York, to Samuel Arnold (1806–1869), Haddam [Connecticut]. ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf with integral address leaf.
1843 May 1
Stephen Johnson Field (1816–1899), New York, to Samuel Arnold (1806–1869), Haddam [Connecticut]. ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf with integral address leaf. Docket on address leaf. Discusses Arnold’s claims against the Trustees of Williamsburgh and Mr. Lakes.
1844 Aug 22
C.A. Hubbard, Boston, to Samuel Arnold (1806–1869). ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf, with integral address leaf. Docket on verso.
1845 Dec 20
Cyrus West Field (1819–1892), New York, to Julius A. Fay, Esq., Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf with integral address leaf. Docket on address leaf. Acknowledges receipt of letter and states, “Enclosed I return the draft accepted.”
1850 December 5
David Dudley Field, Jr. (1805–1894), Newport, Rhode Island, to S.G. Howe (1801–1876), Boston. ALS, 1 p. on 1 leaf. Informs Howe that he has forwarded to him a parcel which Field had received from Julia Ward Howe (Mrs. Samuel Gridley Howe) when he was in Rome the month before. Field asks Howe to notify him upon receipt. [Filed in Am Mss Howe; gift of Ellen Geer Sangster]
1866 October 30
Sir Stafford H. Northcote (1818–1887), Pynes, Exeter, to Henry Martyn Field (1822–1907), New York. ALS, 2 p. on 1 leaf with integral blank leaf. With original envelope. Praises Cyrus Field and thanks HMF for volume sent [History of the Atlantic Telegraph, 1866].
1878 February 2
Roswell Dwight Hitchcock (1817–1887) to Scribner, Armstrong & Co., [New York]. ALS, 3 p. on 3 leaves. “With many thanks to you for the volume ‘From Egypt to Japan,’ I am moved also to report the impression it has made upon me.” Reviews book very favorably. Removed from: From Egypt to Japan (New York, 1887). Scribner, Armstrong were the publisher.
1879 February 3
David Dudley Field, Jr. (1805–1894), New York, to Gov. Lucius Robinson (1810–1891), New York. ALS, 3 p. on 2 leaves. On appointing Judge Joseph B. Flanders of Franklin Co. to become Register and County Clerk for New York.