Manuscripts

 

 

Sigourney, Lydia H. "The Butterfly." Manuscript poem, [1842].

 

Over 80 collections dating roughly from the beginning of the 17th century to the present. Strengths are in American 19th-century social and cultural history, including the Watkinson Library's own archives, and papers of prominent Hartford residents. For details, see the online guide, Manuscripts in the Watkinson Library. In addition, there are Western European Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and a few Asian manuscripts.