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Leonard- Seeley Family Papers
1- 1/ 4 cubic feet
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Leonard-
Seeley Family Papers from Long's Bookstore in April 1948.
Sherrill Dryden- Baird processed the collection in March 1981.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the
property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have - not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the responsi-bility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regula-tions
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Biographical sketch: Aaron Seeley of Danbury, Connecticut,
married Maria Starr; their children included Sarah, Augustus,
William, Caroline, Hannah, Marietta, and Julia. Julia Seeley
married Cuyler Leonard of Sandusky, Ohio. Cuyler Leonard
practiced law in partnership with Lucas Selkirk Beecher and
later in the firm of Camp and Leonard. After Leonard's
death in August 1859, Julia Leonard returned to Connecticut.
Source: Leonard- Seeley Family Papers, MSS 212, Ohio Historical
Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed. History of Erie County, Ohio. ( Syracuse,
N. Y.: Mason and Co.), 1889.
Scope and content: The Leonard- Seeley Family Papers date
from 1807 to 1888 and comprise one and one- quarter cubic
feet. The papers are arranged chronologically and consist
of personal and business correspondence, financial records,
legal documents, and miscellaneous papers documenting the
lives of these Connecticut and Ohio families. Timely subjects
mentioned include a forthcoming visit to Connecticut by
General Lafayette ( 1824), the 1832 cholera epidemic, Whig
Party victory celebrations in New York ( 1837), an 1846 White
House reception, and the Civil War. The business correspondence,
account sheets, land indentures, and quit claim deeds of
Cuyler Leonard, Aaron Seeley, and other Family members document
their varied economic enterprises. An inventory appraisal of
Calvin Leonard's estate dates 1850, and an account book listing
funds received from [ Aaron Seeley's] estate dates 1873 to 1875.
The collection also includes a daily diary of a [ Seeley?]
woman dated 1884, poetry, essays, and other miscellaneous
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