HUNTINGTON, Samuel, 1731-1796


Guide to Research Collections

American Philosophical Society Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Ebenezer Hazard Papers, 1767-1813, 1 volume.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1781, 1 page.
A letter from Heman Swift to Samuel Huntington written on May 22, 1787. In the letter, Heman Swift writes that he is confident that Colonel Canfield’s actions have greatly diminished the prospect of a riot in Sharon, Connecticut.

Papers: 1795, 2 pages.
A speech given by Samuel Huntington to the Connecticut Legislature on May 14, 1795. In the speech, Samuel Huntington suggests subjects for discussion including western lands, the improvement of public roads and bridges and the authorization of the creditors of Connecticut to transfer their debts into the national loan.


Copley Press
J.S. Copley Library
La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1780, 8 pages.
A draft of a letter from Elbridge Gerry to Samuel Huntington written on April 1, 1780. In the draft letter, Elbridge Gerry writes to Samuel Huntington, fellow signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of the Continental Congress, relating to his quarrel with Congress on the “Point of Privilege” and the incident whereby Congress refused to vote on a ”Point of Order” made by Elbridge Gerry.

Papers: 1780, 1.5 pages.
A letter from Samuel Huntington, President of the Continent Congress, to Colonel James Wadsworth, written on July 23, 1780. Samuel Huntington writes that he will send a commissioner to Connecticut to settle James Wadsworth’s accounts.

Papers: 1792, 2 pages.
A letter from Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, to Samuel Huntington, Governor of Connecticut. Thomas Jefferson sends copies of several acts to Samuel Huntington.

Papers: 1793, 1 page.
A letter from Samuel Huntington, Governor of Connecticut, to Major General Henry Knox, Secretary of War, written on August 16, 1793. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes that the regulations regarding a uniform line of conduct will be observed.


Cornell University Library
Department of Rare Books
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1787, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., written on July 2, 1787. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes concerning the preparation of Connecticut’s claims against the United States.

Papers: In Washington Irving’s “Life of George Washington,” Volume 14, Miscellany, 1784-1860, 68 items.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.

Papers: In Washington Irving’s “Life of George Washington,” Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807, 60 items.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1767, 2 items.
A notice from Samuel Huntington to Samuel Stewart dated August 31, 1767. Samuel Huntington writes that he is to appear at the jail at Norwich as attorney for Caleb Bundy who is to take the oath for poor prisoners.

Papers: 1777, 1 page.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to General William Winds written on October 18, 1777. The letter is a fragment of a mutilated letter mentioning the burning of Kingston.

Papers: 1787, 2 pages.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Charles Phelps written on August 10, 1787. In the letter, Samuel Huntington instructs Charles Phelps on the disposition of a French vessel in the port of Stonington, Connecticut.

Papers: 1795, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Timothy Barr written on February 9, 1795. In the letter, Samuel Huntington agrees to pay the debt incurred by Richard Kimball if Timothy Barr will accept his terms.

Papers: In the Sam Schaefler Collection of Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, ca. 1674-1970, 2 linear feet.
Persons represented include Samuel Huntington.


Huntington Library
Manuscripts Department
San Marino, CA
Papers: In the Ebenezer Huntington Papers, ca. 1737-1898, 136 pieces.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


The John Work Garrett Library Evergreen House
Baltimore, MD
Papers: In the Signers Collection, 1770-1826, 60 documents.
Subject include Samuel Huntington.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1765-1794, 5 items.
The papers of Samuel Huntington are in part photocopies (negatives).


The Library of Virginia
Archival and Information Services Division
Richmond, VA
Microfilm: In the John Holker Papers, 1777-1822, 20 microfilm reels.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.

Papers: In the John Page Papers, 1776-1780, 3 items.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1781, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to an unidentified recipient on February 8, 1781. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes that the letter is to be used as a form for a circular to the state governors concerning the levying of duties on foreign imports.

Papers: 1782, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Messrs, John de Neufville and Son on July 6, 1782. In the letter, Samuel Huntington orders some linen and chintz.

Papers: 1787, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Jos. Shaler written on January 17, 1787. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes to appoint his captain.

Papers: 1787, 1 item.
A proclamation signed by Samuel Huntington on February 26, 1787, relative to the capture of Daniel Shays and other leaders of the rebellion in Massachusetts.

Papers: 1788, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Wm. Williams written on January 17, 1790. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes concerning the estate of his nephew Elija Kimball.

Papers: 1789, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to President Washington written on November 20, 1789. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes acknowledging receipt of acts and resolves of Congress, and proclamations.

Papers: 1790, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Reverend E. May written on December 30, 1790. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes concerning the election sermon.

Papers: 1792, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Jno. Trumbull written on February 21, 1792. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes regarding Indian wars and fisheries.


New England Historic Genealogical Society
R Stanton Avery Special Collections Department
Boston, MA
Papers: 1767, 1 item.
A deed from Samuel Huntington to Ebenezer Devotion, Jr. of dated July 7, 1767. The deed is for a tract of land in Windham, Connecticut in consideration of 12 pounds 4 shillings.


The New York Public Library
Manuscripts & Archives Section
New York, NY
Papers: In the Thomas Grosvenor Papers, 1779-1792, 0.3 linear foot.
Correspondents include Governor Samuel Huntington.

Papers: In the William Livingston Papers, 1749-1782, 3 linear feet.
Other authors include Samuel Huntington.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: In the Joseph Vance Papers, 1797-1815, approximately 100 items.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1780, 1 item.
A circular letter to the governors of the states signed by Samuel Huntington as President of Continental Congress, accompanying an act of Congress of February 9, 1780, which sets the number of soldiers for the Continental Army’s spring campaign and gives the quota for each state. This copy is addressed to Caesar Rodney as President of Delaware.

Papers: 1781, 1 item.
An extract of a letter from General Washington to the President of Congress, Samuel Huntington, written on April 16, 1781. In the letter, George Washington writes concerning the movement of British troops under General Sir Henry Clinton.

Papers: 1781, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Nathanael Greene written on May 12, 1781. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes that Congress has passed an act to reduce the number of chaplains in the Continental Army; a French fleet has sailed for America, but the exact number of ships and troops and their destination are still unknown.

Papers: 1785, 1 item.
A letter from Richard Henry Lee to Samuel Huntington written on April 25, 1785. In the letter, Richard Henry Lee asks Samuel Huntington’s aid in recovering the Connecticut property of Charles McEvers of New York, confiscated because he was believed to have been a British sympathizer.

Papers: 1787, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., written on July 2, 1787. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes concerning the preparation of Connecticut’s claims against the United States.

Papers: 1791, 1 item.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Benjamin Huntington written on February 5, 1791. In the letter, Samuel Huntington writes discussing Indian claims to western lands and ways of encouraging white settlement there.

Papers: In the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Autograph Collection, 1756-1818, 56 items.
Other authors include Samuel Huntington.


Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In the William Livingston Papers, 1686-1839, 1 envelope and 13 positive microfilm reels.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


Stanford University Libraries
Department of Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Washington Irving Collection, ca. 1683-1839, amount unknown.
Subjects include Samuel Huntington.


University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 1776, 2 items.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Jabez Huntington dated October 5, 1776 with a portrait. Samuel Huntington reports that he has conferred with Dr. Franklin on the [postal?] matter proposed and that Dr. Franklin will attend to it when he has leisure. He calls his attention to a bill for Captain Wattels that needs to be remitted and adds that Roger Sherman will carry this letter to him and can give him further news, concluding with a notice that privateering is increasing. In a draft of a reply on the verso, Jabez Huntington thanks Samuel Huntington for speaking to Dr. Franklin on the postal matter and notes that he as applied to a Mr. Gadord to speak to Dr. Franklin on the alteration of the route. He sends his regards to Oliver Wolcott and William Williams.

Papers: In the Jefferson Randolph Kean Papers, 1765-1938, approximately 50 items.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 1791, 0.1 cubic foot.
A letter from Samuel Huntington to Thomas Jefferson written in 1791.

Papers: In the Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Brodhead Papers, 1775-1846, 0.4 cubic foot.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Nathanael Greene Papers, 1774-1793, 0.5 linear foot.
Subjects include Samuel Huntington.

Papers: In the Roger Griswold Papers, 1784-1812, 1.5 linear foot.
Subjects include Samuel Huntington.

Papers: In the Louis Mayer Rabinowitz Collection, ca. 1676-1957, 0.5 linear foot.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.

Papers: In the Roger Sherman Collection, 1749-1904, 1 linear foot.
Correspondents include Samuel Huntington.