Guide to the Wolcott-Gibbs Family Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wolcott-Gibbs family
Title: Wolcott-Gibbs family papers
Dates: 1785-1867 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 277
Summary: Wolcott - Gibbs family members are relatives of Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797), who was a member of the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a general in the Revolutionary War, and, late in his life, the governor of the state of Connecticut (Litchfield Historical Society). The collection (1785-1870) contains correspondence and family papers.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Content Description

The collection (1785-1870) contains correspondence and family papers.

Correspondence is separated into letters exchanged among family members, and another section of incoming letters.

Family papers include the family arms and seal, autographs by Victor Hugo, and two biographical writings about the Gibbs family.

A paper finding aid with detailed information about the correspondence and family relations is available in Special Collections and University Archives.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Wolcott-Gibbs family papers, Ax 277, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections and University Archives.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


  • Family Names :
  • Wolcott-Gibbs family
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Family histories

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