This collection is made up of letters to Ward Prindle of New Haven, Connecticut, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as well as a photograph of his son Mark. In their letters to Prindle, family members and friends discussed local news and Prindle's health.
Collection processed and finding aid created by Abby Smith, July 2011, and Meg Hixon, February 2014
Scope and Content:
This collection (47 items) is primarily made up of letters to Ward Prindle of New Haven, Connecticut, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The earliest letters from Elizabeth Prindle, Ward's sister, and Elijah Prindle, Ward's father, pertain to family news and to daily life in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Elijah also expressed his concern about his son's debts and offered advice about repayment. Later correspondence from Ward's uncle, Elias Prindle, and cousin, Philander Benjamin Prindle, concerns Ward's failing health, including the writers' efforts to console him through religion. The final item is a photograph of Ward Prindle's son, Mark.
Biographical / Historical:
Titus Ward Prindle was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 8, 1799, the son of Elijah Prindle and Sally Ward. He and his wife, Phoebe Meader, later lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, with their four sons. Titus Ward Prindle died October 29, 1849.
Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
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