Finding Aid for Dudley Woodbridge papers, 1729-1837.

Summary Information

Detroit Public Library. Burton Historical Collection.
Woodbridge, Dudley.
Dudley Woodbridge papers
2.0 linear ft.
General Physical Description note
(4 boxes)
This collection contains private and business correspondence, docket books, a day book, and business records.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dudley Woodbridge was born in Stonington, Conn. on Oct. 9, 1747. After graduating from Yale University in 1766, he moved on Norwich, Conn. He married Lucy Backus on Apr. 28, 1774. In 1788 they moved to Marietta, Ohio, where Mr. Woodbridge served as judge of the peace. He died in Marietta on Aug. 6, 1823.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Detroit Public Library. Burton Historical Collection. Jan. 07, 2010

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

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Dudley Woodbridge papers, 1729-1837. (OCLC record)


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Connecticut. -- Superior Court.

Family Name(s)

  • Woodbridge, Dudley -- Archives


  • Business records. -- aat
  • Financial records. -- aat
  • Judicial records. -- aat
  • Memorandums. -- aat


  • Judges -- Ohio.

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Other Finding Aids note

Finding aid and white index cards available in the Burton Historical Collection and on the World Wide Web.

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General note

See finding aid for complete listing.

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Collection Inventory

BOX 1: 1763-1785 

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BOX 2: 1785-1799 

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BOX 3: 1800-1858 


A1: Account Books- 1768-1771, Miscellaneous accounts 

-- 1770-1772, Legal services for J. Durkee 

-- 1775-1776, Legal fees due 

-- 1780-1781, Accounts re. West Indies import trade and J. & G. Carpenter 

D3: Day Book of legal fees and personal expenses, 1771-1775 

D6: Docket Books 

-- Vol. 1: County and Superior Courts, Norwich, Windham & New London, Conn., 1771-1777 

-- Vol. 2: March term of Superior Court, 1799 

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BOX 4 

I7: Invoice Book of cargo belonging to D. Woodbridge and Rufus Backus, shipped on schooner Farmer to West Indies, Including items of cargo on return voyage, April-July 1788 

L2: Land Papers: Deeds for transfers of land in Norwich and Lebanon, Conn. 

L5: Letter Book, Marietta, Ohio, 1793-1795 

M5: Memoranda Books- 1788-1789, re. beef and tallow 

-- 1791-1797, re. legal and business matters 

ZR8/M5: 1782-1837 

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