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This plan represents two pieces or tracts of land viz one and the largest the property of A. & S. Jillson, the other belonging to Seth Jillson situated in Willimantic...
1849
Drawing; black ink and blue watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 17 7/8 x 21 3/4in. (45.4 x 55.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 7/8 x 21 3/4in. (45.4 x 55.2cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The brothers Asa and Seth Jillson were among the founders of Willimantic's textile industry. Asa, the elder brother, had died in 1848, a year before this map was made, perhaps in connection with a property settlement. The firm name still appears as A. & S. Jillson, despite the fact that one of the brothers was deceased. Asa's son, William L. Jillson, would also be active in the textile business, participating the huge expansion of the mills that took place beginning in the 1850s. William L. Jillson drew an early map of Willimantic village in the Connecticut Historical Society's collection.
Description: Manuscript map of two plots of land in Willimantic, Connecticut. Both pieces of land abut the turnpike road to Providence. Georgraphic coordinates and measurements in rods and links are provided for each of the property lines. In the smaller plot of land, a house and barn are shown.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals 2 rods
Inscription: Recto, top left, handwritten in black ink: "This plan represents two pieces or tracts of land viz one and the / largest the property of the Firm of A & S Jillson the other belonging to / Seth Jillson situated in Willimantic Society Bounded on the N.E. by turn / pike road leading form [from] Hartford to Providence on the S.E. by land of / Chipman Young S.W. by land of Roswell Moulton N.W. by land / of Zephaniah Young And Jesse Spofford / Surveyed / 1849 by / Chas. Warner" The names of the adjoining property owners were added later in black ink Verso, right side, handwritten in pencil: "Return to Wm [illegible]" Right side, handwritten in pencil: "Seth Jillson"
Object Number: 2006.119.0
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