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Wethersfield Plan
about 1961
After a work by:After a work by Sherman Wolcott Adams , American, 1836 - 1898
Lithograph; blue printer's ink on wove paper; drawing; black ink and crayon on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 7/8 x 9 1/8in. (22.5 x 23.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 8 7/8 x 9 1/8in. (22.5 x 23.2cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Roger Patton Welles
Gallery Copy: Roger Patton Welles based this map of early Wethersfield on Sherman Wolcott Adams's Map of the Village of Wethersfield, 1634-1644, which appeared in Adams's History of Ancient Wethersfield, first published in 1904. Welles apparently used the map while working on his own family history; on it, he indicate the birthplaces of his two grandmothers.
Description: Over a printed map of the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut, as it appeared around 1640, additions have been made by hand in black ink and blue crayon, mostly to fill in the western portion of the town. It extends from Hartford to the north, the Connecticut River to the east, Griswoldville to the south, and Stony Ridge to the west. The additions include roads, swamps, and landmarks personal to the maker, and many of them have dates ranging from the 1600s to the 1800s. On the back of the sheet is a hand-drawn map in black ink and blue crayon of the Connecticut River near Wethersfield and the roads around it.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, bottom, handwritten in black ink: "Wethersfield Plan" Verso, bottom right, handwritten in pencil: "68012"
Object Number: 1961.104.1
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