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Map of Hartford--1788
1921
Maker:Made by Unknown
Publisher:Published by Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company , American
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/8 x 10 3/4in. (18.1 x 27.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 3/8 x 13in. (23.8 x 33cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: This map was produced to illustrate a history of the Governor's Horse Guards and shows the locations and residences of the original founding members. Originally, Hartford and New Haven served alternately as the capital of Connecticut, and the Horse Guards were formed to provide protection for the Governor as he traveled back and forth between the two cities. Colonel James L. Howard, the author of the book in which the map originally appeared was a Spanish American War veteran and a commander in the Horse Guards.
Description: Street map of Hartford, Connecticut, as it existed in 1788. The map is oriented north-south but is presented on the paper in the east-west direction, so that the Connecticut River is at the bottom of the page. The city extends from Soldier's Field in the north, the Connecticut River in the east, South Green in the south, and West Street in the west. A reference list below the title shows the residences and/or business locations of charter members of the Governor's Horse Guards, with corresponding numbers scattered throughout the map.
Cartographic Note: No scale. Classification Note: In terms of this project, "historical maps" refer to those made at a later date than the time period depicted. Subject Note: The map indicates the residences/businesses of members of the Governor's Horse Guards, as well as public buildings. The Horse Guards, created in 1788 in Hartford, originally served as the governor's protection as he traveled between Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut. From James L. Howard's The origin and fortunes of Troop B: 1788, Governor's Independent Volunteer Troup of Horse Guards. Hartford, Conn. : Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1921. http://www.worldcat.org/title/map-of-hartford-1788-showing-residence-or-business-location-of-charter-members/oclc/051010464
Inscription: Recto, top right, printed in black ink: "MAP OF / HARTFORD--1788 / SHOWING RESIDENCE OR BUSINESS LOCATION / OF CHARTER MEMBERS. (WALES & WALCOTT / WERE NOT RESIDENTS OF HARTFORD.)"
Object Number: 2012.312.11
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