Paine Wingate papers
Primarily correspondence and deeds of sale of Congregational minister and judge Paine Wingate.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Includes letters to Paine Wingate from John Pickering, Dudley Leavitt Pickman, John Wingate, and William Wingate, as well as several letters to George Wingate from Sophronia Moody. Letters concern family news, financial matters, and town and church business. Includes court actions, legal papers, speeches, and essays by Paine Wingate and his diary. Additionally, there are manuscript documents relating to the towns of Hampton Falls and Winchester,in New Hampshire, and documents created by New Hampshire governors authorizing marriages and payments. Also contains deeds of sales, pen and ink drawings of plot plans, promissory notes, indentures, and receipts, among other items.
Biographical / Historical
Wingate, Congregational minister, legislator, and judge, was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Hampton Falls, N.H. in 1763, was a delegate to the New Hampshire constitutional convention in 1781, served in the state legislature and the U.S. House and Senate (1783-1797), and was a judge of the Superior Court (1798-1809).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
49M-275. Gift of Charles E. L. Wingate, Winchester, Mass.; received: 1942 March 19.
This group of papers consists both of Mr. Wingate's gift and of some material purchased by the library with the Minot fund, 1 Feb 1921.
Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.
- Wingate, Paine, 1739-1838. Paine Wingate papers, 1732-1850: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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