Papers of Elizabeth Wentrous, 1693-1694
Testimony of midwife Elizabeth Wentrous.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Wentrous as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Collection contains testimony of Elizabeth Wentrous, Lydia Bayly, and Rebecca Coan concerning the parentage of a child. The document was signed by George Gates, who was commissioner for the Connecticut General Assembly in Haddam, Connecticut.
Elizabeth Wentrous was a midwife in Connecticut.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
It is unknown how the Schlesinger Library acquired the papers of Elizabeth Wentrous.
Updated and additional description added: January 2021
By: Cat Lea Holbrook
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- Processing of this collection was made possible the Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.
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