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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W477

Papers of Elizabeth Wentrous, 1693-1694


Testimony of midwife Elizabeth Wentrous.


  • Creation: 1693-1694

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

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.


1 folder

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.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital surrogates of the items in this collection are available through Harvard Library's Worlds of Change online collection.

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: January 2021

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible the Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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