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Gaius Talcott Letters

An inventory of his letters at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: P
Date: 1965

Biographical History

Gaius Talcott (b. 1736) was an American Quaker who lived in New Milford, Connecticut during the 18th century.

Talcott was born on November 2, 1736 to Hannah Ferriss and Nathan Talcott. His father died in 1738 and his mother was remarried to Dobson Wheeler around 1740. In 1766, Talcott married Sarah Caustin (or Causter), daughter of Sarah and Joseph Caustin (or Causter). The couple had two children, Joseph (b. 1768) and Hannah (1770-1791).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Gaius Talcott Letters consists of 17 letters. The collection contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence related to Gaius Talcott.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains one series, Correspondence, which is divided into two subseries: Incoming correspondence and Outgoing correspondence. Within each subseries, the material is arranged chronologically.


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Subject Headings


Talcott, Gaius.


Quakers -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Gaius Talcott Letters
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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