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Albert Palmer Pitkin genealogical papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG074_019

Scope and Content

Genealogical record sheets and correspondence used in preparing Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin.

Dates

  • 1874-1888

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

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Biographical Note

Albert Palmer Pitkin was born in East Hartford, Conn. in 1829. He married Jane Hastings of Hartford in 1851. They had three sons: Albert H., Howard S., and William T. Jane died in 1876. He married his second wife, Louise Goodwin of Hartford, in 1880. Pitkin died at his home in Hartford on February 21, 1892.

As a young man Pitkin was employed by Gilbert & Cowles, tinners and furnace makers, of Hartford and later by Culvers of New York, the leading furnace manufacturer at the time. He returned to Hartford in 1840 and with D. L. Bidwell formed the partnership of Bidwell, Pitkin & Co. In 1858, he formed the partnership N.T. Pitkin & Co. with his brother. Those two firms merged to become Pitkin Brothers & Co. Pitkin was also a director of the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, member of the Board of Water Commissioners from 1860 to 1871, and at the time of his death a director of the Hartford Light and Power Company, which he helped to found.

Pitkin published, Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin in 1887. For this accomplishment he was conferred membership in the Harleian Society of Blackheath, Kent, England. Pitkin also belonged to the Connecticut Historical Society, Putnam Phalanx, and Free Masons.

Source: "Obituary, A.P. Pitkin." Hartford Courant, 1892 February 22, 4.

Extent

.75 cubic feet

Abstract

Genealogical record sheets and correspondence used in preparing Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin.

Related Material

Pitkin family of America : a genealogy of the descendants of William Pitkin ... / by A.P. Pitkin [CSL call number StLib Stacks CS71.P684 1887]

Pitkin family : History and Genealogy Unit Special Genealogical File, circa 1914-1973 [CSL call number StLib History Reference Spec.Gen.File Pitkin]
Title
RG 074:019, Albert Palmer Pitkin Genealogical Papers
Subtitle
Inventory
Author
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Date
2009
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository

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