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Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts correspondence

Identifier: RG069_144

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of correspondence between Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts during their courtship from March to October 1865. It contains nineteen letters between Hugh and Anna and six related envelopes. The content of the letters is varied and includes topics such as religion, family, the challenges of being a minister and being apart from one another, and life in the Northeast. Hugh Montgomery wrote mostly from East Haverhill, New Hampshire while Anna Roberts wrote from East Hartford, Connecticut.


  • 1865

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Hugh Montgomery was a Methodist minister who was born in Ireland in 1839. Anna Roberts was born in 1842. They were married in November 1865. By 1880 they resided in Norwich, Conn. In 1885 Hugh was appointed a Prosecuting Agent in New London County. Hugh was active in the temperance movement, giving lectures and publishing a book, The Way Out: A Solution of the Temperance Question (1895). They moved to various Massachusetts towns including Worcester, Woburn, and Marblehead where Hugh died on May 5, 1898. Anna died in 1939.


.25 cubic feet


Correspondence between Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts during their courtship from March to October 1865.


Correspondence is arranged chronologically.


This collection was donated to the Connecticut State Library by Robert T. Willams, great-grandson of Hugh and Anna Montgomery, on February 29, 2008.

Alternative Form Available

Transcripts of the letters completed by Robert T. and Catherine P. Williams in 1987 are included in the collection but have not been verified for accuracy by the State Archives.

Related Material


RG 069:144, Hugh Montgomery and Anna Roberts Correspondence
Finding aid prepared by Jeff Collins.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository