Wisconsin. County Court (Winnebago County): Probate Case Files, 1838-1870, 1873-1964

Summary Information

Title: John Thomas Haight Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1791-1936

  • Haight, John Thomas, 1813-1853
Call Number: Whitewater Mss U

Quantity: 2.4 c.f. (6 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
UW-Whitewater Library / Whitewater Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Incoming correspondence, legal documents, and other business papers of Haight, a Wisconsin land speculator based in Koshkonong who was active in local and state politics. Haight acted as agent for various Wisconsin residents and numerous persons from out of state, including John Davis of Massachusetts, Martin O. Walker of Chicago, and Eastern businessmen Caleb and William Cushing. Included are a lengthy exchange with O. W. Thornton of Marshall and correspondence with Moses M. Strong discussing land transactions and state and local politics. Other correspondents are John Catlin, James D. Doty, and Alexander Mitchell. A detailed land account book, 1839-1845, traces many of Haight's transactions. Letters written after Haight's death concern the personal and business affairs of his descendants. There is some genealogical material pertaining to the Thomas family of Connecticut. Papers before 1836 and after 1853 are primarily family correspondence.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-winn0004
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