Fitch Family Correspondence & Stampless Covers

Link to Fitch Family History
and Genealogy


The following stampless letters represent very early and scarce Connecticut postal history.  These early letters offer a unique insight into Colonial Connecticut life and Fitch family history.  The stampless covers have been acquired from a number of different sources and are all in outstanding, readable condition.


Click Camera to Read Letter

1822 Richmond, VA town cancel on stampless letter to Alexander Fitch from Azel Fitch. 

Read the brief enclosure by clicking the camera above.


Click Camera to Read Letter

1825 Boston town cancel on folded stampless letter to Alexander Fitch from Baily & Howard. 

Read the brief letter at your leisure by clicking the camera above.


Click Camera to Read Letter

1825 Philadelphia town cancel on folded stampless letter to Alexander Fitch regarding Webster's Spelling Books and other books. 

Read the brief letter at your leisure by clicking the camera above.


Click Camera to Read Letter

Richmond, VA town cancel on stampless letter to Alexander Fitch from Azel Fitch.  Read the letter by clicking the camera above.


Click Camera to Read Letter

Richmond, VA town cancel on stampless letter to Alexander Fitch from Azel Fitch.  Dateline Osborn February 18th, 1822.

Read the letter by clicking the camera above.


MONSON, MASSACHUSETTS - Hampden County - 1814 - Present

Click Camera to Read Letter

Monson Massachusetts manuscript town cancel on folded letter datelined Monson September 1, 1816.  This may be the Earliest Known Use (EKU) from Monson, as the American Stampless Cover Catalog (ASCC) lists the earliest manuscript Monson, MA at 1820.  This letter predates that by 4 years.  Letter is from Horatio Fitch to Benjamin B. Fitch.

Read the letter at your leisure by clicking the camera above.


LEBANON CONNECTICUT - New London County - 1801 - Present

Click Camera to Read Letter

1823 Lebanon manuscript town cancel on folded letter datelined January 20, 1823 from Ebenezer Fitch to Alexander Fitch.  Very long letter.  Sorry folks, the first two pages of the letter have been cropped due to scanner limitations - the pages were to long to fit on one scan.  The third page is complete.

Read the letter at your leisure by clicking the camera above.


LUBEC, MAINE - Washington County - 1816 - Present

Click Camera to Read Letter

Lubec Maine manuscript town cancel on folded letter datelined July 27, 1818 from Frederick Fitch to Benjamin Fitch.  Letter even included recipe for Shoe Blacking (shoe polish?).  Read the letter at your leisure by clicking the camera above.


BEEKMAN, NEW YORK - Dutchess County - 1821 - 1903

Click Camera to Read Letter

Very early 1832 Beekman NY manuscript town cancel (only 1850's are listed in the ASCC) from Ebenezer Fitch to Azel Hyde Jr., Lebanon Connecticut.  Read the letter at your leisure by clicking the camera above.


LEBANON CONNECTICUT - New London County - 1801 - Present

Click Camera to Read Letter

1818 Lebanon CT manuscript town cancel.  Letter from Benjamin Fitch to Alexander Fitch to the care of Ebenezer Fitch.  Read the letter in it's entirety by clicking the camera above.


Click Camera to Read Letter

1828 Lexington Kentucky to New London Connecticut.  Azel Fitch to Alexander Fitch.  Very long three page letter (sorry folks, some of the pages have been cropped due to scanner limitations).  Highlights of the letter follow, but read it in it's entirety by clicking on the camera above.

"I have Been in this place waiting for a Chaise to send on About 300 Copies of Napoleon by Scott to the Southern part of this State." etc.

 

        "Still raining which Makes it Almost Impossible to Travel. I am on Horseback, I left My Dearborn about 85 miles from here on the Road to Nashville." etc.

         "There is not any Bridges nor Boats & sometimes we have had to wait 3 or 4 days for the water to fall." etc.

         "The Jackson Party had their Great Meeting at Frankfort Last week 8th of this month & a Muddy time they had. They were So anxious to get there, that some of them Swam the River to Get there. I hope there is not Many if any such great fools in New England as to support Jackson. If there is I wish they might see what & who his Supporters generally are here in this state. They tell such Abominable Lyes About President Adams." etc. more politics

       "I Intend going to see Old Hickory when I go to Tennessee, therefore I must not say any thing Against him for I dont want it known that I dont like him." etc.

MORE

 

Books that Azel has or is taking subscriptions for that are mentioned are:

Webster's Large Dictionary

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence (in 5 vols) for $17.50

Wilson's Ornithology at $40 or $50 per copy diff. bindings

Medical Recorder

Phy. Magazine


FRANKLIN CONNECTICUT - New London County - 1814-1852

Click Camera to Read Letter


LEBANON CONNECTICUT - New London County - 1801 - Present

Click Camera to Read Letter


LEBANON CONNECTICUT - New London County - 1801 - Present

Click Camera to Read Letter


HARTFORD CONNECTICUT - Hartford County - 1773-Present

 Early 1810 Hartford, Connecticut manuscript town cancel.

Click Camera to Read Letter


HARTFORD CONNECTICUT - Hartford County - 1773-Present

Click Camera to Read Letter

 Another Early 1810 Hartford, Connecticut manuscript town cancel.


Dateline Mount Hope July 3, 1823 letter from Spotswood Bradley

Click Camera to Read Letter


Dateline Philatelphia April 30, 1823 letter from Christopher B. Cook

Click Camera to Read Letter


Click Camera to Read Letter

Dateline New London April 8, 1842 letter from W P Benjamin to tiw brothers, Theophilus Wilson Fitch and Jabez Fitch, Hydepark, Vermont regarding the disposition  of the estate of Samuel Perkins Fitch.  Read the contents in their entirety by clicking the camera above

Some Family History provided courtesy of

John T. Fitch

The estate being settled was that of Samuel Perkins Fitch, who died at New
London, CT, 13 Jun. 1841.  He was a sailor and captain of a vessel. In 1808,
the government employed him to go to the Pacific and get six men that a
whaling ship had left on a desolate island.  Although married twice, he
didn't have any children.

The letter is addressed to two of his brothers, Theophilus Wilson Fitch and
Jabez Fitch, both in their 70s at that time. Two older brothers, Cordilla
and Darius Fitch had already died before the time of the letter


The following three letters are addressed to Azel Fitch who was the son of Abraham Fitch.  After the War of 1812, Britain
flooded American markets with inexpensive woolens. In the crash which
followed, Azel lost nearly all his property.  These letters seem to relate to debt collection efforts.

Information Courtesy of John T. Fitch

Click Camera to Read Letter


Click Camera to Read Letter


Click Camera to Read Letter


A miscellaneous Letter to Edward Fitch of Glens Falls, NY from Chestertown, NY dated 25th November, 1850.

CHESTERTOWN NEW YORK - Warren County - 1826-Present

< Home >     < More Connecticut Stampless >