Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of correspondence of Oliver Wolcott, his son Oliver Wolcott, Jr., and George Gibbs, a historian and Wolcott descendent. Wolcott correspondence concerns political as well as personal and family matters. Correspondence, 1846-1848, of George Gibbs is primarily about his book, "Memoirs of the Administrations of Washington and John Adams, edited from the papers of Oliver Wolcott, Jr." (New York, 1846). Also, miscellaneous correspondence and Oliver Wolcott, Jr.'s oath as Secretary of the Treasury, 1795.|||The collection was formed from materials removed from Gibbs' personal extra-illustrated copy of his two-volume work, bound in four parts.