Winchester and Burlingame Families Papers mssWinchester

Gayle Richardson
The Huntington Library
January 2021
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
Title: Winchester and Burlingame families papers
Identifier/Call Number: mssWinchester
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1749-1961
Abstract: A collection of material related to the Winchester family of Illinois and the Burlingame family of Massachusetts.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Winchester and Burlingame families papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James Mink, January 1977.

Biographical / Historical

The Winchester and Burlingame families were related by the marriage of Amelia Winchester, daughter of Edgar Winchester (1821-1873), a physician of Kane County, Illinois, and Dwight C. Burlingame whose family came from Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents

A collection of 212 items which consists primarily of various legal documents and property records such as bonds, deeds, indentures, as well as genealogical materials, a few letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera (1749-1961). There are papers related to Elisha Burlingame, Daniel F. Burlingame, Edgar Winchester, and others; there are also general and company orders, receipts, rolls, and other records accumulated by Daniel F. Burlingame who served as captain of a regiment of the 7th Division of Massachusetts Militia between 1828 and 1834. The collection also includes a copy of the song "Dixie for the Union," signed "T. W. Sweeny, Col. 52nd Ill. Volunteers" and dedicated to Miss Amelia Winchester, a fragment of a Civil War diary (Germantown, Tennessee 1863 October 29 - November 26), and a photocopy of an 1866 letter from Anson Burlingame to William S. Rosecrans. In addition, the collection contains scattered genealogical papers related to the Browne, Mason, Pierce, Fenner, Bliss and other families.

Processing Information

Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1980. In 2021, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy in-house summary report.


Organized in the following sections: 1. Family documents, 2. Letters, 3. Genealogical materials, 4. Massachusetts Militia, 5. Photographs, 6. Ephemera, and 7. Addenda.


Former call number: mssWinchester papers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music
Diaries -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Family papers -- Illinois
Family papers -- Massachusetts
Genealogies (histories) -- United States
Legal documents -- United States
Letters (correspondence) -- United States
Military records -- Massachusetts -- 19th century
Property records -- United States
Burlingame (Family)
Burlingame, Amelia Winchester
Burlingame, Anson, 1820-1870
Burlingame, Dwight C.
Burlingame, Elisha
Fenner (Family)
Pierce (Family)
Rosecrans, William S. (William Starke), 1819-1898
Sweeny, Thomas William, 1820-1892
Winchester (Family)
Winchester, Edgar, 1821-1873
Massachusetts. Militia. Division, 7th

Box 1, Folder 1-26

Winchester and Burlingame families papers 1749-1961