Noah Webster Papers
Correspondence to and from Noah Webster, a West Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, lexicographer and dictionary publisher, and the later correspondence of his executor William W. Ellsworth about the settlement of Webster's estate and the conflict concerning ownership of copyright. Among the publishers Webster corresponded with were Nathaniel D. Appleton, Ephraim Morgan, B.B. Mussey, E.P. Walton & Sons, N.&J. White, G.&C. Merriam, and E.&L. Merriam. Of particular interest is a draft page from the etymology Webster was compiling.