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by Carolyn Wakeman Featured Image: William E. Coult’s Book (n.d.), showing arithmetic lesson on measures of wine. Coult Papers, Lyme Historical…

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Old Lyme’s prominent families traditionally used marriage ties to extend their property, wealth, and status. William Ely Coult (1797–1877) ignored…

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The pastel portrait of Abigail Leverett Noyes drawn by itinerant British artist James Martin ca. 1798 lets us picture a…

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