Another Quality Print from
The Residence anf Tower of Daniel Wadsworth, Esq.
Talcot Mountain near Hartford
|Type of print:
engraving - Original vintage antique print
|Year of printing:
||not indicated in the print. Est. 1860s
|Artist - Engraver
||n/a - n/a - John Tallis & Company, London and New York
||Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair.
dimensions of print:
blank margins : 7 x 10 1/2 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm.
|Type of paper:
||Thick - Heavier, wove - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin.
||Blank - With text or pictures.
|| 1. Green 'border' around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it
not part of the print. 2. See shipping, returns,
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of the subjects depicted in the print:
|The small vignette engravings include: Emigration from Massachusetts, 1636 -- Death of Sassacus, the Pegnod Chief
The first tower stood about thirty years and was blown down. It was
replaced by Mr. Wadsworth, by a similar one, but ten feet higher, also
constructed of wood. No representation of this second tower can be
found, except in a wooden model, made by its builder, Mr. Nathaniel
Woodhouse, now in possession of Mrs. Oliver Woodhouse, who has kindly
permitted a copy. In 1848, Mr. Wadsworth died, and Monte Video and the
tower passed into the ownership of David C. Collins who still allowed
the public to visit it. In 1864, July 19th, the tower was burned. Much
of interest concerning the old towers and Mr. Wadsworth, might be
written if space allowed. His large estate, left in charge of trustees
— he having no children — was finally settled, in 1882, thirtyfour
years after his death, by Jonathan F. Morris, in charge of t heirs
under the provisions of his will. In 1867, M. H. Bartlett and Charles
A. Kellogg buiit the third tower; which was also of wood, sixty feet
high, built with landings and outlook. Its
was on higher ground, a quarter of a mile north of the old towers, and
the only road leading to it was constructed from the north, or from the
Simsbury road to Hartford. The famous "Royal View" was on this road. A
refreshment house and sheds for horses were built near the tower and an
admission fee was charged. In 1868, D. VV. Bartlett, Washington
correspondent of the Independent and Springfield Republican, purchased
"Monte Video," and a road south from the new tower was constructed
around the east side of the lake connecting at the lodge with the old
Wadsworth road, thus making an approach to the new tower from cither
Simsbury road or Albany turnpike. The new tower had visitors from all
directions, sometimes a whole town having a picnic there. In 1869, M.
H. Bartlett purchased the interest of Mr. Kellogg, and in 1872 he
purchased "Monte Video," the next year, however, selling the lake,
cultivated grounds, and old Wadsworth mansion, to Henry C. Judd, of
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